Senior GIS Developer

IBM - Herndon, VA (30+ days ago)3.9

Job Description
IBM Global Business Services (GBS) is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants enabling enterprises to make smarter decisions and providing unparalleled client and consumer experiences in cognitive, data analytics, cloud technology and mobile app development. With global reach, outcome-focused methodologies and deep industry expertise, IBM GBS empowers clients to digitally reinvent their business and get the competitive edge in the cognitive era in over 170 countries.

Bottom line? We outthink ordinary. Discover what you can do at IBM.
The Senior GIS Developer designs, develops, enhances, debugs, and implements GIS applications and troubleshoots production problems related to software applications. The Senior GIS Developer implements change requests and resolves defects as defined in release plans; researches, tests, builds, and coordinates the conversion and/or integration of new products based on client requirements. The Senior GIS Developer addresses problems of systems integration, compatibility, and multiple platforms; consults with project teams and end users to identify application requirements and assists in performing feasibility analysis on potential future projects for management. The Senior GIS Developer will also resolve problems with ESRI Arc GIS tools/ software and responds to suggestions for improvements and enhancements.
Health Insurance. Paid time off. Corporate Holidays. Sick leave. Family planning. Financial Guidance. Competitive 401K. Training and Learning. We continue to expand our benefits and programs, offering some of the best support, guidance and coverage for a diverse employee population.

Our goal is to be essential to the world, which starts with our people. Company wide we kicked off an internal talent strategy program called Go Organic. At our core, we are committed to believing and investing in our workforce through:
Skill development: helping our employees grow their foundational skills
Finding the dream job at IBM: navigating our company with the potential for many careers by channeling an employee’s strengths and career aspirations
Diversity of people: Diversity of thought driving collective innovation
In 2015, Go Organic filled approximately 50% of our open positions with internal talent that were promoted into the role.

With an employee population of 375,000 in over 170 countries, amazingly we connect, collaborate, and care. IBMers drive a corporate culture of shared responsibility. We love grand challenges and everyday improvements for our company and for the world. We care about each other, our clients, and the communities we live, work, and play in!

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Required Technical and Professional Expertise

Public Trust Security Clearance required
Experience using Python, including Esri ArcPy or GDAL libraries
Experience working with large geospatial data sets
Experience working with spatial datasets like GeoJSON, SQL Server Spatial, Oracle Spatial, IBM DB2, Esri ArcSDE, file geodatabases, shapefiles, or KML preferred
Experience using Safe Software Feature Manipulation Engine (FME) Desktop
Experience working with enterprise RDBMS databases using SQL development environments like Toad, Aqua studio, Oracle SQL Developer, or other IDEs preferred
Use strong expertise in various GIS software (primarily ESRI ArcGIS), as well as various geographic data formats and standard data conversion and transformation methods, for geographic analysis
Experience Developing and maintaining links between various databases and simple applications and scripts, and uses existing scripts in Python, ArcPy, XML Parsing, SQL, and ETL toolsets like FME from Safe Software.

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

Possesses and applies expertise on multiple complex work assignments that are broad in nature, requiring originality and innovation in determining how to accomplish tasks.
Has the ability to apply a comprehensive knowledge across key tasks and high-impact assignments.
Functions as a technical subject matter expert across multiple project assignments
Develops Geographic Databases through use of GIS and advanced technologies for specialized purposes such as addressing, utility mapping, decision support, converting paper products to seamless digital raster graphics and vectorizing features while maintaining FGDC or ISO-19115 compliant metadata

EO Statement
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.