Senior Data Engineer

Espoo, Uusimaa, Finland

Full Time

3 months ago

Job description

Who are we?

We are a Finnish-based international New Space company with employees from more than 57 countries in Finland, the US, the UK, Spain and Poland. Our team is a tight-knit group of experts from areas including engineering, software development, and radar technology. We’re innovative, driven people who strive for excellence in everything we do. Being advocates of our corporate culture, we value teamwork and curiosity, and we know how to have fun!

What do we do?

ICEYE is building and operating its commercial constellation of small Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellites with SAR data available to customers. Our satellites acquire images of Earth at any time – even when it’s cloudy or dark – providing commercial and government partners with unmatched persistent monitoring capabilities. Information derived from our SAR images helps customers make data-driven decisions to address time-critical challenges in various sectors, such as maritime, disaster management, insurance, and finance.

What are we looking for?

To support the company’s growth, we continue to scale our Satellite Communications Network team and are looking for a Senior Data Engineer to join us in the Helsinki area, Finland. ICEYE Satellite Communications Network is responsible for creating high reliability and high throughput communication between the ground systems and the satellites in ICEYE fleet globally. Various teams are working on contact planning and configuration, TT&C chain, payload downlinking and ground station infrastructure around it. We are looking for an engineer who can develop tools which can analyze our satellite communication contact quality.

About the role?

As a Senior Data Engineer  at ICEYE, you will build services and platforms which analyze our satellite communication links on a global scale. You develop software services which can read data from internal and external data sources, such as ICEYE in-house satellite operations services, third-party ground stations and ICEYE satellites, and generate actionable metrics and data about monitoring satellite communication reliability. You identify different data sources, create tools to gather this information and generate ways to display it to internal stakeholders. You will work closely with QA engineers and Operations & Maintenance Support Engineers, who help define the metrics, and alongside Software Engineers who have developed the software services used for the mission. You will also work closely with UI/UX engineers to define ways to visualize data. Most of the services are written with Python and/or Go and running on Kubernetes clusters e.g. on AWS cloud, so it is expected that you are familiar with those tools.


  • Create tools and platform to analyze and monitor satellite contact quality and reliability
  • Identify different data sources, create tools to collect the relevant information and generate clean ways to display it for internal stakeholders
  • Provide data-driven solutions for contact quality for both S and X-bands during both nominal operations and testing phases
  • Collaborate with QA and O&M Support Engineers to evaluate metrics for monitoring, and other internal engineers while developing the tools


  • Data driven mindset and and knowledge of data visualization types and methods.
  • Good understanding of the pros/cons of data transfer options such as ETL, push/pull and event trigger models and when to use which.
  • Hands-on experience on building efficient data pipelines.
  • Experience of the GNU/Linux, AWS cloud computing, microservices and software security.
  • Understanding of Python and/or Go languages.
  • While prior knowledge of spacecraft communication links is not required at the start, you must be eager to learn and become proficient in this area.


  • A job that matters in a dynamic New Space environment with a scale-up approach
  • An independent role with a supportive and diverse work environment
  • A yearly benefit budget to spend as you wish (i.e. on sport, transport, wellness, lunch, etc.)
  • Relocation support (i.e. flight tickets, accommodation, relocation buddy program)
  • Time for self-development, research, training, conferences, or certification schemes
  • Inspiring and collaborating offices and silent workspaces enabling you to focus
  • Regular internal events for employees (e.g. sports events, team-building events, parties, etc.)
  • A wide variety of best coffee, tea, snacks, and sweets to accompany your daily space mission

Diversity & inclusion are core values at ICEYE. We are passionate about building and sustaining inclusive and equitable working and learning environments for all staff. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and discover, design, and deliver solutions.

Could this be the role for you? Apply now to start your journey with ICEYE. We are looking forward to receiving your application in English as soon as possible.

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