Senior Remote Sensing Specialist

Frascati, Italia, Serco Europe [9804]

Field(s) of expertise
Earth Observation
Job type

About this job

Serco is a leading Space Services Provider with thousands of skilled resources that has supported over 50 space missions on behalf of more than 10 Space or Government agencies around the globe, including the ESA and NASA. Serco offers space capability across the full space lifecycle from satellite testing to Launch services, LEOP to spacecraft operations, space surveillance to data management, and supporting downstream application development. With over 55 years history in the space sector Serco is well placed to contribute to National strategies and New Space ventures who want to scale their businesses/organizations with skilled talent.

For supporting satellite data exploitation activities, we are currently looking for a Senior Remote Sensing Specialist, skilled expert in Remote Sensing Earth Observation and GIS management to join our team in Frascati, Italy. Through this task the candidate shall contribute to Serco activities related to the IRIDE services and similar projects. Serco is involved in various IRIDE activities including services related to the generation of forest fire scar maps and fire damage index maps.


The position is for a specialist in EO remote sensing with at least 8 years’ experience in the field of data exploitation, geospatial products analysis and algorithm development. Experience in project management is an asset.

As Senior Remote Sensing Specialist  you will be responsible for:

  • Support Serco to manage the IRIDE Services products.
  • Design and implementation of webGIS solutions for geospatial products, particularly the IRIDE products.
  • Support to algorithm design/development of forest fires prevention tasks.
  • Analysis of geospatial products related to forest fires mapping.
  • Participation to projects related to earth/environment monitoring/mapping based on satellite optical and SAR data.
  • Participation to project meetings and reviews.
  • Supporting documentation writing.


  • The successful applicant will hold a university degree in Physics, Remote Sensing or similar, have an in-depth knowledge of satellite remote sensing (optical and SAR), image analysis, GIS technology and applications and programming. Demonstrated capabilities in EO data processing and applications experience are sought.
  • Experience in multi-source data integration.
  • Experience in algorithm development related to feature extraction, selection and classification from satellite data.
  • Experience in machine learning techniques.
  • Experience with data Science tools (e.g. Python, R, SQL, Matlab, C++).
  • Experience in sentinel data processing.
  • Scientific and application project management.
  • Fluent Italian and English (written and spoken).

Other Skills:

  • Good technical and analytical skills.
  • Good documentation writing skills.
  • Ability to manage several tasks in parallel and to prioritise .
  • Capability to work in a team.
  • Pro-active approach to problem identification and resolution.



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.


What we offer:

  • Competitive Salary.
  • Corporate Benefits Package.
  • Support provided on relocation – Information available upon request.
  • Company Events.

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