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Big Data Analyst for Copernicus Geospatial Data

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

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.

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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Role Responsibility

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

As Big Data Analyst for Copernicus Geospatial Data you will be responsible for:

The consultant will work on activities included in Unit I03 Work Programme and will be expected to contribute to all the tasks listed below:

Technical evaluation of big data solutions for geospatial data

  • The expert shall work on the technical evaluation of big data solutions applicable to the different domains of Copernicus and in particular regarding the evolution of the Copernicus Data Information and Access Services (DIAS) towards Copernicus Integrated Data Management. In that context, the consultant shall contribute to the drafting of technical reports with the required level of confidentiality. This task entails the participation to meetings and working groups organised by DEFIS, the European Space Agency (ESA), or other partners.The expert might also be asked to assess and test the interoperability and portability of ICT solutions and methodologies in a big data environment. Furthermore, the expert may be asked to develop a forward vision on the challenges of the 'Big Data era' as well as on the concept, implementation, and evolution of Copernicus Integrated Data Management. This will entail the surveying and monitoring of data analytics and reference development environments from existing open source data and software relevant to Copernicus as well as the fostering of the adoption of open source and FAIR data analytics to secure transparency, reproducibility, and accountability while easing the path from new applications and service prototyping to operational services.

Data processing environments

  • To secure continued hands-on expertise and knowledge required for a sound technical evaluation of big data solutions, the consultant shall support the BDAP project team in further developing the services of the JRC Big Data Analytics Platform (BDAP) with focus on open source cloud native technologies while taking into account the applicable security requirements.

Documentation of work

  • Besides the production of technical reports regarding the shaping, implementation, and evaluation of Copernicus Integrated Data Management, the consultant shall document procedures, routines, scripts, configurations, and results in the BDAP project wiki and code repositories. All developments and deployments should be conducted in a programmatic way to secure that the different environments can be replicated and evolved in a controlled way.

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 Italy and around the world.

Successful Candidate

Your skills: 

  • Technical knowledge about cloud platforms, ideally regarding geospatial data such as the Copernicus Data and Information Access Services (DIAS) platforms.
  • Hands-on experience with cloud platforms and open source software for cloud native technologies, e.g. Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Experience with Linux environments, including scripting and automated system/service deployment.
  • Experience with at least one data intensive application domain.

General skills

  • Autonomous and accurate working style.
  • Very good knowledge of English.
  • Capacity to deliver high-quality technical reports in English.
  • Capability of integration in a multicultural/international environment, rapid self-starting capability and experience in working in team.




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.

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

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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