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    Job Description
    TitleMicrowave Radiometer Performance Engineer
    Job codeNL-SC-2877
    Job posted on11/11/2015
    LocationNoordwijk
    CountryNetherlands
    EducationPHD
    Contract typeAny
    Start dateimmediately
    Job Description

    HE Space is a successful international space company. For over 30 years, we have been supporting our customers with qualified experts in the field of engineering, science and administration. We are currently looking for a Microwave Radiometer Performance Engineer to support our customer in the Netherlands.


    Microwave Radiometer Performance Engineer

     

    Key Tasks and Responsibilities
    In this role you will be part of the MetOp-SG team at ESTEC. You will have the following responsibilities:

    • Technical support to the assessment and verification of the instruments end-to-end performances;
    • Analysis of the Ground Processor Prototype, GPP, and Instrument Data Simulator, IDS, requirements;
    • Monitoring of the development of GPP and IDS of the related instruments, including payload common parts;
    • Review of the GPP and IDS Input/Output Design Specifications;
    • Support to EUMETSAT documentation review (L1b products specifications, L1b Algorithms Theoretical Baseline Documentation, ATBD);
    • Review of Characterisation, Calibration and In-Orbit Verification Plans;
    • Review of instrument performance models, instrument radiometric/geometric models;
    • Improvement and maintenance of performance and data processing tools (models, performances, budgets);
    • Assessment of non-compliances and RFDs/RFWs related to instrument performances;
    • Critical review of Best Practices ITT packages for GPP and IDS procurements.

    Skills & Experience

    You will have the following qualifications and relevant experience:

    • University degree (preferably Masters) in engineering or physics with a background in microwave radiometer instruments for remote sensing;
    • Good understanding of the overall instruments, including background in modelling of the observation techniques, end-to-end performance estimation, level1b processing and instrument characterisation;
    • Experience with Microwave Radiometers data processing and instrument modelling is an asset;
    • Proficient user of computer programs such as Excel, Matlab,etc.;
    • Fluency in English is mandatory; knowledge of another European language is an advantage.

    This job is located in Noordwijk. We welcome applicants who are available from February 2016 (or as soon as possible thereafter). If you think you have what it takes for this job, please send us your CV together with a letter of motivation (both in English and in Word) to Ms Agnieszka Iwanczuk at jobs@hespace.com, quoting job NL-SC-2877 before 02-Dec-15.

    An exciting and dynamic international working environment awaits you!

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    Web Pagehttps://www.hespace.com/vacancies/microwave-radiometer-performance-engineer1
    Contact information
    CompanyHE Space Operations BV
    Contact nameAgnieszka Iwanczuk
    AddressHuygensstraat 44
    Noordwijk
    Netherlands
    2201 DK
    Phone+31 71 341 7500
    Emailjobs@hespace.com
    Web Pagehttp://www.hespace.com


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