Space Data Engineer - KSA National (Talent Pool)

Riyadh | Other

Space Data Engineer - Saudi Nationals (Talent Pool)
Make a difference every day 

We are a multinational organisation with a global team of 50,000 colleagues. In the Middle East we operate in the Transport, Defence & Advisory sectors, delivering services in Asset Management, Customer Experience, Fire & Rescue and Air Navigation Services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services to fulfil our purpose to impact a better future by "Bringing National Visions to Life".  

Your Opportunity  

Are you looking to explore your career in space? Excited at the prospect of operating real spacecraft or unleashing the power of satellite data? Are you ready to relish the opportunity to work in world-leading international space facilities, supporting major space programmes? Look no further! Serco Middle East are proud to welcome talent pool applications for our Space Programme in Saudi Arabia.


As a Space Engineer specialising in geospatial data management, you will play a key role in managing and utilising Earth observation (EO) data for various projects. You will work closely with experienced engineers and operational teams to ensure efficient data acquisition, processing, storage, and dissemination, whilst exploring novel technologies for the future, contributing to the success of Earth observation missions and the advancement of the downstream space sector.


You will work with inspiring leaders across the space sector, and gain the skills, experience, and commercial insight to set you on the path of a fulfilling career in an exciting industry that is set to boom in Saudi Arabia.

Join us to make a difference every day.


  Key Accountabilities

  • Geospatial Data Management: Manage the collection, processing, storage, and dissemination of Earth observation data collected from open access platforms/datasets. Develop and implement data management strategies to ensure efficient and secure handling of large-scale EO datasets.
  • Data Processing and Quality Control: Apply data processing techniques to generate value added information. Collaborate with data analysts and scientists to ensure the integrity and quality of processed data products.
  • Data Cataloguing and Metadata Management: set up data cataloguing applications and maintain comprehensive metadata for EO datasets. Develop standardised metadata formats and ensure adherence to metadata standards for efficient data search, discovery, and interoperability.
  • Data Access and Dissemination: Facilitate efficient data access and dissemination to users and stakeholders. Implement data delivery mechanisms, such as web-based portals, APIs, or data distribution systems, to enable easy and secure access to EO data products.
  • Technology Assessment: Review the state-of-the-art technologies (AI, ML, and cognitive) and analyse its integration into operational services.
  • Continuous Learning and Professional Development: Stay updated with advancements in EO data management techniques, data processing algorithms, and relevant engineering practices. Seek opportunities for continuous learning, skill enhancement, and professional development in the field of space engineering and data management.
  • Data Policy and Compliance: Ensure compliance with data policies, regulations, and licensing requirements related to EO data. Stay updated with international data standards, best practices, and emerging trends in EO data management.


Specific Requirements

  • Master's degree in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field
  • Geospatial Data Management Knowledge: Knowledge of EO data formats and processing algorithms. Familiarity with data access systems and APIs. Familiarity with OGC standards. Knowledge of computer science/AI techniques
  • Fluent in English and Arabic to effectively communicate with team members and stakeholders in a multicultural environment
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams, stakeholders, and present technical information. Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and contribute to team goals
  • Problem-Solving Skills and Strong analytical abilities, with the capacity to identify and resolve technical challenges related to EO data management. Ability to think critically and propose innovative solutions
  • Willingness to adapt to changing project requirements, work in dynamic environments, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Flexibility to work in an international setting and adapt to different cultural contexts during the placement abroad
  • Passion for Space Exploration: Demonstrated interest and passion for space exploration, Earth observation, and the utilisation of EO data for scientific research, environmental monitoring, or other space-related applications.


What's in it for you? 

At Serco, our core values drive everything we do, and we believe in fairly compensating our colleagues for the value they bring to our organization. We are proud to offer a total reward package at Serco which includes: 

  • Competitive monthly pay and allowances that are commensurate with the role and industry standards 
  • Comprehensive medical insurance coverage and life insurance, so our employees can feel secure in their health and financial wellbeing 
  • We recognize the importance of work-life balance, which is why we offer competitive leave benefits that exceed industry standards 
  • We offer an annual airfare allowance to support our expat colleagues to stay in touch and visit their loved ones 
  • We pride ourselves on providing a supportive work environment where we foster a positive Safety-First culture 
  • We care deeply about our colleagues' wellbeing and offer access to wellbeing programs and platforms to support their physical, mental, and emotional health. 
  • As a global organization, we offer a vast array of career paths for our employees to choose from. The scale and breadth of our organization provides our colleagues with opportunities for growth and variety in their career path, both regionally and globally. 


Join Us 

At Serco, we believe there is a place here for everyone. A place where you can bring your authentic self to work every day. Our workplace culture is one that embraces diversity and fosters equity, respect, and belonging for every individual. We are committed to equal employment opportunities and creating an inclusive environment that proudly celebrates the perspectives and backgrounds that each of our employees bring to work every day. 


Join Serco and be part of a values-driven organization that invests in the development and well-being of its employees and offers a rewarding and fulfilling career.


We take pride in what we do

Serco is committed to Equal Employment Opportunities and is committed to ensuring the safety of all of its employees through its Zero Harm initiative. Please visit for more information.

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