Career Opportunities at TerraSim

We are always searching for creative individuals to join the TerraSim team. We offer a close-knit working environment, excellent computational resources, a focus on realistic solutions to complex problems, and opportunity for personal growth with acknowledged leaders in the field. We value employee collaboration as well as individual achievements. Competitive salary and benefits packages are available for all positions.

Our growth over the last few years has been sustained by a balanced mix of software sales, technical services, and advanced technology development contracts. We are looking for individuals to help support and expand our technical capabilities as we move into emerging application markets. Click on one of the links below to see descriptions of available positions in that category.

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TerraSim, Inc. is currently accepting applications for 2018 summer interns. We are looking for interns to help us improve the design and functionality of our flagship geospatial database product, TerraTools®, and our array of source data preparation products: MaterialMAP, Building Designer, DEMTools, Xtract, and RoadMAP.

As a small technology company, we can offer you an interesting software development experience while working on cutting edge problems in computer graphics, computer vision, software systems, and visual design. Not only will you be able to develop advanced modeling, simulation, and gaming technologies, but you will also be able to make immediate contributions to software design and implementation. TerraSim offers a relaxed, flexible work environment with competitive hourly rates.

GIS Interns

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with a strong background utilizing geospatial data for analysis and visualization. The successful applicant will work with TerraSim database engineers, who provide the balance to the software team and focus on product use and application. You will work with our TerraTools and Source Data Preparation software products to give input on software product design, test software, and write documentation. Tasks can range from testing targeted parts of the software to creating and documenting use cases using real-world geospatial data. You may also assist 3D terrain development projects where geospatial data will be processed for use in TerraTools in order to generate realistic simulation environments. These tasks will provide experience with practical application of geospatial technology for military training applications.

This position is for up to three months during the summer of 2018.


  • Enrollment in a Geography bachelor's or master's program
  • Excellent academic preparation in GIS, geography, or other related fields
  • Interest and talent in large-scale geo data processing and 3D visualization
  • Experience using GIS, image processing, or LIDAR software (such as ArcGIS, Global Mapper, QGIS, Imagine) for significant geospatial source data creation or editing projects
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, including technical documentation and oral presentations

Other beneficial experience:

  • Experience and aptitude for scripting languages (such as Tcl, Perl, Python)
  • Independent research or previous internship
  • Teaching experience

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Software Engineering Interns

Our work environment is open and project-oriented and you will work directly with both junior and senior members of the company. Your internship will be relevant to current and/or next generation TerraSim products or customer support enhancements; previous interns have contributed directly to our released products.

As a result, you will be exposed to a realistic "small company" environment where each person participates in many aspects of feature planning and design, implementation, testing, and documentation. At the end of the internship, you will have a new perspective on commercial software engineering and you will be able to point to your contribution within a commercial product.

Our technology is used to support geospatial visualization for both civil and defense applications. We have a variety of problems for interns to tackle in the areas of computer graphics, systems development, user interfaces, and urban visualization development.

Software engineering interns are expected to have a strong academic background with coursework in computer graphics, computer vision, or software engineering, and some experience in software project development beyond class work.

Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in science or engineering and must currently have Junior or higher standing.

About TerraSim

As a small technology company, we offer a highly flexible work environment and many opportunities for professional growth and advancement. You will be working with globally recognized leaders in the fields of simulation, 3D GIS, and spatial data processing.

Compensation is commensurate with experience and includes a complete benefits package, including a 401(K) plan.

All applicants must be U.S. citizens or authorized to work in the U.S. Applicants must be willing to work in our Pittsburgh office.

TerraSim is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.