Overwatch is continuing to expand, and has multiple job openings available! The jobs are listed at https://www.overwatchimaging.com/careers.
They are hiring at least one, but possibly more than one Airborne Imaging Specialist. They are busier than ever, so they need to get some new people interested in sensor operations and GIS before the summer fire season hits.
Some other open positions are for a Geospatial Software Engineer that would continue to develop our custom sensor software, and a Production Technician who builds our payloads and cables. All positions are based in Hood River. The Geospatial Software Engineer has the possibility for remote work.
Airborne Imaging Specialist
The Overwatch Airborne Imaging Specialist will operate Overwatch imaging systems and generate maps and other derived information products for customers in critical civil, industrial, and specialty applications, while providing feedback to drive continuous product improvement.
Geospatial Data Software Engineer
This position will design and implement connections between imagery captured by our products and outside map data. This Engineer will support image manipulation and image data management software to enable customers to easily and automatically consume our intelligence outputs.
Example of Duties
This position will support IDL's remote sensing program.
Responsibilities will include:
Good knowledge of:
Some knowledge of:
Computer programming languages such as FORTRAN, C, Pascal, AML or object-oriented languages
Natural resource sciences
Operating, applying, and programming ESRI software products, and ERDAS image processing software products in a work environment
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources at (208) 334-2263.
Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.
To see all Portland area jobs with NV5: https://careers-nv5.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1&searchLocation=12781-12821-Portland
Field Survey / Remote Sensing Technician: https://careers-nv5.icims.com/jobs/4940/field-survey---remote-sensing-technician/job
Technical Remote Sensing Intern: https://careers-nv5.icims.com/jobs/4930/technical-remote-sensing-intern/job
As our GIS & Remote Sensing Analyst, you’ll help the Toolik Field Station (TFS) provide logistical, operational, and scientific support to visiting scientists conducting Arctic research. Every day we’ll rely on you to collect high precision GPS data (GNSS), collect imagery through drone flights, process data, and create new products and tools for the research community. To thrive in this role, you must have experience in GIS & Remote Sensing as well as knowledge of GIS concepts, software installation and management (ESRI products and Google Earth).
Data Maintenance and Analysis (15%)
Assist the GIS & RS Analyst 3 with maintaining GIS datasets and imagery contained within ESRI geodatabases. Provide quality assurance and quality control of departmental spatial data and metadata. When possible, automate the analytical processing of spatial data using batch processing techniques and/or computer programming/scripting languages (eg. R, Python (ArcPy), teqc). Employ a variety of spatial data analysis and modelling techniques (eg, image classification (various types), ESRI geostatistical analysis tools) to create products in support of Toolik research or administration. Search for and use available satellite remote sensing products (eg, LandSat, SAR, SMAP) to support Toolik research projects.
Updating and Maintaining GIS Equipment, Instrumentation, and Technology (15%)
Conduct web-based research to identify GIS and Remote Sensing equipment and software to support TFS research (eg, UAS sensors, UAS platforms, GNSS/GIS equipment, cloud-based image processing developments). Occasionally prepare specifications and forward equipment or software quotes to GIS & RS Analyst 3 and SEDC Manager for equipment/ supplies such as UAS camera/ sensors/ platforms, bathymetric units, or GNSS equipment. Keep software licenses and equipment firmware current. Troubleshoot all equipment problems and report issues and resolutions to appropriate SEDC staff.
GIS Products (20%)
Prepare field maps with research site coordinates Produce GIS products which include orthophotographic maps, surface elevation models, watershed delineations, area calculations, viewshed analysis, and bathymetric maps. Serve as departmental lead in creating, maintaining and archiving metadata records As needed, assist SEDC Manager and GIS & RS Analyst 3 with new research site selections. Produce final site map(s) and site coordinate(s) for Toolik researchers to support their research permit applications with land management agencies. In support of Toolik research projects, produce publication-quality maps, figures, 3D models, and/or graphs for use in conference presentations, student theses, research grant applications, and/or peer-reviewed scientific journal publications.
Survey and Technical Support (50%)
Collect GNSS survey data with mapping-grade and survey-grade instruments. Process GNSS survey data using Trimble Business Center software and online GNSS toolsets from the National Geodetic Survey. Serve as FAA licensed Pilot in Command for UAS missions. Coordinate all aspects of UAS missions: select appropriate UAS platform, flight planning, safe flight execution, image processing, and metadata collection and archival. Collect and process bathymetric data (GNSS and sonar data). When necessary, work with TFS researchers to design and implement project-specific tools, systems, and procedures to collect and/or calibrate quantitative spatial data. Train researchers on how to use mapping GNSS equipment With weekly oversight from the GIS & RS Analyst 3 and/or SEDC Manager during the summer field season, plan and coordinate activities of the GIS seasonal technician and intern(s) to fulfill summer work requests.
