Geospatial Technician

Job Description:  
Sentera is a world leader in drone-based precision agriculture located in Minneapolis, MN. Sentera
builds specialized cameras, drones, and software to capture and analyze images of farm fields and
provide actionable information to growers and researchers.
Sentera is seeking a full-time candidate with knowledge, experience, and interest in the fields of
geospatial data processing and analysis, to apply these skills toward analyzing images of farm fields
captured by drones.
You will be a part of the Data Science team, working alongside agronomists, software engineers, and
machine learning scientists to quantify what is happening in farmers fields. Mastery of GIS software
such as ArcGIS or QGIS is crucial to this role. Experience with Python, especially GDAL libraries, is a
significant advantage.
• Perform a wide variety of tasks related to analyzing georeferenced imagery of farm fields.
• Process sets of images captured by drones to produce georeferenced mosaics (raster data).
• Perform analysis on spatial accuracy of mosaics, and develop methods for improving spatial
• Generate custom polygon vector layers based on customer description of field experiment
locations for zonal analysis of raster data.
• Perform zonal analysis of raster data.
• Interface with customer to develop data analysis plan and deliver results.
• Work with software engineering team to develop efficient workflows for vector and raster
• Write python scripts for efficient data processing.
• Fly drones to collect imagery to support new algorithm development.
• Annotate images in support of software algorithm development.
• Certificate or Associates Degree in Geographic Information Systems or similar.
• The candidate must attain FAA Part 107 Certification as a Remote Pilot within 60 days of
beginning employment. Certification is attained by studying for and passing a written exam at a
small local airport. Certification is easy, requiring approximately 10 hours of studying and 2
hours of exam time. Sentera pays the exam fee.
• The candidate must be licensed to drive in the US.
• This position is open to candidates now completing their certificate or degree, as well as
candidates with 0-5 years of industry experience.
The following is a long list of skills. While all beneficial, not all are not required.
• QGIS or ArcGIS
• Python
• Vector and raster data processing
Travel: Yes, not to exceed 30%
Worksite location: Main Office in Richfield, MN. Applications to work remotely will not be considered.
FLSA and Job Status: Exempt, Full-Time
What we Offer
Full benefit package:
• 100% employee covered medical insurance.
• Additional plan options for family medical coverage at a competitive monthly rate.
• Dental, vision, HSA, FSA, Dependent Care options available.
• 401(K) with a generous 4% company match.
Time off:
• 120 hours PTO at hire
• All U.S. federal holidays are paid time off holidays
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Application Procedure:  
Apply online at: using the following username and password:
Username = sentera
Password = applicant
Hiring Managers Email =
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