GNSS-R Scientist at Spire
Boulder, CO, US
Responsibilities of your role:

As a Scientist at Spire you will be working on calibration and validation activities associated with data generated from the Spire GNSS-Reflections (GNSS-R) satellite constellation as well as working in the development of new remote sensing applications using GNSS-R data. Calibration and validation activities will include the on-ground conversion of the raw GNSS-R measurements to calibrated measurements of surface scattered power and bistatic radar cross section measurements, including the correction for all non-surface related parameters in the measurements. As part of the new application development you will be involved in on-going experiments to validate and quantify the accuracy of new GNSS-R remote sensing techniques, including near surface soil moisture, freeze/thaw soil state, surface snow cover, sea ice extent and concentration as well as refining and validating new ocean applications such wind direction sensing and ocean surface altimetry.

Qualifications / Experience:

Ph.D. in satellite radar remote sensing, satellite navigation, applied physics or related field and an established publication record in peer reviewed journals.
Strong computer skills, including experience with Linux tools.
Experience with programming in Matlab/Octave.
Strong background in physics, mathematics and statistics.
Familiar with Global Navigation satellite system signal processing.
In depth knowledge in one or more of the following remote sensing disciplines: ocean, terrestrial or cryosphere.

Strong candidates will also possess skills in at least one of the following areas:

Knowledge of radio frequency engineering, including hardware and interference mitigation.
Programming skills in C or C++.
Experience in calibration and/or validation of remote sensing data.
Experience in large scale data processing systems, including ingesting and analyzing large quantities of remote sensing data from various sources.