Toolik Field Station (TFS) is a research station operated and managed by the Institute of Arctic Biology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). TFS provides logistical, operational, and scientific support to visiting scientists conducting Arctic research. The field station population ebbs and flows throughout the year with a minimum population of 4 in the winter and up to 150 in the summer. While remote, TFS is like a small village during the summer months.
TFS is seeking a full time GIS & Remote Sensing Analyst to join our team. This position will be based out of Fairbanks at UAF with summers spent at TFS. Typical duties entail collecting high precision GPS data (GNSS), collecting imagery through drone flights, processing data, and creating new products and tools for the research community. This position will work with the GIS & RS Analyst 3, seasonal technicians, and interns.
In addition to the technical duties, engaging and interacting with the TFS community is a large part of the job of everyone who works at TFS.Toolik Field Station is committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment to everyone at the station. Each member of our staff is committed to working to build and sustain an equitable and inclusive work environment where cultural diversity is celebrated and valued. We believe diversity benefits and enriches the TFS community.
This is a full-time, Grade 77, $21.81 hourly, DOE, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package. UA employees receive excellent benefits including participation in State of Alaska PERS retirement, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage.
This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.
This position will require scheduled residency at Toolik Field Station on Alaska's North Slope during the primary field season from early-May to early September and possible winter project support between October through March of each year. The duty station is at the University of Alaska Fairbanks during the remainder of the year.
Welcome to Planet. We believe in using space to help life on Earth.
Planet designs, builds, and operates the largest constellation of imaging satellites in history. This constellation delivers an unprecedented dataset of empirical information via a revolutionary cloud-based platform to authoritative figures in commercial, environmental, and humanitarian sectors. We are both a space company and data company all rolled into one.
Customers and users across the globe use Planet's data to develop new technologies, drive revenue, power research, and solve our world’s toughest obstacles.
As we control every component of hardware design, manufacturing, data processing, and software engineering, our office is a truly inspiring mix of experts from a variety of domains.
We have a people-centric approach toward culture and community and we are iterating in a way that puts our team members first and prepares our company for growth. Join Planet and be a part of our mission to change the way people see the world.
Planet is headquartered in San Francisco, California, Earth.
About the Role:
In this role you will enable and facilitate the generation of 3D products from Planetscope and Skysat imagery. These satellites equip imaging push frame sensors that can benefit from Structure from Motion (SfM) and MultiView Stereo (MVS) techniques more typically employed in aerial and drone imagery.
There is much work to be done in this update and would be a great experience for an up-and-coming engineer who works in remote sensing and photogrammetry. We want to test and validate procedures to produce DEMs and DSMs from Planet’s satellite images, and improve the quality of the geometric calibration of our systems.
The work of Planet Engineering teams is performed at scale and affects millions of images and terabytes of data.
This internship will be coordinated by two teams that collaborate closely on a daily basis, the Rectification team based in the US and the AQuA (Automatic Quality Assessment) team located in Berlin (EU).
Impact You’ll Own:
What You Bring:
You’re a software developer, data scientist, or student with programming and analysis experience
It will be helpful (but not required) to be familiar with:
Some Press About Us:
Our CEO, Will Marshall featured on TED and at a recent Dreamforce Talk
“Planet: Bringing Space Back Down to Earth”
"The All-Seeing Eye in the Sky video" Bloomberg Businessweek video
"Planet And Rocket Lab Create Mission Patch To Honor Women In Aerospace" —Planet Blog
Why we care so much about Belonging.
We’re dedicated to helping the whole Planet, and to do that we must strive to represent all of it within each of our offices and on all of our teams. That’s why Planet is guided by an ultimate north star of Belonging, dreaming big as we approach our ongoing work with diversity, equity and inclusion. If this job intrigues you, but you’re thinking you might not have all the qualifications, please... do apply! At Planet, we are looking for well-rounded people from around the world who can contribute to more ways than just what is listed in this job description. We don’t just fill positions, we fulfill people’s careers and find folks that are motivated by our underlying humanitarian efforts. We are a few orbits around the sun before we get to where we want to be, so we hope you’re excited to come along for the ride.
It is an exciting time with Terra Remote Sensing Inc USA. Terra is seeking experienced full-time Aerial Geomatics
Technicians – Field Operations to be part of a growing Aerial Field Survey Team and support our US project work. The Aerial Field Survey Team focuses primarily on LiDAR and aerial image data acquisition, GPS ground control, data validation, analysis as well as processing of results. This role is ideal for someone who resides in the Pacific Northwest United States, has a home office and is willing to travel for projects.
Reporting to the Supervisor – Aerial Field Survey, responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
• Acquisition of aerial LiDAR, aerial photography, and INS (inertial navigation systems) for clients within various sectors (Electrical Transmission, Transportation, Forestry, etc.).
• Mission and logistical planning and execution; including, but not limited to coordinating equipment preparation, mobilization checklists, process forms, flight line and control network planning.
