System and Instrument Functional Chain Engineer

  • Reference DE-HP-24036
  • Location Darmstadt, Germany
  • Closing date 20 April 2024
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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 a member of a team providing services to EUMETSAT you will be providing support, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Specification and validation of processing algorithms;
  • Instrument characterisation & calibration;
  • Coordination and Review of the processing specifications for the PDAP (payload and dat acquisition Processing) operational processors;
  • Coordination and Review of the Satellite data formats;
  • Generation of Test Data packages for End-to-End and Cross Verification of the processing chain;
  • Support to IDS (Instrument Data Simulator) and GPP (Ground Processor Prototypes) development and reviews;
  • Implications for and constraints by space and ground segment implementation;
  • Investigation and review of instrument anomalies;
  • Development of Python and C++ tools to facilitate reviews, investigations, analysis and data viewing;
  • Providing technical documentation on L0 and L1 product specification, aux files specification, Test/Verification reports.

Skills & Experience

You will have the following qualifications and relevant experience:

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Engineering, or relevant disciplines;
  • Experience in the field of engineering of space and/or ground systems, in the area of Low-Earth Orbiting satellites including end-to-end data acquisition and processing;
  • Experience in verifying instrument data processing systems;
  • Experience in development of test data sets, test tools or instrument data processor
  • prototypes;
  • Experience in specification of operational products for earth observation missions;
  • Experience in requirements-based design, development and verification process of polar satellite systems following the ECSS standards and using DOORS;
  • Knowledge of relevant space-borne observation instruments (EPS-SG satellites will embark sounders and imagers from the ultraviolet to the microwave range, a scatterometer and a radio-occultation instrument).
  • Experience with Linux, Bash scripting, Python, Matlab;
  • Fluency in English is mandatory; knowledge of German is an advantage.

Advantage Qualification:

  • Knowledge or experience of the EPS-SG Instruments, specification of Instrument Source Packets and algorithms to process L0 and L1 products;
  • Proven experience in follow up preparation of algorithms processing specification and associated test data, including maintenance of the baseline;
  • Knowledge of the EPS-SG Product content and specification;
  • Knowledge of the EPS-SG processing algorithms and specification;
  • Knowledge of the ESP-SG System and operational processors design;
  • Familiarity with system change control and configuration management procedures;
  • Data analysis software packages and programming/scripting skills in other coding languages such as Python / Java / Perl etc.;
  • Familiarity with Model-Based Systems Engineering tools, specifically CORE 9 from Vitech.

This job is located in Darmstadt, Germany.

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-24035.

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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