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Experienced Data Engineer

We continuously clean and process data from more than 700 AIS satellites and terrestrial senders in real-time and we want to strengthen our data science team.

About us

We established Maritime Optima AS in April 2018, and we are privately funded by serial tech entrepreneurs and supported by Innovation Norway. We were awarded the Copernicus price in 2018 and the Microsoft Startup program in October 2019. We are working closely with the users and some of the largest global ship owning communities while developing our products. The first MVP of Maritime Optima (now ShipAtlas) was launched in August 2020. Today ShipAtlas has more than 85 000 registered users. In October 2022 we launched ShipIntel for maritime professionals.

We believe in knowledge driven maritime intelligence based on quality data. So in Maritime Optima, we’re building a software product for the shipping industry, which aids them into making more informed choices. This is mainly done through a solid data foundation and with manual enrichment by users, which they can share with colleagues. By presenting the data in an intuitive manner and making it possible to “play” with it, we give our customers the ability to utilise their company’s collective knowledge.

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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