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[Met-jobs] Aerosol Product Development Engineer

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

We are currently seeking a University degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, at least 5 years experience in the field of remote sensing product development including at least 2 years of aerosol product development

Location: Darmstadt, Germany

Start Date: ASAP

Closing date: 15 September 2018


The tasks of the Aerosol Product Development Engineer will typically include:

• Development of algorithms for aerosol products from instruments on the Metop series of satellites with a particular focus on multi-instrument aerosol products, drawing on the science of current established products from hyperspectral infrared and UV/Visible sounders and multi-channel imagers (PMAp);

• Evaluation and refinement of aerosol algorithms for the current MSG SEVIRI instrument;

• Taking into account the constraints imposed by the final goal of implementation of the products within an operational processing system;

• Development of prototype software code for the purposes of testing and validating the algorithms developed;

• Generation of test data required for the verification of the algorithm and products;

• Validation of the products produced by the prototype software code using independent data;

• Generation of associated documentation including test data descriptions, Algorithm Theoretical Basis Documents (ATBD), Product User Guides, Calibration and Validation Plan, Validation reports etc;

• Provision of support for implementation and validation of the products within the operational processing environment;

• Interfacing with experts as needed;

• Collaboration with expert groups and the wider scientific community outside EUMETSAT as appropriate;

• Provision of support for algorithm development and potentially prototype software development for future polar orbiting missions including next generation hyperspectral infrared and UV/Visible sounders and multi-channel imaging instruments with improved potential for deriving aerosol products.


Qualifications and Experience

• An university degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline

• At least 5 year’s experience in the field of remote sensing product development including at least 2 years of aerosol product development


Essential Skills

• Experience in aerosol optical and micro-physical properties retrieval from satellite data;

• Experience in inverse modelling of atmospheric composition using infrared and UV-VIS (vector) radiative transfer models;

• Experience in calibration and validation of satellite data products;

• Experience in the EPS missions and instruments;

• Experience in writing concise and comprehensive scientific and technical reports in English;

• Have demonstrated skills in a higher programming language, preferably in C++;

• Experience in specification, design and coding of complex product processors;

• Experience in testing and verification of complex data processing systems.


Highly Desirable Skills:

• Familiar with the retrieval of aerosol optical and microphysical properties from hyperspectral infrared satellite data

• Familiar with aerosol retrieval algorithm from geostationary satellites (e.g. from SEVIRI);

• A good knowledge of Quality control of satellite data and products;

• Experience with operational product processing environments;

• Experience in software build environments and tools (e.g. make, imake, eclipse, insure++);

• A good knowledge of source code control system, (e.g. Subversion or CVS).


Please send you CV in English to:

Simon Davidson via

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