Remote Sensing Scientist - Product Processing Software Expert (Copernicus)

EUMETSAT - European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites

Remote Sensing Scientist - Product Processing Software Expert (Copernicus)

EUMETSAT - European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites

Darmstadt, Germany

EUMETSAT is Europe’s meteorological satellite agency - monitoring the weather and climate from space - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

We are currently looking for an experienced Remote Sensing Scientist to join our international team of young and inspiring engineers and industry professionals, tasked with driving innovation within the Space, Satellite and Earth Observation sector.

This role is routed in the mission of EUMETSAT 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!

The Remote Sensing and Products (RSP) Division is tasked with providing the scientific expertise required to develop, implement, validate, maintain and evolve the operational observational products for all EUMETSAT satellites and agreed third party missions, such as the Copernicus CO2 Monitoring, as well as establishing the user requirements for future EUMETSAT missions.

Within the Atmospheric Chemistry (ACh) Competence Area of the Remote Sensing and Products Division (RSP), the Remote Sensing Scientist - Product Processing Software Expert (Copernicus) will be responsible for and contribute to product processor prototyping for products derived from the CO2 and NO2 visible to short-wave infrared grating spectrometer, the Multi-Angle Polarimeter (MAP) and the Cloud-Imager (CLIM) on-board the Copernicus CO2 mission (CO2M). CO2M is the space component of the European integrated observation and inversion modelling system dedicated to the monitoring of anthropogenic CO2 emissions.

What you’ll be doing

  • Acquire and maintain an in depth understanding of product processing from instruments on-board of CO2M;
  • Support the prototyping and operational implementation of algorithms for product navigation, calibration, co-registration and product inversion from CO2/NO2 spectrometer, MAP and CLIM instrument data, as well as for the derived aerosol, cloud and greenhouse-gas products;
  • Support the development and operations of product calibration and validation activities;
  • Support the prototyping of processes for product validation and quality analysis;
  • Support CO2M mission preparation for commissioning and operations with respect to processor integration, system testing, validation and verification;
  • Support industrial activities for operational processor development, and processor specification;
  • Play an active role in relevant preparations for mission operations and development and maintenance of product interfaces to the CO2 Monitoring and Verification Support capacity users.

What we offer

  • Excellent salary, of up to Euro 7,500/month NET (after tax) based on skills and experience;
  • Flexible working time including additional flexi-leave;
  • Private medical coverage for employee and family;
  • Attractive final salary pension;
  • 30 days of annual leave + 14.5 days public holidays;
  • Training and development support;
  • Relocation allowance and support (if applicable).

Requirements

Qualifications

Advanced university degree (or equivalent experience) in remote sensing, physics or other related degree.

Skills and Experience

  • In-depth knowledge and excellent command of scientific programming and prototyping;
  • Familiarity with prototyping of algorithms for product navigation, calibration, co-registration and/or product inversion from space-borne grating spectrometer or imager data is an distinct advantage;
  • Proven experience of processing of large-volumes of data from relevant space borne instruments;
  • Demonstrable experience with scientific development projects and working with user communities and researchers;
  • Excellent experience of working in a UNIX environment and with scientifically-oriented coding languages, C/C++ and Python;
  • Familiarity with IDL and/or MATLAB, and Java is an advantage;
  • Strengths in analysis, synthesis and presentation, coupled with good interpersonal skills and a proven ability to apply these to the interactions within a team and between teams.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED IN ENGLISH. WE WILL BE UNABLE TO CONSIDER APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED IN OTHER LANGUAGES.

EUMETSAT is an international organisation employing staff from across all 30 member states and this role is being advertised on multiple international job boards, but please note that this role would be based in Darmstadt, Germany and would require international applicants to relocate if successful.

More about us

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).

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