NSGIC Seeks Technical Developers

The National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) is looking for a Technical Developer and a Senior Technical Developer to participate as subcontractors on an exciting project to improve access to GIS web services/data for public safety through the GIS Inventory. Specifically, NSGIC seeks to develop ability to generate Web Feature Services (WFS) and Web Map Services (WMS) from multiple WFS/WMS sources, as well as to generate exportable data packages (e.g., zipped shapefile) from WFS from given spatial metadata queries. Experience in open source web development, in particular, GDAL, OGC WFS and WMS, is required. Familiarity with Lenox command line tools, GeoServer, CKAN and Open Geoportal is preferred. The following details the experience, responsibilities and capabilities that are being sought.

Details are provided below.  Individuals wishing to be considered should forward their resumes to Molly Schar at molly.schar@nsgic.org by January 23, 2017.

TECHNICAL DEVELOPER

  • Time Frame: February 2017 – September 2017
  • Rate: $54.76/hr.
  • Education/Experience: Requires a bachelor’s degree or higher or equivalent work experience. Requires a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience.
  • Functional Responsibilities: The Technical Developer operates under the direct supervision of the Project Manager and works closely with the Senior Technical Developer, the Subject Matter Expert (SME) and the Systems Administrator. This individual provides research, design and implementation services delivering complex data and software solutions. The Technical Developer conducts in-depth topical research on technical approaches and their feasibility and develops the conceptual drawings, diagrams and wireframes, data flow and process diagrams, and logical and physical data models for software systems. The Technical Developer also both supports and leads in the creation of technical solutions using web-based geospatial technology platforms that fulfill the needs and requirements provided by the SME and Project Manager. The Technical Developer should have hands-on experience in the Esri-based and open source geographic information systems. As noted above, they should have hands-on experience in open source web development. In particular, GDAL, OGC WFS and WMS are required. Familiarity with Linux command line tools, GeoServer, CKAN and Open Geoportal is preferred.

SENIOR TECHNICAL DEVELOPER

  • Time Frame: February 2017 – September 2017
  • Rate: $72.36/hr.
  • Education/Experience: Requires a bachelor’s degree or higher or equivalent work experience. Requires a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience.
  • Functional Responsibilities: The Senior Technical Developer operates under the direct supervision of the Project Manager and works closely with the Technical Developer, the Subject Matter Expert (SME) and the Systems Administrator. This individual provides technical design, user interface expertise and implementation services delivering GIS-based software solutions. The Senior Technical Developer works with the Technical Developer to develop technical approaches and assess their feasibility, and provides engineering in the building and developing of solutions for data sharing, exchange, access and visualization. The Senior Technical Developer will use leading web-based geospatial technology platforms that fulfill the needs and requirements provided by the SME and Project Manager. The Senior Technical Developer should have hands-on experience in the Esri-based and open source geographic information systems. As noted above, the Senior Technical Developer should have hands-on experience in open source web development. In particular, GDAL, OGC WFS and WMS are required. Familiarity with Linux command line tools, GeoServer, CKAN and Open Geoportal is preferred.

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