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    Job Description
    TitleMeteorological Product Software Engineer
    Job posted on01/03/2016
    Contract typePermanent
    Start datewithin 2 months
    Job Description

    We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a

    Meteorological Product Software Engineer

    You will be based initially for 2 years at our client’s headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany. Extension of a further 2 years may be possible. In this large European Agency you will find an excellent and modern working environment with challenging tasks and responsibilities.

    Your Tasks Include:

    The Consultant shall analyze, support the design, operational implementation and validation of the agreed changes to product algorithms. Similarly, the Consultant shall support the design, implementation and validation of new product algorithms. The work is carried out in small project teams consisting of relevant experts. The Consultant will also be involved in the analysis and resolution of anomalies relating to the product generation software.

    The tasks of the Consultant will typically include:

    • Analysis of product change proposals
    • Design, implementation and validation of updated/new algorithms
    • Documentation of changes related to product updates
    • Preparation of technical notes on product implementation issues
    • Development, maintenance and update of product generation monitoring software and the corresponding database
    • Monitoring and operating the product generation facilities
    • Visualization and analysis of geophysical products


    Your Profile:

    In addition to having a University degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, such as computer science, physics, mathematics or remote sensing, the Consultant shall have minimum of 5 years of experience in operational product generation from satellite/remote sensing data. In addition, experience in validation of geophysical products from satellite data is highly desirable.

    Furthermore, the Consultant shall have practical, demonstrable experience with:

    • Algorithm software development using FORTRAN 90/95 Intel/GNU/Linux and/or IBM/POWER/AIX environments
    • Implementation of scientific algorithms from a given specification and their documentation
    • Source code control systems: Subversion and/or git
    • Anomaly correction processes
    • Python and IDL programming languages
    • Common meteorological data formats, i.e., BUFR, CAP, GRIB, HDF5, and netCDF
    • Authoring clear and concise technical documentation

    Practical, demonstrable experience of the following will be advantageous:

    • Algorithm software development using C++/C programming language
    • The operating systems: GNU/Linux and AIX
    • Relational databases using SQL

    The Consultant shall be able to conduct all activities in an orderly and disciplined manner, shall be able to work calmly and correctly under stress and must be able to work with the minimum of supervision. The Consultant is expected to work in a team and may be called upon to present his/her work, therefore good communication skills are a necessity.

    The official languages are English and French. The working language for the position is English and therefore the consultant must be able to work effectively in this language and have knowledge of the other.


    REFERENCE: 16-212020

    LOCATION: Darmstadt, Germany


    CLOSING DATE: 8th April 2016

    MOLTEK has been serving the space and aerospace industries since 1995, providing international consultancy services for a wide variety of clients from private and public corporations to national and international authorities and agencies.

    Contact information
    CompanyMoltek Consultants Ltd
    Contact namePeter Clarke
    AddressThe Business Centre
    Green Road
    United Kingdom
    TN12 8JS
    Phone+44(0)1892 725000
    Fax+44(0)1892 725001
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