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Xpanse l Remote Sensing Geologist l Advisor, Team member

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis

The transition to clean energy is expected to drive the need for raw materials by 500% until 2050. Xpanse aims to be at the forefront of detecting potential mineral deposits using satellite data, powered by machine learning on Earth and beyond to help the mining industry matching the demand. This method has the potential to increase the efficiency of prospecting and to reduce the harmful environmental effects of the mining industry.

What we have accomplished

  • delivered our first pitch at the world’s first space-themed pre-incubator accelerator program hosted by ESA Business Incubator Denmark
  • got selected in the KTH Innovation pre-incubator program with access to coaching, business support, and outstanding networking opportunities
  • developed methods for automated data collection and satellite data transformation to support the algorithm development

Next step
As an international team of three, with knowledge of product development, data analytics, and business operations we have built the foundation of the business case and acquired support from the KTH Innovation pre-incubator program. To further develop our algorithm and service we need specialized knowledge which is why we are looking for bringing onboard remote sensing geology competence either as a team member or an advisor.

About the opportunity
This role is an absolute key position within our team to develop our product and to fulfill our vision. Closely working together with our Chief Technology Officer (CTO) you will be responsible for advising on geological properties that could be collected via remote sensing tools. The information later will help to train our machine learning algorithm that will be used to identify potential mineral deposits. Furthermore, we also count on you to bring knowledge about the mining industry and the state of the art and in-development remote sensing technologies.

What will you do

  • provide geological understanding to develop and train our machine learning algorithm
  • advise about mineral types that can be detected with remote sensing tools
  • define the type of geological, geochemical data that is required to detect minerals
  • suggest ways to gather the required data through remote sensing
  • advise on the currently available and under development remote sensing technologies
  • provide insight for the specification of the service in development
  • in case of interest, helping out with other business development related tasks

What we offer

  • chance to work on a meaningful project that could change the mining industry on Earth and beyond
  • inspiring team members that support you to grow
  • opportunity to acquire shares and steer the future of Xpanse
  • experiencing the best in class ways how to work and collaborate in a remote, multidisciplinary environment
  • be part of the KTH Innovation startup community

Skills & Requirements

Required skills and competencies

  • up-to-date knowledge and interest in the field of remote sensing geology or similar
  • willingness to invest your time and energy in an entrepreneurial project

Nice to have skills and competencies

  • 1-2 years of work experience in the field of remote sensing geology or similar
  • ambition to change the way of detecting minerals in the future
  • basic understanding or interest in programming, preferably Python
  • basic understanding or interest in AI

We believe in diversity and therefore welcome all applicants regardless of gender, background, orientation, or beliefs.

Are you interested?
If you have any questions concerning the role or if you would just like to chat with us, feel free to call or drop a message via email.

Great Place to Work

  • Business Development Coach from KTH

  • Centrally located office space (KTH Campus)

  • Be part of the thriving KTH Innovation Community

  • Access to mentor and investor network

  • Workshops and service packs from KTH partners

  • Proof-of-concept funding

  • Access to Media Studio and Makerspace

About the company

Xpanse is an initiative to enable sustainable development by supporting services operating beyond Earth analyzing data and providing information. As a first step, xpanse aims to be at the forefront of identifying minerals on Earth.
The startup took off after an accelerator in the summer of 2020. Since then, we are expanding our team, developing the idea with the aim of launching the prototype of our product in late 2021.

This Company is currently supported by KTH Innovation and part of a batch in the Pre-incubator program. The KTH Innovation Pre-incubator program is a 12-month program to accelerate the development of promising startup projects from KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Startup projects receive extensive support from inhouse Business Development Coaches as well as additional support such as office space, community activities, access to industry, mentor and investor networks.