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Earth Observation Data Visualisation and Image Processing Expert

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.

Dedicated to the European Space Agency’s Earth-observing activities, ESA-ESRIN is the European centre of excellence for exploitation of Earth observation missions. The mission and payload operations of ESA's Earth observation satellites are managed here, and ESRIN is the primary source for the acquisition, distribution, and exploitation of data from these and other non-ESA satellites.

Serco Italy has a long history of providing Earth Observation operations, maintenance and front-end services to ESA. To provide continual service improvement, Serco has recently introduced a special focus on evolution and innovation, with the aim of supporting ESA in further evolving the services and products.

Does working in a Serco environment sound appealing to you?

We would love to hear from you and your interest in the new opportunity of Earth Observation Data Visualisation and Image Processing Expert in Frascati !

Does this vacancy not suit your profile? Not to worry, you can send your updated CV to careers.italy@serco.com – a member of our Recruitment Team will come back to you shortly after.


Role Responsibility

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

As Earth Observation Data Visualisation and Image Processing Expert you will be responsible for:

  • Process satellite data from raw format to a final product using dedicated EO (SNAP, ERDAS Imagine, ENVI/IDL, QGIS or similar) and graphics software (Adobe Photoshop or similar)
  • Create high quality illustrations, graphics, animated images, presentations in 2D and 3D using specialized software (Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects or similar)
  • Taking processed satellite data to the next level in the processing chain using images from different sources production of high quality illustrations, graphics, animated images, presentations using Earth observation data processing tools
  • Edit existing video material to tell stories and do post-production work using commercial software (Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects or similar)
  • Combine different data sets from different sources – satellites, ground based, map data, etc. - into single maps or visualizations
  • Provision of basic textual information on the images and illustrations for the EO editors
  • Support the maintenance of the team’s resource database.

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

Ideal applicants will have a BA/MSc degree in a relevant field of Earth Observation (or similar) and proven experience in visualization, video and/or image processing or similar tasks. Ideally some extra qualification related to graphics would be a plus. A good working knowledge of spoken and written English is essential. Any experience in scripting and/or programming (for image and big data processing) or web technologies such as Python, HTML, CSS and Javascript would be a plus. A portfolio of previous work will be appreciated.

Demonstrated ability to work autonomously under constraints of rush production, in direct contact with ESA and external entities. Pro-active approach to problem identification and resolution. Able to manage several tasks in parallel and to prioritise. Ability to plan and report. Flexibility. Very good knowledge of English (spoken and written). Good team working skills. 



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 60,000 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.

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