We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a
Copernicus Altimetry Science 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 Altimetry team in the Marine Applications section of the Remote Sensing and Products Division.
The tasks of the Altimeter Processing Expert will typically include:
Specification and prototyping of new processing concepts for altimeter processing chains, in particular addressing Synthetic Aperture Radar/Delayed Doppler altimetry;
Specification and prototyping of evolutions of the altimeter processing chains;
Contributing to operational processor evolution and maintenance activities;
Validation of altimetry prototype and operational products;
Quality assessment and monitoring of altimetry products;
Supporting the commissioning and cal/val of altimetry missions.
The tasks of the key person will be mainly carried out at the Client HQ in Darmstadt, as required.
Travel within Europe will be necessary to follow the Copernicus activities.
In addition to having a University degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, the Consultant shall have, as a pre-requisite, a demonstrated experience in the development and implementation of altimeter products processing systems.
This experience shall include at least five years:
Experience in algorithm development for operational Earth Observation missions;
Experience in scientific coding on Unix-based platforms in C, C++, or Fortran;
Detailed knowledge of established altimeters, e.g. ERS-1/2 RA, Envisat RA-2, CryoSat SIRAL, SARAL/AltiKa, Jason-1/2/3, Sentinel-3 SRAL, etc.;
Experience with Delay-Doppler / Synthetic Aperture Radar altimetry techniques;
Experience in processing, analysis, and cal/val of altimeter data;
Experience with operational scientific data processing implementations would be an advantage;
Experience in interfacing with scientific organisations and user communities would be an advantage.
The position requires good interpersonal, communication and reporting skills, combined with the ability to work with a minimum of supervision.
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.
LOCATION: Darmstadt, Germany
CLOSING DATE: 15th March 2017
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