LiDAR Processor
Athens, AL
Requisition #184689025

Primary Function: The LiDAR Processor is responsible for performing data processing tasks relating to the cleaning of topographic and bathymetric lidar data, obtained using an airborne laser sensor designed to capture information for modeling purposes.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Process, filter and clean raw topographic/bathymetric LiDAR data within budget hours

  • Adhere to quality control procedures.

  • Work effectively under direct supervision of project managers or design leads.

  • Prepare output data for delivery to both internal and external clients.

  • Track and report progress of data processing for specific assignments on a regular and timely basis.

  • Ensure digital media and related sources are properly stored and archived.

  • Maintain a backup of work-in-progress or completed data files residing locally that is not on the network.

  • Develop and maintain a professional rapport with team members.

  • Communicate effectively, both written and oral, with project team and management staff.

  • Comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures. Report all unsafe activities to supervisor and/or Human Resources.

  • Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals.

  • Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge and skills.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Technical expertise in the areas of LiDAR, Remote Sensing, Surveying, Geography, GIS and/or Civil Engineering.

  • Proficient in the understanding of processing GPS data and applying post processed GPS data to LiDAR datasets

  • Proficient in the use of spreadsheets, database and word-processing applications.

  • Good written and oral communication, and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to analyze and interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

  • Ability to perform assigned responsibilities with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to apply mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, geometry, trigonometry, fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.

  • Ability to meet project deadlines.

  • Ability to compile, review, and reconcile data for accuracy, completeness, and compliance.

  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university; plus, three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Hydrographic, GIS, Geography, or Civil Engineering degree preferred.

  • Experience with LiDAR, GIS, Remote Sensing, and/or Surveying preferred.

  • Experience with bathymetric LiDAR processing highly desirable.

  • Experience with Optech Hydro Fusion processing software and Pure File Magic – Area Based Editor desirable.

  • Experience in TerraSolid Software.


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.

  • Ability to travel up to 100 days per year as necessary for project assignments and meetings.


  • 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 Inc., 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.