LiDAR Calibration Analyst

Posted Date 2 months ago(5/16/2024 3:44 PM)
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The Lidar Callibration Analyst will work individually and as part of a team to support data production; producing finalized data deliverables based on internal and client requests. The Analyst has knowledge of all aspects of the lidar calibration workflow, performs rigorous QA/QC, and assists in training other team members. This role oversees consistency across finished products and works to develop process efficiencies and improve methodologies.  A successful Analyst will become comfortable with Strip Align and TerraMatch operations in order to combine swaths of output sensor data into spatially accurate products for clients and other production purposes. Communicating and relaying the production status of these processes will be a key component of the analyst’s responsibilities as well as ensuring that absolute and relative accuracy standards are maintained. 


NV5 is a global technology solutions and consulting services company with a workforce of over 4,500 professionals in more than 100 offices worldwide.  NV5’s continued growth has been spurred through strategic investments in firms with unique capabilities to help current and future customers solve the world’s toughest problems.  The NV5 family brings together talent across a wide range of markets and fields, including Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors, Architects, Photogrammetrists, GIS Professionals, Software Developers, IT, Project Management Professionals, and more.


At NV5 Geospatial, We are a collaboration of intelligent, innovative thinkers who care for each other, our communities, and the environment.  We value both heart and head, the diversity of our people, and their experiences because that is how we continue to grow as a leader in our industry and expand our individual and collective potential.



  • Demonstrates strong communication in a team-based environment 
  • Takes ownership of work within the team for execution and QA/QC 
  • Demonstrates good judgment in the selection of the methods and techniques in problem resolution and troubleshooting 
  • Performs relative and absolute adjustments to lidar data  
  • Improves and communicates data processes and workflows 
  • Performs rigorous QA/QC and data finalization practices; performs QA/QC on processed data to ensure it meets accuracy requirements 
  • Uses ESRI, CADD and vector-based software at a competent level 
  • Automates workflows and tasks if needed 
  • Assists in the monitoring of technical KPIs (workflow velocity and throughput) 
  • Takes initiative to improve processes and efficiencies 
  • Provides mentorship and training to other team members
  • Can apply creative ideas in practical application 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Prior experience in sensor or swath calibration. Preferred experience using software suites like TerraSolid and StripAlign
  • Understanding of sources of error in airborne lidar datasets and visualizing orientation errors
  • Airborne and/or mobile trajectory processing 
  • Maintains excellent data management and file organization practices 
  • Demonstrates problem solving ability across software platforms 
  • Ability to work well within a team environment 
  • Provides oversight of tasking to ensure benchmarks and priorities are met 
  • Demonstrates efficiency, accuracy in tasks, and organization 
  • Ability to maintain a professional and positive demeanor in times of stress 
  • Strong critical thinking skills 
  • Ability to train others using clear communication and provided program tools 
  • An understanding of datums and projections 
  • Strong creative aptitude and ability to contribute to the development of the unique workflow methods 


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • 6+ months of experience in a professional work environment 
  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience in a related field 
  • Confident knowledge of ESRI software and TerraSolid products 
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite 
  • Demonstrated organizational skills 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • 1+ years’ experience in a technical, professional, geospatial working environment 
  • Prior experience in sensor or swath calibration.   
  • Experience with Bayesmap StripAlign 
  • Experience with alignment of terrestrial or mobile lidar datasets; prior experience with trajectory manipulation 
  • Master’s degree in a science, math, ecology or engineering program 
  • Knowledge of Python, CADD, and Visual Basic; experience creating scripts/models/macros in multiple GIS/lidar platforms 
  • Ability to understand and apply Python and Visual Basic 
  • GNSS/IMU processing experience


NV5 offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, PTO, 401(k) and professional development/advancement opportunities.


NV5 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NV5 complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.




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