InSAR Processing Specialist


Markham, ON or Gatineau, QC


We are looking for an InSAR Processing Specialist who will work to support the execution of CATALYST’s strategy to deliver our science to more end users via new and innovative methods. This role involves working with a team dedicated to developing and delivering our SAR science to new end users that seek access to ground displacement data through innovative means. The ideal candidate excels at implementing rigorous process to implement highly efficient InSAR production pipelines that produce high quality data.

CATALYST – Earth data, simplified. We make actionable earth observation intelligence available to decision makers that seek to ensure a sustainable and manageable planet.

  • Develop rigorous understanding of CATALYST InSAR technology for both D-InSAR and Persistent Scatterer Interferometry (PSI) based processing
  • Assess existing systems and production processes to recommend / implement improvements
  • Determine the most cost-efficient means to process imagery using a variety of data production processes (enterprise, cloud, on premise)
  • Interact with product owners and scientists to understand the application technology direction/changes, standards and best practices
  • Create and maintain documentation on best practices for InSAR processing
  • Develop and / or maintain Python based scripts to enable efficient processing of data to support multiple groups across the organization (Pre-Sales, Customer Success, Delivery)
  • Rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals, performing a variety of tasks
  • Ensure that expected application performance levels are achieved
  • Participate in development planning and prioritization sessions
  • Convert raw image pixels into business consumable data
  • Prepare client reporting through data interpretation
  • Assist in business development through technical support
  • 5+ years of production experience, delivering high quality products to clients
  • Master’s level or above in a relevant discipline (Geodesy, Earth Science, Remote Sensing, Engineering – for example Civil, Electrical, etc.)
  • Knowledge of agile software development practices and ability to participate in development planning and prioritization sessions
  • Understanding of the fundamentals of earth observation satellites, including data processing and the use of software and production pipelines to convert raw image pixels into business consumable data
  • Project management skills and attention to detail for planning, execution, and reporting
  • Must have technical skills:
    • Strong knowledge of InSAR processing techniques
    • Competent scripting /Python
    • Quality assurance and verification know how
  • Nice to have technical skills:
      • Cloud deployment experience (AWS, Azure)
      • Experience working in UNIX environments
      • In-depth technical InSAR knowledge
      • Specific InSAR experience in infrastructure, dam, mining or other asset monitoring
      • Programming experience, e.g. Python
      • Experience in large scale InSAR processing
      • Experience dealing with clients
Application Submission

Application Notes:

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PCI Geomatics is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, colour, religion, age, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, family status or any other status or condition protected by Federal and/or Provincial laws. If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know.