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Organization: RedCastle Resources Inc.
Title: Lead Geospatial Developer
Location: Salt Lake City, UT USA
Application Deadline:
Posted: 2017-10-02

Position Description:

Company Background:

RedCastle Resources is a small, employee-friendly company providing on‐site Remote Sensing, GIS, and Information Technology support to the USDA Forest Service, Geospatial Technology and Applications Center (GTAC) in Salt Lake City, Utah. GTAC is a national center of excellence within the Forest Service for remote sensing and geospatial data analysis, training, and data provisioning. GTAC assists National Forests, Regional and Washington Offices, Research, International Programs, and other federal agencies by using advanced geospatial technologies for improved mapping, inventorying, and monitoring of natural resources. Our team of developers supports various GTAC, Forest Service, and interagency projects.

The Lead Geospatial Developer will have responsibility for the development of various web, webmap, and native applications for the US Forest Service and GTAC. Using best practices and appropriate COTS or open-source development tools, the Lead Developer will guide a small, highly-motivated team to produce useful and innovative applications for the Forest Service or its partners. Recent projects include javascript webmap viewers, non‐spatial web applications, and complex spatially-enabled interactive websites. Many of our projects include desktop and mobile applications and tools development, along with back-end data manipulation. The successful applicant will be expected to continuously assess new relevant technologies for their applicability to our program of work, and incorporate these technologies as appropriate. Coordination and communication with various groups throughout GTAC and the Forest Service is fundamental to this position.

Required qualifications:

● Ability to manage projects through the full development lifecycle;
● Strong skills in HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and JSON, and Java or .Net development;
● Experience with front‐end Javascript libraries (preferably Angular);
● Development experience building RESTful web services and APIs;
● Experience with PostgreSQL / PostGIS, or other relevant SQL;
● Knowledge of geospatial data formats, geographic coordinate systems, GDAL, and ESRI APIs for webmap development;
● BA/BS with 6+ years’ experience (graduate degree in lieu of experience, or experience in lieu of degree is acceptable).

Preferred additional qualifications:

● Experience with D3 and/or Leaflet libraries;
● Familiarity with ArcGIS Enterprise, AGOL, and other commercial geospatial software packages;
● Experience with version control (Git/BitBucket) and build servers (Jenkins) for Continuous Delivery systems;
● Systems administration experience in both Windows and Linux.

Successful candidates will have demonstrated initiative, and be able to effectively lead project teams and prioritize project activities to meet client requirements. The successful candidate will also have excellent verbal and written communication skills. A desire to creatively solve complex problems and apply new and innovative technologies to application development is essential.

Salary is competitive and dependent on qualifications and experience. This is a full time position. Full time employees are eligible for a complete benefits package including health insurance, childcare flexible spending account, company matching 401K and profit sharing, disability and dental plans, and paid vacation and holidays. If you are interested in applying, send a resume and cover letter to employment@redcastleresources.com.

Phone calls and emails are welcome for additional information. Contact human resources at 801-322-5100.

RedCastle Resources Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.