Back-End Software Engineer

Lobelia uses satellite data, computational intelligence and climate information for the creation of strategic plans and the definition of adaptation measures in the face of the climate emergency.

Lobelia’s team is composed of passionate experts in physics, earth sciences, graphic design, computer science, engineering and business. We apply this interdisciplinary knowledge to actual products people use and want to use. We work with trusted data providers and have a growing network of international collaborators that are as engaged as we are to drive for change.

Lobelia is hiring a Back-End Software Engineer to strengthen its core product team.


1. What you will do

Your primary role will be to design, develop, test, deploy and maintain new elements of the operational processing chains to monitor the Earth’s natural resources. At Lobelia, this means getting to know the ins and outs of satellite data access, big data processing chains, optimisation and preparation of analysis-ready data, dealing with AI/ML models, geospatial processing, cloud infrastructure, and last but not least user-focused back-end and front-end implementation.

We’re looking for a seasoned software engineer that loves creating solid solutions to challenging problems, and that can own major parts of the system. You’ll be developing quick prototypes which will evolve towards sustainable tools in response to the R&D Team.


2. What you will bring

Must-haves include:

  • A systematic, analytical approach to problem solving
  • A love for software, and for shipping software
  • Extensive knowledge of JavaScript in a wide range of environments, as well as its ecosystem
  • Experience developing for the back-end (e.g. designing and implementing APIs, developing algorithms, accessing back-end services and databases) as well as for the web
  • Focus on detail for a solid architectural design and optimum performance, as well as appealing UX
  • Effective interpersonal, communication, and collaboration skills

Nice-to-haves include:

  • A master’s degree in Computer Science or similar
  • Experience in the remote sensing field (e.g. geospatial analysis tools and standards, satellite data processing techniques, etc.) or in data science
  • Knowledge of the Python language and ecosystem
  • Knowledge of WASM, WebGL, and other advanced web-related technologies
  • DevOps skills, including clustering and containerisation

3. What we offer

We offer a full-time, permanent position, with a competitive salary. The location for this vacancy is in Barcelona.

Our flexible working conditions not only exist on paper. All of us take advantage of this flexibility and use it for a balanced working life.

We offer challenging topics having a societal impact, the best gear to work on them, a stimulating and diverse working environment and an international network of trusted companies and experts we work with on a daily basis.

But above all, we offer the unique chance to work at the forefront of a social and economic movement to raise awareness on climate change and use evidence-based insights to cope with it in an effective way.


4. Tell us about you

If you want to apply for this vacancy, send us an email at telling us about your past, present and ideal future work. Send us your résumé or portfolio, and show us something you’ve worked on that makes you feel great. We will also be very pleased to see some OSS you’ve created or how you set up your IDE.

Thanks for your interest. We can’t wait to hear from you.

Location: Barcelona


  • Full-time, permanent position, with a competitive salary
  • Flexible working conditions