Senior EARTH OBSERVATION AND GIS Technical Specialist

Senior EARTH OBSERVATION AND GIS Technical Specialist


We simplify the adoption of geospatial data to understand better the world and enable people to act in an aware and timely manner to live better and preserve the Earth. Planetek Hellas operates in many fields of application ranging from environmental and land monitoring to open-government and smart cities, including defense and security as well as scientific missions and planetary exploration.

We provide solutions and products for Earth observation with satellite, aircraft, and drone data. We deal with the continuous monitoring with satellite data of Earth’s surface, infrastructures, worksites, urban dynamics, or marine coastal areas in support of decision-making and operational activities. We develop on-board software for satellites and data processing solutions for ground segment infrastructures. Our involvement in research and development activities supports the human exploration of the solar system. We develop Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) in compliance with INSPIRE as well as solutions for Smart City and complex systems to support decisions that exploit geographic information and Earth observation data, according to the new paradigms of Cloud and Software As a Service.

Our focus on innovation has recently generated Rheticus®, a cloud platform designed to provide accurate data and real-time information about our changing world for the public and private sectors working to preserve our planet and improve the quality of our lives. This new type of service has led to a decisive transformation of the business model in geo-information services and today represents the synthesis of Planetek Italia’s skills and ability in producing high value-added services.


As a Senior Earth Observation and GIS Technical Specialist, your mission will be the development of innovative applications and services to support geospatial/remote sensing projects which require the understanding and elaboration of remote sensing data by sing EO/GIS software or developing ad-hoc tools.

We are seeking self-starting individuals with a “can-do” attitude who can adapt to a fluid work environment and a high demanding schedule. In return, you will be able to be part of a motivated, highly skilled team and will be able to contribute to the growth and positive direction of our company.


  • EO and GIS Expertise: Apply your in-depth understanding of EO (SAR, Optical, Hyperspectral) and GIS concepts to analyze and process geospatial data effectively.
  • Software Proficiency: Utilize your proficiency in EO/GIS software applications such as ERDAS Imagine, QGIS, and ArcGIS to manipulate and interpret geospatial datasets.
  • Technical Documentation: Prepare technical reports, publications, and proposals related to EO and GIS projects.
  • Collaboration: Collaborate with cross-functional teams and stakeholders to ensure successful project outcomes.


  • Leverage relevant libraries and frameworks, such as TensorFlow, Keras, PyTorch, or scikit-learn, to implement AI solutions for EO data analysis.
  • Utilize your familiarity with EO data formats and tools, such as EO software, to effectively preprocess, manipulate, and analyze EO data.
  • Apply your hands-on experience with EO satellite data, encompassing EO (Optical), SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar), and Hyperspectral data, to derive actionable insights and support decision-making.
  • Employ cloud platforms like AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud for efficient EO data processing and analysis, optimizing scalability and accessibility.
  • Collaborate with Data and Information Access Services (DIAS) to facilitate the seamless access and sharing of EO data, ensuring availability to stakeholders.



  • Degree in areas such as Surveying Engineering, Forestry, Environment, Geography, Physical Sciences or Geology. 
  • A Master’s degree in Geoinformatics or Computer Vision will be considered an asset.

Other requirements:

  • EO and GIS Knowledge: A solid understanding of EO (Multispectral and SAR data) and GIS concepts, including data management, projections, and metadata
  • Technical Skills: Demonstrable experience in processing and analyzing geospatial data, particularly satellite-derived imagery and AI (ML/DL) implementation. 
  • Software Proficiency: Proficiency in EO/GIS software applications such as ERDAS Imagine, QGIS, and ArcGIS. 
  • Code Implementation: Scripting and knowledge of spatial libraries

Language skills:

  • Fluency in Greek and English.

Other skills:

  • Ability to multitask with tight deadlines.
  • Attention to detail and good problem-solving skills.
  • Communication skills and ability to work as part of a team.


At Planetek Hellas results are more important than time and our respect for people takes priority over their skills. Passion and responsibility are the qualities we value in our employees while ethics, professionalism, and availability are the elements that distinguish our work philosophy. Choose us if you think that a company like Planetek offers you the opportunity to work with enthusiasm and if you believe you can make an important contribution toward developing a strategic segment for our company. Your office will be located in Marousi (Athens), but you will work three days a week remotely. You can also travel around Europe.


We know that great results can’t be achieved without a phenomenal team. We always look for the absolute best talent and recognize that diversity in our experiences and backgrounds is what makes us stronger. We insist on an inclusive culture where everyone feels safe to contribute and contributes to innovation.

We believe our people should continuously acquire knowledge and skills, so we are willing to provide you with everything that can help you grow: books, workshops, conferences, and training. Once we get to know each other, we will define your salary package together while also considering your needs.

What we can promise is opportunities, it will be up to you to make the most of them.

Planetek Italia is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity. All applications for vacant positions will be welcomed and will be considered on the relative merits of the applicant against the role profile for the position, regardless of colour, race, nationality, ethnic origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, parental responsibilities, age, religion, or belief.


Tell us who you are, what you've accomplished so far in your career and what your goals are for the near future. Along with your CV, please provide us with a short note in reply to the following two questions:

  • Why would you like to bet on innovative SMEs like Planetek?
  • Why should Planetek bet on you?

Write us, exclusively in English, at jobs @ (copy and remove blank spaces from the email adress). If your profile matches the one we’re looking for, we will contact you to get to know you better. Rif. Subject: Senior Earth Observation and GIS Technical Specialist.