Full time
6 months in London, then remote
Apply before 31 July '21

Remote Sensing & Big Data Scientist

About the role

We’re seeking an enthusiastic and capable physical scientist with a passion for extracting new scientific insights from big data. We want to combine UK-wide and eventually world-wide data and model outputs to project physical impacts of climate change, such as floods, subsidence, storms, droughts, etc.

You’ll be tasked to support the development of Climate X's geospatial core, together with a superstar team led by an inspiring Geospatial Modelling Lead.

The impact you’ll own

  • Combining, manipulating and interrogating large datasets to derive new insights on climate change impacts
  • Identification and standardisation of observational and model data required for development
  • Creating geographically scalable solutions with flexibility to be applied to different locations and fold-in new datasets
  • Testing, validation and benchmarking of the results
  • Research on climate-related hazards and development of innovative methods
  • Documentation of all modelling activity
  • Participation in product demos with enterprise grade clients
« At Climate X, we believe individuals working together, being themselves and giving their best can create great work. »

Alfie, Chief Mischief Officer

What makes you stand out

  • A PhD or equivalent experience in areas related to (astro)physics, applied stats, computational methods for remote sensing
  • Strong Python programming skills
  • Experience applying scientific computing or machine learning to solve real-world problems, ideally in a distributed computing, cloud computing or hpc environment. Experience working with AWS a bonus
  • Experience of manipulating, processing and combining large datasets. Deriving new information and extracting new insights from these
  • Experience with remote sensing data, satellite data, Earth observation, or computation modelling of physical systems (e.g. climate modelling)
  • Ability to explain complex concepts to non-technical audience
  • Hands-on, can-do attitude, great interpersonal skills, and ability to collaborate effectively
  • Passion, energy and wit

What you get

£45k-£50k annual salary

Your compensation is determined based on the value you create. We are a genuine meritocracy, free from outdated HR practices.

Pensions & Perks

We offer a flexible benefits package aligned to modern ways of working that includes a benefits allowance, corporate discounts and shared parental leave arrangements.

Share Options

Designed to encourage long-term thinking and behaviours. Being an employee-owned firm will be key to our success.

22 holiday days (+ Bank holidays)

Flexible working arrangement - work the hours you want, work from wherever you want to balance your own workload with life’s priorities.

Your growth is key

In addition to pioneering climate change analytics, you’ll be exposed to the inner workings of an exciting start-up, and continuous development.

Society Impacts

You’ll be making a positive impact to the world. We’ll also have two days per year allocated for volunteering time to support a charity or community group and make an impact closer to home.

Climate X is a purpose-driven climate tech company set to revolutionise a new vertical of climate adaptation software by changing the way the world manages assets, property and infrastructure.

We’ve embarked on an exciting project to give our customers meaningful insights on how their property will be impacted by our changing climate. From individuals with one property, to businesses with millions of assets; our platform clearly displays risks from potentially damaging severe weather events across multiple climate change scenarios, and calculates the cost of that damage to the asset valuation.

Climate X will save customers millions of pounds, be more resilient to climate change, meet incoming regulatory requirements and make smarter investment decisions.

We work with the UK’s leading climate scientists, AI specialists and financial services professionals.

We feel very strongly about diversity with founders and existing team members coming from a variety of backgrounds. We’re not building just a team but a place of innovation where brains and fun coexist to address the biggest challenge our society is facing now.