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    Job Description
    TitleCopernicus Senior Altimeter Data Processing Engineer
    Job posted on08/05/2016
    Contract typePermanent
    Start datewithin 2 months
    Job Description

    We are looking to further enhance our team by

    Copernicus Senior Altimeter Data Processing 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 will be a member of the Altimetry team in the Marine Applications section of the Remote Sensing and Products division.

    The tasks of the Altimeter Products Expert will typically include:

    Supporting the transition of Jason-3 and Sentinel-3A from the commissioning to routine operations phase:

    Contribution to altimetry cal/val and quality control activities;

    Analysis and correction of anomalies in the altimeter processing chains;


    Supporting the commissioning and cal/val of Sentinel-3B;

    Specification and proto typing of evolutions of the altimeter processing chains;

    Contributing to operational processor operation and maintenance activities;

    Specification, implementation and evolution of operational quality monitoring tools;

    Specification, implementation and evolution of product performance monitoring and reporting tools;

    Maintenance and evolution of pre-processing and post-processing elements.

    Travel within Europe will be necessary to follow the Copernicus activities.


    Your Profile:

    In addition to having a University degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, the Consultant shall have, as a pre-requisite a demonstrated experience in the development, implementation, and operation of altimeter products processing systems.

    This experience shall include at least five years:

    Experience in algorithm development for operational Earth Observation missions;

    Experience in operational scientific data processing implementations.

    Experience with large, complex processing systems with stringent timeliness and availability requirements would be an advantage;

    Experience in scientific coding on Unix-based platforms inC, C++, or Fortran;

    Detailed knowledge of established altimeters, e.g. ERS-112 RA, Envisat RA-2, CryoSat SIRAL, SARAL/AltiKa, Jason-1/2, etc.;

    Knowledge of Delay-Doppler I Synthetic Aperture Radar altimetry techniques would be an advantage;

    Experience in processing, analysis, and cal/val of altimeter data would be an advantage;

    Experience in interfacing with scientific organizations and user communities would be an advantage.

     The position requires excellent interpersonal, communication and reporting skills, combined with the ability to work with a minimum of supervision.

    The official languages are English and French. The working language for the position is English and therefore the key person must be able to work effectively in this language and have knowledge of the other. Good communication skills would be also an advantage.


    REFERENCE: CFO-16-020-839438

    LOCATION: Darmstadt, Germany


    CLOSING DATE: 30th May 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.

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    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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