VITO's Remote Sensing unit develops and operates innovative Earth Observation systems that help to monitor and understand some of the major social and economic challenges our planet is facing. For this we work with systems that acquire data from satellites, manned aviation and drones.

We are looking for a Software Engineer to join us in developing robust and scalable data processing systems for Earth Observation. A typical processing system starts from raw sensor data acquired  by a satellite or drone and converts it into value-added information while a combination of image processing and machine learning techniques are applied. The processing systems can be deployed on dedicated hardware or on various cloud environments.


As a software developer / designer you will:

  • Create production software components, analytics applications and data visualization
  • Work together with architects, subject matter experts and product owners
  • Provide support on customer issues
  • Provide support in writing project proposals


  • Preferably a master in computer sciences or engineering, minimum a bachelor with IT specialization
  • A good knowledge of image processing and spatial data structures
  • Experience in programming languages C++, Java and Python
  • Experience in cloud native deployments
  • Experience in Hadoop framework and large-scale data processing (e.g. Spark) is considered a plus
  • Pragmatic with an eye for detail and quality
  • Open minded, solution-oriented, sense of initiative
  • Able to communicate smoothly with technical and non-technical people, both orally and in writing.
  • Working as part of a team yet also able to work independently

  • A competitive salary with a range of benefits including allowances, insurances, adjustable holiday package, …
  • Flexible working hours and workplace
  • Innovation is our core asset, therefore it goes without saying that we give our employees the opportunity to undertake additional training and keep up to date in their field of expertise
  • The chance to be part of an organization with an international reputation, known for its advanced technological research and scientific consultancy
  • The possibility to actively contribute towards sustainable developments at local, national and global level