ARGANS is a Research & Development company of Earth Observation scientists, analysts and software developers with offices in Plymouth, UK, and Sophia-Antipolis, France.

Our clients include the European Space Agency (ESA) as well as the European Commission. We collaborate with various research institutes, private companies and independent consultants, located across Europe, on many of our projects. Our projects include involvement with the EC Copernicus program, the Sentinel missions, the Earth Explorer SMOS mission, marine litter detection and monitoring coastal erosion, ocean salinity and soil moisture, and satellite derived bathymetry.

Job Vacancies

Junior Earth Observation Scientist

Salary: £24,000 - £26,000 p.a.   Closing Date: Friday 29th March 2019   Download Application Form

We are currently recruiting a Junior Earth Observation Scientist to provide technical and scientific support on our Coastal Erosion project, however will work with our wider technical team and may also be required to provide project support across a number of our other projects. This is a varied role so candidates should be highly motivated with a passion for science and engineering and be able to work independently using your own initiative to satisfy client requirements in a timely and efficient manner. You will need to be comfortable working within a team which is part of a larger consortium and is often spread throughout Europe and therefore have excellent communication skills.

This is a developmental position, if you have a BSc or post graduate qualification in Remote Sensing, Oceanography, Geography or other related field and have a high level of computer literacy and working knowledge of optical remote sensing/marine optics, we would love to hear from you!

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Sentinel-2 Mission Performance Centre (MPC) operator

Salary: €31,000+ p.a.   Closing Date: Friday 5th April 2019   Download Application Form

We are currently recruiting a Sentinel-2 Mission Performance Centre (MPC) Operator, based in Sophia Antipolis, France. ARGANS plays a significant role in the support to daily and long-term data quality from the ESA Sentinel-2 and Sentinel-3 missions. The successful candidate will be required to be knowledgeable about Satellite Remote Sensing and Earth Observation, the Sentinel and heritage optical missions, and confident and able to communicate in large meetings. They will need to be able to organise and manage large amounts of data and keep accurate records of the work undertaken.

The successful candidate will have the ability to code in Python and JavaScript, and to implement expert systems composed of a knowledge base/database and a rule-based pattern-matching inference engine. Ideally the candidate will have experience implementing artificial intelligence applications (perhaps using CLIPS, Jess, Drools or declarative languages, such as Prolog/Lisp, or AI packages using R, Python and/or Java). Database management is also required.

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Internships

We host interns from the UK and EU throughout the year; offering both funded and non-funded internships, we ask for a minimum of 3 months commitment and can last up to 12 months.

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Year in Industry Placement Opportunity 2019/2020

Salary: £17,080 gross p.a.   Closing Date: 12th April 2019   Download Application Form

We would like to offer an enthusiastic and hardworking student the opportunity to work with and gain valuable experience in the field of Earth Observation and Remote Sensing.

This is a junior support position, so if you have, or are working towards, a BSc in Remote Sensing, Oceanography, Hydrography, Geography or other related field, have a high level of computer literacy and wish to develop your knowledge and skills in this field, we would love to hear from you! We also welcome applications from candidates with relevant postgraduate qualifications. Please note to qualify for this position your study program must support the Year in Industry ‘gap’ year.

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2019 Summer Intern Position

Closing Date: 12th April 2019   Download Application Form

We are looking for a student to join us for a period of 3-4 months between June and September as an intern in a junior support position, so if you have, or are working towards, a BSc in Remote Sensing, Oceanography, Hydrography, Geography or other related field, have a high level of computer literacy and wish to develop your knowledge and skills in this field, we would love to hear from you!

Remuneration: Please note summer internships are not paid; however, at the discretion of the company, the student may receive a fixed allowance towards living costs.

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Testimonials

"Working with ARGANS gives me the opportunity to contribute to the international Sentinel-2 mission, working with scientists across Europe to deliver state-of-the-art earth observation data"

Lawrence DudleyOperator - ARGANS

"Since joining ARGANS I’ve seen the company grow hugely, which makes it an exciting place to develop my career, I feel I have the opportunity to make a positive impact here. Our office culture is one of friendship and helping each other out. I love to try and help my colleagues solve their code problems!"

Rhiannon DaviesEO Scientist - ARGANS

"The office culture is wonderful! I really appreciate working with the team to problem solve for a particular project as a collective, finding solutions that the individual may not find on their own."

Emily PeartIntern - ARGANS