Remote Sensing and GIS Data Analyst

Location: Ispra, Lombardia

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Job Introduction

At Serco, we strive to promote and enable the diversity, development, wellbeing and safety of our people. We understand that healthier, happier employees go hand-in-hand with strong business performance, enhanced productivity and better outcomes for those we serve. We want everybody who works for Serco to have a positive experience and access to opportunities to develop in their chosen careers.

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy. As subcontractor, Serco Italia S.p.A. is currently looking for a Remote Sensing and GIS Data Analyst to join our great team in Ispra (VA)!

Does working in a Serco environment sound appealing to you?

We would love to hear from you and your interest in this new job opportunity!

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Main Responsibilities

Are you looking to secure a career in a public sector environment? We would love to hear from you!

As Remote Sensing and GIS Data Analyst you will be responsible for:

Task 1: Work in close collaboration with the JRC D.5 staff in the implementation of the new CAP control methods. Liaise with the MS Regions giving expert advice and guidance to their technical choices.

Understand Member States IACS/LPIS systems, and their constraints in their methods development;

Support the Member States in their technical implementation; report on the status of advancement periodically

Develop and run demonstrations for selected Member States, addressing the various constraints, especially related to data use and analytical needs;

Liaison with the JRC D.5 staff, the MS Administrations

Task 2: Contribute to development customized information extraction methods based on earth observation data provided by Sentinel 1 and 2 accessible on the DIAS, providing:

Support in data analysis and processing for agricultural applications

Propose solutions for identified image/data analyses tasks

Support porting of relevant algorithms and methods for analysis and development

Evaluate and report performance of developed methods

Contribute to develop of customized information extraction workflows

Contribute to development of JRC’s publicly available toolkit built on standardized access to data and services

Task 3: Contribute to CbM outreach project by providing:
Participation in meetings and providing technical expertise, giving presentations on the technical topics related to tasks for the project,

Contributing to writing of technical documentation; revision of technical documents related to the project

Support in the development of methodology for identification of agricultural activities

Support the Member States with their technical implementation

Expert advice to Member States, to support their better understanding of the overall potential of Sentinel data for agricultural application.

In return, we offer a friendly, supportive and professional environment that respects your work/life balance and ultimately contributes to the delivery of public services in Belgium and around the world.

Successful Candidate

Required experience with

Remote Sensing (RS) and Geographic Information System (GIS) data analysis and processing, with special emphasis on Copernicus Sentinel data (best for agricultural applications)

Commercial and Open source RS and GIS software tools

Experience in working with pan-EU spatial datasets 4

Python programming



Configuration and use of Open source GIS and image processing to




Working knowledge of

ESA toolkits



Office software tools

Machine learning



Language skills

English, written spoken (C1)

Knowledge of other EU language(s) is an advantage


Any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing documents to verify your identity and employment eligibility, as required by law.

Applicants are reminded that they will be requested to produce such documentation during the recruitment process.

Please contact a member of the recruitment team if you require further details of acceptable types of documentation required for verification of identity and work authorization.

Data Protection:
When creating a profile on the Serco Career Centre you agreed to the Data Protection policy, a copy is available upon request.You may submit a written request revoking your consent to this agreement at any time.

About The Company

Why should you join Serco ?

At Serco not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play.

Meaningful and vital work - You’ll contribute to methodologically intercepting challenges whilst achievements will also be recognised and celebrated.

A world of opportunity - You’ll be wholeheartedly supported with development and career progression

Great people - You’ll become an integral member of a well-defined and supportive team who believe passionately in the value of our work.

What we offer

Chance to contribute to innovation in the public services sector

A company passionate about diversity and inclusion

Permanent employment with comprehensive Serco Benefits package.


About Serco

At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play when managing complex public services.

We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world, we are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks – SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging.


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Serco is a Disability Confident Employer committed to employing and retaining people with disabilities. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.

Package Description

Joining Serco Italy’s amazing team offers:
Competitive Salary

Great career opportunities in the Space industry

Competitive Salary

Corporate Benefits Package

Exciting relocation package (if applicable)

Company events

International environment

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