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Organization: Latitude Inc
Title: GIS Developer
Location: Washington DC
Application Deadline:
Posted: 2016-12-14

Position Description:


DESCRIPTION
POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Join a team of talented technology professionals in the Washington DC area building state-of-the-art web applications and data tools supporting missions critical to our nationís people and economy! Apply your skills in Web Development, Big Data, and Visualization to develop, enhance, and manage innovative web-based analytical tools that enable the integration of large spatial and temporal data sets for analysis, reporting, visualization, and dissemination to the public. The candidate will work in an exciting multi-disciplinary environment among a team of talented and dedicated professionals in a variety of fields including Economics, Statistics, Geography, Computer Science, and Information Technology. The candidate will act as a lead and as a member of a team in designing, documenting, developing, improving, maintaining and supporting applications through the project lifecycle from requirements gathering to deployment.
ONGOING RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Develop and maintain software components and system integrations as part of a rapidly-evolving agile development environment
- Mange, test and deploy software components and Web applications within a rapid development agile lifecycle
- Troubleshoot problems with application performance or functionality
- Evaluate proposed systems and recommend improvements based on emerging software technologies and products
- Serve as applications adviser to non-technical internal clients
- Document application and database designs, develop installation and maintenance guides
SKILLS:
Application Development:
- Experience with web application design & development in an Apache environment
- Experience with Python and programming, coding, and scripting
- Experience with UI design and development
- Experience with HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, JSON, XML
- Experience developing APIs and Web Services
- Experience Cloud-based infrastructures such as Amazon Web Services (AWS)
- Experience with GitHub, Subversion, or another source control system
Data Handling Requirements:
- Experience with very large datasets and databases, ETL, data processing, data warehousing
- Experience with data visualization (techniques, alternatives, solutions, software, challenges, etc.)
- Experience with database design and RDBMS
- Experience with PostGRES, PostGIS, SQLite, MySQL, Oracle, GeoJSON, WMS, KML, Shapefiles
Geospatial/GIS Requirements:
- Understanding of GIS software, methodologies, and challenges
- Experience with GIS software and Geographic and Spatial Data
- Capability to develop geoprocessing solutions for handling geographic data issues
- Understanding of Census TIGER data, local municipal GIS data, NOAA weather data
- Experience developing web mapping applications
- Experience with MapServer, MapNik, GeoServer, OpenLayers, GDAL, ArcGIS,
Other Requirements:
- Experience with Redhat Linux
- Experience developing and deploying web applications in Development, Staging, and Production environments
- Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
- Strong writing, communication, and documentation, presentation skills
- Ability to obtain and hold U.S. Government security clearance