Tesera is hiring!
We’re looking for a
Forest and Stand Management Specialist / Biometrician
Come join our high resolution forest inventory
solutions team today!
FOREST AND STAND MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST
Tesera Systems Inc
Founded in 1997, Tesera Systems Inc. is an employee-owned company of 20 talented and dedicated team members. We excel at producing high-quality data-driven solutions for clients across a wide range of sectors. Tesera’s experience delivering over 500 innovative IT and geomatics projects gives us a well-rounded technology skill-set that will we apply in full force working closely with clients.
Tesera has provided many solutions in which we aggregate, monitor and derive information from data. We reduce its complexity for users. We apply machine learning and statistical modelling to generate estimates and predictions for customers across many industries.
- We work remotely, we stay connected
- We strive to maximize efficiency, optimize value
- We treat our customer’s time as if it were our own, with respect
- We engage in projects that protect and help us understand the environment
- We value the success of communities that we work and collaborate with
Tesera’s values: Accountability, Communication, Community, Design and Innovation, Fiscally Responsible, Fun, Health, Fitness and Balance, Personal Development, Relationships, and Sustainability.
High Resolution Inventory Solutions (HRIS)
HRIS is a high resolution enhanced forest inventory solution and application tools suite designed to be offered as a cloud-hosted software-as-a-service solution that provides increased accuracy, reliability, and high resolution to forest assets. Our area-based approach uses LiDAR, colour infrared imagery, ground plot data, and is complemented with terrain and climate data to provide a comprehensive and reliable inventory solution.
The HRIS technology has been developed in collaboration with academia personnel from the University of British Columbia, University of Eastern Finland, and from Oregon State University. HRIS solutions are in use by BC Ministry of Forests and achieved top marks in Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment inventory trials.
Our work with the forest sector has largely been focused in BC and Saskatchewan with growth opportunities being explored in Brazil and Latin America. The HRIS solution also has wide application in many other natural resource sectors.
With HRIS we value Transparency, a Science-based approach, Making Things Better, Scalability, and Sustainability.
JOIN TESERA AND GROW WITH US
We require a uniquely talented and self motivated FOREST AND STAND MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST / BIOMETRICIAN to join our High Resolution Inventory Solutions team at Tesera! Each day you will work with the HRIS team to grow use the latest technologies, work on unique and interesting projects in BC, Western Canada, USA, and Latin America and apply new learnings as we strive to become the preferred high resolution forest inventory solution.
You will join a dynamic team of data scientists, geomatic engineers, and web developers while having time to pursue your passions for discovery of better ways to do forest and landscape inventory and subsequent tools and applications. Internally, we develop in Python and R and leverage a modern application stack based on Amazon Web Services and FME. Our web solutions provide clients with differentiating User Experiences built on modern web-technology, and by adding value to application investments through expert integration and middleware.
You will work remotely, have flexible work hours and help us create meaningful and profitable projects. We pride ourselves in learning new technologies and applying that learning to improve the products we create for ourselves and our clients. Does this sound like the job for you?
WHERE WE NEED YOUR HELP
We are looking for an individual to lead in client relations with our High Resolution Inventory Solutions. Ideally, this individual has a strong background in forest operations, and forest inventory. Experience in ground sampling, and knowledge of forest biometrics are desired. Our HRIS delivers detailed, precise, high resolution information in a suitable form and timely way that can be readily used by our clients. The individual we are looking for has a good understanding of both strategic and operational applications of HRIS, sufficient to help guide future HRIS developments, and sufficient to help clients understand what we can deliver. This individual will also work with our data scientist to help inform data analyses that is required to produce, maintain, and update forest inventory. A good knowledge of sample design and related statistical analyses is desirable but not required. In addition, this individual will work with our web development team to expand our application tools suite.
You will help to support our purpose and values and we will grow together as a gelled team. We will learn together as new technologies enter the market and continue to improve our daily practices. Most of all, we seek a passionate individual with unique skills that is constantly learning and loves to share their knowledge with their team.
Your responsibilities will include:
- Technical Sales
- Identify, meet, pitch, lead and provide services for forestry prospects, clients, regulators, and collaborators.
- Leading technical forestry communication with prospects, clients, regulators, and collaborators.
- Collaborate on the development of, provide perspective on, and communicate the HRIS story.
- Technical Product / Project Management
- Leading the technical process of producing high resolution forest and landscape inventories
- Consult, listen, observe, compile, formulate, set, pursue, review, and orchestrate the HRIS strategy with the team.
- Work with our senior staff and collaborators
Who are we looking for?
- The candidate should have a Masters Degree or PhD in Forestry, Biometrics, Statistics, Mathematics and/or related fields and 10 years + of relevant experience
- RPF an asset
- Expertise and experience in strategic and operational forestry including inventory, cruising, ground plot design, experimental design, sampling, statistics, biometrics, silviculture, log supply forecasting, permitting
- Experience with tree lists and stand and stock tables an asset
- Experience in the BC forest industry an asset
- Experience in remote sensing an asset
- Experience in GIS an asset
- Experience in carbon accounting an asset
- Experience in data science, Python and R an asset
- Experience in AWS, FME, web an asset
- Experience in other geographical regions including Canada, USA, Latin America an asset
WHAT WE DO
Tesera is an emerging spatial analytics, technology company currently focused on two business lines – Professional Services (Consulting) and High Resolution Inventory Solutions (Product).
High Resolution Inventory Solutions (HRIS) is a suite of data and SaaS products developed, piloted, and deployed by Tesera over the past decade. HRIS enables our clients who manage landscapes to have a higher level of resolution and accuracy than they’ve ever had before. HRIS combines LiDAR, colour infrared imagery, climate indices, terrain indices and ground plot data via machine learning processes to predict attributes about the landscape. The types of information that can be generated from HRIS are far-ranging from types and quality of timber resources to locations of streams, potential wildlife habitat and amount of carbon sequestration. The HRIS solution creates attributes across an entire landscape creating an inventory that has more useful attributes and is at a more detailed resolution than other approaches available today. HRIS is scalable in large part due to our extensive use of Amazon Web Services and FME. We host inventory and related data for clients on the cloud and design, develop, and deploy services via the web. HRIS has established a product-market fit and is in the midst of business model and process optimization in preparation to scale.
Professional Services has always been a foundation for Tesera. We help our clients implement projects in areas such as open data, data management through visualization and analysis, data science, commercial product development and geospatial solutions. In the past year, our Professional Services teams have completed a variety of projects including building the SaaS platform for an award winning energy services asset management startup, building a set of citizen science mobile monitoring apps, building a new way to share environmental monitoring data, building a sophisticated automated data quality control pipeline for the forestry sector, creating a portal for biodiversity monitoring data, and delivering a series of applications to support the Fort McMurray wildfire recovery. We intend on building and expanding this core service area as a core part of Tesera’s future.
HOW TO APPLY?
We want to hear about how you can help us. Please describe what about Tesera and HRIS interests you and how you think you can help pursue our purpose and support our values.
Please send along the following:
- Résumé – what have you done?
- Cover Letter – how can you help Tesera and HRIS?
Send to firstname.lastname@example.org
See HRIS in Action/
Are wildfires and pests leaving holes in your forest management plans?
Difficulty locating homogeneous, even-aged stands?
Having trouble getting the right logs to the mill?
One of our forestry professionals will walk you through the benefits of HRIS.