Remote Sensing Expert

  • GAF
  • Munich, Germany
  • 09 Feb, 2019
Full time Remote Sensing Expert

Job Description

GAF AG is a globally operating company with leading expertise in the development of geo-information products and services. Since its founding in 1985, the company has developed a broad geoscience portfolio. With more than 200 highly qualified employees we offer geo-data, data processing, geographic information systems, database applications, software development, consulting and project management as well as development assistance.

To strengthen our development team in the field of (semi-)automatic analysis of remote sensing data and the creation and implementation of modular process chains, we are now looking for a motivated Remote Sensing Expert (f/m) in full-time with a focus on data analysis and software programming.

Activities envisaged to be taken over by the applicant: 

✓ Development and customisation of, as well as provision of assistance for, modular process chains for thematic 
image analysis and for supporting automatic evaluation procedures
✓ Development of specific evaluation modules/workflows for thematic image analysis with a focus on optical data 
and/or SAR, mainly in Python (or R)
✓ Interface linking with Python
✓ Quality assurance of output products
✓ Documentation of workflows and tools

Your profile:

✓ University degree in computer science, geoinformatics, geography, forest and environmental sciences, 
cartography, agriculture, surveying or similar, preferably with a focus on remote sensing and one of the following disciplines: forestry, agriculture, land use, geography
✓ minimum 2 years of professional experience

Requirements:
✓ Very good knowledge of the mathematical/physical basics of remote sensing and the thematic analysis of 
satellite imagery
✓ Very good programming skills, especially in Python
✓ Ability to work in an independent and responsible way
✓ Innovative thinking
✓ The ability to communicate and work in a team within a complex project environment
✓ Very good spoken and written English skills and good German skills

Desirable knowledge:

✓ Experience in the application of machine and deep learning procedures and techniques
✓ Practical experience with the Python modules numpy, scipy, (geo-)pandas, sklearn, gdal and/or similar
✓ Knowledge about the processing and evaluation of SAR data
✓ Knowledge about OpenSource software, such as Orfeo, QGIS, SNAP
✓ Basic knowledge of geodatabases (e.g. PostGIS) and SQL
✓ Practical experience in dealing with remote sensing data and the processing of GIS data as part of a degree 
thesis, internships or previous work experience

What to expect:

✓ a young and motivated team that works according to agile principles
✓ a relaxed, friendly and respectful working atmosphere
✓ good development opportunities and the opportunity to contribute and make use of your own ideas and skills
✓ interesting and responsible tasks in an exciting and technically cutting-edge environment
✓ mentoring to ensure your solid and rapid integration into our company and in your area of responsibility
✓ performance-related remuneration and regular training
✓ a modern workplace in the conveniently located Munich West area (near Hirschgarten)
✓ flexible working hours within the conditions of our flexitime scheme
✓ and much more

Location: GAF AG Headquarters, Munich 
Duration: From earliest possible date. Position for 2 years with an option for subsequent indefinite contract. 
Would you like to work with us? In that case, please send your application documents, including details of your earliest possible starting date and salary expectations, to recruiting@gaf.de. Please state: “Development of modular process chains in cloud environments” in the email subject field.

Contact: Ulla Weingart 
recruiting@gaf.de
phone.: +49 (0) 89 12 15 28-0 
Arnulfstr. 199 • 80634 Munich 
http://www.gaf.de 
an e-GEOS (ASI / Telespazio) Company