Data Processor

Position: Data Processor

Qualification: Hydrographic Surveyor Qualification –Cat B or equivalent.

Location: Work from home in UK, Ireland, Australia or Canada


XOCEAN is an ocean data company – we collect data for clients ranging from mapping the seabed to monitoring the environment. However, we do this differently, instead of using conventional crewed survey ships, we have developed a marine robotic system known as an Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV).


Responsible for the processing and reporting of survey data collected, to a high quality and efficiently.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Survey data processing and reporting, in a shift pattern when required.
  • Develop and verify automated processing processes.
  • Diligent log keeping and data management.
  • Planning of processing workflow to meet project requirements.
  • Survey software Setup – offline hardware and software setup prior to project start up.
  • Quality Control – monitoring of the data being captured and feed back to online surveyors.
  • Preparation of technical reports and production of data for delivery within stated deadlines to a high standard.
  • Data processing planning and progress tracking.
  • Small tasks befitting the running of the data processing department.

On occasion this role may involve:

  • Online surveying.
  • Supporting with information for tenders.
  • Managing and maintaining Quality, Environment and Health and Safety standards including updating, implementing and management of all ISO processes as appropriate to the role.
  • Implementing, maintaining, managing and updating all standard operating procedures and processes appropriate to the role.

Requirements: Essential Skills / Attributes and Experience

  • A higher education degree in hydrographic surveying or related science-based subject.
  • 2 years+ MBES Survey Experience (hydrographic survey and assets inspections).
  • Survey data processing experience of MBES and Side-scan Sonar Data.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • Enthusiastic, flexible and proactive nature with a keen attention to detail.

Desirable Experience

  • ARC GIS and AutoCad and AutoChart knowledge would be an advantage.
  • Experience of marine survey data post processing software (e.g. POSpac MMS, QPS softwares, BeamworX softwares , etc).
  • Experience of marine survey data online software is an advantage.
  • Experience with Python coding in a hydrographic/geophysical survey application


  • Applicants must demonstrate how they meet the essential criteria. Desirable criteria may be used for further shortlisting.
  • We thank all candidates for their interest, however due to very high volumes, only those who are selected for further consideration, will be contacted directly.
  • To be eligible for this position you must have a valid working visa/permit to work in Ireland, UK, Canada or Australia.
  • Closing date for applications is 16th February 2024.
  • Please apply online and follow the instructions, or submit your CV to