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Earth Observation Data Scientist

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EN: business
JP: none
Employment Type
Full time

Job Description

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.


  • 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.

About the Company

Axelspace has been one of the pioneers of micro-satellite technology and industry since the establishment of the company in 2008, and we envision democratizing space technology to a wider population across the globe for their daily use.

AxelGlobe business started in 2015 to provide a new Earth observation infrastructure by launching multiple micro-satellites for its higher data frequency. In addition to a satellite launched in 2019, we have successfully launched four more satellites in 2021, which used the first mass production technology for satellite production in Japan. Utilizing this small-satellite mass production system, our new service “AxelLiner” also supports clients outside the space industry to actualize their business involved in satellite projects.

As the world faces pivotal stages in democratizing satellite development and satellite imagery use, we are actively looking for someone like you who can enjoy the challenges to make a global impact with micro-satellite technology. Hit that apply button and let’s make our vision, “Space within your reach,” come true, together!


TBD, decided upon the candidate's experience and skill set

Work Hour

Discretionary Labor System


Holiday: Two-day off per week, National holidays

Paid Leaves: Annual paid leaves, Congratulatory/Bereavement leaves, 5th-year Bonus leaves

Welfare Program

Commuting Allowance: Actual-cost reimbursement

Remote Work: Available

Language Support: Japanese class for foreign employees


Health Insurance

National Welfare Pension

Employment Insurance

Worker's Compensation

Passive Smoking Countermeasures

No smoking on site