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GIS Specialist - Utilities Sector

Ursa Space Systems
Ithaca, NY
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

GIS Specialist – Utilities Sector

About Ursa Space Systems

Ursa Space Systems is building ground-breaking solutions to deliver global intelligence to organizations around the world. Through our SAR/EO/RF satellite network, and data fusion expertise, Ursa Space detects real-time changes in the physical world to expand transparency. Our subscription and custom services enable you to access satellite imagery and analytic results with no geographic, political, or weather-related limitations.

Job Summary

We are looking for an attentive and driven GIS Specialist to join our team. Responsibilities include an acute knowledge of Ursa’s capabilities, applying those capabilities in innovative ways to address unique customer problems, and supporting the sales and marketing teams to help convey how our solutions can provide new approaches that simplify and improve our customer’s workflows.

This position will report directly to the Director of Data and Analytic Services.

Job Responsibilities
  • Support Sales in customer meetings to provide technical information on Ursa’s capabilities
  • Collect customer requirements and determine how Ursa’s capabilities can best meet customer needs
  • Work with Ursa’s Analytics Team to determine requirements for future capabilities
  • Be an expert in all of Ursa’s analytics and vendor data collection capabilities
  • Manage Ursa’s ArcGIS Online content
  • Analyze remote sensed imagery to generate insight reports
  • Create and present demonstrations of Ursa’s capabilities applied to various use cases
  • Respond to customer inquiries about data availability and access
  • Provide input on pricing for custom solutions based on customer’s imagery and analysis needs
  • Support Marketing by using Ursa’s analytics to generate content for blog posts and social media
  • Scope and define workflows to support customers, and train Ursa personnel on those workflows
  • Attend conferences as an exhibitor for Ursa

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Geographic Information Systems, Geography, a related technical discipline, or equivalent experience
  • Proficiency with ArcGIS Pro or QGIS
  • Familiarity with the oil & gas and/or electric utilities industries
  • Understanding of remote sensing principles
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Able to prioritize and execute multiple tasks in parallel
  • Enjoys working as part of a team to achieve a common goal, while having a proactive work ethic to execute on individual responsibilities.

Preferred Skills
  • Prior experience with SAR or Optical Satellite Imagery
  • Familiarity with ArcGIS Online Dashboards and Storymaps
  • Familiarity with FERC, PHMSA, and other oil, gas, and electric utility regulations
  • Understanding of SAR
  • Experience with ENVI + SARscape
  • Familiarity with InSAR
  • Familiarity with Python
  • Experience in a customer-facing role
  • Experience with Google Workspace


  • Remote

Benefits and Perks

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Flexible PTO
  • Stock Options
  • 401(k) Match
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Holidays
  • And more…

One of our company values is to empower diversity, equity, and inclusivity. Ursa Space Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status

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Ursa Space Systems


Ithaca, NY
14850 USA



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