Hydrography Data Specialist - Deep Hydrografie en Geofysica
Hydrography Data Specialist

Deep BV is an innovative hydrographic and geophysical survey company, formed by a close group of more than 80 professionals who are highly motivated to go the extra mile for every client in delivering the best data possible, in a sustainable, efficient and fun manner.


Deep’s fleet of crewed and autonomous vessels work in projects across the world collecting hydrographic and geophysical data in various challenging environments. As Deep continues to develop in its field, we are now looking for an experienced and innovative Hydrography Data Specialist, with to join our company.


As the Hydrography Data Specialist at Deep BV, you’ll be part of a dynamic team comprised of hydrographic and geophysical data processors, data specialists, and software developers. You will be in charge of innovation and development for Hydrography Data. You’ll split your time between processing for projects and development, where you’ll work directly with software developers and data scientists to produce cutting edge research to improve efficiency within processing and operations, as well as for conference and academic publications.




  • Act as a Senior Data Processor for Hydrography data with time devoted to optimization, innovation and streamlining workflows.
  • Advisor to Data Lead on software, best practice methods, deliverables, and innovation.
  • Ability to independently handle all aspects of processing and interpretation of the data.
  • Independent QC, problem solving, and decision making with regards to the data.
  • Advise Project Surveyors on acquisition best practices.
  • Mentoring and training co-workers as necessary to grow the skills of the data processing team, including instructing on Hydrographical theory.
  • Actively follow external developments to maintain knowledge about best practices regarding processing, reporting, and deliverables, and communicate these to Data Lead and the processing team.
  • Actively contribute to R&D projects and attend and present research at conferences.
  • Initiate improvements to existing processing workflows and the development of new ones.
  • Support automation and be the main contact with the software developers to test and implement new and other relevant efficiencies.
  • Create and maintain reusable documentation for use in workflows, training materials, quotations, Project Execution Plans, reports and social media.


Skills and Qualifications:


  • Expert level multibeam, backscatter and single beam data processing with relevant software.
  • Significant experience with MBES acquisition
  • Significant experience with QGIS (or ArcGIS).
  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Hydrography, or related field.
  • At least 5+ years of professional experience.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.


Nice to haves but not essential:


  • Experience with other geophysical or hydrographical data types such as Magnetics, Side Scan Sonar, Sub-bottom profiling.
  • Programming experience (Python, Git, GitHub, Bitbucket).

• A challenging and dynamic work environment, with opportunities for personal and professional growth.
• A competitive salary package, including attractive secondary benefits.
• Training and development opportunities to help you stay up-to-date with the latest technologies and trends.
• A fun and inspiring office environment, located in Amsterdam Noord, with a beautiful roof terrace for lunch and drinks.
• A growing, innovative, and international company where you can make a difference.
• Flexible and remote working possibilities.


If you are interested in this vacancy, please upload your motivation letter and CV and leave your contact details in the form below. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact HR –HR@deepbv.nl.


    Please note: due to regulations only applicants from the EU will be considered.


    When insight is needed, we are Deep. Collecting and interpreting subsurface data: for research, knowledge and answers. Giving our customers the results they need.


    A fitting solution for every project. Eager, innovative and committed. A collective: efficient together.


    We don’t follow the crowd: we are free to act; we get the job done.


    Will you join us?