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    Job Description
    TitleMTG Calibration Engineer
    Job posted on22/09/2016
    Contract typePermanent
    Start datewithin 2 months
    Job Description

    We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a

    MTG Calibration 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 general task of the MTG Calibration Engineer will be the provision of support and advice to the algorithm development group for geostationary satellites. The key person will support the Image Navigation, Registration and Calibration Competence Area in the Remote Sensing and Products (RSP) Division with a particular focus on the MTG-FCI mission. He/she will interface with in-house experts of various disciplines (system, instruments, operations, science), and in particular members of the MTG Science and Instrument Teams.

    Specifically, the tasks of the Consultant will include the provision of support to:

    The development of MTG-FCI Level1 Reference Processor;

    The scientific and engineering analysis of the radiometric calibration algorithms of L1 data from MTG-FCI;

    Specifying requirements and establishing specifications for the MTG-FCI solar and lunar calibration products;

    Definition, specification, design and development of additional monitoring tools for the future MTG-FCI;

    The development and the upgrade of the Multi-Mission Calibration System (MuMiCS) to achieve better accuracy, which include:

    Pseudo-invariant calibration sites,

    Rayleigh scattering over the sea,

    Lunar calibration,

    Deep Convective Clouds.

    The development and the upgrade of the Multi-Mission System for Inter-Calibration (MuMiSIC) within the context of instrument monitoring and EUMETSAT’s involvement in GSICS activities;

    The OPS Department in the routine operation of the MuMiCS and MuMiSIC;

    Maintenance of the GIRO and GLOD infrastructure within GSICS, including the updating the GIRO with enhancements available from EUMETSAT’s partners;

    Analyse the performance of different calibration techniques, including lunar calibration;

    Support relevant satellite inter-calibration studies, in particular in the context of GSICS activities;

    Documentation, including writing of Algorithm Theoretical Basis Documents (ATBDs), Specification Documents, Verification and Validation reports, and technical notes on the above activities.


    Your Profile:

    The MTG Calibration Consultant shall have the following background, as a pre-requisite:

    A university degree or comparable qualifications in Meteorology, Atmospheric Physics or related subjects.

    He/she shall be familiar with satellite instrument characteristics for Earth observation, in particular calibration and validation of Level 1 data.

    And the following specific technical skills and experience:

    A demonstrated experience of a minimum of 5 years in the area of satellite meteorology or satellite data processing, including at least 3 years of experience on on-board and vicarious calibration methods (including lunar calibration and the use of pseudo invariant targets such as desert and ocean targets).

    The Consultant shall be able to demonstrate a good working knowledge of statistical techniques and understanding of the concepts of calibration and traceability.

    The Consultant shall have a good knowledge of radiative transfer in the solar and/or infrared spectral ranges and experience in applying them for surface and/or atmospheric applications.

    Proven experience in the use of data analysis tools, such as Matlab/IDL, scripting languages, such as Perl/Python and high-level programming, such as C/C++/FORTRAN in a Linux/Unix environment, and an aptitude to learn further programming languages as required.

    Proven experience in the specification, development, implementation and maintenance of calibration algorithms also with co-developers.

    And the following abilities:

    Very good communication skills - both verbal and written. He/she shall have the ability to write concise and comprehensive scientific and technical reports.

    He/she shall have good inter-personal skills in the context of a matrix collaborative framework.

    To work effectively in a small team;

    To work autonomously without close supervision;

    To work to tight deadlines under changing conditions;

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

    Additionally, the following experience would be considered advantageous:

    Experience of working in an operational satellite environment.

    Experience of image analysis.

    Experience with a range of different data formats used in satellite remote sensing.

    Experience with Software build environments, version control tools and Configuration Management.

    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.


    REFERENCE: 16-213146

    LOCATION: Darmstadt, Germany


    CLOSING DATE: 26th October 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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