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    The Sciences and Exploration Directorate, Earth Sciences Division, Terrestrial Information Systems Laboratory (Code 619), is looking for a highly skilled scientist to serve as an expert in the quality assessment of science products produced from satellite instruments and will serve as the Quality Assessment Team lead for land and atmosphere products produced by data systems in the Terrestrial Information Systems Laboratory supporting the Terra, Aqua, Suomi-NPP and JPSS missions.

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    As a Physical Scientist specializing in Earth Sciences Remote Sensing, you will provide technical leadership to a team of remote sensing analysts and software developers who are engaged in assessing the quality of global products produced from data collected by moderate-resolution earth imaging satellite instruments, e.g. AVHRR, MODIS and VIIRS. This activity includes developing strategies, formulating requirements and defining priorities for quality assessment and long-term trending of these global products.

    You will lead the development and refinement of procedures and tools for determining the accuracy, precision and stability of geophysical products produced from calibrated instrument data over the life of each mission. Develop improvements to product specific metadata in order to provide users of a product with better insight into the quality of the calculated parameters at each spatial location in the product as well as for the entire product, e.g. scene, orbit or time series. Where a long-term data record of a geophysical parameter, e.g. land surface reflectance, is being produced, you will collaborate with other remote sensing scientists within NASA, NOAA and universities to address issues with geolocation, calibration, atmospheric correction and cloud screening in order to develop and implement corrections to the data from each instrument needed to achieve a stable, accurate and consistently processed data record from a variety of data sources.

    You will serve as a recognized expert in remote sensing and multi-sensor data inter-comparison and quality assurance in studies utilizing global land or atmosphere products from Earth observing satellites. Provide information, advice and consultation to government entities, federal agencies and universities on complex issues associated with the quality assessment of global satellite products. Collaborate on a national level with scientists and government officials on a wide range of science data analysis and validation issues. Publish and contribute to publications.

    You will lead a team of software developers responsible for creating, maintaining and enhancing software that produces global land products for Earth observing satellite instruments. This activity includes: leading software integration and test activities which includes developing comprehensive test plans for software that generates each product and coordinating activities of science team and support team members during large-scale tests leading up to major reprocessing campaigns; developing common software used by a suite of products, e.g. browse imagery generation and coarse resolution products that share a global grid; and maintaining and developing or enhancing specific products assigned to the teams through the senior review process for missions, through competitively won proposals or reimbursable agreements with other federal agencies.

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