DigitalGlobe Geospatial Big Data Platform Engineer in Westminster, Colorado

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The GBDX Platform Engineer is responsible for building, deploying and operating our highly robust & massively scaled Geospatial Big Data Platform, aka GBDX.

About the Company

DigitalGlobe is the world’s leading provider of high-resolution Earth imagery, data and analysis. Together with the most sophisticated commercial satellite constellation in orbit, our Geospatial Big Data Platform(GBDX), puts location intelligence at your fingertips, giving our customers the confidence they need to make critical decisions about our changing planet. Unmatched imagery quality, global coverage and actionable analytics make us a trusted partner worldwide. The GBDX mission is to take our entire 100 petabyte, 16-plus year archive of satellite imagery, and put it in the cloud for real-time and scalable discovery, access and compute. Every day developers and business leaders are building and leveraging new geospatial applications and insights enabled by GBDX. This new ecosystem is where data science meets computer vision, image mining and geospatial analysis in order to answer global questions on a global scale.

About the team

The GBDX Platform Data Access team builds and operates the underlying data access services that back the GBDX platform & ecosystem. The services we build & deploy are highly robust & scalable, they move and manage petabytes of satellite imagery, and they enable 3rd party developers to build & deploy algorithms on our platform. The system is built on top of Amazon Web Services, and we focus on ease of use, simplicity, and execution.


We are looking for a motivated & highly qualified individual to join the GBDX Platform Data Access team as a software development engineer. For us, the ideal engineer fulfills ALL the following requirements:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Java Development Experience

  • Performance Engineering Experience

  • 'Make-it-happen' attitude, the innate capacity for ownership and timely delivery of results in a fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to monitor and debug a very large complex system of services;

  • Experience with Amazon Web Services;

  • Experience in professional software development teams;

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with or strong interest in Remote Sensing, Image Processing, and/or Machine Learning

DigitalGlobe and Radiant solutions offer a generous compensation package including a competitive salary; choice of medical plan; dental, life, and disability insurance; a 401(K) plan with competitive company match; paid holidays and paid time off.

DigitalGlobe is a leading provider of commercial high-resolution earth observation and advanced geospatial solutions that help decision makers better understand our changing planet in order to save lives, resources and time. Sourced from the world’s leading constellation, our imagery solutions deliver unmatched coverage and capacity to meet our customers’ most demanding mission requirements. Each day customers in defense and intelligence, public safety, civil agencies, map making and analysis, environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure management, navigation technology, and providers of location-based services depend on DigitalGlobe data, information, technology and expertise to gain actionable insight.

DigitalGlobe is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor.