Product Lead – Earth Observation

London, United Kingdom (UK), Sapienza Consulting [NSSR1722]

Field(s) of expertise
Information Technology
Job type

About this job

Sapienza Consulting has a long heritage within the space sector of over 25 years. During this period we have been the leading provider of workforce solutions and have helped to scale many businesses and agencies throughout the world.

We have again added another exciting New Space venture that are based in the UK. Satellite Vu is a new UK based satellite startup with big ambitions. In under 18 months they will launch their first satellite to help find what’s hot and what’s not – literally. Their satellite will deliver thermal data to be analysed and delivered to customers in lightning quick time. The applications range from detecting plastic in the ocean to discovering those buildings that waste the most energy, and commercial derivatives of these techniques.

Based at WeWork in Aldwich, London, and thoroughly embracing remote working in these times, their team of data scientists, energy traders, GIS experts and tech entrepreneurs are focusing to bring this completely novel new dataset to the market and they are building up their team to do so. Satellite Vu is offering the opportunity for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join their rapidly growing team. Satellite Vu is an equal opportunity employer.

About the role
This will be a full-time, permanent role based in our central London office (two days in the office per week, the rest remote).

We are looking for a product lead to take control of the development of the technical day to day running of the product team. The successful candidate will have worked within a team and delivery focused environment, working in an Agile Scrum methodology, performing the role of the product owner and scrum master in order to verify requirements with the sales team as well as manage the backlog and help the team solve any issues.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing projects, including work completed by our external project partners. In addition, the successful candidate will be required to complete technical/scientific tasks, as appropriate to these projects.

This is an exciting role which involves components of both science and management. The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated individual with a well-established background in science and professional experience in project management. Programming skills in Python for EO scientific purposes is desirable.

The person selected for the position will:

  • Lead projects and work with international industrial and scientific partners to ensure work is completed in line with the companies’ expectations
  • Lead project meetings with the company and Partners
  • Collaborate in future projects and undertake work that pushes the boundaries of satellite-based Earth Observation
  • Draft scientific/technical proposals


  • Project Management
  • Working as point of contact to the Chief Technical Officer
  • Liaising with partners to ensure reporting deadlines and delivery milestones
  • Ensuring KPIs are met for service style contracts
  • Represent the business at project meetings, across Europe, with external partners and customers
  • Provide scientific/technical leadership
  • Undertake scientific/technical work, delivering high quality products and services
  • Propose and execute innovative approaches to scientific problems, including identifying potential opportunities arising from them
  • Writing technical and scientific documentation – including project documentation and website management (as required by the contract)
  • Drafting scientific/technical components of bids for new projects
  • Mentor your colleagues in their scientific/technical development
  • Contribute to ‘in house’ scientific data analysis


  • 10 years’ experience in leading a team doing both development and research into novel EO applications.
  • Experience in technical Agile Scrum methodologies.
  • Experience in writing proposals for, and managing grant based projects
  • Able to create and adhere to financial budgets for project based work
  • Must be eligible to work within the UK


Nice-to-have skills include:

  • Agile Scrum qualification
  • Experience in managing a team creating EO products and services.


If you’re interested, share your CV in English at jobs@sapienzaconsulting.com 


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