Earth Observation Engineer

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GMV is a technological business group with an international presence. We offer our solutions, services and products in very diverse sectors: Aeronautics, Banking and Finances, Space, Defense, Health, Cybersecurity, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Automotive, Telecommunications, and Information Technology for Public Administration and large corporations.

Earth observing satellites allow us to monitor and perform ground-breaking analysis over a wide target area to allow us to tackle critical problems such as climate change, monitoring illegal deforestation and tracking human migration. To solve these problems, we need to employ advanced techniques such as machine learning, artificial intelligence and broad statistical analysis to make sense of the wide range of data available to provide deep analysis to our clients.

GMV NSL is looking for an Earth Observation Engineer who will work within the wider Earth Observation and Geospatial Analytics division group in GMV’s Space sector. Previous clients that our division has worked with include the World Bank, European Space Agency and the European Commission. This role at GMV NSL will focus on working with vast EO datasets such as data acquired from the ESA Copernicus program, and developing algorithms to help insight into them. In this role you will utilize and develop skills in machine learning and deep learning techniques in order to interpret satellite data sources

You will be part of our team, full of talent and desire to innovate, where you will:

  • Develop applications to process large quantities of remote sensing data and extract meaningful statistics from within.
  • Work with a multidisciplinary team to implement algorithms to solve specific problems within a diverse range of projects.
  • Create visualizations to present the projects in a clear to understand fashion that satisfies the client’s requirements.


If you want this position to be yours, we would like you to have the following knowledge/experience:

  • A Bachelor’s or Masters or PHD Degree in Computer Science/ Physics/ Mathematics/ Engineering or relevant work experience.
  • Strong background in Python, including a strong understanding of the core numerical processing libraries in Python (Numpy, Scipy).
  • Good understanding of version control systems such as Git/Subversion.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team Excellent numeracy and statistical analysis skills Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Good knowledge of Earth Observation data.
  • Experience in using satellite data for remote sensing applications.
  • Previous experience working with geospatial processing libraries such as GDAL/ rasterio.
  • Previous experience in working with computer vision libraries such as OpenCV/Scikit-Image.
  • Good understanding of containerization tools such as Docker.
  • Good understanding of GIS software such as QGIS or ArcGIS.
  • Understanding of machine learning techniques and relevant libraries such as Scikit-Learn with previous professional experience being particularly valuable.
  • Ability to travel within European countries no more than 3 to 4 days at a time.


  • Join our GMV team and culture by entering into technological and innovative projects within multicultural and multidisciplinary teams.
  • Professional career development and training plan. You will be able to acquire or perfect knowledge in the technologies we use as well as in skills. We also offer a language learning program.
  • We are flexible! We have flexible hours and in addition, you can work from home to improve your work-life balance.
  • We care about your well-being. You will have private health insurance with dental and accident insurance.
  • Join our team activities, events and sports competitions.
  • No dress code! Be comfortable at work
  • Are you coming from another country? We offer you a relocation package.
  • Do you want to switch off? You will find fruit and coffee at your disposal in our canteen.
  • We promote equal opportunities in recruitment and we are a company committed to inclusion and diversity.


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