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[Met-jobs] Atmospheric Composition Product Prototyping and Specification Service

From "Simon" <>
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Date Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:38:02 +0200

HAMTEC Consulting a provider of quality staff to the aerospace industry.


We are currently seeking a member of staff with a university degree in meteorology, atmospheric physics, remote sensing, or equivalent


Location: Darmstadt, Germany

Positions: 3

Start Date: 3rd Q 2018

Closing date: 14th June 2018




the following tasks:

  • Development of algorithms related to the calibration of and generation of geophysical products from the EPS-SG Sentinel-5/UVNS and 3MI instruments and MTG Sentinel- 4/UVN;
  • Development of prototype software code for the purposes of testing and validating the algorithms developed;
  • Development of an instrument performance models based on specifications to be provided by industry;
  • Generation of test data required for the verification of the algorithm and products;
  • Generation of associated documentation including test data descriptions,  Product Generation  Specification (PGS), Product Format Specifications (PFS), technical reports etc;
  • Interfacing with experts across EUMETSAT as needed;
  • Collaboration with expert groups and the wider scientific community outside EUMETSAT as appropriate;


Qualifications and Experience

  • A university degree in meteorology, atmospheric physics, remote sensing, or equivalent
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in the field of remote sensing.
  • At least 5 years of experience in providing service support for satellite-based remote sensing algorithm development and product processing, preferably within an operational environment.


Essential Skills

  • Experience  in  atmospheric  remote  sensing  in  the  optical  spectrum  (Ultraviolet  to  Shortwave Infrared);
  • Experience with instrument calibration and characterisation;
  • Familiarity  with  Earth  observation  systems  in  operational  meteorology,  atmospheric composition and climate monitoring (both remote sensing and in situ systems);
  • Handling and processing of remote sensing data;
  • Familiarity with radiative transfer;
  • Good skills in a higher programming language (e.g. Fortran, C++, Java);
  • Software build environments and tools (e.g. make, imake, eclipse, insure++);
  • Source code control system (e.g. git, SVN).


Desirable Skills


  • Quality control of satellite data and products;
  • Operational product processing environments;


Please send you CV in English to:


Simon Davidson via


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