EPS-SG UVNS Product Development Engineer [Deadline: 28 Feb 2016]

The tasks of the Key person will include:

  • Provision of support for the generation of Level 2 data processing, product format, and auxiliary data specifications for the UVNS mission;
  • Provision of support to the development of algorithms for the calibration of UVNS Level 0 data;
  • Development of prototype software for the purposes of testing and validation of the algorithms developed, including the generation of associated technical reports etc;
  • Analyse the constraints imposed by the implementation of the products within an operational processing environment on the algorithm and implement necessary changes;
  • Interfacing with experts across EUMETSAT as needed;
  • Collaboration with expert groups and the wider scientific community outside EUMETSAT as appropriate;

In addition the key person will provide support to:

  • Assessment of results from scientific studies;
  • Refinement of mission requirements in response to expert advice and results of scientific studies;
  • Scientific assessments related to requirements refinements;
  • Interaction with expert teams and the conduct of expert team meetings,
  • Participation in reviews.


In addition to having a University degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, the consultant shall have a minimum of 5 years experience in the field of remote sensing product retrievals, data processing, and analysis. Further the consultant shall have a solid background in software engineering. He/she shall be familiar with Level 2 retrieval algorithms, data processing, and satellite instrument characteristics in the UV to SWIR part of the spectrum. He/she shall have the ability to write concise and comprehensive scientific and technical reports.

Specifically the key person shall have:

  • Experience in atmospheric remote sensing in the optical spectrum (Ultraviolet to Shortwave Infrared);
  • Familiarity with Earth observation systems in operational meteorology, atmospheric composition and climate monitoring (both remote sensing and in situ systems);
  • Handling and processing of remote sensing data;
  • Experience with instrument calibration and characterisation;
  • Familiarity with radiative transfer;
  • Good skills in a higher programming language (e.g. Fortran, C++).

The following areas of expertise would be an advantage:

  • Quality control of satellite data and products;
  • Operational product processing environments;
  • Software build environments and tools (e.g. make, imake, eclipse, insure++);
  • Source code control system (e.g. git or SVN).

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