Spire Global is a 150-person space data company founded in 2012. In less than six years, Spire has built one of the world's largest satellite constellations, and we're just getting started.
We are looking for a Senior Data Assimilation (DA) Scientist to join our Glasgow office. The Senior Data Assimilation Scientist will lead a small but agile team tasked with assimilating new and existing global total electron content (TEC) and radio occultation (RO) data into an ionosphere model in order to improve the accuracy of GNSS location-based services and other applications.
Positioning errors from ionospheric effects on GNSS signals remain one of the last hurdles in improving GNSS-based positioning accuracies. Spire satellites have the unique capability to globally measure TEC and scintillation indices and provide near real-time estimates of ionospheric delay and disturbance effects on GNSS services. The Senior Data Assimilation Scientist will help build Spire’s capability to assimilate Spire satellite TEC measurements, as well as external sources of ionospheric data, into Spire’s in-house ionosphere model. This capability will enable Spire to provide near real-time corrections to GNSS location-based services and their providers, leading to greater confidence in applications that require high accuracy and resiliency, such as autonomous vehicle navigation. You will have opportunities to work with top-level scientists at Spire as well as scientists from around the world on issues that matter.
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