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Geospatial Imagery Lead/Manager

Geospatial Imagery Lead/Manager

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Founded in 1994, SAM, LLC has become one of the largest geospatial services companies in North America and is an undisputed leader in providing geospatial solutions to a wide variety of industries. SAM is a technology leader that offers professional land surveying services, digital aerial mapping, terrestrial, mobile, and airborne LiDAR, hydrographic surveying, subsurface utility engineering (SUE), utility coordination, geographic information systems (GIS), and construction phase services. As part of the SAM Family of Companies, SAM's partner companies include SAM-Construction Services, LLC (SAM-CS), So-Deep, Inc., and So-Deep | SAM NC, Inc. SAM is a Top Workplace that offers excellent benefits, professional development, and growth opportunities for employees across a wide range of positions.


We are currently searching for an organized and task-driven, experienced Geospatial Imagery Senior Tech/Lead/Manager Positions depending on experience to join our Geospatial Department.  This position is responsible for assisting certified photogrammetrists and mapping professionals plan, process, calibrate, analyze, adjust, or otherwise convert geospatial data in the form of aerial imagery into aerial mapping products including planimetric and topographic maps. 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Daily processing of geospatial imagery and other data, including evaluating accuracy and sufficiency, and ensuring compliance to applicable project and industry standards related to aerial mapping products.
  • Ortho imagery production
  • Image processing, color balancing, seamlines
  • Quality Control
  • Leading production tasks on projects
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Experience - Education and Skills

  • Proficient in the entire workflow for making ortho photos from aerial imagery
  • Experience handling multiple ortho projects and leading a team of technicians
  • Experience operating digital camera equipment preferred
  • Understanding of shutter speeds, exposure, aperture and other principles of photography.
  • Proficient with photoshop for making ortho photography edits
  • OrthoPro and Terraphoto experience
  • 4+ years progressive experience in CAD environments
  • 4+ years progressive experience with spreadsheets or GIS tools
  • 4+ years  experience with ortho rectification
  • 4+ years  experience with compilation from stereo imagery preferred
  • Aerial triangulationexperience a plus.
  • Excellent computer and technical skills, including Auto CAD and/or MicroStation and MS Office Suite preferred
  • Strong listening, writing and verbal communication skills
  • Proven work history, strong work ethic and team-player attitude




A strong mission, vision and values culture is what drives SAM Family of Companies’ success.  Our Core Values:  Integrity & Ethics, People, Excellence in Service, Safety and Community defines who we are.  We are looking for talented people who embody these values to join our organization. 


We offer a best in class benefits package that includes company paid premiums for medical, vision, dental and life insurance.  SAM provides a VERY generous 401 (k) plan, 401 (k) profit sharing AND performance-based bonuses. Come join our team of professionals that are leading the way for the surveying industry! 


SAM is an EOE/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V. If you are interested in applying for employment with SAM and need special assistance to apply for a posted position, please contact (512) 685-3556 to leave a message or send an e-mail to


SAM, LLC is not seeking nor intends to consider neither unsolicited resumes nor other information on job candidates from third parties, such as recruiters, placement agencies, etc. If, despite this notification, a third party decides to submit a candidate's resume or other information to SAM and SAM chooses to hire such a candidate, SAM has no obligation and expressly disclaims any liability to provide any remuneration or compensation for the hiring of such candidate.


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