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Senior Geospatial Data Scientist



Data Science
Posted on Friday, May 5, 2023

Location: Finland or remote

Who are we?

We are a Finnish-based international New Space company with employees from more than 57 countries in Finland, the US, the UK, Spain, Luxembourg, and Poland. Our team is a tight-knit group of experts from areas including engineering, software development, and radar technology. We’re innovative, driven people who strive for excellence in everything we do. Being advocates of our corporate culture, we value teamwork and curiosity, and we know how to have fun!

What do we do?

ICEYE is building and operating its commercial constellation of small Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellites with SAR data available to customers. Our satellites acquire images of Earth at any time – even when it’s cloudy or dark – providing commercial and government partners with unmatched persistent monitoring capabilities. Information derived from our SAR images helps customers make data-driven decisions to address time-critical challenges in various sectors, such as maritime, disaster management, insurance, and finance.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for a Senior Geospatial Data Scientist to help develop and experiment with new solutions leveraging ICEYE SAR imagery and other large geospatial datasets. You will also dive deeply into our existing data lake of natural catastrophe analyses, meteorological data, and other auxiliary data to assess geospatial trends to aid in forecasting, risk, and vulnerability studies. You will report to the Analytics Director of R&D.

As a Senior Geospatial Data Scientist, you will help establish cloud-based workflows and algorithms that leverage geospatial data to support the development and implementation of ICEYE business solutions in the domain of natural catastrophe monitoring. You are a resourceful, passionate, and applied individual keen to apply your expertise to new areas in remote sensing, but also willing to dig in and help with the execution of existing product development. You will help to establish new techniques, fusing SAR and other remotely sensed data, to create state-of-the-art solutions.


  • Use deep domain expertise to help develop new analytics capabilities in natural catastrophe domains.
  • Cross team collaboration and problem solving, thinking critically to develop innovative solutions
  • Leverage your excellent communication skills to present technical information to stakeholders in support of product development goals
  • This role could evolve into a team leadership role
  • Master's or Ph.D. degree in Remote Sensing, Data Science, Geoscience, or related field.
  • At least 5 years of experience in developing and implementing remote sensing applications.
  • Expert in big data geospatial processing in the cloud
  • Demonstrated expertise in data processing, statistics, and machine learning applied to geospatial raster and vector data.
  • Strong software skills in languages such as Python and R
  • Experience with SNAP
  • Knowledge of SAR
  • A job that matters in a dynamic New Space environment with a scale-up approach
  • An independent role with a supportive and diverse work environment
  • Occupational healthcare, occupational and private insurance
  • A yearly benefit budget to spend as you wish (i.e. on sport, transport, wellness, lunch, etc.)
  • Relocation support (i.e. flight tickets, accommodation, relocation assistance) is Optional if the job requires it
  • Time for self-development, research, training, conferences, or certification schemes, including access to a company-paid language course.
  • Inspiring and collaborating offices and silent workspaces enable you to focus.
  • A wide variety of the best coffee, tea, snacks, and sweets to accompany your daily space mission

Diversity& inclusion are core values at ICEYE. We are passionate about building and sustaining inclusive and equitable working and learning environments for all staff. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and discover, design, and deliver solutions.

Could this be the role for you? Apply now to start your journey with ICEYE

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Olha Pryshlyak