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GIS Software Engineer

4 days ago
Reston, VA 20191Octo Consulting Group

Our team is what makes Octo great. At Octo you'll work beside some of the smartest and most accomplished staff you'll find in your career. Octo offers fantastic benefits and an amazing workplace culture where you will feel valued while you perform mission critical work for our government. Voted one of the region’s best places to work multiple times, Octo is an employer of choice!

Octo Consulting Group has an immediate need for a GIS Software Engineer. In this role, successful candidate will apply their experience with Java, Scala , and Python to develop mission critical GIS applications. Preferably, the successful candidate will also have experience with Spark as well some familiarity with AWS or PCF. The software engineer must have adequate domain knowledge and hands-on experience in developing, implementing software programs. As a mid-level coder, this labor competency is responsible for maintaining and improving the performance of existing software code, with duties to write and update software code under contract and direction from the assigned Government Product Manager. Clear communication skills are required. Astute ability in writing test scripts, in an agile software development environment, where building in automated test procedures in addition to functional code are paramount to continuous integration and continuous delivery of software. This competency is required to further test and maintain software products to ensure strong functionality and optimization. Recommendation of improvements to existing software programs as necessary. The mid-level coder shall be capable of performing the software tasks identified in the contract requirements in forming and working on Government/Contractor software coding teams.

  • 4 years’ experience in full stack development to include Java, Web services, Database, and micro-service development.
  • 3 years’ experience with agile and lean philosophies, serving as scrum or team lead.
  • Experience working independently with clients or stakeholders conducting interviews, observations, and surveys, to develop user-stories in support of full-service consumer and business applications.
  • Experience with Continuous Delivery and Continuous Integration (CI/CD) techniques, test-driven development, and automated testing practices.
  • Development of customized code, scripts, modules, macro procedures, and libraries to implement specialized spatial analysis functions using Python, Java, and Scala
  • Understanding of and familiarity with current and developing Geospatial data formats
  • Understanding and familiarity with Government and Military common geospatial formats

    Desired Education/Experience:

  • BS or equivalent in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or equivalent technical degree.
  • 5 years’ experience in full stack development to include Java, Web services, Database, and micro-service development.
  • 4 years’ experience with agile and lean philosophies, serving as scrum or team lead.
  • Integration and tailoring of geospatial Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) software applications; specialized software and database development and maintenance; integration of related specialized hardware; engineering studies to identify and remedy geodata processing bottlenecks.
  • Integration and tailoring of geospatial Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) software applications; specialized software and database development and maintenance;
  • Expertise in multiple Commercial, Open Source and Government created Geospatial Information Systems/Platforms
  • Use and development with common geospatial tools, data, and operating platforms. These may include, but are not limited to:
    • Tools - Boundless Spatial suite, Remote View, PostGRES, and/or other geospatial databases, ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Server, Image Server, and File Geodatabases.
    • Data formats including KML, KMZ, NITF, TIFF, JPEG, GeoPDF, and similar geo-related formats.
    • Operating Platforms – ESRI, OpenGeo Suite, or similar
    • Advanced knowledge of and ability to work and develop with geospatial information systems (GIS) to include open-source and proprietary geospatial formats.
  • Use and development of common geospatial tools, data, and operating platforms. These may include, but are not limited to:
    • Tools - Boundless Spatial suite, Remote View, PostGRES, and/or other geospatial databases, ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Server, Image Server, and File Geodatabases.
    • Data formats including KML, KMZ, NITF, TIFF, JPEG, GeoPDF, and similar geo-related formats.
    • Operating Platforms – ESRI, OpenGeo Suite, or similar.
  • Possesses a TS//SCI level, or above, security clearance, is desired.

Octo is a growth-oriented firm that provides a unique, differentiated employee culture relative to our Federal market peers. We leverage this culture to attract and retain a higher grade of talent than our peers to be an employer of choice.


Please no Corp-to-Corp or 1099 candidates; this position is W-2 only. Octo Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status, race, color, religious creed, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, age, or genetic information. Selected applicant will be subject to a background investigation.

