We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a
GEO MTG Lightning Imager Data Processing Software Engineer
You will be based initially for 3 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 Key Person shall provide consultancy for the MTG programme for the Lightning Imager (LI) instrument in the following areas:
The development and evaluation of detector, electronic, radiometric, quality flagging, performance and calibration degradation correction and monitoring algorithms (detector, electronics and optical) and all other algorithms relevant for the LI 0-1b data processing. For INR / geo-location algorithms support from LI side towards algorithms provided by other sources is anticipated.
The development and evaluation of appropriate LI triggered event filtering / flagging algorithms (on board and on ground), and the analysis of their impact on the 0-1b data processing and 1-2 data processing, with emphasis on the 0-1b data processing.
The development of a reference processor for LI, from input scenes and level-0 to level-1b to level-2, including and with emphasis on the LI instrument simulation software and 0-1b data processing aspects.
The development of prototype software code for the purposes of testing and verification of the developed LI 0-1b algorithms.
Contribute to the Algorithm Theoretical Baseline Document (ATBD) development for the LI 0-1b processing.
The generation of LI test data at L0 and L1(b).
The performance verification of Client generated LI 0-1b algorithms and validation of algorithm performance under operational situations.
The interpretation and analysis of LI-related test campaigns and test (verification) data.
The generation of associated documentation including technical reports, test reports etc.
The development of the LI in-orbit level 1 performance verification and calibration/validation.
Conducting and supporting external studies relevant for and related to the above activities, and analysing and evaluating the study results.
Evaluation of algorithms involves both the review of the information derived from the ESA led LI space segment contract and alternative sources of information.
In addition to having a (technical) university degree in Physics or a related subject, the Key Person shall be in possession of the following mandatory skills for the fulfilment of the tasks listed above:
Demonstrable experience of at least 2 years with characteristics and data usage of satellite instruments for earth observation in the visible-near-infrared range of the spectrum and with their 0-1b calibration, as well as with relating physics processes in such satellite instruments to the relevant 0-1b data processing algorithms required to provide geo-physically calibrated level-1b data.
Demonstrable experience of at least 2 years with scientific instrument data simulation, 0-1b data processing software development and prototyping/testing such software, for satellite instruments for earth observation in the visible-near-infrared range of the spectrum and acquisition of simulated satellite instrument data sets.
Solid background in software engineering.
Demonstrable experience in software development in a Linux and/or Unix environment in C/C++.
Capable of working both individually and independently on assigned responsibilities, as well as coordinating with the LI/MTG team where necessary.
Ability to write concise and comprehensive scientific and technical reports.
Good inter-personal and communication skills.
Practical knowledge of as many as possible of the following skills will be an advantage:
Experience with the latest software development tools and methods:
Prototyping tools (e.g. Python).
Software configuration control tools.
Software build environments and tools (e.g. make, imake).
Experience with specification, design and coding of 0-1b data processing systems for earth-observing satellite instrumentation in the visible-near-infrared range of the spectrum.
The official languages are English and French. The working language for the consultancy is English and therefore the key person must be able to work effectively and have good writing skills in English.
LOCATION: Darmstadt, Germany
CLOSING DATE: 21st February 2017
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.