GIS Data Analyst

  • Kairos Aerospace
  • Jul 22, 2020
Full Time

Job Description

About Kairos Aerospace 
At Kairos Aerospace we combine innovative aerospace systems with advanced data science. Unlike traditional aerospace companies, we sell information, not hardware - we operate our sensors cost-effectively at continental scale to produce novel data streams about pressing global problems.
First on our list: spotting hard-to-monitor emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas that accelerates climate change.
As a team, we love science and engineering, we love getting our hands dirty with hardware and software, and we love seeing our work make a difference in the real world.
We’ve created a diverse, collaborative, supportive, and fun environment that is based on integrity and treating people right. So no matter your gender, gender identity, race, age, beliefs, sexual orientation, or disabilities, we welcome you and would like to work with you. :-)
It’s never boring, it’s always challenging, and we’re usually laughing.
GIS Data Analyst
Kairos GIS Data Analysts work to transform our collected data into the products that we deliver to our clients. In addition to analyzing our geospatial data, they collaborate with Flight Operations to optimize our data collection, and work with with Customer Engagement to prepare data for our customer reports. GIS Data Analysts will also have the opportunity to contribute meaningfully to our data analysis and software processes and organization, helping us improve how we collect, analyze, and deliver data.
We primarily use QGIS and custom web apps to work with our geospatial data, and command line tools to generate our data products.


  • 4-year degree or equivalent experience in a technical discipline
  • Conscientious and detail-oriented perspective
  • Fast learner
  • Able to communicate analysis findings, bug reports, and ideas for workflow improvements to technical personnel


Desirable Qualities

  • Familiar with GIS tools
  • Familiar with Python
  • Familiar with UNIX/Linux
  • Creative problem solver

Life at Kairos
A few important facts about working at Kairos Aerospace:
- We provide health, dental, and vision insurance, including subsidized coverage for dependents. Our 401K plan does matching based on the amount of methane we removed from the atmosphere in a given year.
- We think death-march hours are a bad way to run a company. We expect that you will have a 40-hour work week, and we will work with you be make sure you have ample time to fulfill your responsibilities.
- We believe work time should be flexible - we encourage things like working from home, time shifting to pick up the kids, and ducking out to the gym. We also offer a generous, flexible vacation policy.
In this time of the Covid-19 pandemic we have transitioned to 100% remote work aside from hardware and flight operations and plan to continue having remote positions in perpetuity.
(We love it when kids make a cameo in a video call.)

Organization type



11-50 employees  



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