Title: GIS Technician
EarthDefine is a growing mapping company transforming vast amounts of earth sensor data into consumable geospatial information products. We are busy creating the largest archive of high resolution land cover data for the coterminous United States. We have embraced big data challenges by building a unique technology platform capable of integrating large volumes of imagery, vector, and point cloud datasets. To learn more about us, please visit http://www.earthdefine.com.
EarthDefine has an immediate hire opportunity for a GeoSpatial Technician to join the data production group responsible for developing our core high-resolution data products. The GeoSpatial Technician will assist with different tasks in the data production pipeline for creating large-scale geospatial products using proprietary and COTS geospatial tools. The primary responsibility will involve quality control work on raster and vector data layers.
Edit large raster and vector datasets
Assist in the Q/A of spatial databases
Apply mapping techniques for land cover classification
Verify geographic accuracy of spatial data
Perform basic spatial analysis, data conversions, and perform data scrubbing
Assist in hardware/software setup
Assist in the development of GIS workflows, databases, and map products
Hands on experience with ESRIís ArcGIS for Desktop/Quantum GIS/IDRISI or similar product
Completed at least 1 GIS course toward a BA/Associate degree in Geography, Spatial Analysis, Cartography, or similar degree
Solid understanding of basic GIS principles
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
Strong technical aptitude, including the ability to quickly and efficiently learn applications, systems, policies, and procedures
Excellent interpersonal skills, including strong verbal and written communication
Ability to work both independently and on team assignments
Self-motivated with a strong work ethic
Experience with land cover classification
Familiarity with open source geospatial tools/libraries like GDAL, OGR, OTB, SAGA etc.
Familiarity with Lidar data
Familiarity with command line text processing tools
Graphic design experience in Photoshop or other graphics editing application
We offer medical/dental/vision insurance and paid sick leave to employees.
How to Apply
Please apply with your resume and a cover letter explaining how you may be a good fit for the role, your career goals, and 2 references to email@example.com. If you are a recent graduate please include a list of your completed courses, cumulative GPA, and 2 references. Please apply only if you are located in the Seattle metropolitan area as this job does not offer relocation.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $15.00 /hour