C++ software development for operational processing systems in the context of the EU Copernicus atmospheric mission Sentinel-5

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In the framework of the EU Copernicus Sentinel-5 mission and the AC-SAF project, DLR’s Remote Sensing Technology Institute plays a leading role in the development of processing systems and algorithms for the accurate determination of atmospheric composition gases like ozone, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, formaldehyde, glyoxal as well as physical aerosol and cloud properties. These algorithms are used operationally in near-real-time processing environments of the European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) and of DLR AC-SAF.

The tasks are carried out in close cooperation with national and international partners. We offer an excellent work environment and provide the opportunity to collaborate with leading scientists in the field of satellite-based atmospheric remote sensing.

We are interested in highly motivated people who deliver high quality work. The holder of the post is encouraged to present scientific results at international conferences and publish in scientific journals.

The holder of the position will be responsible for the following tasks:

Development of software systems in modern C++ for the retrieval of atmospheric trace gas parameters as well as physical aerosol and cloud properties for the EU Copernicus atmospheric mission Sentinel-5 and the DLR AC-SAF:

  • Implementation of software for operational 24/7 systems
  • Analysis and design of retrieval software for the Sentinel 5 atmospheric mission
  • Documentation of the design following ECSS and participation in design reviews
  • Further development of existing systems, particularly for the Sentinel-5 mission
  • Integration of the retrieval systems in operational ground segments for data processing in near real-time mode
  • Development and improvement of novel scientific algorithms
  • Research in the field of  machine learning for retrieval algorithms
  • Elaboration of suitable test procedures

Documentation of the software and execution of test runs covering the following main aspects:

  • Documentation of software, used test procedures, and test results
  • Participation in test campaigns and acceptance reviews
  • Analysis of test data

Your qualifications:

  • University degree (diploma, master) in informatics, computer science, engineering sciences or an equivalent field is required
  • At least 5 years of proven experience with code development in C++ (11/14/17) is required
  • Eexperience in Java
  • Practical experience with software development under Linux/Unix including necessary tools (for example, Eclipse, CMake, GCC, GitLab) is required
  • Good knowledge of the English language is required
  • Good knowledge of numerical mathematics and associated routines and libraries is required
  • Experience with scripting languages such as Python is advantageous
  • Sound knowledge in the area of scientific algorithm development and machine learning is an asset
  • Knowledge in satellite-based remote sensing of the atmosphere and of related auxiliary data is an asset
  • Hands-on experience in developing multi-threaded applications
  • Passionate for producing high-quality, production-ready and well-tested code
  • Team spirit and experience in project work

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