EO Data Processing Engineer

Frascati, Italy, Serco Europe [2220]

Field(s) of expertise
Earth Observation
Job type

About this job

Serco is a trusted provider of services to National Space Agencies and the European Space Agency (ESA), we have over 40 years’ experience supporting the space sector and providing services for all stages of our customer’s space missions.

Dedicated to the European Space Agency’s Earth-observing activities, ESA-ESRIN is the European centre of excellence for exploitation of Earth observation missions. The mission and payload operations of ESA’s Earth observation satellites are managed here, and ESRIN is the primary source for the acquisition, distribution, and exploitation of data from these and other non-ESA satellites.

We are seeking an Earth Observation Data Processing Engineer to join our multi-cultural team in Frascati, Italy.

You will be involved in activities relevant to the Italian PNRR initiatives within the downstream services. This mission entails responsibility for supporting the development and operations of high-quality processors able to generate added-value products to meet the needs of end-users and contribute to the success of the organization.


  • Providing technical support for downstream applications and high-level EO products generation, identifying requirements and addressing technical problems
  • Researching, diagnosing, identifying requirements, and addressing technical problems
  • Prioritize multiple open issues
  • Contribution to the preparation of technical documentation including System Design Documents and Technical Notes
  • Support of software integration activities
  • Support the review of data packages during operations reviews
  • Support the implementation of End-to-End solutions for operational systems, considering initial requirement analysis
  • Support the verification and the validation of the End-to-End processing chain onto cloud environments
  • Interfacing with other technical teams, stakeholders and end-users


  • Experience in remote sensing application domains, related to Sentinel-2/Landsat, and other optical and SAR missions
  • Good knowledge of Earth Observation satellite data product formats
  • Good knowledge of programming languages, such as Python etc
  • Experience with container-based applications and Cloud deployments (Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Writing technical documentation (Interface Control Document, System Design Document, Validation & Verification Plan)
  • Pro-active problem-solving attitude
  • English, written and spoken

Nice to have:

  • Knowledge of Copernicus programme
  • Knowledge of remote sensing algorithms
  • Critical thinking and self-organization skills
  • Technical and analytical skills
  • Time management skills


What we offer:

Within Serco we believe there is a place here for everyone. Diversity & Inclusion at Serco is based on a culture where every voice is heard, and every employee feels valued. Working together as one team, we can enhance the experience of our people and teams, improve the value of our solutions to better serve the missions of our customers, and make a difference in our world. We are enthusiastic and passionate about our work which is infectious. We allow our employees to take responsibility for their work and promote a positive working culture.

  • An exciting, inspiring, international, and ambitious working environment
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Career progression
  • Highly competitive salaries considering your skills and personal value to the company
  • Summer and Christmas parties

We will give you the platform and guidance to progress your career quickly whilst rewarding you at the same time.

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