Geoservices Sar Specialist

Planetek Italia
Bari, Italy/Remote
Added: April 18, 2024
About The Company

We simplify the adoption of geospatial data to understand the world better and enable people to act in an aware and timely manner to live better and preserve the Earth.

Planetek Italia operates in many fields of application ranging from environmental and land monitoring to open-government and smart cities, including defense and security as well as scientific missions and planetary exploration.

We provide solutions and products for Earth observation with satellite, aircraft, and drone data. We deal with the continuous monitoring with satellite data of Earth’s surface, infrastructures, worksites, urban dynamics, or marine coastal areas in support of decision-making and operational activities. We develop on-board software for satellites and data processing solutions for ground segment infrastructures. Our involvement in research and development activities supports the human exploration of the solar system. We develop Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) in compliance with INSPIRE and solutions for Smart City and complex systems to support decisions that exploit geographic information and Earth observation data, according to the new paradigms of Cloud and Software As a Service.

Our focus on innovation has generated Rheticus®, a cloud platform designed to provide accurate data and real-time information about our changing world for the public and private sectors, working to preserve our planet and improve the quality of our lives. This new type of service has led to a decisive transformation of the business model in geo-information services and today represents the synthesis of Planetek Italia’s skills and ability to produce high-value-added services.


As “GEOSERVICES SAR SPECIALIST” your mission will be the development of vertical and innovative SAR based applications and services to support geospatial/remote sensing projects. As a remote sensing SAR specialist, you will develop and provide customer-oriented SAR-based vertical monitoring solutions of land and infrastructures contributing to our iaas portfolio.

The GEOSERVICES SAR Specialist is responsible for utilizing synthetic aperture radar technology in geospatial services. The role involves processing and analyzing SAR data to generate actionable insights, maps, and reports. The specialist collaborates with cross-functional teams to support various projects and applications, including environmental monitoring, infrastructure assessment, and disaster response.

We seek self-starting individuals with a “can-do” attitude who can adapt to a fluid work environment and a demanding schedule. In return, you will be able to be part of a motivated, highly skilled team and will be able to contribute to the growth and positive direction of our company.


  • Provide expert level of technical capabilities to document and manage project tasks, identify and manage/mitigate project risks, in order to bring assigned projects to completion on time, within cost, and within specifications;
  • Establishing appropriate project/task/deliverable reviews and oversight to ensure technical quality, product delivery and impactful work;
  • Cooperate to the technical proposals for the tenders;
  • Prepare and deliver all reports on time;
  • Interact with a variety of stakeholders and partners to ensure projects activities.


  • Proved advanced experience in Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR): Must have a solid theoretical and practical understanding of SAR operations, including aspects of SAR data collection, processing and interpretation.
  • Experience with multi-temporal interferometry analysis: Proficiency in analyzing and interpreting ground motion maps based on Persistent Scatterers (PS) and Distributed Scatterers (DS) for land and infrastructure monitoring.
  • Programming Skills: Familiarity with programming languages such as Python, MATLAB, or other languages used to automate EO data analyses and develop custom scripts.
  • Consistent understanding of GIS and EO concepts, such as projections, data management, formats and metadata;
  • GIS (Geographic Information System) Skills: proved experience using GIS systems to integrate SAR-derived data with other geospatial information and non-EO data generating maps and visualizations.
  • Data Analysis Skills: Must be able to analyze PS/DS data critically, interpret it, and extract meaningful information to meet specific client or project requirements.
  • Understanding of Data Processing Procedures: Knowledge of pre-processing, processing, and post-processing procedures for SAR data to obtain accurate and reliable results.
  • Remote Sensing Knowledge: A general knowledge of remote sensing techniques, including other sensors besides SAR (e.g. optical imagery processing), to comprehend integrated geospatial data applications would be a valued skill.
  • Communication and Presentation Skills: Ability to communicate effectively with clients and colleagues, both verbally and in writing. Must be able to present analysis results clearly and comprehensibly.
  • Expertise with EO / GIS software applications, such as ERDAS Imagine, QGIS and ArcGIS;
  • Project Management: Ability to manage complex projects, coordinate activities and resources, meet deadlines, and ensure the quality of work.
  • Expertise in communicating and coordinating effectively with a variety of stakeholders and partners;
  • Expertise in preparing publications, technical reports, and technical offers for participation in tenders;
  • capability to work on your own initiative as well as within a team and to make a contribution to applied techniques and processes;
  • Passionate about discipline, motivated and dynamic, a team player that would appreciate joining a growing international company;
  • Curious and eager to expand your capabilities, willing to keep learning and acquiring new skills;
  • Focused on deadlines and results;
  • An essential condition is also the mastery of English.


At Planetek Italia, results are more important than time, and our respect for people takes priority over their skills. Passion and responsibility are the qualities we value in our employees, while ethics, professionalism, and availability are the elements that distinguish our work philosophy.

Choose us if you think that a company like Planetek offers you the opportunity to work with enthusiasm and if you believe you can contribute to developing a strategic segment for our company.

Your office will be located in Bari, Italy, but remote activity is also provided.


At Planetek Italia, we understand that exceptional work is the result of an outstanding team. We are committed to recruiting the very best talent, recognizing that diversity in experiences and backgrounds strengthens us as a whole. Our steadfast commitment to fostering an inclusive culture ensures that everyone feels empowered to contribute and drive innovation.

We believe in the continuous growth of our people, providing resources such as books, workshops, conferences, and training opportunities. As we build a collaborative relationship, we will work together to define a competitive salary package tailored to your needs.

Planetek Italia is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, promoting workforce diversity. We warmly welcome all applications for vacant positions, evaluating candidates based on their qualifications and suitability for the role, irrespective of factors such as color, race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, parental responsibilities, age, religion, or belief.


Tell us who you are, what you've accomplished so far in your career and your goals for the near future.

Along with your CV, please provide us with a short note in reply to the following two questions:

  • Why would you like to bet on innovative SMEs like Planetek?
  • Why should Planetek bet on you?

You can apply, writing us exclusively in English .

If your profile matches the one we’re looking for, we will contact you to get to know you better.