Job Detail

Organization: GISinc
Title: Geospatial Data Systems Architect
Location: Denver, CO

Posted: 2019-08-15
Application Deadline:

Position Description:

GISinc is a small business whose core purpose is to create insight through spatial technology. Since 1991, our team of professionals has been using Geographic Information Systems to solve staffing, technology, and business needs in markets ranging from Federal, State, and Local Governments to some of the largest public and privately-held companies in the world. To be considered please submit a detailed CV that outlines the experience and requirements below.

Role: Geospatial Data Systems Architect

Role Summary:
The primary role of the Geospatial Data Systems Architect will be to design and help implement the solutions from field to analysis including but not limited to data capture solutions, quality assurance and quality control solutions, ingestion, storage, and analysis and visualization. The Geospatial Data Systems Architect will work in many different software environments such as ArcSDE, Access, Microsoft SQL, R, and Survey 123 and be an expert in enterprise geospatial database solutions, python scripting, and ArcGIS Server.
Candidates must be eligible for federal security clearance and proof of U.S. Citizenship is required.

Essential Functions:
• Design and develop both web and/or desktop-based geospatial tools for all resources within the AIM program (currently terrestrial, aquatic, lentic, PFC (Proper Functioning Condition), and MIM (Multiple Indicator Monitoring)), meeting specific requirements in addition to standardization to support following the BLM’s required processes for security and data standards.
• Coordinate configuration and maintenance of the geospatial tools developed by other BLM employees, including reuse and recycle of tool components and scripting logic and/or snippets. Standardize methodology to address consistent data needs between resources.
• Manage the development of data automation scripts using FME, R, Python, and/or JavaScript or whatever scripting language is the most efficient for BLM.
• Lead and assist in creation of field-based data collection in Survey 123 or similar.
• Create standard automation methods and protocols that address the needs of all AIM resources.
• Provide trainings and/or agile sprint reviews of geospatial tools during development for user review and feedback as well as training on use of final products.
• Ensure the full documentation of each geospatial tool as needed including scripting, model, and workflow documentation as well as development of help files and user guides.
• Help define technical challenges and approaches for anticipated needs of the program as they relate to system changes, software updates, changing needs, and transitioning BLM requirements and guide the data team through the technical adaptations.
• Provide technical assistance to end users accessing and using geospatial tools.
• Be able to communicate complex technical problems and solutions to non-technical partners and user base.
• Participate in weekly BLM AIM team calls.
• Prepare weekly status reporting in a format agreed upon by the Contract Officer’s Representative (COR).
• Help enforce National naming convention of ArcGIS Server GIS Services, filename, and folder.
• Review, create and maintain metadata to BLM specifications for datasets and services.

• Professional experience of greater than 4 years with ESRI’s ArcGIS Desktop software.
• Professional experience of greater than 2 years working in ArcPro, Collector, developing forms in Survey123.
• Professional experience of greater than 4 years working in a multi-user, enterprise Geodatabase environment using ESRI’s ArcSDE software.
• Professional knowledge experience of greater than 4 years with automation development using Python, or R.
• Professional experience creating tools to automate geospatial analysis, perform data QAQC, and generally create efficiencies through tools and automation.
• Professional knowledge of technical problem-solving skills related to Geospatial Software.
• Professional experience of greater than 2 years developing geospatial technology solutions for all aspects of monitoring data – from field data collection to storage and analysis.
• Professional knowledge in applying geospatial technologies to address natural resource and/or land management business requirements.
• Ability to communicate technical information effectively to lay persons and geospatial technical experts alike.
• Experience in developing written technical documentation (such as metadata, workflow diagrams, white papers, etc.).
• Ability to work with projects of varying timelines from yearlong implementation schedules to products with hours for quick turnaround production.
• Ability to design and build field data collection systems in Survey 123.

Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate:
• At least 1 year experience using ArcGIS Desktop10.5.1 or higher.
• using SQL Server in conjunction with Enterprise Geospatial database.

Work Environment:
• Location: Onsite BLM National Operations Center (NOC), Denver, CO
• Travel approximately 10% of the time

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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