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Organization: Rice University
Title: GIS Developer
Location: Houston, TX USA
Application Deadline:
Posted: 2017-01-11

Position Description:

Full Time/Part Time:
Full-Time
Requisition Number:
S17233
Salary Information:
Salary Commensurate with Experience and Qualifications
Work Schedule:
Standard work week with some flexibility.
Benefits Eligible:
Yes
Eligible for Overtime:
No

Position Summary:
Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University (https://kinder.rice.edu/ ) currently has a position opening for a GIS Developer. This position supports the development and launch of the Urban Data Platform (UDP).

The UDP is envisioned to be a conduit, receptacle and portal for Houston focused geospatial data. As Kinder begins year 2 of a 3 year effort the GIS Developer will work collaboratively with project team comprised of: data managers, GIS analysts/ technicians, and business system analysts to lead the following efforts:

Design, deploy and maintain Enterprise/SDE Geodatabases;
Develop efficient and sustainable ETL (extraction, transformation and load) procedures;
Develop applications that provide geographic data products and services in the following environments
1) Secure (virtual machine) for researchers and
2) Public (web based) for members of the broader Houston community.

Work to develop and maintain geospatial data standards: processing, documentation and metadata.

Education Required:
-Bachelor's Degree

Concentration / Degree Type:
-Geographic information systems, geography, planning, landscape architecture, civil engineering, computer science, statistics, or a related field.

Substitution for Education Requirement:
-May substitute additional related experience, above and beyond what is required, on an equivalent year for year basis in lieu of the education requirement.

Education Preferred:
-Master's degree and equivalent course work in geographic information systems, geography, planning, landscape architecture, civil engineering, computer science, statistics, or a related field.

Experience Required:
-3 years

Type of Experience:
-2+ years of Esri JavaScript API
-2+ years of PL/SQL, T-SQL, SQL
-3+ years Esri ArcGIS Desktop and Server 9x/10x
-2+ years Esri ArcGIS Server services
-2+ years Esri ArcGIS Desktop GeoProcessing services development
-2+ years Esri ArcSDE/SQL geodatabase development
-2+ Python Scripting

Substitution for Experience Requirement:
May substitute additional related education, above and beyond what is required, on an equivalent year for year basis in lieu of the experience requirement.

Experience Preferred:
Five (5) years' experience (including coursework) using Geographic Information System (GIS) software GIS-based programming.

License/Certification Preferred:
Certified DBA (SQL/Oracle)

Skills Required:
-Comfort working in Microsoft: operating systems and platforms (.NET, Python, PHP, etc.), application servers (IIS), and architecture.
-Ability to clearly communicate technical ideas, whether to other technical peers or non-technical project managers or users.
-Experience with web application development with specific tools in Esri ArcGIS Online and JavaScript AppBuilder.
-Proficient database development and management experiences.
-Expert web application development abilities.
-Strong SQL and Python coding skills.

Skills Preferred:
-Comfortable working in team based environment.
-Creative, flexible and results oriented approach to problem solving.
Internal / External Contacts:
-Supervisor and Rice research community.
Physical Demands:
-Long periods of working in front of a computer (up to 8 hours each day).
Working Conditions:
-Some travel and weekend/evening work may be required.
Security Sensitive:
-Yes



Job Duties:
Technical
-Lead the development of GIS spatial products and web applications to meet user needs.
-Conduct data cleaning and standardization utilizing GIS tools.
-Design and maintain Microsoft SQL server spatial database.
-Develop programming scripts and other automated processes to expedite routine data analyses and mapping functions.
-Identify client requirements and then design & maintain online, self-service GIS applications for clients to access information and perform data analysis.
-May act as technical lead and direct the work of others or lead project efforts, including liaison with stakeholder groups.
-Collaborate with project team on data collection and analysis methods. Revise and refine additional data and collection reporting requirements.


Other
-Other duties as assigned.

Quick Link for Posting
http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/9202