Passive Microwave Specialist

  • Reference DE-HP-24100
  • Location Darmstadt, Germany
  • Closing date Coming soon
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HE Space is a successful international space company. For over 30 years, we have been supporting our customers with qualified experts in the field of engineering, science and administration. We are currently looking for a Passive Microwave Specialist to support our customer in Germany.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

As part of the Remote Sensing and Products (RSP) Division, you will have the following responsibilities on the microwave and sub-mm wave missions in the EPS-SG ground segment and for future missions at EUMETSAT:

  • Scientific and technical support to Level 1 and Level 2 product processing functions;
  • Level 1 and Level 2 Cal/Val support & quality monitoring;
  • Scientific and technical support for algorithms implementation, refinement and evolution (Level 1 and Level 2).

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;
  • At least three 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;
  • Good written communication skills. These are essential for the fulfilment of the tasks;
  • Skills in writing scientific/technical documents;
  • 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;
  • Verification of operational product processing systems;
  • Configuration control of software and data;
  • Production monitoring and reporting;
  • Quality control of satellite data and products;
  • Fluency in English is mandatory; knowledge of another European language is an advantage.

The following experience would be advantageous:

  • Experience with the specification, development and validation of satellite data processing chains;
  • Utilization of products from meteorological satellites;
  • Experience with calibration and product validation methods;
  • 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 particular branch-based development workflows, and peer code reviews) and tools (git, subversion);
  • Experience in software unit, acceptance, system and integration testing;
  • Familiarity with programming platform tools like Matlab;
  • Knowledge in radiative transfer;
  • Experience in the use of image processing software such as IDL or ENVI in a UNIX/Linux environment;
  • Experience in the use of Scripting Languages (e.g., Perl, Python, shell);
  • Experience in scientific computing using NumPy and SciPy;
  • Familiarity in manipulating analysis and forecast data from NWP models;
  • Experience in understanding and specifying requirements;
  • Experience in writing software documentation.

This job is located in Darmstadt.

If you think you have what it takes for this job, please send us your CV together with a letter of motivation (both in English and in Word), clicking on the button “Apply for this job”, quoting job DE-HP-24100

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.

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Viktoria Panicharova
Viktoria Panicharova
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  • +31 71 341 7501
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