Brendan Austin, VP of Engineering, Bird.i Ltd

VP of Engineering, Brendan Austin, tells us why personal and professional growth is something that matters a lot to Bird.i. They offer plenty of opportunities to learn new technologies, brush up on best practices and research emerging technologies.

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Brendan Austin Bird.i

Our mission is to make the world’s most incredible images – and the insights they bring – accessible to absolutely everyone.

Who are we?

Bird.i started in 2016 with a simple mission: to make satellite imagery available to everyone. Since then, we’ve grown to understand it’s even more powerful when you combine it with real business needs.

In April 2020, Bird.i joined forces with Zonda to help bring our Earth Observation expertise to the US housing market. Zonda is a leading brand in residential construction with a mission to advance the home building industry by providing data- driven housing market solutions to the homebuilding and multifamily industries.

Together, Bird.i and Zonda are working hand-in-hand to streamline the collection of, and access to, the most up-to-date housing data to empower smarter decisions.

What do we do?

We have access to an unprecedented amount of Earth Observation imagery through our unique partnerships with the world’s leading satellite and airborne operators. We process this imagery with the latest machine learning techniques to monitor the construction lifecycle of real estate projects across the entire US landmass and make these unique sources of insights available to builders, developers and investors.

What is it like to work for Bird.i

At Bird.i, we are comprised of small, dynamic teams working in a supportive, trusting and transparent environment where we work on challenging problems at a fast pace - an achievement that we’re very proud of!

As our teams are small, each team member is awarded the independence and agency to research and solve technical problems in the way they see fit. This means that you won’t be bored or micro-managed - you’ll have a high degree of responsibility within the team and many opportunities to have a positive impact early in your career.

Personal and professional growth is something that matters a lot to us. So, we give plenty of opportunities to learn new technologies, brush up on best practices and research emerging technologies. Our teams are small, but we leave a lot of room for growth!

Working in Scotland?

Scotland has a number of world-class universities so, we’ve got an incredible pool of talent in the local area. Scotland’s appeal extends beyond the commercial with various hikes, munros and stunning landscapes within touching distance of all the major cities and towns.

Scotland also has a very strong Space/Technology industry so Glasgow was the obvious choice for setting up a business that sits downstream on the satellite technology value chain.

Current Opportunities

Our current vacancies can be found on www.hibirdi.com