The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Engineering Scientist Associate - R and D Lidar Analyst

Hiring department Applied Research Lab
Monthly salary $5,166 - $6,041+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 14-08-19-01-4205
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin - J. J. Pickle Research Campus (North Austin)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

None provided

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Note: The following additional materials are also required for consideration: Transcripts. References must be former employers. Instructions for submission of these materials will be provided at the time the online application has been completed.

Additional Information


Exploitation and analysis of remotely sensed (airborne and space-based), geospatial data for a variety of applications and contribution to the Geospatial Laser Applications and Measurements group research tasks and objectives associated with laser ranging technology in the Signal and Information Sciences Laboratory.

Essential Functions

Employ computational solutions for airborne and space-based remotely sensed data product production, evaluation and application. Participate in field tests that support data acquisition for geospatial research and/or instrumentation calibration and validation.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer or information science, geoscience or other applied sciences. Demonstrated ability and proficiency in working with remotely sensed data, data products, and GIS applications. Willing to work with new technologies, be highly organized, and capable of planning and coordinating multiple tasks and managing their time. Demonstrated ability with software packages such as ArcGIS, ENVI and QT Modeler for research projects. Attention to detail, effective problem solving skills, and excellent judgment. Ability to work independently with sensitive and confidential information, maintain a professional demeanor, work as a team member without daily supervision and effectively communicate with diverse groups of clients. Regular and punctual attendance. U.S. Citizen. Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information at the level appropriate to the project requirements of the position.

Preferred Qualifications

Advanced coursework, graduate degree or significant experience related to remote sensing applications (orbital mechanics, geodesy, geospatial statistics, GIS, climatology, meteorology, geology, ecology, and hydrology). Demonstrated experience and familiarity in working with lidar point clouds, data registration and terrain analysis. Knowledge of data exploitation methodologies for photon-counting, full-waveform and discrete return lidar systems. Applicant should have prior experience in geospatial application solutions using novel algorithm techniques and working knowledge of processing, exploitation and dissemination workflows for airborne and space-based lidar data production. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal communication skills. History of publication in relevant journals and/or industry conferences. Proficiency in Matlab, C/C++ and Unix shell scripting. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 with a 3.5 in major coursework or higher.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Some weekend, evening and holiday work. Frequent use of manuals and books. Work in shared, windowless office space. Some intrastate/interstate travel.

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