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Calibration and Validation System Engineer

  • Rome, Lazio, Italy
OHB Italy

Job description

We are looking for a ​Calibration and Validation System Engineer​ on behalf of and in support to our client for their location in ​Rome, Italy​. The selected candidate should show integrity and professionalism.

Please note, the successful candidate will be employed by ATG Europe (or one of its subsidiaries). Furthermore, upon selection, they will be subject to a general security screening performed by an external provider (further information will be provided at interview stage).

The successful candidate will be tasked with, but not limited to:

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Following and controlling the activities during Operations and Commissioning phases of the IRIDE EAG2 constellation satellites;
  • Interface with the FOS and PDGS teams;
  • Define the Calibration and Validation tasks, algorithms, and plan, including on-ground an in-orbit activities;
  • Support the IRIDE EAG2 commissioning phase;
  • Support the IRIDE EAG2 products calibration and validation;
  • Review of customer and industry documentation, during the various Project phases;
  • Continuously assess evolving user requirements regarding the mission, in terms of data quality, calibration and validation;
  • Propose innovation (where possible) in the area of EO product algorithm development, and for P/L calibration and validation;
  • Support the testing, integration and validation activities;
  • Documentation and software deliverables review and configuration control;
  • Contribute to the coordination meetings and reviews, both internal and with external participation;
  • Generate minutes of project-related meetings;
  • Generate technical notes to support the projects as needed.

We encourage persons falling under categorie protette L.68/99 to apply. We do not discriminate based on disability.

Job requirements

  • University PhD or master’s degree in physics, Engineering or Earth Sciences with particular emphasis on EO optical instruments, data processing algorithms, calibration and validation;
  • Good knowledge of Opto-electronics;
  • In-depth knowledge of Optical satellite remote sensing;
  • Strong knowledge of image analysis, GIS technology and applications and programming. Demonstrated capabilities in EO data processing and applications (specially with Optical Multispectral and Hyperspectral payloads);
  • Experience in development and maintenance of ground infrastructure and/or software systems;
  • Experience in space mission, spacecraft and/or payload operations;
  • Scientific programming (e.g., MATLAB, Python, IDL);
  • Expertise in retrieval of geophysical variables over sea and/or landmasses is an asset;
  • Experience in big data processing, cloud computing and computer science is advantageous;
  • Experience of in-situ data collection is advantageous;
  • Fluent English, both written and spoken.

Please submit your application in English via the apply button below. Applications submitted in other languages will not be considered.


  • Rome, Italy
OHB Italy


What do we offer?

In ATG Europe (or our subsidiaries) you will have the chance to work on the most interesting and technologically advanced projects in the space, big-science, and high-tech domains. You will enjoy the focused yet relaxed spirit and culture of our teams and the excellent working conditions our company provides. We firmly believe that development and growth perspectives are crucial to everyone’s career, and we therefore provide you with a personal development plan, regular assessment checkpoints and a dedicated training and education budget to support you, not only in your current work, but also paving the road to your next professional steps.

For those relocating in order to embrace a new career with us, we offer international relocation assistance in settling in your new home or finding the right school for your children and a relocation budget that is applicable to all ATG staff.

About ATG Europe

Today, ATG Europe is recognized as a leading provider of specialized engineering, scientific and technical services to the European Space, Big-Science, and high-tech industry. Our headquarters are located in Noordwijk, the Netherlands and we have subsidiaries in Germany, Ireland, Spain, Italy, and the UK. Besides these countries, ATG also operates in France, Czech Republic, Sweden, Norway, and Belgium.