• 1+ years of operator experience in data acquisition, surveying or/and mapping. Experience with remote sensing such as LiDAR, GPS, Orthophotography, INS surveying, calibration and/or processing are deemed assets.
• Undergraduate degree or related diploma in a related Geomatics curriculum. PLS certification is an asset.
• Ability to perform field survey operations in helicopter and/or small fixed-wing.
• Experience using processing software for the positioning of INS data.
• Willingness and ability to travel frequently and sometimes for long durations.
Pacific Northwest United States Preferred
Salary will commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.
Terra is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the principle of equity in employment. Relocation will not be provided for this position.
If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please e-mail your resume and cover letter to
email@example.com, Attention: Human Resources.
For additional information please visit our website at https://www.terraremote.com/
The Idaho Department of Water Resources (IDWR) is looking for a Remote Sensing Analyst. The position is at the IDWR state office in Boise, Idaho. The job announcement is open until Feb 3, 2021.
This position will plan, design, develop, schedule and conduct complex remote sensing analysis projects.
For details on this job posting, go to https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/idaho?keywords=remote
VirginiaView, in partnership with Virginia Tech and other partners, recently published a new video tutorial series called “Working with Lidar Using ArcGIS Pro”. This resource is appropriate for 2-year and 4-year college faculty who would like to integrate additional online (and self-paced) educational resources with their courses.
Previous tutorial topics have also been popular with geospatial professionals who are seeking a cost effective and self-paced opportunity to sharpen their geospatial skills (or just trouble shoot…). I suspect that the new tutorial series (and other topics listed below) might be appropriate for professionals working with local/regional/state/federal governments, as well as in the private sector.
The following geospatial video tutorials are available at no cost, and can be accessed via http://www.virginiaview.net/videos
Airborne Imaging Specialist (Payload Operator & Geospatial Analyst) w/ Overwatch Imaging (Hood River, OR)Read Now
Title: Airborne Imaging Specialist (Payload Operator & Geospatial Analyst)
Position Description: The Overwatch Airborne Imaging Specialist will operate Overwatch imaging systems and generate maps and other derived information products for customers in critical civil, industrial, and specialty applications, while providing feedback to drive continuous product improvement.
Company Description: Overwatch Imaging is changing the way airborne image-based intelligence is created. Rooted in the airborne intelligence technology cluster of Hood River, Oregon, Overwatch Imaging is revolutionizing human understanding of the world through computer vision-optimized sensing. Overwatch makes customized imaging payloads designed for mission-critical, automated remote sensing roles. Our products allow mid-sized UAS and general aviation aircraft to collect precision survey maps, conduct autonomous search and detection, and provide real-time image-based intelligence to users. Overwatch payloads feature actively stabilized multi-band cameras combined with onboard image processing and AI software, which we leverage to reduce operator workload, identify hard-tofind small signals in large datasets, and accelerate data transformation into knowledge.
Major Areas of Responsibility:
• Payload Operations: Works directly with customers at operating sites as an imaging system expert, collecting airborne imagery with Overwatch payloads, supporting mission planning to optimize data value, and creating derived information products (maps, annotated images, reports, etc) for end-users.
• GIS Map and Photogrammetry Product Generation: Creates deliverable outputs from Overwatch payload raw and auto-processed data, including fire maps and large area orthomosaics. Generates templates and work instructions for the related software.
• Payload Technical Documentation and Training: Develops and maintains user manuals, quick reference cards and training materials, and trains payload users how to effectively collect and process high-quality data.
• Product Evaluation and Continuous Improvement: Tests new payloads and associated software, collects sample data, conducts demonstrations, and organizes product feedback and improvement opportunities.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Experience and Education:
o Experience in deployed operational settings (military, wildland firefighting, or similar) and/or providing product training to operators.
o Training and hands-on professional experience with GIS software tools and map creation, especially in compliance with US fire mapping standards (ex: https://www.nwcg.gov/sites/default/files/publications/pms936.pdf)
o Experience with airborne imaging systems and ISR applications and tools. o Experience with defect reporting and tracking tools a plus.
o 2+ years of experience with a Bachelor’s degree in a technical field, or
o 4+ years of experience in a relevant operational setting.
• Technical Competence:
o Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with fluency in MS Office.
o ESRI ArcGIS, Global Mapper or similar GIS software. o Aviation systems and remote sensing.
o Photography and video imagery collection.
• Character Attributes:
o Comfortable and confident working alongside customers at remote locations.
o Highly motivated tech-savvy self-starter able to work independently.
o Extraordinarily professional and calm under pressure.
o Collaborates well in a small team environment.
o Enjoys hands-on work and learning new skills.
Location: This position is based in Hood River, Oregon, and requires travel up to 50%. Remote work-from-home arrangements may be considered for the right candidate. All applicants must be authorized to work on a permanent basis in the United States.