We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a
Instrument Data Processing Engineer – Junior (2 positions)
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 Instrument Data Processing Engineer(s) (IDPE)) shall perform tasks related to instrument data processing in support of the Copernicus S3 Payload Data Ground Segment (PDGS), during current routine S3 operations, as well as for the operations build up for S3B and the routine operations phase for the dual satellite system. The tasks cover the operation of the different data processing components for S3A & 3B, which include:
Data ingestion, processing and product distribution;
Data and Product analysis;
Operational performance monitoring and reporting, including the development, documentation and maintenance of the relevant tools for e.g. production statistics generation and reporting, PDGS monitoring and reporting;
The testing and the implementation of new products;
The setting-up, implementation and update of operational procedures and documentation;
First line maintenance, including on-call support;
Co-ordination with external organisations and service providers;
Attendance at technical meetings;
Participation to formal reviews.
In addition to having a University degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, the IDPE shall have the following mandatory skills:
At least 3 years experience of the operation of real-time, complex, satellite instrument data processing systems;
Demonstrated experience of Instrument data and product processing (Level-0 to 2) of meteorological and/or earth observation products;
Demonstrated experience in near real time, data driven, automated systems with large computer networks;
Significant experience of validating complex remote sensing data processing systems;
Demonstrated experience with UNIX/Linux operating systems.
Furthermore, it would be highly desirable for the Key Person to have experience with or knowledge of some of the following:
Imaging I sounding I surface topography instrumentation for remote sensing spacecraft;
Development and maintenance of operational procedures I configuration data;
Programming languages (e.g. C, C++ and IDL);
Scripting languages and databases (e.g. Perl, Python, shell, Oracle);
Spacecraft and/or ground segment operations;
Knowledge and/or experience of geophysical remote sensing data processing, calibration and validation.
The Key Person shall be able to conduct all activities in an orderly and disciplined manner, shall be able to work under pressure and without supervision.
The working language for this position is English and the ability to communicate effectively in this language is essential.
LOCATION: Darmstadt, Germany
CLOSING DATE: 20th 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.