GIS Software Developer - Atkins

GIS Software Developer - Atkins

Aug 24, 2017. | By: Admin


GIS Software Developer

Atkins - Anywhere in North America

Atkins seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Atkins North America Technology Group as a GIS Software Developer. This position can sit in any Atkins North American hub office in the United States. Atkins has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.

Globally, Atkins is the largest UK-based engineering and design consultancy and one of the world’s largest design firms with nearly 18,000 employees worldwide. We have the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

Major Function/Role

Applies professional proficiency in the development of custom software applications and the coordination of related activities in support of projects that meet clients’ software development needs. At this level, works under supervision on assignments that have clear and specified objectives. Candidate will be focused on GIS development.

Job Duties

  • Participates in client needs analyses.

  • Develops customized applications by writing well-documented code in the applicable environment to meet documented software requirements.

  • May participate in collection, conversion, and assembly of data in a variety of formats.

  • May participate in documentation and diagramming of business and technical requirements.

  • May participate in database/application design.

  • Performs maintenance tasks on existing projects following the project’s established architecture/design.

  • Prepares data documentation for projects, following prescribed Best Practices.

  • Maintains continued knowledge of technology developments in the field and use of applicable programming languages.

  • Monitors quality control within area of responsibility.

  • Manages commitments to complete tasks within given schedule and budget.

  • Performs such other duties as the Supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.

Education and Experience

B.S. or B.A in Computer Science, Geography with a focus on GIS, IT-related discipline, or four years’ relevant computer programming experience after degrees in Engineering, or other related disciplines. This level may be achieved by practitioners with 2 years of experience since related Bachelor’s degree; minimal experience required with related Master’s degree if academic program provided opportunity to develop software development experience directly applicable to job. Non-degreed practitioners must demonstrate at least six years of direct experience in lieu of degree. Typical incumbent has 4-6 years’ experience.

Special Skills

Must demonstrate programming skills and experience with current object-oriented programming techniques, and work experience in the following: C#, Java, .NET, C++, HTML, JavaScript and/or similar, with ability and willingness to learn others as needed. Database experience required in at least one of the following: Microsoft SQL, Oracle, or similar.

Should have good interpersonal, technical writing and communications skills.

GIS development experience required.

Experience programming using Esri JavaScript API, Python and experience with Esri Enterprise Geodatabases required.

Knowledge of Portal for ArcGIS a plus.

Experience with Xamarin, Android or iOS a plus.

Professional Registrations

GISP certification a plus.

Additional requirements

General Competencies expected of all Professionals and Managers are as follows: Client Service, Commitment, Communication, Innovation & Continuous Improvement, Professionalism, Quality, and Teamwork.

Job requires ability to access and understand technology materials and ability to operate computer keyboard. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Incumbent must be able and willing to deal with interruptions in current work in progress to handle priority jobs. Ability to plan and prioritize tasks.

Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.


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