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GIS Lead Developer
Ref No.: 18-00047
Location: New York, New York
Position Type:Full Time/Contract
Position Summary
Minimum years of experience (check off accordingly for billing): ¿0-3 Years ¿4-6 Years
¿7-9 Years ¿10 + Years
Functional Title: GIS lead developer
Solicitation/Contract Title: Geographical Information System (GIS)
Number of positions: 1
Duration in months: 1 yEAR
Reports to IT Division and Unit: ea-gEOSPATIAL tECHNOLOGIES AND aPPLICATION dEVELOPMENT
Reports to IT Project Manager: uTTAM bERA
Work Location: ¿ Telecommuting
¿ Onsite: Full address:
420 LEXINGTON AVE, 5TH FLOOR, NY, NY
Days & Hours of Work:
M-F 9:00am-5:30pm including 1-hour unpaid lunch break
Paid weekly hours per week 37.50
Interview Mode(s): ¿ In-person ¿Telephone ¿ Video
Desired Start Date: March 1,2018
Critical Key requirements
  • Minimum 5-7 years hands-on experience developing and supporting GIS applications with thorough understanding of ESRI geospatial tools and technologies
·A minimum 2-3 years working experience with Railroad business
  • Minimum 5+ years of well-rounded business application support & development experience
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

SUMMARY of the FUNCTION/Role

The Geospatial Technology and Application Office division of the MTA IT Department is seeking One (1) temporary consultant to serve as an onsite GIS Lead Developer who will be responsible for developing and maintaining GIS applications and spatial data to support various business units within our clients' operations, EAM, engineering and departments.

At the starting point, the selected candidate will be working with the Geospatial office and will be responsible for developing and maintaining GIS applications and spatial data. The successful candidate will help support the Enterprise Asset Management (EAM )- Geospatial Technologies (GT) infrastructure. The work is not limited to the geospatial office but also will work to support other MTA agencies to provide products via the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB). The purpose and goal of MTA Geospatial Platform projects are to deliver technical solutions to address the overall location-based needs.

Please note that MTA IT is reserving the right to request the selected candidate for a short-term furlough during the employment period if applicable.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Assist the Geospatial Technology and Application Development Office with system development geospatial technology related initiatives.
  • Create innovative cutting-edge customer-centric GIS solutions for use by the business; This includes dynamic dashboard and scorecard and user interface design;
  • Take ownership of all components of ESRI's Enterprise technology stack from the web application layer to the Geodatabase and all the layers in the middle;
  • Create maps from data sourced from various operational data sources and publish them for custom GIS web apps, mobile and custom application consumption;
  • Develop FME data flows to do spatial ETL and near-real-time current and historical data;
  • Develop complex geo-processing services to determine the relationships between the various GIS layers;
  • Develop stream services and publish real time spatial data for GIS web applications;
  • Play a very strong hands-on role in the implementation of the GIS platform in an organization that has firmly adopted Agile project management processes;
  • Experience is developing applications using ESRI Roads & Highways module
  • Deployment and configuration of end user applications which consume ArcGIS Services
  • Work in a project team to build, deploy and test enterprise GIS applications on different environments TST, QA, PRD, DR
  • Prepare environments for integration testing, UAT, and implementation cutover testing
  • Develop and maintain technical and standard documentation for program development activity in a timely and high quality manner

Qualifications EXPERIENCE & eDUCATION
  • Minimum 5-7 years hands-on experience developing and supporting GIS applications with thorough understanding of ESRI geospatial tools and technologies
  • Minimum 5+ years of well-rounded business application support & development experience
  • Minimum of 2-3 years' working knowledge in Railroad and/or Bus operation
  • Understanding of working with integrations between GIS, Infor-EAM (Enterprise Asset Management), and other tools;
  • Knowledge of principles, concepts, practices, techniques and tools in the areas of GIS;
  • Experience building user friendly mapping applications;
  • Experience in deployment of the maps and applications to in-house servers and in the cloud;
  • Good handle on troubleshooting GIS related server and FME within VM environments;
  • Ability to modify/adapt systems, software configurations, and programs to meet business requirements.
  • Understanding of complex relational database organization, design, and functionality
  • Experience in desktop / mobile computer support and troubleshooting software related problems
  • Excellent oral, written and presentation communication skill in relating technical information to non-technical personnel
    Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute in a high-pressure environment
  • Ability to independently set priorities and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment; a self-starter
  • Excellent inter-personal skills including the ability to work with individuals at all levels of the organization

SKILLS & Requirements
  • Minimum of 5-7 years Software Development experience in one or more of the following languages: HTML, JavaScript, CSS, C#, VB, C++, Python, Java, or Objective-C
  • Experience with one or more 3rd party JavaScript libraries, such as jQuery, Dojo, ExtJS, Bootstrap, Backbone.js, AngularJS, etc.
  • 5+ years of advanced expertise with MS SQL Server / Oracle for versioned enterprise geodatabase
  • Experience in configuring/implementing/customizing GIS web viewers
  • Experience in administering/configuring/implementing/customizing Portal for ArcGIS
  • Ability to write geoprocessing scripts with Python
  • Experience developing RESTful web services
  • Experience with responsive web design
  • Solid understanding of Esri's product line
  • A spatial JavaScript library such as Esri's ArcGIS API for JavaScript, Google Maps API, OpenLayers, Leaflet, etc.