Application Developer (d/f/m) Digital Elevation Models

  • Airbus
  • Potsdam, Germany
  • 22/01/2021
Full time Data Science Data Analytics Big Data Data Management Statistics

Job Description

Airbus Defence and Space GmbH

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2019 it generated revenues of € 70.5 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other's expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary - on the ground, in the sky and in space.

Job Description

For our Airbus Defence and Space site in Potsdam, unit “Geospatial Solutions, section „Mapping & DEM Development", we are looking for an Application Developer (d/f/m) for Digital Elevation Models.

The team "Mapping & DEM Development" develops new products and processes based on radar remote sensing with a focus on Digital Elevation Models (DEMs).


  • Development of products and process chains based on spatial data
  • Evolution of geospatial data, mainly Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) and derived products
  • Automation of processes for derivation and improvement of data and quality control procedures
  • Development of user-defined solutions, e.g. spatial & statistical analysis of raster and vector data (DEMs, land cover and land use), also by applying machine learning methodology
  • Performance of Project management duties
  • Modification and documentation of project related tasks
  • Participation in international projects such as the ESA-Copernicus-Program
  • Exchange and interaction within an international environment
  • Active support and conduction of internals as well as external customer trainings
  • Active support of the product management
  • Cooperation in the conduction of new product campaigns
  • Support of publications and visualisations of spatial data

We are looking for candidates with the following qualifications and experience:

  • University degree or education with a focus on Geosciences or Geoinformatics or similar
  • Multiple years of working experience in development/production of Remote Sensing Geoinformation services
  • Working experience in an international environment would be an advantage
  • Experience with Earth Observation data (opitcal/radar) would be an advantage
  • Experience in GIS software (ERDAS, ArcGIS, QGIS, etc.)
  • Programming knowledge in R and Python for processing of spatial data as well as understanding of relational data bases /SQL
  • Enhanced MS-Office skills
  • Analytical and independent working ability
  • A good team player with excellent communication skills and ability to work within dynamic multi-national teams
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel abroad
  • Motivation and initiative to originate new ideas for further developments
  • Fluent in English and German (Writing, Speaking)

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.

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Airbus is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.