We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a
UVNS Scientific Consultant
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 key person, will provide consultancy to the Atmospheric Composition Team in the Remote Sensing and Products (RSP) Division. He/she will interface with in-house experts of various disciplines (system, instruments, operations, science), and in particular members of the EPS-SG Science Team within the RSP Division.
The tasks of the key person will include:
Development of algorithms for calibration of UVNS level 0 data;
Taking into account the constraints imposed by the final goal of implementation of the products within an operational processing system;
Development of prototype software code for the purposes of testing and validating the algorithms developed;
Development of an instrument performance model based on specifications to be provided by industry;
Generation of test data required for the verification of the algorithm and products;
Generation of associated documentation including test data descriptions, Product Generation Specification (PGS), Product Format Specifications (PFS), technical reports etc;
Interfacing with Client experts as needed;
Collaboration with expert groups and the wider scientific community as appropriate;
In addition the key person will provide consultancy in:
Algorithm development activities for the level 2 product development for the UVNS instrument;
Equivalent activities for the UVN mission on MTG;
Assessment of results from scientific studies;
Refinement of mission requirements in response to expert advice and results of scientific studies;
Scientific assessments related to requirements refinements;
Interaction with expert teams and the conduct of expert team meetings;
Participation in reviews.
The tasks will evolve as the EPS-SG specifications mature in the coming years.
The key person shall have the experience and capability to fulfil the assigned tasks without supervision. He/she shall have a university degree in meteorology, atmospheric physics, remote sensing, or equivalent. He/she shall have a minimum of three years experience in the field of remote sensing. The key person shall possess good inter-personal skills.
He/she shall have the ability to write concise and comprehensive documents. The working language for the key person is English; he/she must be able to work effectively in this language.
Specifically the key person shall fulfil a significant subset of the following mandatory skills:
Experience in atmospheric remote sensing in the optical spectrum (Ultraviolet to Shortwave Infrared);
Experience with instrument calibration and characterisation;
Familiarity with Earth observation systems in operational meteorology, atmospheric composition and climate monitoring (both remote sensing and in situ systems);
Handling and processing of remote sensing data;
Familiarity with radiative transfer;
Good skills in a higher programming language (e.g. Fortran, C++, Java).
The following areas of expertise would be an advantage:
Quality control of satellite data and products;
Operational product processing environments;
Software build environments and tools (e.g. make, imake, eclipse, insure++);
Source code control system (e.g. git, SVN).
LOCATION: Darmstadt, Germany
CLOSING DATE: 27th 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.