WFH Flexible
Requisition #RTECHL042021

Overview: Optimal GEO is seeking an experienced and innovative Technical Lead to make an immediate impact on our team supporting the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)’s Janus programs. A Technical Lead is responsible for coordinating Foundation Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) tasks including data collection, compilation, manipulation, and exploitation relating to the development of geospatial datasets required for modeling and creation of multiple-scale map products. Candidate must be a U.S. Citizen.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review, interpret, and execute established production guidance and processes across multiple geospatial products with minimal supervision.

  • Develop and update technical processes, procedures, and supporting quality documentation for performing Foundation GEOINT production work including feature extraction, conflation, and scaling.

  • Ensure geospatial products comply with applicable specifications and adhere to quality control and assurance procedures.

  • Provide general production oversight and technical support for a medium to large-sized team.

  • Work closely with Project Managers to ensure project deadlines are met, efficiencies are maintained, and issues are quickly identified and addressed.

  • Work closely with the Quality Manager to ensure all QMS metrics are properly gathered and actively support continual improvement initiatives.

  • Assist in the generation of technical proposals and cost estimates.

  • May require infrequent to periodic travel or field work.

  • May require management of up to 15 direct reports.



  • Three or more years of experience supporting NGA’s Janus or GEOINT Data Services (GDS) programs.

  • Experience with common Foundation GEOINT products and schemas including but not limited to TDS, MGCP, AFD, AAFIF, GeoNames/GNDB, and VO/DVOF.

  • Experience extracting, manipulating, and exploiting spatial datasets using ArcGIS (v10.x).

  • Experience compiling, reviewing, and reconciling data for accuracy, completeness, and compliance.

  • Current/Active DoD security clearance or the ability to obtain one upon employment.


  • Local to Athens, AL or St. Louis, MO or willing to relocate.

  • Experience developing automated scripts, tools or programs with common programming languages including but not limited to Python, SQL, Java, C#, and Visual Basic.

  • Experience with product assembly (hard copy) methods and processes including the creation of TLM, MTM, JOG, and TPC.

  • Knowledge of programs of other federal agencies including but not limited to AGC, NAVFAC, USACE, and USGS.

  • Certification from an accredited professional society or organization.


Physical Demands:

  • Duties are performed in an office environment. 

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position at least 50% of the time. 

  • The person in this position needs to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc. 

  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery.

  • The person in this position frequently communicates with co-workers and clients.  Must be able to exchange accurate information.

  • Must be able to identify and distinguish colors, distances and spatial relationships.



  • Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

  • This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

  • This job description is subject to change at any time.


Optimal GEO Inc., provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Optimal GEO complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. Optimal GEO Inc. expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.