For our Land Monitoring department at our headquarters in Munich we are looking for several Junior Experts (m/f/d) for GIS and Earth-Observation-based Land Cover mapping and monitoring.

You will support us in projects of the European Copernicus Land program, especially in the field of vector/raster data processing and high-resolution satellite image time-series classification.


Your tasks:

  • Vector and Raster data processing
  • Thematic and semantic quality control of vector and raster data in particular of land cover/land use products
  • Regional calibration of machine learning models for EO-based land cover classification incl. quality control of training data and model outputs
  • Image interpretation from high and very high resolution satellite imagery and derivation of high quality products
  • Cooperation and guidance together with international partners and departments


What to expect:

  • Interesting and responsible tasks in one of the leading companies in Copernicus Land Monitoring services
  • Insights in exciting and technically cutting-edge environment
  • Comprehensive support for your start at GAF (mentoring programme, German language courses)
  • Learning and development – your experience and knowledge count
  • Multicultural and respectful working environment and an interdisciplinary team of committed colleagues
  • Flexible working hours within the conditions of our flexitime scheme
  • Mobile working options are possible to varying extents upon discussion and agreement
  • Optional corporate pension, travel health insurance world wide
  • Operational health management
  • Great location with fabulous opportunities for outdoor activities; also in the direct vicinity
  • Perfect Connection to public transport
  • ….and last but not least: Free coffee from our artisanal italian espresso machine (be your own barista)!




Your profile:

  • BSc / MSc degree, or proven experience, in a relevant subject, e.g. Geography, Environmental Sciences, Remote Sensing, …
  • Deep knowledge of GIS applications (e.g. ArcGIS, QGIS)
  • Knowledge and practical experience with Sentinel-2 data and time series
  • Experience in land use/land cover classification
  • Experience in handling large amounts of data (vector and raster data processing)
  • Experience in handling in-situ data (e.g. OSM, national datasets)
  • Basic understanding of a high-level programming language such as Python that enables you to read and understand basic scripts
  • Fluency in English is required, knowledge of German is welcome
  • Self-motivated, independent, structured and responsible work style in a team-oriented environment
  • Perfect colour vision


Desirable knowledge:

  • Knowledge of the EU Copernicus Earth Observation Program
  • Practical work experience
  • Advanced programming skills (e.g. Python)
  • Basic/Advanced understanding of Deep Learning algorithms
  • Knowledge and practical experience in visual interpretation of satellite image data in the field of land cover/land use
  • Good command of the ArcGIS Model Builder




Further information:

  • Start at earliest possible date
  • 40h per week
  • Project contract duration at first with potential extension



Please contact:

Olivia Deuter



recruitingatgaf [dot] de



+49 (0) 89 121528 - 0


Further details:

Would you like to work with us?

If you are interested in this career opportunity, please send your meaningful application including CV along with an indication of expected yearly gross salary and earliest possible entry date to recruitingatgaf [dot] de. Please use the keyword „Junior Expert (m/f/d) GIS/EO“ in the header of your e-mail.