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Company Name:
Aechelon Technology, Inc.
San Francisco, California
United States
Job Type:
Position type:
Full Time
Experience Level:
Not Applicable
Bachelor's Degree

Geospatial Engineer

Position Description


Aechelon Technology, Inc. the world's leading flight simulation graphics company, is looking for a Geospatial Engineer to manage the conversion of geospatial raster datasets and related metadata and documentation as well as supporting the department in data backups and other related tasks.


This role includes but is not limited to :


  • Convert very large geographic raster datasets using in house tools (reprojection, reformatting). 
  • Generate and validate xml metadata for geographic datasets for various government standard metadata formats using in-house xml tools. 
  • Generate documentation for geographic raster datasets in Microsoft Word. 
  • Prepare datasets on drives for deliveries to customers.
  • Support departmental backup effots and procedures.

    The primary workplace for this position will be in our San Francisco office. 


    Minimum Qualifications


    -          BS in computer science, geoography, or similar related field.

    -          Intermediate to advanced experience with shell programming/scripting

    -          Intermediate to advanced experience with Microsoft Office (MSExcel/MSWord)

    -          Experience with xml/xml schema and related tools. 

    -          Experience working in MS windows based environment and strong understanding of underlying hardware/software limits/processes as relating specifically to processing of large scale images in a Windows environment.  Strong organizational, analytical and problem solving skills and an eye for detail.. 

    -          United States citizenship required, due to restrictions on access to certain data


    Desired Qualifications


    -          Intermediate to advanced experience with Geographic Data formats (ie. Geotiff, DTED, USGS DEM, DOQQ, LIDAR, ESRI shapefiles, MrSid) and software (ie. Leica Geosystems Erdas Imagine, ITT ENVI, ArcGIS, Globalmapper etc)

    -          Understanding and experience with the import, conversion and management of raster/vector geographic datasets in varying formats/conventions and the related caveats

    -          Experience with ArcGIS

    -          General understanding of map projections and related geographic concepts.

    -          Experience with Adobe Photoshop as it relates to color enhancement and image editing Experience with UNIX/Linux operating systems.