Descartes Labs

Receive alerts when this company posts new jobs.

Similar Jobs

Job Details

Applied Scientist (Geospatial)

at Descartes Labs

Posted: 5/24/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1ea0b706-725d-48dc-b31e-a0b01e37a60d

Job Description

Applied Scientist (Geospatial)

Santa Fe, NM or San Francisco, CA

Apply for this job

With streamlined access to petabytes of science-ready geospatial data and the computing power to go with it, the Applied Science team at Descartes Labs is building a digital twin of the earth. We model our planet by combining sensor data with a mix of physical, statistical, and machine learning modeling approaches.

We're looking for geospatial modeling experts to make sense of this data, provide value to our clients, and develop new approaches for working with large amounts of geospatial data.


Use our archive of satellite imagery and other geospatial datasets to model earth systems

Creatively combine satellite imagery, ancillary data, and client data to answer tough science questions and solve client problems
Interact with clients to brainstorm methodologies and present results
Work with our engineering team to continuously improve our platform

Required Skills & Experience

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant scientific field (e.g. earth, physical, computer sciences)

Strong statistical background
Experience with remote sensing and spatial data
Demonstrated proficiency in a scientific programming language (preferably Python)
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Self-motivated and able to work independently


Advanced degree (MS/PhD) in a relevant field

Image processing experience
Experience with numpy, sklearn, scikit-image
Peer-reviewed published journal articles on related topics
Experience with version control software (e.g. GitHub, Mercurial, Subversion, etc.)
Experience with cloud and/or distributed computing

Apply for this job