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Earth Observation Science Support Specialist

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

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


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.

Serco Italia S.p.A. is one of the top 50 World Space Manufacturing and Service companies with a long history of providing Earth Observation operations, maintenance and front-end services to the European Space Agency. The company also offers vast experience to a huge number of IT and space markets including: central governments, defence organisations, the aerospace industry and commercial companies.

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 Science Support Specialist in Frascati !

Please, note that this is a fixed-term contract from 01/02/2022 to 31/12/2022.

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


Main Responsibilities

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

Your duties and responsibilities: 

  • The activity is framed within the contract “PRISM” (Copernicus Contributing Missions access support functions and platform), supporting ESA in operations, maintenance and evolution of all functions, processes and infrastructures coordinating the data flow among the Copernicus Contributing Missions and the Users exploiting such data.   
  • In this framework, Serco is searching for a person to support the Coordinated Quality Control (CQC) Team in all aspects related to the quality control of Earth Observation data and products (SAR, Optical, DEM), aimed at ensuring a fully assessed and high-quality data offering to the Copernicus Services and the other Copernicus Users. 
  • The activity will be primarily focused on the quality assessment of the new coming data distributed by PRISM to entitled Copernicus Users, in particular the Very High Resolution cloud-free coverage of Europe (VHR_IMAGE_2021 dataset).

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


  • Ability to work effectively in dynamic and flexible environment  
  • Strong orientation to team working and collaboration
  • Time management and goal-focusing 
  • Problem-solving approach
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and strong communication attitude 


  • University degree in Science disciplines or equivalent qualification, preferably in Remote Sensing and Earth Observation. 
  • Background and good understanding of geophysical sciences and/or specific instruments relevant to optical missions (medium, high, very high resolution) and radar missions; experience in Synthetic Aperture Radar missions is an added-value asset. 
  • 1-3 years experience in Remote Sensing data analysis and relevant exploitation tools (e.g., IDL/Envi, Sentinels Toolbox, ArcGIS suite, QGIS, …). 
  • Knowledge of data science programming languages, in particular python and IDL, is an added-value asset.
  • Basic knowledge of Relational Database Management Systems.
  • Experience in data quality control is a preferred qualification. 
  • Business proficiency in English (oral and written). 



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. 

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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.

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