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Senior Backend Engineer

RemoteBelgium, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, BrusselsEngineering

Job description

Constellr operates in the new space and agri-tech sectors, combining engineering, Earth Observation and agronomy to address one of the biggest challenges of our time: how to ensure global food security.

To achieve our goals, we need to build a state-of-the-art Data Platform, which transfers our satellite data to the cloud, where we process, enrich, and deliver analysis-ready geospatial data to internal and external customers. If you are a Senior Backend Engineer, come and help us design and build this Data Platform.


Why you’ll love working for us

  • You will contribute to bringing the world’s first commercial infrared constellation into orbit / enabling an entirely novel set of smart farming capabilities / building a new biophysical atlas of the biosphere, driving an unprecedented understanding of our planet and its resources
  • You will directly influence your contribution to achieving several of the UN's sustainable development goals, including Zero Hunger, Clean Water, No Poverty and Climate Action
  • You will be part of a fast-growing, multidisciplinary and diverse team with a strong desire to leverage change and have a real impact
  • You will have a key role in designing and implementing the Data Platform, the backbone of the business
  • You’ll work with modern technologies, which currently would include Python, S3, Docker, Terraform, Zarr, Cloud-Optimized GeoTiffs, STAC, PostGIS, and more, but still open for decision

What you’ll be doing

  • Work closely with other backend engineers but also stakeholders e.g. from the product, infrastructure, and image segment teams to ensure their requirements are being met
  • Collaboratively build the services that will help us have a scalable and performant data platform
  • Improve the delivery and quality of our codebase by creating the best development environment, including but not limited to our CI/CD platform
  • Keep up to date with and evaluate new technologies, frameworks and standards
  • Mentor the younger data engineers to help them reach their potential

Job requirements

Who you are

  • A motivated, curious and inquisitive team player, who has a drive for delivering the best solutions
  • A strong programming experience, with focus on microservices
  • Relevant work experience with the tasks described above
  • A proven track record in building data platforms in fast-moving environments

Bonus points if you

  • Have worked in the EO sector and/or NewSpace startups
  • Have experience with cloud services (AWS, GCP, …)
  • Have any other experiences which you believe would bring extra value to the team

What we offer you

  • ConstellR has offices in the European capital, Brussels, situated between the attractive Etterbeek and Watermael districts and in beautiful Freiburg, in southwest Germany, bordering the Black Forest and in close proximity to France and Switzerland
  • We offer a competitive salary & benefits package and a remote or hybrid model
  • An open engineering structure with opportunities for development and growth

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