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Geospatial Content Specialist

Survey Operations – Tysons, Virginia
Department Survey Operations
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level

Nearmap is currently providing a virtual model of the real world – at a scale and detail that hasn’t been done before. At Nearmap, we have an appetite for high performing individuals and we are currently on the hunt for a Geospatial Content Specialist.

As a Geospatial Content Specialist you will help manage the survey processing pipeline.  You will monitor surveys as they move through the processing pipeline.  This position will work with the US & AU teams to resolve global/regional processing issues, ensuring that surveys are QA’d and published with expedience.  You will work with the Survey Operations Leads and Pre-Sales to qualify, quote, extract, and deliver 2D/3D data for client requested AOIs.  In addition to working with the data, you should be willing to support the team with operational situations as required.

You have the luxury of bringing your own individual strengths to this role which will empower you to dive into the deep-end and do what is necessary to succeed. You will thrive in a flexible and diverse environment that craves leaders to improve the way things get done with a no-fear, can-do attitude.

A bit more about the culture…

At Nearmap, every opinion matters, our business model partnered with our open-door management style gives you the opportunity to make an impact. Our Nearmappers see the world differently and are intently focused on delivering the best location content in the world. Having a shared goal and a lot of fun reaching it is how our Nearmappers truly flourish at their home away from home. We're all super down-to-earth - except when we're in the sky capturing fresh imagery!

A typical day for you may look like this

  • Receives capture media shipped from field and uploads surveys to cloud storage for processing.
  • Monitors media uploads and survey processing and resolves exceptions.
  • Quality assures processed survey output according to quality standards.
  • Raises potential hardware anomalies found during quality assurance.
  • Provides feedback to Survey Operations Leads about reflights, flying issues, or clouds encountered during quality assurance.
  • Identifies, merges, and processes partial surveys.
  • Prioritizes the processing queue.
  • Works with US & AU teams to resolve global and regional processing issues.
  • Approves surveys ready for publishing.
  • Works with Survey Operations Leads to ensure flown coverage matches processed and published coverage.
  • Ensures that flight service contractors have sufficient media to complete scheduled surveys, including shipping media to aircraft as required.
  • Ensures media inventory and tracking system is up to date.
  • Formats survey media as required.
  • Works with courier on shipping related issues.
  • Ensures Aerial Survey Logs are present with received media and are processed correctly.
  • Flags and escalates exceptions.
  • Creates 3D technical specification sheets within agreed upon timeframe.
  • Delivers 2D and 3D extraction content within agreed upon timeframes. 
  • Uses information provided from Survey Operations Leads and Pre-Sales to generate Nearmap NOW quotes for client requested AOIs.
  • Works with Pre-Sales and Support to troubleshoot issues relating to data quality.
  • Provides feedback to Survey Systems Team when new releases of planning and processing software are released. 
  • Provides operational improvement suggestions which could improve and streamline the planning and processing software.
  • Supports the Survey Ops Roadmap initiatives through providing insight, information, and suggestions which help progress the initiatives forward.
  • Establishes best practices and document operational workflows and procedures to ensure they are globally consistent, scalable and efficient.
  • Assists with the repair/maintenance or install/uninstall of camera equipment when necessary.
  • Complies with responsibilities of working for a public company.
  • Complies with all local legislative requirements.
  • Adheres to company guidelines and the corporate Code of Conduct.
  • Where appropriate keeps up to date with legislative requirements.
  • Acts in an ethical way when dealing with company assets and other people.

More about what you need to bring…

  • BA/BS/BE degree preferred - in Geography, GIS, Remote Sensing, or Business Operations
  • Experience with ESRI software or other GIS software required.
  • Experience in an operational environment or data production using a variety of systems.
  • A minimum of 3 years experience within related fields.
  • Experience with mapping, aerial survey, remote sensing, and GIS is required.
  • Proficiency with computers; Linux, and AWS experience preferred.
  • Comfortable in command line environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Very organized with attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize
  • Rational, proactive and able to deal with issues in a pragmatic and timely fashion
  • Meticulous in completing jobs 100% and on schedule
  • Not afraid to ask questions 
  • Interested in learning about new technologies
  • Enjoys communicating and working with a variety of people
  • Good oral/written communication skills
  • The ability to lift 50 pounds.

Some of our perks include… 

  • Competitive pay, commission plan and Employee Share Scheme
  • Flexible working environment, work life balance is a necessity  
  • Opportunities for continued career growth and development
  • Regular social events
  • Free reign of Nearmap’s products
  • An allowance to help you focus on your well being 

If you think you tick all the boxes and could see yourself working at Nearmap, we invite you to come and make a difference!

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

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    Tysons, Virginia
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    Survey Operations
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