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GIS Engineer

6 days ago
Herndon, VABluestar Systems Inc.

Role: GIS Engineer

Location: Herndon, VA

Interview Mode: F2F

Requirement:

  • Lead needs assessments/requirements meetings and document solutions for GIS enterprise use
  • Provide/write GIS system technical recommendations, standard operating procedures, administrative and help documents for clients and technical teams.
  • Create and maintain GIS environments for the EnerGov application that will be used by town’s permitting, code enforcement, public works, zoning and community development departments.
  • Develop and maintain GIS documentation as it relates to configuration, best practices, as well as test scripts for the EnerGov product
  • Advise project implementation teams and clients on incorporating GIS capabilities into their EnerGov environment.
  • Interact with Support staff for technical support in troubleshooting client problems
  • Create and maintain database schema using prescribed best practices.
  • Conduct versioned editing workflow management, database design, management and maintenance.
  • Support and maintain simple data visualizations in spatial, tabular and graphical formats within various

software systems.

  • Pursue innovation and mentor the work of team members.
  • Create new and innovative solutions for GIS data integration, administration, and management.
  • Assess Town’s existing GIS environments and recommend areas for improvements in application technology, system performance, and disaster mitigation plans
  • Communicate with departments to successfully deploy GIS solutions
  • Present system design information to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Create mapping, imagery and data services
  • Works with town departments and IT staff to identify available GIS data, evaluate for accuracy, and consolidate into centralized data source for the town.
  • Work with IT department to secure GIS and make it application accessible internally and externally.
  • Publish departmental maps and integrate GIS services with SeeClickFix mobile application and Cityworks.
  • Train users on the use and adoption of Cityworks technologies
  • Works with town departments to define and meet mapping and GIS data needs, implement GIS best practices and ensure compliance with relevant data standards, policies and regulations.
  • Creates moderately complex cartographic products, dynamic web maps, static maps, charts, reports and graphs as needed by departments and assists in the management of department/division GIS layers and related data.
  • Assists in the development of automated data management routines and various projects to improve department or program efficiency.
  • Reviews, creates and maintains metadata to specifications for datasets and services.
  • Assists and trains other users with GIS software and workflow processes.
  • Resolves technical issues in cooperation with IT staff.
  • Utilizes GIS tools and data to improve the development of business processes within the department/division.
  • Designs, develops and implements GIS enhancements using various ESRI programming tools and methodologies.
  • Identifies and resolves complex GIS issues that affect the town’s ability to meet objectives.
  • Assists in the design and implementation of integrating GIS with other enterprise systems.
  • Assists in maintaining and administering ArcGIS Server including security, publishing map services and content management.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Competencies and Skills:

  • Admin experience with Esri's GIS platform (ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Online, enterprise geodatabase) support of mobile application and ArcGIS integration.
  • Experience installing and configuring ArcGIS and Microsoft SQL server 2016.
  • professional experience using GIS-related technology in a professional setting
  • Proficiency with the Esri product line, including ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Enterprise, ArcGIS Online, and related desktop extensions
  • Experience with automated cartography, computer science, programming, and spatial analysis
  • Knowledge of Geospatial and mapping concepts such as spatial analysis, map projections, etc.

Knowledge in the following software programs: MS SQL Server, AutoCAD, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, MS PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator.

Preferred Skills:

  • Tyler Technology EnerGov experience
  • Experience with SeeClickFix mobile application
  • Experience with Azteca Systems Cityworks

Job Type: Contract

Experience:

  • GIS Services with SeeClickFix Mobile Applications: 5 years (Preferred)
  • SQL SERVER 2016 Admin: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Esri ArcGIS Server Platform: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Tyler Technologies EnerGov and Azteca Systems Cityworks: 5 years (Preferred)
  • ArcGIS Python Toolbox scripting: 5 years (Preferred)
  • ArcGIS admin and End users: 5 years (Preferred)
  • ArcGIS Online and Tyler Technologies EnerGOV integration: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Mapping and Data Services: 5 years (Preferred)

Contract Length:

  • 1 year

Contract Renewal:

  • Likely