End-to-End Mission Performance Engineer S-4 (ESA-ESTEC)

Noordwijk, The Netherlands, Sapienza Consulting [1332]

Field(s) of expertise
Space Systems Engineering Aerospace Engineering
Job type

About this job

We are recruiting an End-to-End Mission Performance Engineer for Sentinel 4 Mission. The successful candidate will be hired for Sapienza to work on our Customers Site (ESA-ESTEC).

*Please note the starting date might be slightly delayed due to COVID-19.


  • The assessment of the delivered scientific processing algorithm in
  • The assessment of the delivered Instrument Quality Tool IQT v2-alpha and its ability to process real instrument data (PFM Focal Plane SubSystem data, S4 enhanced EM data, …).
  • The assessment of the delivered Level-1 Reference Processor and perform a comparison of the results with the IQT.
  • The development, implementation and validation of (complex) key data generation tools for the instrument calibration and performance verification tasks, as defined in the S4 on-ground calibration plan and in the L1b processing specification.
  • The support to the closed-loop testing between the S4/UVN measurement data, the IQT v2 and the calibration keydata to demonstrate adequacy, completeness and accuracy of the level-0 to level-1b data processing algorithms and the calibration keydata.
  • The contribution to meetings within ESA, industry and EUMETSAT.
  • The Contractor will report to the Sentinel 4 Principal Engineer.


  • Master’s Degree in Physics or Engineering
  • At least 4 years of relevant work experience
  • Demonstrated background and experience in data processing
  • Candidates shall demonstrate good familiarity with computer programs/languages such as C/C++, Python and MATLAB and with Unix operating system.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Candidate shall demonstrate familiarity with L0 to L1b data processing of optical instrument using CCD technology.
  • Fluent in English; knowledge of another ESA member-state language is an asset


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