We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a
EPS-SG 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 activities for this consultancy will include scientific aspects related to the development of the product processing facilities of the EPS-SG ground segment.
The tasks and responsibilities will include:
Preparation and maintenance of algorithm theoretical basis documents for the generation of level 1 products;
Preparation and maintenance of product generation specifications for the product processing facilities;
Prototyping of product generation functions;
Generation and maintenance of product contents specifications;
Preparation of test data;
Preparation of calibration-validation plans;
Contribution to the generation of performance budgets;
Assessment of results from external studies;
Contribution to the initiation of scientific support studies;
Contribution to activities of instrument functional chain teams (IFCT) related to the scatterometer mission;
Supporting the development of operational processing facilities by reviewing documents, participating in workshops, witnessing tests;
Participation in system and relevant ground segment reviews.
The consultancy will involve close cross-divisional interactions and interface with experts in various disciplines (system engineering, instruments, operations, science)
Scientific consultancy is sought in the area of Scatterometry.
The key person shall have the experience and capability to fulfil the assigned tasks without supervision.
The key person shall have the following experience and background:
University degree in remote sensing, meteorology, oceanography, physics, or equivalent;
At least three years of experience in scatterometry;
Experience in Earth Observation satellite data processing;
Very good skills in a higher programming language, such as C/C++, Java;
Skills in writing scientific/technical documents;
Familiarity with Microsoft Office;
Good inter-personal skills
The following experience would be an additional asset:
Experience in understanding and writing 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 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 and have knowledge of the other.
LOCATION: Darmstadt, Germany
CLOSING DATE: 28th March 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.