Senior Remote Sensing Scientist

Added: April 4, 2024
About Constellr

We are operating in the NewSpace and Agri-Tech sectors, combining engineering, Earth Observation, and agronomy to address one of the biggest challenges of our time: how to ensure global food security!

With offices in Brussels , Freiburg , and Munich we are a diverse team, comprised of highly motivated and passionate professionals who share a common vision to revolutionise decision-making in tomorrow’s smart farming industry.

Our Mission

constellr is at the forefront of precise temperature monitoring from space. Our technology delivers the market's most accurate and dependable thermal data with our Land Surface Temperature model excelling in precisely measuring temperature for organizations that depend on highly accurate insights. Join us in advancing impactful initiatives, particularly in agriculture, where our expertise contributes to transformative projects in global food production.

The Role

As our senior remote sensing engineer within the product team, you will be responsible for supporting the team with scientific development, writing research projects and leading their implementation as well as supporting internal research projects. Reporting to the Head of Product, you will be part of the dynamic and pivotal product team whose mission is to deliver state-of-the-art LST data adapted to the needs of our customers as well as to support their use of that data through education, pilot projects and demonstration activities. Responsibilities will include:

  • Applying your expertise in remote sensing, to develop thermal-based data products (Level 1 to Level 3).
  • Develop and apply tools & algorithms for remote sensing applications and statistical analysis.
  • Stay up to date with the latest advancements in remote sensing, data science, and machine learning, and contribute to the development of innovative approaches and methodologies.
  • Scientific Project PI (principal investigator)– Scientific responsibility for R&D and publicly funded projects, scientific coordination, and representation.
  • Provide technical expertise and guidance.

Location – Our product team is based in Brussels, our Munich office and Berlin hub. You will need to be based in Germany for this role, we offer flexible remote working with occasional team meet-ups in our Brussels and Munich offices.

About You

  • A PhD or MSc with equivalent research experience related to the field of Satellite Remote Sensing (VNIR/SWIR/TIR).
  • Extensive professional experience in remote sensing and data science.
  • Experience working with satellite imagery and meteorological data, including preprocessing, feature extraction, and interpretation.
  • Proficiency in programming languages: Most importantly Python and relevant libraries and frameworks (e.g. scikit-learn rasterio, geopandas, rioxarray).
  • Capacity to relate remote sensing derive information to physical reality and processes.
  • Thematic background in one or several fields of interest: vegetation, soil, urban/infrastructure, water monitoring.
  • Experience in conducting rigorous statistical analysis and validation.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Fluent in English and German languages.

Nice to have

  • Thermal satellite or airborne thermal imagery for environmental monitoring.
  • Expertise in machine learning and deep learning techniques on satellite imagery datasets backed by strong statistical analysis skills.
  • Proficient in French, Portuguese or Spanish languages.

Why constellr?

  • Join a fast-growing, diverse and motivated team with a strong drive for positive change
  • Autonomy to set and deliver against your own goals, develop new skills and capabilities, and lead others to do the same.
  • Directly influence your contribution to achieving several of the UN's sustainable development goals, including Zero Hunger, Clean Water, No Poverty and Climate Action
  • Be part of a multi-disciplinary, and diverse team with a strong desire to change the world.
  • Be a formative part of the team delivering the world’s first commercial infrared constellation into orbit, enabling an unprecedented understanding of our planet and its resources.

Our Benefits

  • An attractive virtual shares package (Virtual Share Option Program)
  • A company pension scheme (bAV) in cooperation with WWK Lebensversicherung (20% subsidy) for German employees
  • Flexible working: we support remote or semi-remote working for many of our roles
  • Work-life balance: we value everyone’s time and respect family or personal commitments. We support you to be as productive as you can in the time you have
  • Lovely offices in Brussels situated between the attractive Etterbeek and Watermael districts; in Freiburg, southwest Germany, bordering the Black Forest, France and Switzerland; a brand-new office in central Munich, a stone’s throw from the beautiful German Alps and lakes and soon we are opening our office at the heart of Toulouse’s aerospace cluster and the thriving Occitania food and drink scene.

At constellr, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and welcoming workplace. We are an equal-opportunity employer and believe that diversity fuels innovation, creativity, and the ability to tackle complex challenges effectively. We encourage individuals from all walks of life to join us on our mission to reduce global food insecurity.