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Experienced Data Engineer

We collect AIS data from the global merchant fleet from more than 700 AIS satellites and terrestrial senders. We combine this with other types and sources of vessel data. We want to strengthened our data science team.

About us

Maritime Optima AS was registered in April 2018 and is funded by the founders, employees, and some private investors.

We aim to develop and distribute innovative smart maritime software products built on industry knowledge and big data, empowering single users or professional teams to work from anywhere.

We are a team of 16 people with different backgrounds, skills, and knowledge, and we have solid domain knowledge and a reliable maritime network. We are skilled, curious, and honest. We have humor, we respect each other, and we dare to share. We are in it to win it together, and you will make a difference.

We are located in modern maritime-inspired offices at Aker Brygge in Oslo but are moving into our new offices (cross the street) in Vika Atrium in January 2023.

In order to build great products, we need to build a great team ourselves! Our existing team has solid domain knowledge and skilled developers, and we are looking for an experienced Data engineer that will strengthen our data science team.

The qualifications we are looking for:

  • Strong Python coding skills (Numpy, Pandas, Scikit-Learn)
  • Experience with databases (PostgresSQL, GraphQL)
  • Knowledge of a variety of machine learning techniques (regression analysis, clustering, decision tree learning, artificial neural networks, etc.) and their real-world advantages/drawbacks.
  • Experience leveraging data driven models to drive business decisions and building visualizations using large datasets and multiple data sources
  • Go (or with an interest in learning it)
  • Knowledge about and preferable experience from Dockers and Kubernetes
  • Azure tech suite 
  • Satellite data and map systems.
  • Professional working proficiency in English, preferably also Norwegian.

We are looking for someone with relevant higher (3-5 years) relevant education and preferable minimum 3 years of relevant work experience.

Nice To Have

Interest for- and an understanding of the maritime/shipping market.


You are a driving force for project implementation and the ability to get people with you.

Professional integrity and dare to stand in discussions.

Excellent communication skills for both communication and enthusiasm.

Professional working proficiency in English, preferably also Norwegian.

Of course, you don’t need to know all of this to apply! But you should have a desire to learn and grow with us.

We offer:

We have an exciting tech environment, we work with innovative and new technologies, and we have complex problems to solve for the maritime industry.

  • Competitive terms, including insurance and pension schemes, and share options.
  • As we scale there will be many career development opportunities
  • Cross-disciplinary Scrum team.
  • We organize internal professional evenings.
  • We intend to organize meet-ups, conferences, and breakfast seminars.
  • Located in friendly maritime premises at Aker Brygge. In January 2023 we will move cross the street to our new offices at Vika Atrium.
  • Free lunch and fascinating discussions. Free gym.
  • Friendly social environment and a skilled team with high spirits.

If you find this of interest, we want to hear from you!

Contact us about this position

Pål-Robert Engnæs

Co-founder & CTO
+47 915 95 154

Jean Niklas L'orange

Sr Back End Developer & Scrum Master
+47 995 53 596
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