Data Engineer – UK

Location:  UK with travel to Glasgow/London as needed
Salary: Competitive

About AAC Clyde Space

AAC Clyde Space, a leading New Space company, specialises in small satellite technologies and services that enable businesses, governments, and educational organisations to access high-quality, timely data from space. This data has a vast range of applications, from weather forecasting to precision farming to environmental monitoring, and is essential to improving our quality of life on Earth.

Our growing capabilities bring together three divisions: 

  • Space Data as a Service – delivering data from space directly to customers
  • Space missions – turnkey solutions that empower customers to streamline their space missions
  • Space products and components – a full range of off-the-shelf and tailor-made subsystems, components, and sensors

AAC Clyde Space aims to become a world leader in commercial small satellites and services from space, applying advances in its technology to tackle global challenges and improve our life on Earth.

Some of our clients include Horizon Technologies, Orbcomm, NSLComm, OHB Sweden, Intuitive Machines, Orbital Micro Systems, the United States Airforce Academy, UK Space Agency, European Space Agency and NASA.

AAC Clyde Space’s main operations are located in Sweden, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, the USA and South Africa, with partner networks in Japan and South Korea.


About this role

The purpose of the role is to build and maintain data repositories and processing workflows to collect, manage and analyse data from our satellites and other sources into usable information for business customers.

This role is an essential part of our vision for AAC Clyde Space’s development of ‘Space Data as a Service’@

Responsibilities will include:

  • Build and maintain data systems and fully automated workflows to meet internal and external customer specifications
  • Create and curate databases of satellite and other data to enable rapid and efficient utilisation by authorised users
  • Establish, maintain and report KPIs on data processing volumes, quality and timeliness
  • Maintain and document code using version control in a suitable repository, aligned to company processes
  • Collaborate with customers and other stakeholders to interface data workflows with other systems
  • Work with Data Scientists to develop analytics that extract information using data combined from multiple sources
  • Support business development activities by gathering customer requirements and contributing to technical proposals.

Skills Required:

  • Relevant Degree qualification or equivalent work experience
  • Excellent working knowledge of Python
  • Evidence of creating data workflows, implementing and testing algorithm combinations and conducting statistical analysis
  • Experience with relevant software and programming languages
  • Hands on experience with database design and implementation
  • Strong knowledge and experience of database management, in particular PostgreSQL
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Thorough understanding of data parsing and manipulation techniques
  • Knowledge of Linux server
  • Familiarity with Agile development methodologies and use of code repositories with version control
  • Ability to organise self and prioritise workload
  • Can work independently as well as ability to effectively collaborate within cross cultural teams

Skills Desirable:

  • Knowledge of GIS data formats and/or PostGIS
  • Experience of cloud server setup and maintenance, especially AWS
  • Familiarity with JIRA and Bitbucket
  • Understanding and experience of REST APIs, gRPC and/or GraphQL
  • Data Engineering, Database Management or Data Science certification

As part of our recruitment process, we collect and process personal data relating to job applicants. We are committed to being transparent about how we collect and use this data, please click here to see our job applicant privacy notice.

AAC Clyde Space has a legal responsibility to ensure that all its employees have the legal right to live and work in the EU or the country in which they plan to work. Therefore, if you are made an offer of employment, this will be subject to AAC Clyde Space verifying that you are eligible to work in that country before you start work. AAC Clyde Space are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, or age.

Please note that if you have not heard anything from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, your application has on this occasion been unsuccessful. You will be sent an email by our recruitment team acknowledging receipt of your application and we would welcome that you follow up with them for feedback.

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