Instrument Data Processing & Atmospheric Products Engineering Service [Deadline 21st May 2021]

Job title: Instrument Data Processing & Atmospheric Products Engineering Service

Customer: EUMETSAT (European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites)

Location of work: Darmstadt, Germany

Due date for application: 21st May 2021

Preferred start date: Flexible


In addition to having a University degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline such as computer science, physics, mathematics or remote sensing, the key person shall have a minimum of three years’ experience in software engineering for operational processing of satellite or meteorological data.


The key person shall also possess the mandatory skills described in the following sections;


  • Demonstrated skills in a higher programming language (e.g., C++, Fortran…)
  • Excellent interpersonal and team-working skills
  • Fluency in English is mandatory (This is the working language at EUMETSAT, and the person must be able to work effectively in this language.)
  • Satellite instrument data processing (Level 1/level 2)


In addition to the mandatory skills, sound knowledge and demonstrated ability covering any of the following would be an advantage:


  • Demonstrated skills in Java programming
  • Knowledge of atmospheric and/or meteorology
  • Demonstrated knowledge of physics of optical remote sensing of the atmosphere,
  • Experience with the development of modular, clearly readable and adaptable scientific software is required, including the configuration control of the developed codes
  • Experience in the visualization of remote sensing data using specific tools or programming languages (Python)
  • Experience in scientific data analysis
  • Communication skills, especially through scientific peer-review papers, international working groups and workshops
  • Knowledge of the most relevant imagery missions for atmospheric products, including their products and applications
  • Experience in operational satellite data processing systems
  • Experience in the maintenance of processors in the context of operational missions
  • Knowledge of instrument calibration and characterization, including long-term monitoring and validation of the performance
  • Experience in the validation of geophysical parameters derived from space-borne sensors through in-situ measurements and cross-comparisons



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