Climate Product Expert

EUMETSAT - European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites

Climate Product Expert

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 Climate Product Expert 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 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!

BACKGROUND

EUMETSAT uses data from its growing Earth observation fleet, as well as data from other agencies, to support climate information services by rescuing, recalibrating and reprocessing long series of satellite observations and validating the resulting climate datasets.

Within the EUMETSAT Climate Services team of the User Support and Climate Services Division, the Climate Product Expert will lead the development and validation of climate datasets, including those delivered in support of the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S). This includes the optimisation and cross-calibration of cross-programme satellite data and the derivation of geophysical products, including the provision of meaningful uncertainty estimates. This will be accompanied by conducting comprehensive quality analyses of datasets and providing accurate and user-friendly documentation. He/she will also support the development of the EUMETSAT climate data product portfolio.

The Climate Services team consists of staff with a wide range of expertise from climate applications of Earth Observation data to informatics that produce climate data efficiently. The team uses the latest technologies that can be applied to cloud/bulk data processing systems to generate and validate the datasets. The team also supports the further development of these systems. Joining EUMETSAT in this role offers a unique opportunity to develop a professional career in a highly motivating environment.

What you’ll be doing

  • Lead a group of expert staff tasked to develop the climate data records including management of activities and resources and reporting to the Climate Service & Product Manager;
  • Provide management support to the Climate Service & Product Manager, including deputising for the management of EUMETSAT’s support to the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S);
  • Coordinate the annual update of EUMETSAT’s Climate Service Development Plan;
  • Perform scientific analysis of climate data records with radiative transfer simulations (and other means) for data from different instruments measuring in the visible, infrared and microwave spectral range to determine structure and source of errors;
  • Assessment of data assimilation readiness for data records in support to the Copernicus Climate Change Service;
  • Engagement in satellite data rescue activities including assessing the usability of historical data;
  • Support to the implementation of all developed methods in the EUMETSAT operational environment and systems;
  • Compilation of relevant scientific and technical documentation as well as peer reviewed scientific publications;
  • Compilation of presentations and reports for reporting to C3S and participation in C3S progress meetings, as required.

What we offer

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

Requirements

Qualifications:

  • University degree in Atmospheric Physics, Remote Sensing, or another relevant discipline.

Skills and Experience:

  • Proven experience managing small teams and projects including management of resources, activities, and reporting;
  • In-depth knowledge and demonstrated experience in:
    • Quality control and evaluation of satellite observations;
    • Calibration of visible, infrared and microwave satellite instrument measurements including re- and cross-calibration methods;
    • Characterisation of observation uncertainty;
    • Radiative transfer in the visible, infrared and microwave spectral ranges.
  • Knowledge of the usage of satellite observations in climate analysis, data assimilation and modelling would be an advantage;
  • Proven programming skills using a higher programming language as well as scripting languages, such as Python;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to apply these to the interactions within a team and across teams in an international environment.

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 work from the headquarters from day 1. Remote working is not an option for this role.

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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