The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Engineering Scientist Associate - Remote Sensing Developer and Analyst

Hiring department Applied Research Lab
Monthly salary $5,400 - $6,500+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 17-11-13-01-4205
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

An agency designated by the federal government handles the investigation as to the requirement for eligibility for access to classified information. Factors considered during this investigation include but are not limited to allegiance to the U.S., foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations, drug involvement, the likelihood of continuation of such conduct, etc.

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: Transcript. References should 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 Contribute to the Geospatial Laser Applications and Measurements group research tasks and objectives associated with laser ranging technology.

Essential Functions

Employ computational solutions for airborne and space-based remotely sensed data product production and application. Participate in algorithm integration in existing architectures and provide test and evaluation analysis on data products.

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 experience and proficiency in working with remotely sensed data, and data products. Applicant should have proficiency in Matlab, C/C++ and Unix shell scripting. Applicant must be willing to work with new technologies, be highly organized, and capable of planning and coordinating multiple tasks and managing their time. The applicant should have experience with software packages for research projects. The position will require attention to detail, effective problem solving skills, and innovation. Ability to work independently with sensitive and confidential information, maintain a professional demeanor, work as a team member without day-to-day supervision and effectively communicate with diverse groups of clients. Regular and punctual attendance is required. The applicant must be a U.S. Citizen and will be subject to a government security investigation in order to determine eligibility 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 2D (imagery) and 3D geospatial data exploitation methods is also desired. 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. 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 Use of manual dexterity Some weekend, evening and holiday work. Frequent use of manuals and books. May work in shared, windowless office space. Possible intrastate/interstate/foreign travel.

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