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R&D DevOps Engineer – Environmental Geo-Intelligence

  • Mol, Vlaams Gewest, Belgium
R&D & Engineering

Job description

The Environmental Intelligence Unit of VITO processes petabytes of earth observation data. We primarily specialise in Geo-Intelligence relying on numerical/statistical analysis, computer vision, machine learning and AI techniques in the application workflows. That is our passion: extracting information from the vast amounts of incoming images, information required by our clients. Our extensive group of clients can be found within the domains of land use, civil infrastructure, agriculture, forestry, water management, heritage and ecological development. Visit for more information about our activities.

We are currently seeking a motivated R&D DevOps Engineer – Environmental Geo-Intelligence

Are you passionate about leveraging cutting-edge technology to extract valuable insights from geospatial data? Do you thrive in a dynamic environment where your expertise in remote sensing, geo-intelligence, devops, and data science can make a significant impact? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

Your Tasks:

  • You utilize remote sensing and data science techniques to acquire, process, and analyze geospatial data.
  • You develop innovative algorithms and models to extract actionable insights from satellite imagery and other geospatial datasets.
  • You apply advanced data science methodologies to uncover patterns, trends, and anomalies in geospatial data.
  • You collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate remote sensing and geo intelligence solutions into existing or new systems.
  • You implement and maintain DevOps practices to ensure the scalability, reliability, and security of our geospatial data infrastructure.

Job requirements

  • You hold a M.Sc. degree or higher in remote sensing, spatial modelling, data science, geoinformatics, computer science, physics, environmental sciences or a related field.
  • You have a strong proficiency in programming languages such as Python, C/C++ or Java and a solid understanding of data science concepts and techniques, including machine learning, statistical analysis, and data visualization.
  • You have experience with DevOps practices and tools, such as Docker, Kubernetes, and CI/CD pipelines.
  • Furthermore you have excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment and you have affective communication skills and the ability to present complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.


  • We work 'activity-based', our activities bring us to our location. Our headquarter is in Mol. Hybrid work arrangements and/or working in a satellite office in Antwerp-Berchem, Ghent, Ostend or Genk is possible.
  • A competitive salary with a range of benefits, including allowances, insurance and a modular package of holidays.
  • Innovation is our asset, we give our employees the opportunity to take additional training courses and stay up-to-date in their field. You will always have the opportunity to broaden your knowledge and discover new technologies.
  • You will have the opportunity to be part of an organization with an international reputation, known for its cutting-edge technological research and scientific consultancy.
  • With us, you will contribute directly to sustainable developments at local, national and global level through your innovative applications. You provide answers to contemporary societal challenges.
  • Moreover, we highly value a good work-life balance at VITO! This is achieved by adopting a flexible attitude depending on your specific needs.