CV: Earth observation engineer


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 Date Submitted:30-10-2013
 Last Modified:31-10-2013 (09:21)
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 Current job:Earth observation engineer
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:immediately
 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
 Keywordsoptics, earth observation, engineer, instrumentation, remote sensing, spatial observation, satellite, space, physics, radiometric, climate, calibration

Spatial engineering for the earth observation    -     Space optics instrumentation

**** Work experience

10/2012 –07/2013








04/2012 –09/2012







07/2012 -08/2012










Earth observation engineer in climate and meteorology activities - Météo-France / CNRM / CNRS / ESA (Toulouse - France)

Mission: Assess the quality of the ozone Climate Data Records delivered by the ESA-CCI program to provide added values for climate modelling activities at Météo-France

-       Climate quality assessment of optical satellite data (methods using precursors, model simulations, re-analyses or assimilation have been employed in the data processing confrontation)

-       Research and scientific investigations focused upon improving data quality

-       Support to scientific requests and feedback on product quality at ESA product delivers teams

-       Contribution to written reports, and other project deliverables and scientific work (posters)

Software used: IDL, NCL, NCO, bash, C and pack office, netcdf


Assistant engineer for earth observation – CNES (Toulouse - France)

Mission: Support activities in the optical physics team at CNES about the radiometric sensitivity of remote sensing instruments

-       Analyses of the top atmosphere and surface reflectance on desert area in the spectral band of SWIR

-       Confrontation of reflectances between instruments to validate methods of calibration

-       Validation of modeling of the BRDF in the visible spectral band and enlargement in the SWIR

Software used: Matlab, Excel, bash, IDL, ENVI and pack office


Assistant engineer in telecommunication research - FOTON laboratory (Lannion – France)

Mission: Highlight the Brillouin effect in a new type of optical fiber – DDM fiber

-       Use of the OTDR to describe optical fibers

-       Development of an optical bench (distributed feedback laser, powermeter, optical amplifier, optical circulator, polarization controller, optics coupler) to characterize the Brillouin effect

-       Analysis and interpretation of measurements

Software used: Matlab, Excel and pack office


Project Management for a sports event (Lannion - France)

Organization of sporting events (biking, running and kayaking) to Lannion with 400 people: ENSSAT Raid Adventure. Responsibility in the communication of the project


**** Education and Training

2009 - 2012


2006 - 2009



Degree in Optical engineer at ENSSAT (Lannion, France) with an exchange program of 6 months at Tampere University of Technologies (Tampere, Finland)


Preparatory class for high scientific school


French high school diploma (Baccalaureate Scientific)

Technological skills

Informatics :

Exploitation : Windows, Linux/Unix

Software : Matlab, IDL, NCL, Pspice, Oslo, Zemax, NCO, CDO, ENVI

Languages : C, HTML, Bash

Others: Pack Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access…),Dreamweaver

Optics:Optical Instrumentation, geometrical optics, Fourier optics, signal and image processing, remote sensing, LIDAR, lasers, atmospheric radiation propagation, physical optics, guided optics


** Language skills

French: Mother tongue

English: Independent user (B2 level)

German: Basics


** Associative skill

Chairman of the Student Association


**** Personal skills

Skill Certificate of civil Security: « Prévention et secours civiques de niveau 1 »

Passion for nature and the environment


- Football for competition

- Tennis leisure

- Mountain hiking and skiing

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