Remote Monitoring and GIS Associate - Conservation and Natural Resource Management, Lens (Remote; Mission-Driven Company)

about 2 months ago
Full time role


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Job Description


Upstream Tech is a climate technology company that uses remote sensing and machine learning to help organizations manage and monitor natural resources. We have two Software as a Service products, Lens and HydroForecast

Specifically, we are seeking a remote monitoring and GIS associate to deliver professional services to our customers, such as conducting monitoring services and coordinating custom imagery acquisitions.



As a member of the Growth & Partnerships team, this person will help develop and grow our monitoring services and tasking offerings for Lens, and will provide GIS support for the sales team. This individual will work with imagery vendors to maintain a clear offering of tasking options and manage the tasking process from start-to-finish, including communicating with customers, preparing order paperwork, and ensuring quality imagery is delivered to Lens accounts. This individual will also be responsible for conducting our Monitoring Services work: reviewing satellite imagery, generating insights on ecological and landscape changes, and creating well-written and clear reports. 

The right candidate is self-motivated, driven by our mission, has geospatial and/or remote sensing experience, and has an understanding of conservation, forestry, and/or other relevant natural resource management subjects. We are seeking a team member who is comfortable communicating with customers, has some knowledge of SaaS products, and a desire to work closely with a driven, remote team. 


  • Be a remote imagery expert, working with imagery vendors to maintain a clear offering of tasking options and working with customers to determine an acquisition strategy to meet their goals and budget

  • Manage the tasking process from start to finish, including communicating with customers and providing cost estimates, coordinating with imagery vendors, preparing order paperwork, and ensuring imagery delivery

  • Provide monitoring services to customers, ensuring projects are completed with quality insights and efficiency

  • Assist sales team with GIS tasks including transformations of customer data and other similar tasks 

  • Technical support of customers including developing customer-facing educational materials and trainings, coordinating account set-up and meetings, and tracking customer use and use-cases 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant field (e.g. environmental management, data science, computer science, engineering)

  • Technical knowledge of GIS and remote sensing, preferably in a forestry or land management context

  • Experience working in a customer- or client-facing context

  • Two to five years of work experience

  • Demonstrated creative problem solving skills

  • High level of attention to detail and strong project management capabilities

  • Comfort with technology and experience using project or customer management software platforms 

  • Strong written and verbal communication 

  • Located in the United States

You’d be a good fit if

  • You want to work at a growing, impact-focused company. We measure our success with a triple bottom line and put our principles before profits.

  • You’re process oriented and methodical, paying attention to detail and staying highly organized in a constantly-changing context.

  • You're pragmatic and want to get things done without sacrificing quality.

  • You are humble and have empathy for customers and teammates.

  • You believe that giving and receiving honest and direct feedback helps everyone to grow.

  • You enjoy working on teams and believe a variety of skills and perspectives create the best products.

  • You’re a self-starter and able to manage your own time effectively and efficiently.

  • You have excellent communications skills, both verbal and written, and can speak to a range of stakeholders with varying familiarity with technology. 

We encourage you to apply if you don’t meet every qualification. If you’re passionate about water, climate and renewable energy we’d love to chat!

We are proud to offer great benefits like 4 weeks of paid vacation, 401k match, and trans-inclusive health insurance plans (along with dental, vision and life insurance). We want our team to live full lives outside of work.

In addition to competitive salaries, we offer equity to new employees and incentive compensation  based on team and commercial performance. 


Remote. We conduct business using technologies like Slack and video conferencing. We hold an annual in-person trip to work, bond, and celebrate our successes.

Travel. We are looking for someone with flexibility to travel for meetings and conferences ~10-20% of the time on an as-needed basis.

The Interview Process

Our interview process aims to respect your time. It consists of three rounds:

  • An initial 30 minute introductory conversation

  • A conversational technical interview to discuss projects you’ve worked on, your approach and strategy to client engagement and problem-solving, and our growth & partnerships culture at Upstream Tech

  • A conversation about your ideal modes of collaboration and communication, and where you are most excited to fit in on a new team.

That's it! At every stage we aim to provide ample time to answer your questions about our team, our technology and the organizations we serve.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please provide your resume and cover letter at

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Upstream Tech is committed to building, supporting, and growing a diverse team. We have a standardized interview process designed to reduce individual bias, and have structured pay scales to prevent inequity. We don’t discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status

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