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 an Optical Sensor Calibration Engineer to support our customer in Germany.
Optical Sensor Calibration Engineer
Key Tasks and Responsibilities
As part of the Calibration Team, you will support the calibration of the Ocean and Land Colour Imager (OLCI) and Sea and Land Surface Temperature Radiometer (SLSTR} instruments on the Sentinel-3 mission and have, among others, the following responsibilities:
Scientific analysis of the radiometric and spectral calibration of L1 data from OLCI and SLSTR;
Analysing results of pre-launch and in-orbit calibration systems and characterisation data;
Developing in-depth knowledge of the instruments' operational processing chain;
Applying the calibration monitoring tools to OLCI and SLSTR;
Developing specific components of the calibration monitoring tools to handle Sentinel-3 data;
Analysing results of these tools to provide information on these sensors' performance;
Performing comparisons with other instruments, such as A VHRR, VIIRS, MODIS to gain understanding of the performance of OLCI and SLSTR;
Using GEOCAL tool developed by ESA to monitor geometric performance.
Skills & Experience
You will have the following qualifications and relevant experience:
A university degree or equivalent in Physics, Remote Sensing, Instrument engineering, or similar;
Processing of satellite data to generate calibrated L1 datasets in the visible, near- and/or thermal infrared, as well as L 1 calibration/validation;
Calibration of optical sensors- both pre-launch and on orbit;
Good working knowledge of statistical techniques and understanding of the concepts of calibration and traceability;
Radiative transfer in the solar and/or infrared spectral ranges and experience in applying them for surface and/or atmospheric applications;
Use of data analysis tools, such as Matlab/IDL, scripting languages, such as Perl/Python and high-level programming, such as C/C++/FORTRAN on a Linux/Unix environment;
Fluency in English is mandatory; knowledge of another European language is an advantage.
This job is located in Darmstadt. We welcome applicants who are available from December 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 Veronika Horvath at firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting job DED-SC-3214 before 10-Oct-16.
An exciting and dynamic international working environment awaits you!