Job Detail

Organization: Advanced Agrilytics, LLC
Title: GIS Technician
Location: Varies

Posted: 2019-09-23
Application Deadline:

Position Description:


About Us
Advanced Agrilytics is an agronomic services company enabled by best in class digital capabilities providing growers independent, sophisticated and robust input prescriptions and operational advice. The company has focused on the major inputs and in-crop decisions as determined by value and return on investment within the overall system. This company is well differentiated from the crowded SaaS providers in the digital agriculture space given its impressive multi-season results and independent, high-touch business model.

We are seeking a GIS Technician to provide data support and geographic information systems (GIS) expertise for our field agronomists. The successful candidate will also support ongoing data ingestion efforts, perform ad hoc data translation/operations and participate in software testing activities. Below is a brief description of the role and competencies required.

Responsibilities

• Work closely with agronomists to ensure all necessary digital ag data is obtained from grower clients.
• Ensure data is in the proper format for ingestion into the database and track data status through the processing chain.
• Utilize third-party software and in-house tools for any necessary data conversion and processing.
• Create and maintain employee/grower accounts on AA’s proprietary data platform and in other GIS-based tools utilized by the company.
• Collaborate with software developers/architects to conduct pilot testing of upgrades and new product rollouts and provide feedback for optimizing implementation efficiency.
• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements
• Associates degree in an agricultural-related field (i.e., agronomy, soils, precision ag), geographic information systems (GIS), computer science or related field.
• Experience with major digital ag platforms and their associated data (Precision Planting, John Deere, Case IH, Ag Leader).
• Utilization of Ag Leader’s SMS software for data conversion and general processing.
• Knowledge of GIS software; including ESRI’s ArcGIS, ArcGIS Pro, and ArcGIS Online.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

Preferred Skills
• Understanding of GIS software, geocoding techniques, data model formats and data conversion practices utilizing off-the-shelf and in-house software tools.
• Working knowledge of global positioning systems (GPS), desktop mapping, web and database applications.
• Working knowledge of different data types; including traditional and spatial formats as well as data that are collected/output from digital ag equipment manufacturers and their cloud-based data warehouses.
• Ability to handle multiple projects and associated deadlines.
• Good communication skills.
• Work quickly and accurately under time pressure.

Please send letter of interest and resume to [email protected] with "GIS Technician" in the subject line.

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