We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a
EPS-SG Science Support Consultant
You will be based initially for 1 year 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 activities for this consultancy will include scientific aspects related to the development of the product processing functions of the optical imaging missions in the EPS-SG ground segment. The consultant will work in a matrix structure providing cross-divisional support and be hosted in the Remote Sensing and Products Division of the Technical and Science Support Department.
The tasks and responsibilities will include:
Preparation of product generation specifications for the product processing facilities;
Prototyping of product generation functions;
Generation of product contents specifications;
Preparation of test data;
Preparation of initial calibration-validation plans;
Contribution to the generation of performance budgets;
Assessment of results from external studies;
Contribution to the initiation of scientific support studies;
System meetings and activities of instrument functional chain teams;
Participation in ground segment and/or instrument reviews, progress and technical meetings.
The support will involve close cross-divisional interactions and interface with experts in various disciplines (system engineering, instruments, ground segment, operations, science).
Scientific consultancy is sought in the areas of optical imaging to support the development work for the optical imagers METimage (visible-infrared multi-spectral, medium-resolution imager) and 3MI (Multi-viewing, Multi-channel, Multi-polarisation imager).
The consultant shall have the experience and capability to fulfill the assigned tasks with a minimum level of supervision.
The consultant shall have the following experience and background:
University degree in remote sensing, meteorology, oceanography, physics, or equivalent;
At least three years of experience in the field of remote sensing in one or more of the areas listed above, including involvement in processing of satellite data up to level 1 (calibrated / geolocated radiances) and/or level 2 (geophysical parameters);
Very good skills in a high-level, compiled programming language, such as Fortran, C/C++, Java;
Fluency in command-line use on Linux/Unix platforms;
Skills in writing scientific/technical documents;
Familiarity with Microsoft Office;
Good inter-personal skills in support of team work
The following experience would be an additional asset:
Experience in understanding and specifying requirements;
Experience with the specification, development and validation of satellite data processing chains;
Experience with calibration and product validation methods;
Knowledge in radiative transfer.
The working language is English, fluency is mandatory; the consultant must be able to work effectively in this language.
LOCATION: Darmstadt, Germany
CLOSING DATE: 10th December 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.
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