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GIS Technician (Environmental)

Join the Transect team!

GIS Technician (Environmental)

Remote (Austin, Texas Preferred)


Role summary  

  • Be Transect's go-to GIS expert 

  • Oversee the continuous improvement of our environmental data accuracy by integrating data into the platform and implementing quality control measures on integrated data

  • Collaborate with other teams to optimize GIS data improvements

What is the opportunity?  

  • Fully remote, entry-level GIS technician that will be part of the Environmental Team

  • Apply GIS and cartography to producing highly-accurate, current, and informative datasets and maps for Transect's customers and team members as needed

  • A great opportunity to develop GIS skills, learn about the renewable energy and environmental industries, and bring a fresh perspective to a growing team dedicated to delivering instant environmental due diligence to our customers

  • Potential to grow the role into the GIS and Data Manager

Must Have Experiences 

  • Bachelor's degree is Geographic Information Systems, geography, environmental science, or a related field with 1+ year of demonstrable experience or coursework using ArcMap, ArcPro, and ESRI products

  • Applicants with an Associate's degree or Esri/professional certifications with 2+ years of demonstrable experience may be considered

  • Ability to work independently, track goals, manage time effectively, and communicate clearly with team members and external data publishers verbally and in writing

  • Acute attention to detail and accuracy

  • Strong troubleshooting ability 

  • Strong critical- and creative-thinking skills

Nice to Have Experiences 

  • Esri/GIS certifications such as Foundation, Associate, Professional, or GISP are a plus.

  • Demonstrable experience using other GIS platforms, AutoCAD

  • Demonstrable experience with JavaScript, Python, or PostgreSQL

  • Collaborating with teams to execute product led growth

  • Demonstrable experience conducting analysis and creating new maps

What you'll do 

  • Incorporate environmental and infrastructure-related GIS data from publicly-available data sources into the Transect platform 

  • Create custom GIS data layers based on research of peer-reviewed publications, regulatory information, and news stories

  • Ensure ongoing accuracy of GIS data in Transect, updating data, information, and references as needed

  • Develop a comprehensive Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for tracking and maintaining GIS data in Transect

  • Manage the GIS data request pipeline for incorporating and updating GIS data in Transect

  • Identify and implement methods to improve continued data maintenance

Who we are:

  • A “values first” inclusive, team of self-starting, mission-driven


  • Accountable, agile, and results focused as we continue to scale with speed

  • Scrappy, problem-solving big thinkers!

Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are invited to send their
resume to Only those selected for an interview
will be contacted.

Company Profile

Our mission is to balance conservation of the natural world with the needs of
the built world.

Transect’s software helps land developers to find, select, and assess their ideal project site. Our deepest expertise is environmental and landscape constraints; it’s our secret sauce and it underpins our differentiation.   The Transect data and interface help our customers to navigate the complex matrix of regulations and permits to get their ideal plot of land with the lowest risks.  Today we’re focused on the renewables industry during its accelerated growth, and our solution has applications in all industries that buy and build on plots of land.

The company’s technology combines public and proprietary datasets, industry expertise, proprietary algorithms, and site-specific context to accurately define timeline, cost, and footprint implications of permits and regulations.   The permits are designed to protect endangered species, wetlands, aquifers, sensitive areas, and more, impacts of which can create years of delay and millions of dollars of mitigation cost to the businesses doing the construction. We help our customers understand how to avoid and minimize impacts to these kinds of resources, showing them that what is good for the environment is almost always also good for business.  Our typical customer uses our software to consider over 100 sites per year.

Our team has over 50 years of experience managing environmental compliance and permitting, underpinning our differentiation.

Other facts about the business

  • Founded in 2016, HQ, San Antonio and Austin , TX
  • Stage:  A round funded
  • Benefits:
  • Stock options
  • Thriving remote culture 
  • Unlimited PTO
  • 100% Paid Employee Health Benefits
  • 401K