Job Detail

Organization: Innovate!, Inc.
Title: Sr. GIS Data Architect / Project Manager
Location: Salt Lake City Utah

Posted: 2021-12-22
Application Deadline:

Position Description:

Innovate! Inc. is seeking a highly motivated individual to join its geospatial solutions team as a Sr. GIS Data Architect/Project Manager in support of expanding Innovate’s business footprint in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Our team is looking for well-organized, self-directed applicants who have experience with the ArcGIS suite of desktop and server software as well as with developing desktop and web-based GIS applications using a variety of programming languages. You will be responsible for leading a team of technical professionals to manage large and small GIS projects. You may be called upon to assist with the design, development, and maintenance of geospatial applications through concept, design, and implementation phases. Your role will also include supporting other personnel in utilizing GIS applications and software as well as interfacing with clients and teaming partners.

The candidate must have a “let me at it” attitude who can adapt to a fluid work environment and an occasionally demanding schedule. In return, you will be a part of a motivated, highly skilled team and contribute to the growth and positive direction of our company.

*Contingent upon contract being awarded*


Candidate can work remotely but needs to be in Salt Lake City, UT.


· Participate in needs assessments/requirements, meetings, and document solutions for GIS enterprise use.

· Installation and configuration of ArcGIS Server software.

· Provide/write GIS system technical recommendations, standard operating procedures, administrative and help documents for clients and technical teams.

· Assess customer's existing GIS environments and recommend areas for improvements in application technology, system performance, and software migration plans.

· Communicate with architects and developers to successfully deploy custom solutions.

· Write and execute test plans.

· Troubleshoot solution errors and support end-users.

· Present system design information to technical and non-technical audiences.

· Create mapping, imagery, and data services.

· Prepare Agile/Scrum meetings and sprints with team and client.

· Client and Subcontractor Complexity serves a single client or multiple clients and may require developing and managing program plans across several subcontractors and multiple, distinct technology areas.


· Ability to work with ArcGIS Desktop tools, ArcGIS Enterprise, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Web Application Builder

· Ability to design and implement enterprise spatial solutions

· Subject Matter Expert (SME) for GIS data workflows and versioned editing

· Ability to troubleshoot issues with system implementation

· Ability to manage GIS data within at least one of the following: Oracle, MS SQL Server, and/or PostgreSQL database environments.

· Ability to use geospatial data and developing applications for visualization, analysis, and presentation of geospatial data.

· Ability to develop GIS applications using two of the following: Python, JavaScript, C#, ArcObjects, or related programming languages.

· Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills

· Ability to quickly learn new technologies, work independently, and quick turnaround maps, application prototypes, or deliverables

· Knowledge and understanding of GIS principals, theories, and practices

· Knowledge of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)

· Hands-on experience with various database systems, e.g., SQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, etc. Ability to analyze business processes and systems and migrate to/integrate with geospatial systems


· At least 6 years of geospatial database development and management experience or equivalent college-level coursework

· B.S. or Graduate Degree in Geography/GIS, Science, Engineering, or related field, or equivalent experience

· Experience with ESRI products suite including mobile, desktop, server, and database

· Experience managing one or more hosting platforms (servers, virtual machines, Amazon, Azure, etc.)

· Experience in web design/development and understanding of Web 2.0 concepts

· 5-7 years of direct experience as a Project Manager in an IT and/or software development environment

· Experience working with project management principles, policies, and procedures

· 3+ years of enterprise-level GIS technology experience

· 3+ years of direct experience working with Esri GIS Tools and applications

· Demonstrated experience integrating multiple enterprise technologies in an enterprise environment

· Scripting or programming experience (e.g., Python, SQL, or HTML)


Innovate! Inc. is a woman and minority-owned company passionate about the dynamic benefits of providing effective management consulting, IT support, and geospatial technology for the federal government. We believe that thinking innovatively can achieve positive results in organizations that lead to cultural and business change. This belief and our ability to deliver cutting-edge solutions were recognized with Innovate being named 2012 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Outstanding 8(a) Small Business of the Year. Innovate is a fast-paced, rapidly growing group of entrepreneurs creating a culture of excellence. Rapid advancement within our organization is not only possible, it is encouraged.

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Innovate! Inc. proactively fulfills its role as an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, marital status, physical or mental disability, status as a Disabled Veteran, Recently Separated Veteran, Active-Duty Wartime or Campaign Badge Veteran, Armed Forces Services Medal, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Apply on our Career page: Innovate Public Job Board. Your cover letter must include your salary requirements (residents of MA are exempt from this request). If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at [email protected] or 703.922.9090 x5.

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