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GEO MTG Lightning Imager Data Processing Engineer (m/w)


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Description: 

Job code: 174

Job posted on: Tue, 2017-01-17 18:24

Location: EUMETSAT, Darmstadt

Country: Germany

Education: Bachelor

Contract type: Permanent

Start Date: within 3 months

Requirements:

In addition to having a (technical) university degree in Physics or a related subject, the Key Person shall be in possession of the following mandatory skills for the fulfilment of the tasks listed in Section 3:

Demonstrable experience of at least 2 years with characteristics and data usage of satellite instruments for earth observation in the visible-near-infrared range of the spectrum and with their 0-1b calibration, as well as with relating physics processes in such satellite instruments to the relevant 0-1b data processing algorithms required to provide geophysically calibrated level-1b data.

Demonstrable experience of at least 2 years with scientific instrument data simulation, 0-1b data processing software development and prototyping/testing such software, for satellite instruments for earth observation in the visible-near-infrared range of the spectrum and acquisition of simulated satellite instrument data sets.

Solid background in software engineering.

Demonstrable experience in software development in a Linux and/or Unix environment in C/C++.

Capable of working both individually and independently on assigned responsibilities, as well as coordinating with the LI/MTG team where necessary.

Ability to write concise and comprehensive scientific and technical reports.

Good inter-personal and communication skills.

Practical knowledge of as many as possible of the following skills will be an advantage:

Experience with the latest software development tools and methods:

Prototyping tools (e.g. Python).

Software configuration control tools.

Software build environments and tools (e.g. make, imake).

Experience with specification, design and coding of 0-1b data processing systems for earth-observing satellite instrumentation in the visible-near-infrared range of the spectrum.

Please be advised that by submitting your CV or other content to us, you agree to the administration, processing and storage of any personal data for the purposes of recruitment processes. The agreement covers the processing of personal data by Vitrociset Belgium even after finishing the recruitment process to submit further proposals for employment and may be revoked at any time.

Contact information: Please send your application for this role to Ms Roxana Sasu at: r.sasu@vitrocisetbelgium.com Deadline: 20.02.2017

Key Responsibilities:

The key person shall provide consultancy to the LI on-ground data processing development within EUMETSAT’s Geostationary Programmes division (GEO), with emphasis on all the 0-1b data processing aspects. The key person shall provide consultancy to the Instrument Functional Chain Engineering (IFCE) group of the MTG System Engineering team within the GEO Division and report to the LI instrument system engineer.

The key person shall also provide consultancy to the Remote Sensing and Products Division (RSP) within EUMETSAT that works on the LI.

The key person shall provide consultancy for the MTG programme for the LI instrument in the following areas:

the development and evaluation of detector, electronic, radiometric, quality flagging, performance and calibration degradation correction and monitoring algorithms (detector, electronics and optical) and all other algorithms relevant for the LI 0-1b data processing. For INR / geolocation algorithms support from LI side towards algorithms provided by other sources is anticipated.

the development and evaluation of appropriate LI triggered event filtering / flagging algorithms (on board and on ground), and the analysis of their impact on the 0-1b data processing and 1-2 data processing, with emphasis on the 0-1b data processing.

the development of a reference processor for LI, from input scenes and level-0 to level- 1b to level-2, within EUMETSAT, including and with emphasis on the LI instrument simulation software and 0-1b data processing aspects.

the development of prototype software code for the purposes of testing and verification of the developed LI 0-1b algorithms.

Contribute to the Algorithm Theoretical Baseline Document (ATBD) development for the LI 0-1b processing.

the generation of LI test data at L0 and L1(b).

the performance verification of EUMETSAT generated LI 0-1b algorithms and validation of algorithm performance under operational situations.

the interpretation and analysis of LI-related test campaigns and test (verification) data.

the generation of associated documentation including technical reports, test reports etc.

the development of the LI in-orbit level 1 performance verification and calibration/validation.

conducting and supporting external studies relevant for and related to the above activities, and analyzing and evaluating the study results.

Evaluation of algorithms involves both the review of the information derived from the ESA led LI space segment contract and alternative sources of information.

Ideal Candidate: 

In addition to having a (technical) university degree in Physics or a related subject, the Key Person shall be in possession of the following mandatory skills for the fulfilment of the tasks listed in Section 3:

Demonstrable experience of at least 2 years with characteristics and data usage of satellite instruments for earth observation in the visible-near-infrared range of the spectrum and with their 0-1b calibration, as well as with relating physics processes in such satellite instruments to the relevant 0-1b data processing algorithms required to provide geophysically calibrated level-1b data.

Demonstrable experience of at least 2 years with scientific instrument data simulation, 0-1b  data processing  software  development  and  prototyping/testing  such  software,  for satellite  instruments  for  earth  observation  in  the  visible-near-infrared  range  of  the spectrum and acquisition of simulated satellite instrument data sets.

Solid background in software engineering.

Demonstrable experience in software development in a Linux and/or Unix environment in C/C++.

Capable of working both individually and independently on assigned responsibilities, as well as coordinating with the LI/MTG team where necessary.

Ability to write concise and comprehensive scientific and technical reports.

Good inter-personal and communication skills.

 

Practical knowledge of as many as possible of the following skills will be an advantage:

Experience with the latest software development tools and methods:

Prototyping tools (e.g. Python).

Software configuration control tools.

Software build environments and tools (e.g. make, imake).

Experience with specification, design and coding of 0-1b data processing systems for earth-observing satellite instrumentation in the visible-near-infrared range of the spectrum.

Please be advised that by submitting your CV or other content to us, you agree to the administration, processing and storage of any personal data for the purposes of recruitment processes. The agreement covers the processing of personal data by Vitrociset Belgium even after finishing the recruitment process to submit further proposals for employment and may be revoked at any time.

 

Contact information: 

Please send your application for this role to Ms Roxana Sasu at: r.sasu@vitrocisetbelgium.com

Deadline: 20.02.2017

 

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