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Altimetry Data Quality Engineer

European Space Agency


Posted 2 weeks ago

Join the quest to unveil Earth's mysteries as an Altimetry Data Quality Engineer at the cutting-edge ESA Earth Observation Programme


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Frascati, Italy

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Embark on a transformative career with the Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes, a leader in providing critical Earth Observation data, driving innovation and supporting various industries and scientific research areas. As part of the ESA, this is your chance to contribute to global understanding and sustainability initiatives.

  • Contribute to the quality of sensor data products, focusing on the cryosphere and hydrology of Sentinel-3 and CRISTAL missions.
  • Provide quality support and Cal/Val for various ESA EO missions, tackling calibration, validation, and data processing challenges.
  • PhD or Master's in physics, engineering, or Earth sciences, with a focus on EO data processing algorithms, calibration, and validation.
  • Minimum three years of relevant experience.
  • High motivation, dedication, and proactive ownership.
  • Strong problem-solving, planning, and organizational skills.

ESA values diversity and inclusivity, encouraging applications from all qualified individuals, particularly women and those with disabilities, offering necessary workplace support. Applicants must be nationals from specified member states and proficient in English or French. Fluency in another member state language is a plus.

We are looking for an Altimetry Data Quality Engineer to join our team at the Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes. Our organisation is at the forefront of Earth Observation, providing valuable data to a wide range of industries and research fields.

The role involves contributing to the overall quality of the sensor data products provided by ESA in the altimetry domain, with an initial emphasis on the cryosphere and hydrology products of the Sentinel-3 and CRISTAL altimetry missions. You will also provide product quality and Cal/Val support for the other ESA Earth Observation (EO) missions and data, specifically in relation to challenges in calibration, validation, data processing and product evolutions.

Job requirements include a PhD or master’s degree in physics, engineering or Earth sciences with a particular emphasis on data processing algorithms, calibration and validation applied to EO missions. At least three years of relevant professional experience is also required. You should also have a high level of motivation and dedication, with the ability to take ownership and act proactively. Strong problem-solving skills to deal with day-to-day operational challenges, together with demonstrated planning and organisational skills are also necessary.

We offer a diverse, equitable and inclusive working environment. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, beliefs, age, disability or other characteristics. Applications from women are encouraged. We also seek to accommodate individuals with disabilities by providing the necessary support at the workplace.

Please note that applications can only be considered from nationals of one of the following States: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Canada, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia and Slovenia. The working languages of the Agency are English and French. A good knowledge of one of these is required. Knowledge of another Member State language would be an asset.


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