Programmer - Geospatial

  • location: Washington, DC
  • type: Contract

job description

Programmer - Geospatial


Senior Geospatial Solutions Developer - Front-End Specialist - Programmer III

Top 5 Skills for Senior Geospatial Solutions Developer - Front-End Specialist -

1) Javascript

2) Angular 5+

3) Dojo / ArcGIS Javascript API

4) Leaflet

5) MapBox / Google Map / Earth Engine API

Job Description

We are looking for a talented and energetic Senior geospatial solutions front end developer to lead the development of new web GIS applications; as well as maintain current applications using the latest frameworks and technologies available to achieve desired business outcomes. Primary focus of this role will be to implement a complete user interface in the form of a mobile and desktop web app, with a focus on performance. You will work in a team with designers, back-end developer, GIS Analysts to design, develop and implement geospatial solutions.


- Design, develop, and support web-based geospatial applications

- Incorporating interactive maps and other geospatial visualization/analysis technologies into web interfaces of existing systems, as well as creating new web-based data visualization and geospatial interfaces

- Ensuring high performance on mobile and desktop

- Writing tested, idiomatic, and documented JavaScript, HTML and CSS

- Coordinate the workflow between the graphic designers

- Support concurrent initiatives specific to infrastructure and software development

- Support the installation of software components in testing and production environments

- Support end-to-end project plans and ensuring timely delivery, issues escalation/reporting

- Integration with external web (map) services

- Integrate a diverse set of data into custom geospatial applications

- Stay current on technology trends and identify ways to innovate our products

Educational Qualifications and Experience

- Education: Bachelor' degree in Computer Science, GIS or other geospatial disciplines

- Role Specific Experience: 8+ years of experience as a Front-end application developer, with a heavy emphasis on front-end technologies and modern JavaScript frameworks (e.g., Angular5, Dojo, ReactJS, bootstrap etc.)

Required Skills/ Abilities

- Experience with software and web development principles, concepts, and methods;

- Experience with Angular 5 and Dojo is a requirement.

- Creating custom, general use modules and components which extend the elements and modules of core Angular

- Experience with object-relational databases (Postgre SQL or MySQL);

- Web mapping API experience (ArcGIS Javascript. Leaflet, Mapbox, OpenLayers, Google Maps)

- Geospatial data experience (SHP, KML, GeoJSON) as well as OGC standards (WMS, WFS)

- Creating configuration, build, and test scripts for Continuous Integration environments

- Proficiency with web GIS tools, particularly those used for map tiling and creating mashups/online interactive maps (Google Maps API, MapBox, OpenLayers and the Google Earth plugin);

- Interest and experience in design and have artistic flair in data visualization

- Must be organized and work well in a team setting. Be open to feedback from others and give honest non-judgmental feedback to others

- Validating user actions on the client side and providing responsive feedback

- Professional, precise communication skills

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