Senior Applied Scientist for a Satellite Technology Company

Space/Satellite Data Engineer/Data Scientist Machine Learning, Deep Learning Image Recognition

About the company
The company is combining radar satellite technology with deep learning and image processing with the aim of providing solutions for a wide range of clients including civil engineering firms, energy companies, and insurance and finance companies. The company's radar satellite technology allows satellites to capture high-quality images even in dark or cloudy conditions, providing a useful tool for urban development. Possible applications for this technology include analyzing the extent of damage from natural disasters, thereby allowing rescue teams to help people affected by these disasters quickly. Other applications include allowing construction companies to check the feasibility and progress of their construction plans based on satellite data.

The company launched their first satellite in 2020, with plans to launch an additional 5 satellites by the end of 2022.
Corporate Culture
・Mission: Synthetic Data for Perspective on Sustainable Development

・Vision: Efficient, accountable and resilient world

 -Solution services with satellite data
-Development and operation of small SAR satellites
Global Aspects
  • Already foreign employee(s) working
  • Many employees speak English
  • Communicate with foreign clients
PR Aspects
-The company is planning to work with a wide range of international clients.
-The company is working with cutting edge technology that is expected to be in high demand (particularly in the Southeast Asian region).
-All employees can communicate in English with no troubles.
Other details
  • No dress code
  • Visa support
The company launched its first small satellite in 2020 and will launch 5 additional satellites by the end of 2022. It is a challenging time for the company, but the company's team of engineers has been working hard to make the project a success. They are looking for a talented engineer with engineering skills.

Key Responsibilities:
▸Research and develop innovative geo-solutions, including:
-Deeply investigate the latest advancements in relevant fields (machine learning, computer vision, and remote sensing) and design your own methods by handpicking, customizing, combining, or devising algorithms
-Choose, combine, and process appropriate satellite/geographic datasets depending on tasks
-Perform experiments to check the feasibility/validity of your own methods and datasets
▸Summarize and report results in a clear and easy-to-understand manner
▸Implement statistical and machine learning technologies and help software engineers deploy them into production
▸Proactively find research themes and address them
▸Partner closely with business staff and judge the feasibility of potential business ideas based on your technical knowledge before they are put into practice
▸Continuously improve you and your team’s skills

※Please note that the position is only for those who are currently residing in Japan only
-3+ years of practical experience in applying machine learning, computer vision, image processing, or related fields of technologies to solve real-world problems
-Strong knowledge and implementation skills for statistics and machine learning algorithms
-3+ years of hands-on experience with Linux, Python, and scientific Python ecosystem (NumPy, Pandas, Jupyter, and so forth)
-Experience with deep learning frameworks (TensorFlow, PyTorch, and so forth) to run experimental workflows
-Ability to read academic papers without difficulty and select, combine, and implement technical approaches to solve problems
-Motivation to learn new things and share them with the team
-Good oral and written communication skills in English to convey techniques and results of analyses concisely to both experts and non-experts
Japanese Level
  • None
-Master's degree or Ph.D. in computer science, statistics, machine learning, applied math, data science, or equivalent field
-Experience implementing your own algorithm and deploying it into production
-Publications at peer-reviewed conferences or journals
-Experience reproducing papers
-Experience with Docker and GCP
-Experience handling satellite images or GIS data
-Knowledge of the generation process of electro-optical or SAR satellite imagery
-Knowledge of characteristics of many different satellite image products
Annual Expected salary (Minimum)
Annual Expected salary (Maximum)
Transporation cost coverage
  • Covered based on Company's set policy
Work hours
9:00 - 17:30
  • Yes
  • End of Year and New Year Holiday
  • Saturday
  • National Holiday
  • Sunday
  • Worker’s Accident Compensation Insurance (労災保険)
  • Health Insurance (健康保険)
  • Unemployment Insurance (雇用保険)
  • Welfare Pension Insurance (厚生年金保険)