Senior Geospatial Data Engineer - Processing (m/f/x)

Job description

UP42 is changing the way satellite data is accessed and analyzed. It is the first of its kind open marketplace providing easy access to both satellite imagery and analytics from multiple sources. Developers and data scientists across all industries now have access to a platform to build, run, and scale projects in one place. Based in Berlin, the company is a subsidiary of Airbus Defence and Space.


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

More information about our Product teams here ->


About the role:

  • Implement algorithms that access, manipulate and analyze geospatial imagery and vector data

  • Containerize algorithms into processing blocks using Docker

  • Test, validate and quantify results of UP42 and partner blocks

  • Contribute to the highly efficient agile development process

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

  • Work together with backend and frontend engineers on implementing new platform features

  • Contribute to engineering best practices, processes and share your knowledge mentoring more junior team members or pairing with your colleagues

  • Be the go-to expert for geospatial knowledge to non-industry related colleagues from the company as well as to external stakeholders

Job requirements

About you:

  • Experience in the geospatial industry, especially with image processing and cloud native geospatial (GDAL, Rasterio, COG, STAC)

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

  • Knowledge of Python (incl. NumPy, Pandas)

  • Experience with artificial intelligence, machine learning algorithms, tools and frameworks (e.g. Tensorflow, keras, MLFlow, etc.) and computer vision is a plus

  • Excellent problem solving, critical thinking and communication skills

  • Solid ability to evaluate and apply new technologies

  • Self-motivated, proactive and solution-oriented

  • Experience working in an agile environment

  • 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.