Orbio Earth

Tracking methane emissions with satellites

Remote Sensing Data Scientist

$60K - $110K
Job Type
3+ years
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Robert Huppertz
Robert Huppertz

About the role



Orbio uses satellite imagery to track methane emissions from the oil & gas industry. We sell the data to operators that want to monitor methane and reduce emissions at scale.

It’s an exciting time to join us: After 2.5 years of deep research, we are hitting product market fit in a very large and exciting market. We launched our first methane emissions product that beats the entire methane technology market. In the last 12 months we closed large contracts with some of the biggest customers in finance & energy industry, raised a Seed round with some of the most exciting investors in the world: Y Combinator, Initialized Capital, the Collaborative Fund, and the European Space Agency.

At Orbio, we believe that incredible things happen when you have a wealth of perspectives and experiences. We're proudly committed to equal employment and development opportunities no matter your gender, race, religion, age, sexual orientation, colour, disability, or place of origin. To help mitigate any potential unconscious biases, we ask that you refrain from including your picture, age, or marital status on your CV. Let your experiences speak for themselves.

On the role

We are on the lookout for a passionate Data Scientist who is able to work with remote sensing data and loves experimenting with new algorithms, physics and machine learning. You’ll jump work with our team of scientists and engineers to develop & improve our Methane Emissions Intelligence pipeline on processing global satellite data for detecting methane emissions.

What you’d be getting involved in:

Collaborating with product managers, data scientists and software engineers at Orbio to:

  1. Develop state-of-the-art emissions detection models to improve our detection and validation of methane emissions.
  2. Enable additional streams of geospatial data into our pipeline. Contribute to and peer-review parts of our existing pipeline for Methane Intelligence
  3. Ensure the scalability, performance and reliability of our methane emission detection systems in production environments

Types of people we are looking for:

  • Extensive experience with remote sensing data
  • Proficiency with Python
  • Extensive experience working in agile software teams (GitLab, Sprints, etc.)

A Great Plus: Machine learning or geophysics background and experience in using those in remote sensing applications with overlaps on: deep learning, computer vision, optimization, denoising, signal processing or time-series analysis.

What you can expect from Orbio:

  • A highly dynamic startup environment with lots of opportunities to learn, grow, thrive and take ownership with support from talented and empathetic team mates
  • Getting access to the resources and attending business development training of the startup ecosystems of Y Combinator, Imperial College, Google (Google for Startups) and Microsoft (AI for Earth)
  • Competitive Salary + Stock Options

About Orbio Earth

Orbio uses satellite imagery to track methane emissions from the oil & gas industry. We sell the data to financial companies that want to invest into the best performing energy companies.

The company is founded by Rob Huppertz, who previously developed ML models at NASA Harvest to detect methane emissions from agriculture, and Jack Angela, who has a background in methane from working with Shell to detect methane leaks on LNG tankers.

In the last 3 months, we launched our first product and closed $400k ARR with 3 customers, including S&P Global. We are raising our seed round and have already secured commitments from Y Combinator, the Collaborative Fund, and the European Space Agency.

Orbio Earth
Team Size:8
Jack Angela
Jack Angela
Robert Huppertz
Robert Huppertz