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Geo Data Specialist


Mountain View,  California

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Geographic Science or Earth Sciences or equivalent practical experience.
  • Experience with GIS Software (ESRI, GDAL, GRASS, OGR) and Open GIS Standards.
  • Programming experience with Google Maps API, ESRI, or OGC compliant products.
  • Linux and Java/Python programming experience.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with open GIS standards.
  • Hands-on project management experience and proven leadership execution on large programs.
  • Proven experience in a GIS role working with partners.
  • Proven development experience with Java/Python.

About the job
Google’s Geo products play a prominent role in Google and include highly popular products such as Google Maps, Google Earth, Local, Street View, Transit, Traffic, etc. The Geo Operations team manages a large scale globally distributed operation to enable Google Geo Product teams create and manage Geo Content for some of the above products and is critical to meeting Google’s content goals.

The Geo Data team is looking for a Geographic Data Specialist to work closely with geo data providers across the globe to facilitate their data inflow into Google Maps.

Google is and always will be an engineering company. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who are ready to tackle some of technology's greatest challenges and make an impact on millions, if not billions, of users. At Google, engineers not only revolutionize search, they routinely work on massive scalability and storage solutions, large-scale applications and entirely new platforms for developers around the world. From AdWords to Chrome, Android to YouTube, Social to Local, Google engineers are changing the world one technological achievement after another.


  • Work with geo data providers to facilitate data inflow for Google Maps.
  • Provide GIS data processing using both external and internal Google tools.
  • Prioritize tasks for an operation team on data processing.
  • Guide internal teams on product prioritization based on customer feedback.

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