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Copernicus Altimetry Engineer

  • Reference DE-HP-5174
  • Location Darmstadt, Germany
  • Closing date 15 December 2023

HE Space is a successful international space company. For 40 years, we have been supporting our customers with qualified experts in the field of engineering, science and administration. HE Space has joined forces with CS Group to lead the engineering and digital space market in Europe and to provide highly skilled consulting.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities              

As part of the Remote Sensing and Products (RSP) Division, you will have the following responsibilities:


  • Development, implementation and maintenance of operational scientific data algorithms and product processing software to derive geophysical parameters from remote sensing data;
  • Specification and prototyping of new processing concepts for altimeter processing chains:
  • Specification and prototyping of evolutions of the altimeter processing chains;
  • Contributing to operational processor evolution and maintenance activities;
  • Validation of altimetry prototype and operational products;
  • Quality assessment and monitoring of altimetry products;
  • Supporting the commissioning and cal/val of altimetry missions.
  • Applications of satellite data in meteorology, oceanography, and atmospheric
  • composition;
  • Scientific document writing.

Skills & Experience

You will have the following qualifications and relevant experience:

  • University degree in physical remote sensing, meteorology, oceanography, physics, IT/Computational Science, or equivalent;
  • Extensive professional experience in system engineering, development, implementation, and operation of Earth Observation products processing systems;
  • Algorithm specification/development for scientific, meteorological and remote sensing missions;
  • Knowledge of established radar altimetry instrument processing systems, e.g. ERS RA, ENVISAT RA-2, Cryosat SIRAL, Jason-1/2 Poseidon, Sentinel-3 SRAL;
  • Experience in processing, analysis, and cal/val of altimeter data;
  • Experience with operational scientific data processing implementations would be an advantage;
  • Experience in interfacing with scientific organizations and user communities would be an advantage;
  • Fluency in English is mandatory; knowledge of another European language is an advantage.

This job is located in Darmstadt.

If you think you have what it takes for this job, please send your CV (in English and in Word or PDF) to Viktoria Panicharova, by clicking on the button “Apply for this job” quoting job DE-HP-5174.

An exciting and dynamic international working environment awaits you!

Please note: Due to work permit requirements for this position, please apply only if you are citizen of a European Union state or if you are eligible to obtain a work permit for Germany.

More information

Viktoria Panicharova
Viktoria Panicharova
  • Recruiter
  • +31 71 341 7501

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