Company Origins

The technology behind the tiny computing components needed for smartphones also makes it possible to build smaller satellites that are also faster and easier to launch. But when these satellites first sent millions of detailed images from space, nobody had the software to make sense of them. Orbital Insight was born out of this need. Now, satellite images are more than just beautiful pictures, they are a source of cutting-edge insights about our changing world. Will the rest be history?

Satelite Image - Baku_Azerbaijan © CNES 2014

The Team

Our team is defining a new industry, geoanalytics at an unprecedented scale, and re-defining what it means to understand our world.

  • Adam Kraft

    Senior Software Engineer
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  • Chris Bollinger

    VP Public Sector
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  • Mike Kim

    Director of Business Development
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  • AJ DeRosa

    VP of Global Sales
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  • Alex Avtanski

    Senior Software Engineer
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  • Boris Babenko

    Senior Software Engineer
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  • Christopher Mosch

    Business Development Intern
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  • Connor Brooks

    Data Operations Engineer
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  • Elizabeth Smith

    Senior Data Scientist
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  • Glenn Sterenborg

    Director, Head of Data Science
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  • Hadley Johnson

    Senior Data Scientist
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  • Harris Xuan

    Business Development Intern
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  • James Crawford

    Founder and CEO
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  • Jason Lohn

    VP, Head of Core Engineering
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  • Jasper Lin

    Core Software Engineer
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  • Javier Barreiro

    Chief Architect
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  • Jeff Stein

    VP of Business Development
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  • Ken Kubiak

    Staff Design Engineer
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  • Marc Hobeychi

    Staff Software Engineer
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  • Matthew Chwastek

    Senior Technical Program Manager
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  • Michael Baxter

    Senior Software Engineer
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  • Nitin Panjwani

    Senior Software Engineer
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  • Ralph Lafferty

    Sales Director
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  • Rob Morse

    Director of Sales Engineering
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  • Shwetank Kumar

    VP, Head of Product Engineering
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  • Soohyun Yang

    Data Operations Engineer
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  • Steven Bickerton

    Senior Data Scientist
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  • Suz’Anne Sullivan

    Director, HR & Operations
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Company Culture

We are on a quest to find truth and transparency in the growing supply of satellite images. Our mission is to transcend individual markets to create a new, accurate, and high-resolution image of how the world works. Are you in?

Transparency
We’re lifting the veil on things that can’t be seen with the naked eye. We’re introducing transparency that will help predict and prevent drastic price shifts; insure against crop destruction; rapidly identify climate change trends; track shortcomings in supply chains; and enable other positive global changes. We’re working towards a better world.

Data Quality
We’re in the business of data quality. We hire highly skilled engineers and PhDs who take a rigorous and scientific approach to data because we care deeply about giving people around the world access to transparent information they can rely on: no more manual counting subject to problems of scale and human error.

Big Picture
Our ideas are limitless and we’ve only just begun building. The beauty of the macroscope is that with each new idea, iteration, and piece of code, we create a more precise view of the modern world. Our team operates the same way. We thrive off the big ideas and cutting-edge possibilities. No matter who comes up with it, the best idea wins, always.

Help us discover more about our world

We've imagined so many ways data can better inform the world and only scratched the surface of what we can do. We seek creative types who aren't intimidated by the extraordinary. There's a lot of work to do and we're up for the challenge. Are you?

Open Positions

Computer Vision Engineer

In one recent project we used convolutional neural networks running on GPUs to identify and count 1.2 billion cars across more than one million parking lots and roads. Other projects have used various technologies to predict corn yield from agricultural images of the U.S. corn belt, count shadow pixels to estimate construction rates for all […]

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Core Software Engineer

You’re in the core, the middle, the center. All roads go via you. Whatever it is they want, it requires you. You have deep experience using Python and varied open source packages to build serious cloud computing pipelines. We ingest many kinds of geospatial data and then we dice, slice, stretch, rotate, and combine them. We use deep […]

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Senior Software Engineer – Public Sector

Job Duties Own all technical aspects of a product, from mapping of value proposition to technical requirements, to architecture design to integration with devops Ability to leverage internal expertise on data science/machine learning Perform software development in any of the product areas as needed Lead small product development team using agile development principles, including release […]

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Product Manager

Orbital Insight is developing a family of products that convert real world observation at scale into actionable insights on what usually constitutes the largest component of the economy: consumer consumption. This comprises the value of consumption of food, clothing, housing, heating and energy, transport, house furniture and appliances, communication, culture and schooling, health and entertainment.You […]

