We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a
Climate Change Reprocessing 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.
The tasks of the key persons will include:
Implementation, maintenance and operation of:
Data processing systems (operational processors and processing chains) for the generation of climate data records for C3S that can handle data from satellites in geostationary and polar orbit;
Automated climate product quality monitoring/validation tools taking benefit of existing operational tools;
Data bases used for the data record generation and product monitoring/validation;
Test, verification and validation of operational processors and processing chains implemented in the operational climate data processing infrastructure;
Porting of prototype software, e.g., from IDL into C++/Fortran or Python;
Acquisition of relevant data from internal and external sources to support product quality monitoring;
Support to the analysis of the data record quality employing quality monitoring procedures and other validation techniques and data as appropriate;
Preparation of data records for the submission to the C3S CDS and ingestion into the Client’s Data Centre;
Compilation of technical documentation of the operational processors, processing chains and data formats.
The key persons shall have a University degree in a relevant computer or natural science subject.
The key persons shall have in-depth knowledge and proven experience in:
Software engineering for data processing involving large data volumes, preferably for satellite data, including product validation;
Programming using C/C++ and/or Fortran 95 (and higher) programming languages as well as scripting languages, such as Python, Perl, Shell Unix/Linux environments;
Use and administration of data bases such as Oracle and MySQL;
Data formats such as NetCDF-4, HDF5, GRIB, BUFR and the decoding of binary data formats;
Familiarity with operational procedures for software verification and validation.
In addition the key persons shall have:
Strengths in analysis, synthesis and presentation of results;
Excellent technical writing skills;
Excellent interpersonal, communication and team working skills.
Experience in the following would be a distinct advantage:
Use of satellite data for climate monitoring;
Measurement uncertainty analysis principles and methods.
The key persons shall be able to conduct all activities in an orderly and structured manner, shall be able to work calmly and correctly and must be able to work without supervision.
The official languages are English and French. The working language for the position is English and therefore key persons must be able to work effectively in this language and have knowledge of the other.
LOCATION: Darmstadt, Germany
CLOSING DATE: 18th November 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.