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    Job Description
    TitleImage Navigation and Registration Engineer (2 positions)
    Job posted on08/05/2016
    Contract typePermanent
    Start datewithin 2 months
    Job Description

    We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a

    Image Navigation and Registration Engineer (2 positions)

    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 tasks of the Key person will typically include:

    Contributing to Client existing and future programmes in the development of INR data processing systems, in particular:

    Support the development / procurement of the INR data processing systems;

    Support software implementations and modification in delivered INR data processing software;

    Support the verification and validation of INR data processing systems, and their initial operations phase;

    Supporting the investigation and correction of anomalies related to the performance of INR data processing systems;


    Developing and documenting prototype software validating INR algorithms and/or realizing INR processing concepts for future programmes, in particular for high-accuracy processing of instrument data from 3-axis stabilized platforms;

    Supporting the generation of proxy-data for INR prototyping or for verification/validation of INR data processing systems;

    Develop the in-house knowledge base related to Image Navigation and Registration (INR) algorithms and the related software implementations as well as high-accuracy level 1 processing from instruments on GEO and LEO orbits;

    Participation and contributions to formal reviews and/or technical meetings.


    Your Profile:

    In addition to having a University degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, the Key person shall have the following mandatory skills and work experience. However it is acceptable to have the most prominent skill strengths either on the theoretical knowledge/analysis capability side or on the software development side. In each case, some degree of the complementary skills is still required.

    An extensive theoretical knowledge of Level 1 data processing algorithms for Image Navigation and Registration, and geometric correction;

    Sound expertise in software development and proven experience in at least one coding language, preferable C/C++, in a UNIX/LINUX environment.

    Familiarity with at least one tool to support algorithm software development and rapid prototyping, e.g. MATLAB, IDL, Python;

    Hands-on experience in the design and implementation of estimation filters (e.g. Kalman or Least-square filters), preferably in an Image Navigation and Registration application context;

    A sound experience in the specification, prototyping, implementation, verification and validation of complex, real-time Level 1 data processing systems for imaging and/or sounding instruments on remote sensing spacecraft;

    A thorough understanding of the interaction between instrument/platform characteristics and processing impact, including product quality;

    Experience in the development of INR processing systems preferable for large (multi-instrument) operational space programmes;

    The ability:

    To work effectively in small teams;

    To work autonomously without close supervision;

    To work to tight deadlines under changing conditions;

    To analyze complex problems, distinguishing between critical and less critical information, and to synthesize and clearly present the results of such analyses.


    The following skills and experience will be considered advantageous:

    Knowledge of imaging and/or sounding instrumentation for remote sensing spacecraft.

     The Key person 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.

    Fluency in English is mandatory and a working knowledge of French would be an advantage, together with good communication skills.


    REFERENCE: 16-212553

    LOCATION: Darmstadt, Germany


    CLOSING DATE: 10th June 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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