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Software Engineering Lead

Job Duties Own all technical aspects of a product, from mapping of value proposition to technical requirements, to architecture design to integration with devops Ability to leverage internal expertise on data science/machine learning Perform software development in any of the product areas as needed Lead small product development team using agile development principles, including release […]

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Statistics Data Scientist

Our mission is to turn geospatial big data into actionable intelligence. You are a Data Scientist. In close cooperation with our engineers the Data Science team works to hypothesize, track, tease out, and identify any and all signals of use to our customers. We are data detectives and the job is difficult because although we […]

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Machine/Deep Learning Data Scientist

Our mission is to turn geospatial big data into actionable intelligence. You are a Data Scientist. In close cooperation with our engineers the Data Science team works to hypothesize, track, tease out, and identify any and all signals of use to our customers. We are data detectives and the job is difficult because although we […]

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Sales Implementation Engineer – Public Sector

In this role, you will be responsible for the deployment, management and development of our technical architecture in support of Public Sector customers. Responsibilities will also include the implementation of new and extension of existing software analytics products that ingest satellite images and other geospatial data at terabyte scale, apply machine learning/machine vision algorithms on […]

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Senior DevOps Engineer

The role includes facilitating the continuous code deployment, automated resource provisioning and scaling, security control, monitoring & troubleshooting. This is a very hands-on position, highly visible for someone who wants to build and maintain innovative and scalable solutions using the latest open source technologies. Job Duties Build and maintain Orbital Insight operating environment Ensure backend […]

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Energy Analyst

The primary role for the Analyst will be to create and prepare unique models and analyses utilizing Orbital Insight’s unique geo-analytic data offerings for current and prospective clients. Additionally, the Analyst will assist in client facing presentations and due diligence efforts, participate in proposal generation and client support/interaction. The Analyst will assist the company’s product management team in identifying information gaps […]

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Sales Engineer

To succeed in this role you will need to be entrepreneurial and client focused with a background in data analysis.  You will need to be comfortable managing the expectations of prospects and clients across multiple verticals such as Finance, Energy, Insurance, etc.  You must be capable of working within a highly motivated team to drive […]

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Director of Marketing and Communication

As the Director of Marketing, you will collaboratively orchestrate priorities while focusing on building a cross-channel marketing and communications program to develop a strong go-to-market strategy for Orbital Insight’s geospatial data and analytic offerings.   This position will report into the Chief Business Officer. Responsibilities Brand Development — Develop messaging and positioning for Orbital Insight […]

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Front End Engineer

You will be working with other Front-End and Core Engineers to implement entire web applications – including database access, web services in Python, a modern Javascript framework, and dynamic data visualizations in the browser. Job Duties Implement web interfaces for our data products, within a single-page application (SPA) Javascript architecture based on React/Redux In collaboration […]

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Sales Administrative Assistant

Orbital Insight is looking for a bright, energetic, and passionate Sales Administrative Assistant to support our team and office as we expand into a larger space in New York City.   You will assist with sales reporting and analysis, vendor management, and be a master of Salesforce. The ideal individual has a can-do attitude, a […]

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Technical Recruiter

You will be a part of a small but growing Talent team tasked with partnering directly with hiring managers to understand their business needs, facilitate full lifecycle recruitment activities, and ultimately hire world-class candidates to join our team. You will build a pipeline of potential candidates for Computer Vision, Machine/Deep Learning, Data Science, and Core […]

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Technical Sourcer

You will assist us in finding candidates that are experts in their field and are a great cultural fit for our team. This position will be based in Mountain View, CA and offers the flexibility to work a few days per week from home. The Technical Sourcer will report to the Director of Talent Acquisition […]

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Research Analyst – Data Operations Team

The Data Operations team at Orbital Insight manages the annotation process of millions of satellite images and explores a breadth of data to uncover the inner workings of a variety of industries across the globe. We are a team made up of data, research and operations specialists who strive for clarity and efficiency in every […]

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Imagery Manager

Our imagery data is the lifeblood of our company and in this role you will be our company’s “imagery guru” — the person who knows everything about the pixels we process, including: where the data came from, how it was processed, where it’s stored, what metadata and bands are included, and much more. You will […]

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Director of Strategic Partnerships

Satellite imagery and other geospatial datasets are the fuel for our insights. An ideal candidate will utilize their prior experience in either a business development, engineering or corporate development role to identify partnerships and manage our satellite imagery supplier relationships. This position reports to the Chief Business Officer. Job Duties Own the relationship with our […]

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Data Operations Intern

We are looking for a Data Operations Intern who has a passion for understanding large datasets at a global scale. The Data Operations team manages the processing of millions of satellite images that requires a human touch and explores a breadth of data to uncover the inner workings of many different industries. We are building […]

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