Ultra-violet, Visible, Near-infrared, Shortwave-infrared (UVNS) - CAL/VAL Experts and Support Positions



Service for Cal/Val activities for Ultra-violet, Visible, Near-infrared, Shortwave-infrared (UVNS) instruments based at EUMETSAT, Darmstadt, Germany

HAMTEC Consulting a provider of quality staff to the aerospace industry. We are currently seeking three (3) UVNS experts to join an existing team.

Location: Darmstadt, Germany
Closing date: 30th September 2021
Start Date: January 2022

TASKS:

Described in more detail in the statement of work and available on request, the main bullet points are:

  • Level 1 and Level 2 Cal/Val support & quality monitoring;
  • Identification of data-sets for continuous Cal/Val and monitoring of operational atmospheric products;
  • Proposal for improvement of ground-based fiducial reference data-set quality, network architecture, and data-provision where needed;
  • Definition of scientific methodologies for monitoring and Cal/Val for all proposed data-sets;
  • Scientific and technical support for algorithms implementation, refinement, and evolution (Level 1 and Level 2).

Qualifications and Experience

  • University degree in physical remote sensing, meteorology, oceanography, physics, IT/Computational Science, or equivalent;
  • Good written communication skills, essential for the fulfillment of the tasks;
  • Skills in writing scientific/technical documents;
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office suite;
  • Fluency in English as working language, both in written and spoken form;
  • Works on multiple highly complex major deliverables/projects requiring innovative, original solutions;
  • Possesses high levels of technical knowledge, ingenuity, and creativity. Develops and applies advanced technologies, engineering principles, theories, and concepts. Broad knowledge about the design and operation of systems outside of specialty. Widely recognized as a technical/scientific expert within the professional community;
  • Excellent interpersonal and team-working skills.

Mandatory Skills

  • At least three (3) years of experience in the field of physical remote sensing in one or more of the areas listed above, including involvement in processing of satellite data up to level 1 (calibrated/geolocated radiances) and/or level 2 (geophysical parameters), satellite data monitoring;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of physics of optical and near infrared remote sensing of the atmosphere, especially for atmospheric chemistry and trace gases retrieval, also from ground measurements;
  • Significant experience with the development, and maintenance of operational satellite Cal/Val facilities, as well as with the measurements and operations of ground based (remote sensing) instruments, facilities, and instrument networks as used in satellite product Cal/Val;
  • Expertise in the specification, development, and validation of satellite data processing chains, with an understanding of instrumental and retrieval error sources;
  • Experience in production monitoring and reporting and quality control of satellite data and products;
  • Experience with the development of modular, clearly readable, and adaptable scientific software.

Additional Skills as additional assets

  • Demonstrated skills in a high-level programming language, such as Fortran, C/C++, Java, Python and ;
  • Knowledge and experience in the use of radiative transfer models;
  • Experience with common UNIX/Linux development tools (e.g., make, automake/autoconf, debugging tools for multi-threaded applications, profiling tools);
  • Experience with source code management processes (in a particular branch based development workflows, and peer code reviews) and version control tools (git, subversion);
  • Experience in software unit, acceptance, system and integration testing;
  • Experience in the use of image processing software such as IDL or ENVI and/or programming platform tools like Matlab, in a UNIX/Linux environment;
  • Experience in understanding and specifying satellite mission requirements.

Please send your CV in English to: Simon Davidson via recruit@hamtec.co.uk

Ultra-violet, Visible, Near-infrared, Shortwave-infrared (UVNS) and Related Products Service based at EUMETSAT, Darmstadt, Germany

HAMTEC Consulting a provider of quality staff to the aerospace industry. We are currently seeking two (2) UVNS experts to join an existing team.

Location: Darmstadt, Germany
Closing date: 30th September 2021
Start Date: January 2022

TASKS:

Described in more detail in the statement of work and available on request, the main bullet points are:

  • Scientific and technical support to Level 1 and Level 2 product processing;
  • Scientific and technical support for algorithms implementation, refinement, and evolution (Level 1 and Level 2);
  • Scientific and technical support to future missions' development (Level 1 and Level 2).

Qualifications and Experience

  • University degree in physical remote sensing, meteorology, oceanography, physics, IT/Computational Science, or equivalent;
  • Good written communication skills, essential for the fulfillment of the tasks;
  • Skills in writing scientific/technical documents;
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office suite;
  • Fluency in English as working language, both in written and spoken form;
  • Works on multiple highly complex major deliverables/projects requiring innovative, original solutions;
  • Possesses high levels of technical knowledge, ingenuity, and creativity. Develops and applies advanced technologies, engineering principles, theories, and concepts. Broad knowledge about the design and operation of systems outside of specialty. Widely recognized as a technical/scientific expert within the professional community;
  • Excellent interpersonal and team-working skills.

Mandatory Skills

  • At least three (3) years of experience in the field of physical remote sensing in one or more of the areas listed above, including involvement in processing of satellite data up to level 1 (calibrated/geolocated radiances) and/or level 2 (geophysical parameters), satellite data monitoring;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of physics of optical and near infrared remote sensing of the atmosphere, especially for atmospheric chemistry and trace gases retrieval;
  • Very good skills in a high-level programming language, such as Fortran, C/C++, Java, Python;
  • Fluency in command-line use on Linux/Unix platforms;
  • Very good experience in scientific software development;
  • Experience with the development of modular, clearly readable, and adaptable scientific software is required, including the configuration control of the developed codes;
  • Experience in verification of operational product processing systems and configuration control of software and data;
  • Experience in production monitoring and reporting and quality control of satellite data and products.

Additional Skills as an additional asset

  • Experience with the development, and maintenance of operational satellite Cal/Val facilities and with the measurements and operations of ground based (remote sensing) instruments, facilities, and instrument networks as used in satellite product Cal/Val;
  • Knowledge and experience in the use of radiative transfer models;
  • Experience with the specification, development, and validation of satellite data processing chains;
  • Experience in the use of products from meteorological satellites;
  • Experience with common UNIX/Linux development tools (e.g., make, automake/autoconf, debugging tools for multi-threaded applications, profiling tools);
  • Experience with source code management processes (in a particular branch based development workflows, and peer code reviews) and tools (git, subversion);
  • Experience in software unit, acceptance, system and integration testing;
  • Experience in the use of image processing software such as IDL or ENVI and/or programming platform tools like Matlab, in a UNIX/Linux environment;
  • Experience in understanding and specifying satellite mission requirements.

Please send your CV in English to: Simon Davidson via recruit@hamtec.co.uk

posted: 29 June 2021     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.