Mobile/Web Application to discover satellite imagery (Ref 16/36)

Company: Bird.i Ltd

Location: Satellite Applications Catapult, Harwell

Bird.i is a Big Data Analytics start-up exploiting satellite, airborne and UAV imagery. We have the objective to create the market place for observation imagery, serving any type of businesses and individuals. Our ambition is to bring observation imagery to the reach of the mass market via an API to be consumed in mobile and web applications.

The Satellite Applications Catapult is an independent innovation and technology company, created to foster growth across the economy through the exploitation of space. We help organisations make use of and benefit from satellite technologies, and bring together multi-disciplinary teams to generate ideas and solutions in an open innovation environment.

Project Background

The objectives of this project is to develop a web/mobile application that will consume observation imagery from our API. The purpose and scope of the application will be defined at the beginning of the project with our design thinker according to the latest finding from user focus groups and our Business to Consumer strategy. The application will be offering an elegant and user friendly way to visualise observation imagery, not exclusively through Geographic Information System. It is important that we can do some analytics on the usage of the imagery to refine the data offered by our API.

Minimum requirements:

  • Programming skills in Javascript, HTML, CSS, JSON, XML
  • Familiar with iOS and Android SDK
  • Knowledge of SQLite, MySQL or similar database management system
  • Familiar with Eclipse, version control and Agile methodology
  • Ability to work on their own and as a part of a remote team
  • Positive attitude
  • Self-driven

Preferred additional requirements:

You are student undertaking courses in either software engineering, computer science, information technology. Experience in development of mobile applications.

The Nitty Gritty

8 weeks fixed term contract to be agreed with successful candidate but nominally with a start date around 27 June which is also the SPIN student induction day at Harwell. Salary is £1,500 per calendar month. (guide only)

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