Earth Observation Data Scientist

  • Tokyo
  • Partial Remote
  • Full-time
  • December 27, 2023
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Relocation to Japan 👍
(Overseas visa sponsorship supported)
Language Requirements
Japanese: Not Required 👍
English: Business Level

Job Description  

About the Role

The successful candidate will be a member of the team in charge of building Analytics solutions using earth observation data (optical satellite imagery, weather data, radar measurements, etc.), to be integrated with AxelGlobe platform and/or other client products.


Job Responsibilities

  • Building full-stack analysis solutions using earth observation data (optical satellite imagery, weather data, radar measurements, etc.)
    • Research and prototype data processing & analysis algorithms.
    • Develop and deploy data pipelines.
  • Working closely with the business team on developing new solutions to practical problems.


Mandatory Requirements

  • 2+ years of proven experience developing earth observation data analytics solutions.
  • Experience working with the following libraries/technologies: Docker, AWS CLI, Pytest, Terraform, GDAL,  Rasterio, Geopandas, Shapely.
  • Strong Python skills.
  • Experience working with (open) EO data.
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong statistical analysis skills.
  • Experience developing machine learning-based models.
  • Ability to have technical conversations in English.


Favorable Skills / Experiences

  • Advanced degree (MSc, or Ph.D.) in any relevant computational field (Computer Science, Remote Sensing, Physics, etc.)
  • Experience in any of the following: TensorFlow, Pytorch, D3.js, React, Typescript, Julia.
  • Relevant first author work published in a peer-reviewed venue.
  • Japanese language fluency.

Axelspace is a pioneer in the micro-satellite industry. Founded in 2008, they want to democratize space technology for daily use.

They started their AxelGlobe business in 2015 to provide a new Earth observation infrastructure using micro-satellites. They also used the first mass-produced satellite production tech in Japan to launch 5 satellites from 2019 to 2021.

With their new service, “Axel Liner,” utilizing a small-satellite mass production system, they can use their satellite projects to support clients outside the space industry.

As the world faces pivotal stages in democratizing satellite development and satellite imagery, Axelspace is actively looking for people who want to take on the challenge of making a global impact with micro-satellite technology. If this is something that excites you, join Axelspace in making their vision of “Space within your reach” come true.

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