Optical Systems Engineer Ref# V-32621

  • South East, Bedfordshire, UK
  • Competitive
  • Permanent
  • V-32621

Holt Executive are partnered with a leading technology and engineering services company that supplies the space and satellite industry. Our partner is involved in a variety of projects ranging from designing and building spacecraft to managing launches and controlling satellites in orbit.

They require an Optical Systems Engineer to support the development of Earth observation (EO) programs and services for national and international organisations, using both operational and scientific data.

Key Responsibilities for the Optical Systems Engineer:

  • Support services to ESA included within the Third Party and Heritage Mission element of the Instrument Data Quality Evaluation and Analysis service (IDEAS-QA4EO) and Earthnet Data Assessment Project (EDAP+).
  • Interact with expert customers on mission data issues.
  • Proactively identify and investigate data quality anomalies, ensuring the accuracy and reliability of Earth observation data.
  • Research and provide comprehensive responses to user inquiries related to technical aspects of data analysis.
  • Manage and update local quality control tools and scripts for optimal data processing.
  • Develop and present posters, publications, and presentations at meetings and conferences.
  • Undertake occasional on-site visits to customer locations.
  • Contribute to the development of compelling technical proposals to expand business opportunities.

Key Skills and Experience Required by the Optical Systems Engineer:

  • University degree/MSc (or equivalent) in Geography, Physics, Remote Sensing or a related discipline.
  • Experience/Understanding, in either an industrial or academic setting –
    • Supporting operational processing systems for EO data (e.g. level ‘1’ to level ‘2’ and ‘level 3’ processing).
    • Working with Optical earth observation data specifically Landsat, Proba-1, JERS-1 and New Space missions (e.g. Planet).
    • Using and adapting tools for remote sensing data manipulation.
  • Understanding of EO data processing levels.
  • Understanding of instrument calibration principles (e.g. geometric, radiometric, spectral, etc).
  • Data handling and manipulation.
  • Technical document authoring.

Due to the nature of the business, all applicants must be eligible to work in the UK and all potential employees will undergo stringent reference and identity checks.
If your skills and experience match this Optical Systems Engineer opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to info@holtexecutive.com 


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