(Geospatial) Python Engineer - Data (m/f/x)

Job description

UP42 is changing the way geospatial data is accessed and analysed. The developer platform and marketplace bring together multiple sources of data such as satellite imagery, weather data, and more—with algorithms to identify objects, detect change, and find patterns. Industry leaders use UP42 to inform business decisions and build scalable customer solutions.


We are looking for a (Geospatial) Python Engineer - Data (m/f/x) to join our motivated team in Berlin.


More information about our Product teams here -> https://up42.com/company/teams


About the role:

  • Build a high-performing API using Python to enable data discovery, ordering, delivery and post processing at scale

  • Design interfaces to search over the variety of geospatial data sources (based on industry standards e.g. STAC)

  • Develop and design a mechanism for ordering multiple raster and vector data sources

  • Develop delivery mechanism including data post processing to enable easy integration with other software but also with the processing algorithms on the platform

  • Contribute to the highly efficient agile development process

  • Closely collaborate with the CTO and Head of Data Science in order to align work streams and achieve the set partner integration and functionality launch goals

  • Work in a cross-functional product team, together with backend and frontend engineers, on implementing new platform features

  • Guide external and more junior people in the team

Job requirements

About you:

  • Several years of experience and demonstrated understanding of the full software development lifecycle including testing and object oriented programming

  • Deep knowledge in Python

  • Understanding of Remote Sensing principles and applications is a plus

  • Experience in the geospatial industry, especially with image processing using GDAL and Rasterio is a plus

  • Excellent problem solving, critical thinking and communication skills

  • Solid grasp of computer science fundamentals including data structures and algorithms

  • Solid ability to evaluate and apply new technologies

  • Self-motivated, proactive and solution-oriented

  • Experience working in an agile environment

  • Experience with FastAPI, aiohttp and backend development is a plus

  • Fluency in English

About us:

  • The chance to shape the state of the art geospatial processing platform and create a completely new planetary perspective

  • Nice office with everything you need to enjoy your work in the heart of Kreuzberg

  • Inspiring international team, fun and productive environment

  • Competitive salary package and other great benefits

  • Regular team events, team updates and get-to-gathers

  • Development budget: we help you grow and you grow UP42!

  • Challenges, space for creativity and taking ownership

Does this sound like a good next step into your geospatial career? If so, we look forward to receiving your application in English.


Our culture is one of belonging, where everyone feels welcome and where differences are celebrated. We seek to recruit the best talent regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background and/or belief—and strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply. We also value more than the skills and experiences outlined in this job description. Even if you think you only fill 60% of the requirements for this role - we would still like to consider your application.