Scientific Software Engineer (Italy)

Rome, Italy

At S[&]T we are specialized in R&D solutions for space, science, and defence. We live and breathe innovation, and are one of the few partners that work together with High Tech organizations in optimizing performance through projects on-site or in-house at S[&]T.

We are currently looking for a Scientific Software Engineer based in Rome, Italy. 

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Your Role

At S[&]T we push technological boundaries with the aim of staying in the forefront of innovative, state-of-the-art applications. Together with our international customers we utilize novel techniques and platforms to make big data image analytics more scalable and automated. Several of our projects involve intelligent processing of imaging payload data from spaceborne and airborne platforms, pushing embedded systems to their limit.

In November 2018 we successfully became the first in the world to do image processing on data from a miniaturized hyperspectral imager onboard a small satellite in orbit. This ground-breaking achievement enables an industry shift towards having intelligent satellites capable of offering users on the ground derived analytics without relying on heavy and time-consuming ground segment systems. See www.hyperscout.nl for further details.

We have for several years been working closely with the forest industry to innovate their resource management tools, by using various machine learning techniques for retrieving more efficient and accurate information out of very large image datasets. We use, amongst others, deep convolutional neural networks for the interpretation of multispectral satellite datasets, and continuously explore new techniques and new datasets becoming available. See www.silvisense.com.

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Your Profile

We are looking for a Scientific Software Engineer with a passion for cutting edge technology development. Ideally, you are someone who enjoys working in a dynamic, high-tech organization. Furthermore, you have the following:

- You have completed a higher technical education in Computer Science, and have at least 1 year of relevant work experience;

- You have experience with software development in Python and C++;

- Experience working with (Earth observation) imaging satellite instrument data is preferred;

- You function well in a team and are able to communicate effectively and clearly (both verbally and in writing) with customers and your team members;

- You have a strong analytical mind that enjoys coming up with novel solutions;

- You are flexible and motivated, in work tasks and approaches, adhering to professional standards while maintaining a result and customer focus;

- You are capable of self-study and quickly acquiring new knowledge/new skills across technical areas;

- You are fluent in written and spoken English. 

Your responsibilities 

- Software development for scientific applications, independent or in a team; 

- Optimizing processing throughout by improving algorithm, code implementation, IT infrastructure; 

- Testing and documentation of the software; 

- Communication with the project partners and/or the customer within the projects; 

- Communication of your technical opinions and results within the company; 

- Support on proposal/ bids writing.

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