The tasks of the key person will typically include:

  • Contributing to EUMETSAT existing and future programmes in the development of INR data processing systems, in particular:
    • Support the development / procurement of the INR data processing systems;
    • Support the verification and validation of INR data processing systems, and their initial operations phase;
    • Supporting the investigation and correction of anomalies related to the performance of INR data processing systems;
  • Developing and documenting prototype software validating INR algorithms and/or realising INR processing concepts for future programmes, in particular for high-accuracy processing of instrument data from 3-axis stabilised platforms;
  • Supporting the generation of proxy-data for INR prototyping or for verification/validation of INR data processing systems;
  • Develop the in-house knowledge base related to Image Navigation and Registration (INR) algorithms and the related implementations as well as high-accuracy level 1 processing from instruments on GEO and LEO orbits;
  • Participation and contributions to formal reviews and/or technical meetings.


In addition to having a University degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, the Key person shall have the following mandatory skills and experience:

  • An extensive theoretical knowledge of Level 1 data processing algorithms for Image Navigation and Registration, and geometric correction;
  • Hands-on experience in the design and implementation of estimation filters (e.g. Kalman or Least-square filters), preferably in an Image Navigation and Registration application context;
  • A sound experience in the specification, prototyping, implementation, verification and validation of complex, real-time Level 1 data processing systems for imaging and/or sounding instruments on remote sensing spacecraft;
  • A thorough understanding of the interaction between instrument/platform characteristics and processing impact, including product quality;
  • Experience in the development of INR processing systems preferable for large (multi-instrument) operational space programmes;
  • Hands-on expertise in at least one coding language, preferable C/C++, and with a tool to support of algorithm software development and rapid prototyping, e.g. MATLAB, IDL, Python;

The following skills and experience will be considered advantageous:

  • Some familiarity with UNIX/LINUX systems;
  • Knowledge of imaging and/or sounding instrumentation for remote sensing spacecraft.

Apply by sending an email to info_at_exostaff.de with an updated Curriculum Vitae.