We are currently looking for an experienced Altimetry Instrument Systems Engineer to join our international team of inspiring engineers and industry professionals, tasked with driving innovation within the Space, Satellite and Earth Observation sector.
This role is rooted in EUMETSAT’s commitment to the European Union's Copernicus Earth observation programme and will provide the opportunity to work with leading IT, Space and Earth Observation organisations and domain experts to make a positive impact on society!
In the context of Copernicus and through its Jason-CS programme, the EUMETSAT Copernicus Mission Development Division is involved in the development of ocean altimetry missions, focusing on system and data processing. EUMETSAT is also the operator of the Copernicus Jason-3, Sentinel-3 and Jason-CS/Sentinel-6 marine missions, based on a partnership with ESA and other European and US partners.
In partnership with ESA, EUMETSAT is now planning for the next generation multi-orbit ocean altimeter system and mission expected to take over Sentinel-3 and Sentinel-6 in the 2030 timeframe, and assessing the possible use of the CRISTAL mission for acquiring additional altimeter data over the open ocean.
Reporting to the EUMETSAT phase A/B manager for future Copernicus missions and to the System Manager for future Copernicus Sentinel altimetry missions in the development phase, the Altimetry Instrument System Engineer will follow up the ESA-led definition of requirements, design and development of altimeter instrument suites (altimeter, microwave radiometer, orbit determination system). He/she will assess critical information for the development of data processing and satellite operations by EUMETSAT and support its appropriation by multi-disciplinary teams.
EUMETSAT’s role is to establish and operate meteorological satellites to monitor the weather and climate from space - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This information is supplied to the National Meteorological Services of the organisation's Member and Cooperating States in Europe, as well as other users worldwide.
EUMETSAT also operates several Copernicus missions on behalf of the European Union and provide data services to the Copernicus marine and atmospheric services and their users.
As an intergovernmental European Organisation, EUMETSAT can recruit nationals only from the 30 Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom).
Closing date: 20th April
Salary: 145,941 Euros