Level 1 Mission Performance Chain Engineer
HE Space
Noordwijk, The Netherlands
3 dagen geleden

You will provide support to Earth Observation Projects (currently S5 and S4) in the domain of End-to-end (E2E) Mission Performance covering both software and algorithm aspects.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the overall specification of the E2E Mission Performance Simulator chain (from Scene Generation up to Level-2);
  • Monitoring the development of the Instrument Simulator Software developed through an ESA contract with industry;
  • Monitoring the development of the Level 1 Prototype Processor Software developed through an ESA contract with industry;
  • Monitoring the development and integration of the overall E2E Mission Performance Simulator chain and its components;
  • Reviewing the Level-1 and Instrument Simulator algorithms and input / output interfaces;
  • Ensuring that the E2E Mission Performance Simulator chain and its components and algorithms meet the required functionality and performance, taking into account system, instrument, geophysical model and calibration / validation facility aspects;
  • Installing, maintaining and operating an up to date copy of the E2E Mission Performance Simulator software at ESTEC;
  • Analysing impacts on the mission performance resulting from deviations during the development programme;
  • Ensuring the proper verification and validation methods are proposed and implemented;
  • Supporting the standardisation and the harmonisation between the E2E Mission Performance Simulator chain and related Products between S4, S5 and S5P;
  • Supporting Test Data production and verification;
  • Supporting the analysis of the data collected during on-ground and in-orbit calibration and characterisation campaigns;
  • Developing any needed software tool to support all the mentioned activities.
  • Skills & Experience

    You will have the following qualifications and relevant experience :

  • Master (-level) degree or equivalent in Physics or Computer Science;
  • Experience and proficiency in the development of numerical modelling software preferably using compiled languages (C / C++ / Java) and using the Unix operating system;
  • Familiarity with high-performance computing environment such as GPU and cloud processing;
  • Good familiarity with computer programs such as Matlab, Python or IDL. Knowledge of specific tools such as image analysis tools is considered a plus;
  • Background knowledge of the problematics involved in Earth Observation modelling.
  • Fluency in English is mandatory; knowledge of another European language is an advantage.
  • This job is located in the Netherlands.

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