Geomatics and Remote Sensing Specialist

January 30, 2019

First Resource Management Group Inc. (FRMG) is a growth-oriented and innovative forest management firm. We are looking for an innovative geomatics expert to work with our patented SkyForestTM remote sensing technology in forests across Canada and around the world. You will help us produce and deliver SkyForestTM forestry information to our industry and government clients, and put your technical prowess to work by assisting with our ongoing R&D efforts.

FRMG values an appropriate work-life balance for all of our team members. Our teleworking policy could provide you with the additional flexibility you need for long-term job satisfaction. We have a diverse working environment with both junior and seasoned professionals that work together in a collaborative environment. We invest in our employees through training and professional development. We empower our employees to take ownership of their work and to communicate with the rest of the team on a regular basis. Work hours are flexible, as long as you get the job done. We have a comprehensive benefits program including life and health insurance, RRSP and vehicle use.

Our team is producing SkyForestTM data across Canada and internationally. Our company also provides sustainable forest management services on multiple management units on over 9 million hectares of Crown forest in Ontario. This creates a unique diversity of challenges and opportunities to learn from other geomatics and forestry professionals. Our work in the forests inspires our innovation and research and development programs. We strive to produce innovative, accurate and timely spatially referenced information that adds value for our clients.

FRMG rewards entrepreneurial leadership, innovation, continual improvement, a focus on customer satisfaction, and dedication to team work within our organization.

The position can be performed remotely but will require travel to our office in Mississauga, Ontario.

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide clients with satellite-based forest information with SkyForest;
  • Research and development in satellite remote sensing applied to forests to advance our SkyForest technology;
  • Produce on-time, accurate, high quality products for customers;
  • Process remotely sensed data into SkyForestTM information products;
  • Find ways to address client needs with remote sensing applications.

Specific skills for this position:

  • Masters or Ph.D. (or equivalent work experience) in geomatics, remote sensing, or physical geography with a very strong GIS component;
  • Acquisition of remote sensing data and assessing suitability for project;
  • Interpreting remote sensing metadata (bands, extent, resolution);
  • Applying methods or algorithms to process and analyse remote sensing data;
  • Knowledge and experience of relevant image processing/GIS software packages (such as ENVI, ESRI, QGIS, Sentinel Toolboxes, or other open source software);
  • ArcGIS Desktop – ArcMap, ArcCatalog, Spatial Analyst;

Preferred skills for this position:

  • Experience automating routine tasks for image processing in an appropriate programming language, particularly Python or R;
  • Statistics, R.

Desired skills for this position:

  • Remotely sensed radar data;
  • Cartography;
  • Machine learning
  • Photogrammetry, point cloud processing, LiDAR
  • Knowledgeable in using SQL and other programming languages to build queries in geodatabases;


  • An inquisitive and innovative mind… we’re doing things differently;
  • Be a great listener who understands what our clients want;
  • An expert who understands and appreciates the value of teamwork;
  • Details… details… you have to deliver detail, accuracy and precision;
  • Passion for what you do and pride in your work;
  • Analytical and problem solving ability;

To make sure we select the right people for our team, we usually interview potential candidates more than once. We are an equal opportunity employer. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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