We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a
Additional Data Service System Engineer
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 engineer shall provide consultancy to the implementation of algorithms and tools for the formatting of incoming and outgoing data according to user and system requirements. The consultant shall contribute to evolution and maintenance of software tools for the monitoring and reporting of the data processing and the data quality as well as to their documentation. Furthermore the engineer shall provide consultancy to the specification and test of reformatting software that is to be made available to users outside our Client.
The Engineer shall provide consultancy to small project teams dealing with the requested changes. The engineer will also be involved in the analysis and resolution of anomalies relating to the product generation and data formatting software.
The tasks of the consultant will generally include:
Design and validation of new algorithms and tools for reading and encoding of satellite products in various data formats (native formats, WMO formats like BUFR and GRIB, netCDF, HDF ...)
Implementation and V&V of processing and reformatting software in operational environments.
Documentation of changes related to implemented updates.
Preparation of technical notes and user information documents on product formats.
Maintenance and update of product generation monitoring and reporting software.
Investigation and resolution of anomalies related to product processing and product formatting
In addition to having a University degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline such as computer science, physics, mathematics or remote sensing, the consultant shall have a minimum of 3 years’ experience of operational processing of satellite or meteorological data. Specifically the consultant shall have experience in:
Development of operational software using FORTRAN, C and C++ in a UNIX environment
Application of scientific and operational data formats (at least BUFR, netCDF, HDF, and GRIB).
Configuration control of software and data
Implementation of software from a given specification
Documentation of software
Furthermore, experience of working in the following would be an advantage:
Processing of meteorological data
Script programming languages (shells, PYTHON, PERL, ...)
Software related aspects of IPR
Visualization/prototyping tools such as IDL or Matlab
The consultant shall be able to conduct all activities in an orderly and structured manner, shall be able to work calmly and correctly under stress and must be able to work without supervision.
Integration of software in an operational environment requires the co-ordination of various activities with the ADS team and with other teams.
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: 28th April 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.