We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a
UVN Product Development Support Consultant
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:
In-house consultancy support is sought for the ongoing processor development activities in preparation for the future UVN instrument to be flown on MTG-S. The key person will provide support within the Atmospheric Composition Team in the Remote Sensing and Products (RSP) Division, located in Darmstadt, Germany. He/she will be fully integrated in the Atmospheric Composition Team and will interface with in-house experts of various disciplines (system, instruments, operations, science), and in particular members of the MTG Science and Instrument Teams.
The tasks of the key person will include:
Provision of support to the development of algorithms for calibration of UVN level 0 data;
Provision of support to the development of an Instrument Data Simulator;
Taking into account the constraints imposed by the final goal of implementation of the products within an operational processing system;
Provision of support to the development of prototype software code for the purposes of testing and validation the algorithms developed;
Provision of support to the development of an instrument performance model based on specifications to be provided by industry;
Provision of support to the development of software for cross-calibration and validation activities;
Generation of test data required for the verification of the algorithm and products;
Provision of support to the generation of associated documentation including test data descriptions, Product Specification (PS), technical reports etc;
Interfacing with Client experts as needed;
Collaboration with expert groups and the wider scientific community as appropriate;
Assessment of results from scientific studies;
Provision of support to operational level 2 processor development activities, for future level 2 product development for the UVN instrument.
The tasks will evolve as the MTG/UVN specifications mature and activities evolve in the coming years.
The UVN Level 1 product development consultant shall have the experience and capability to fulfill the assigned tasks with a minimum of supervision and have good inter-personal skills. He/she shall be familiar with satellite instrument characteristics for Earth observation, in particular calibration and validation of moderate spectral resolution data in the UV/Visible/NIR part of the spectrum. He/she shall have the ability to write concise and comprehensive scientific and technical reports.
In addition to having a University degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, the consultant shall have a minimum of 5 years experience in the field of remote sensing product data processing and analysis including at least 2 years of experience of UV/Visible/NIR calibration and validation. Further the consultant shall have a solid background in software engineering.
Specifically the consultant shall fulfill at least a significant subset of the following criteria:
Very good skills in a higher programming language (e.g. Fortran, C++);
Working with UNIX and/or Linux operating systems;
Specification, design and coding of complex product processors;
Testing and verification of complex data processing systems;
Handling and processing of remote sensing data;
Experience in atmospheric remote sensing in the optical spectrum (Ultraviolet to Near Infrared);
Experience with instrument calibration and characterization;
Familiarity with Earth observation systems in operational meteorology, atmospheric composition and climate monitoring (both remote sensing and in situ systems);
Writing concise and comprehensive scientific and technical reports.
The following areas of expertise would be an advantage:
Quality control of satellite data and products;
Operational product processing environments;
Quality control of satellite data and products;
Knowledge of scripting languages (e.g. python, Matlab, IDL, bash);
Knowledge of SQL;
Software build environments and tools (e.g. make, imake, eclipse, insure++);
Source code control system, (e.g. GIT, Subversion, or CVS);
Familiarity with radiative transfer.
The official languages are English and French. The working language for the position is English and therefore consultants must be able to work effectively in this language and have knowledge of the other.
LOCATION: Darmstadt, Germany
CLOSING DATE: 19th August 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.