Manage the development of the simulator/L1/L2 processor (follow the day-to-day activity, review progress reporting, attend and follow-up progress meetings);
Implement the Anomaly Review process (organise Anomaly Review Boards, Maintain Anomaly Tracking records, Follow-up action items);
Accept new simulator/L1/L2 software by installing with help of IT support, reviewing associated documentation;
Run simulator/L1/L2 software in house or acceptance;
Accept new L2 software (with help of IT support for installing),
Review/assess associated documentation;
Follow of instrument Contractor’s work on ground processing and algorithms;
Evaluation of instrument Contractor’s mission error budgets and modelling;
Translation of instrument characteristics to mission level;
Review the instrument Flight Operation Manuals for relevant volumes/sections;
Support the instrument CAL/VAL campaign.
Skills & Experience
You will have the following qualifications and relevant experience:
Master's degree or equivalent qualification in Physics or Engineering;
Extended knowledge of the Earth Observation (payload data) ground segment, including; processes such as calibration, monitoring routine data processing; processors and facilities; interactions with other stakeholders (FOS, end users);
Extended knowledge of data analysis/processing (statistics, error budgets; simulations; data tools such as Mathlab);
Working knowledge on instrument remote sensing techniques, with a focus on optical systems (transmissions, backscatter, extinction; processing algorithms; detectors);
The tasks will be initially for the EarthCare and Aeolus missions, therefore working knowledge of LIDAR technology is a major asset;
Since Aeolus is in orbit, hands-on experience of in-flight performance verification is an asset;
Good knowledge of computer environment and languages (Linux, GNU compilers, IDL, scripting such as python, shell scripts, perl…);
Affinity with numerical weather prediction is an advantage;
Fluency in English is mandatory; knowledge of another European language is an advantage.
This job is located in Noordwijk. We welcome applicants who are available from April 2021 (or as soon as possible thereafter).
If you think you have what it takes for this job, please send your CV together with a letter of motivation (both in English and in Word) to Viktoria Panicharova, by clicking on the button “Apply for this job” quoting job NL-HP-4473 before 23-Mar-21.
An exciting and dynamic international working environment awaits you!