Love where you live work
Barbecues, Beaches, and Rodeos.
Work and live in the Space City.
Welcome to Resource Data’s Houston office, where collaboration and creativity thrive. With plenty of cultural and gastronomic attractions nearby, you’ll find us exploring the city’s vibrant scene with friends and family. We also enjoy attending Rockets games or taking in a museum exhibit during our free time. Join us and discover an inspiring atmosphere where work isn’t just a job—it’s an adventure.
Whether it’s developing a system that support online charter schools for over 40,000 students, building the largest geochemical database in the world, or leading the GIS teams for the Deepwater Horizon Response and continuing to support recovery efforts, our projects are as diverse and interesting as the area we call home. We work for some of the regions biggest companies in logistics, oil and gas, education, fintech, and more.
Life in and around Houston
Houston, Texas, where modern city life meets southern charm, is an eclectic city that offers a wealth of experiences including the Space Center, Houston Zoo, and Cockrell Butterfly Center. With a thriving arts scene, world-class museums, and an incredible food culture, the city is a vibrant hub of activity and exploration. Its proximity to the Gulf of Mexico also offers opportunities for various outdoor activities, from fishing to beach trips to birding. In Houston, life is a blend of cosmopolitan allure and southern hospitality.
Life in Houston:
Find what interests you
Houston lures people from around the globe with world-class restaurants, diverse cultural activities, waterways, parks, beaches, and more.
From the vibrant art scene in the Museum District to the exhilarating rodeo at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, there is always something exciting happening in this dynamic city.
Whether volunteering with the Houston Food Bank to combat hunger, or participating in environmental initiatives with the Buffalo Bayou Partnership, you can easily find ways to contribute positively to their community.
and so much more...
Meet some of our team
Great people. Great to work with.
Head of Recruiting
Celebrating 28 years with Resource Data, Doug continues to thrive on challenging work and the dynamic atmosphere. Doug credits the...Learn More Doug Ruppert Head of RecruitingClose
Doug RuppertHead of Recruiting Houston, TX
Celebrating 28 years with Resource Data, Doug continues to thrive on challenging work and the dynamic atmosphere. Doug credits the Houston team’s expertise and collaborative spirit as a significant contribution to our company’s success. He particularly enjoyed a project that integrated GIS with a cost model for adjustments based on alignment changes, offering a fascinating and rewarding cost analysis approach. Outside of work, you can find Doug enjoy remodeling projects like the restoration of a 1974 Porsche 911, which has been a decade in the making! He also loves spending time on the water, whether it’s boating, wakeboarding, or surfing.
A few of Doug's favorite things:
- Food Sushi, particularly from a remarkable establishment in Katy, TX, that imports fresh fish from Japan weekly.
- Music Classic rock and metal remain my musical preferences.
- Movie The exhilarating flying sequences in "Top Gun Maverick" left an impression on me.
- Book My recent dive into some of Tom Clancy's older books revealed the intriguing parallels between his narratives and the contemporary world.
- Travel The allure of the Caribbean has captured my heart, with a recent cruise from London to Miami adding a unique twist to my travel experiences.
James firmly believes that cats are the best pets. Aside from that, he is an avid gamer in all realms,...Learn More James Couch Sr. ProgrammerClose
James CouchSr. Programmer Houston, TX
James firmly believes that cats are the best pets. Aside from that, he is an avid gamer in all realms, from board games to video games to RPGs. He even creates his own 2D RPGs using Microsoft’s Unity framework in his free time (when he’s not playing other games or expanding his creative skillset in Skill Share.) As a senior programmer/analyst in our Houston branch, he loves the work-life balance, helpful coworkers, variety of project work, and flexibility to live the remote-worker life.
A few of James’ favorite things
- Food Meat Lovers pizza, cookies and cream ice cream, Twix, barbeque, Korean food
- Video game Final Fantasy XIV, World of Warcraft, Path of Exile, Octopath Traveler, Neverwinter Nights, Baldur’s Gate, Icewind Dale, Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy X-2
- Board game HeroQuest, Gloomhaven, Mice and Mystics, Smallworld, D&D 5e, Pathfinder 2e, Quest TTRPG
- Book The Forgotten Realms books, before the magic system was redone
- Sports team Pittsburgh Steelers
- Vacation destination Colorado, Japan, South Korea, Heart Ranch in South Dakota, Yellow Stone Park, Renaissance Festival, BlizzCon
Many of our staff work on a variety of projects, but Brad found his niche and has been dedicated to...Learn More Brad Valtierra Project ManagerClose
Brad ValtierraProject Manager Houston, TX
Many of our staff work on a variety of projects, but Brad found his niche and has been dedicated to the same client for 12 years. He enjoys helping them refine their workflows and their openness to new ideas. When he’s not managing projects for his client, he’s out saltwater kayak fishing, camping, or taking pictures.
A few of Brad’s favorite things
- Food Fresh caught fish, smoked meats
- Music 80s, Country, Beach music
- Movie Fool’s Gold, Bohemian Rhapsody, Top Gun
- Sports team Astros
- Fun fact Brad can talk like Donald Duck and still has and can play his recorder from fourth or fifth grade.
Sr. GIS Programmer
Dave loves working with data and performing spatial analysis to create beautiful maps and solve problems for his clients in...Learn More Dave Saleh Sr. GIS ProgrammerClose
Dave SalehSr. GIS Programmer Houston, TX
Dave loves working with data and performing spatial analysis to create beautiful maps and solve problems for his clients in a wide range of industries. After working in the mortgage industry, he went back to school for a degree in geography and joined Resource Data in 2013 as a GIS programmer/analyst. He’s a native Texan, but during a three-year stint living in Jakarta, Indonesia in the 1990s, he turned his childhood soccer hobby into a full-blown passion playing for the Jakarta International School and traveling all over southeast Asia.
A few of Dave’s favorite things
- Food Ice-cream (Mint chocolate chip)
- Game (video, board, etc) Tetris
- Book True Romance
- Movie True Romance
- Local restaurant Hutchins BBQ
- Sports team Dallas Mavericks
- Vacation destination Bali, Indonesia
Making a difference.
One project at a time.
Improving Safety in One of the Worlds Toughest Work Environments
One of the world’s largest Oil and Gas companies realized a 65% reduction in pipe handling drops and 70% reduction in higher severity drops after implementing a mobile application for...
Automating Global Tracking of Shipping Containers
Dunavant, a global logistics and supply chain management company, transports over 10,000 shipping containers per month. Its employees were manually collecting information from 22 terminal websites once per hour. This...
FishGen: Revolutionizing Fisheries Research in the Western US
In the fast-paced world of fisheries management, having timely access to accurate genetic data is crucial—but sharing this data across laboratories was a costly and complex challenge. Then came FishGen....
Industry’s First Scraper Pig Geolocator Tool Enhances Pipeline Operation
Resource Data created an industry-leading visualization tool to accurately identify temperature loss locations along the pipeline. It allows engineers to effectively manage oil flow and operations through data-driven decision making.
Mainframe, Meet Web: Modernizing the Alaska DMV
Alaska's DMV faced a daunting challenge—an outdated mainframe application that hindered compliance with Federally mandated RealID and boat titling changes. Resource Data built a modernized web application, enhancing UX and...