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GIS Developer

Company: Ace Info Solutions Llc
Location: Silver Spring
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:


We are seeking GIS Specialists to perform a variety of scientific programming and data processing assignments supporting the Office of Dissemination with data and forecast products. Candidates must have solid GIS background; good communication skills, and an understanding of meteorological data and forecasts. These positions will support the GIS Development Team of the Office of Dissemination (ODISS) of the National Weather Service (NWS). The positions are currently remote but will eventually be located in Silver Spring, Maryland and candidates are expected to work within the core work hours of 6 AM to 6 PM Monday thru Friday.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work with Office of Dissemination scientists to develop software and leverage existing algorithms developed by the NWS.
  • Enable all NWS GIS map-based applications to use the same GIS map view framework to provide a consistent user experience for NWS data using GIS presentation layers on a scalable web-based map that will leverage functionality from existing applications across geographic and NWS services areas.
  • Develop GIS services supporting flood inundation mapping, excessive rainfall products, and quantitative precipitation forecasts for the initial release of the GIS viewer.
    The ideal candidate for this position will have professional experience in the following areas:
    • Experience with and knowledge of GIS data service endpoints (e.g. REST services, WMS, WFS, etc.) including interacting with them via code or URL-based requests
    • Experience in code and branch management via Git
    • Full-stack developer experience in front end development using html/css/js as well as back end development using Python (especially Django) and Typescript
    • Experience with data and application hosting in Amazon AWS
    • Experience in development using open source JS mapping libraries, especially OpenLayers
    • Experience with querying, troubleshooting, and administering multiple relational databases (e.g. Postgres)
    • Some familiarity with Spatial Data types and Geography fundamentals (e.g. projections, datums, extents)
    • Some familiarity with desktop GIS (e.g. ArcGIS or QGIS) and performing spatial data conversions
    • Experience with Agile-type development practices and ticket management are a plus
    • Experience with QC procedures, technical documentation, and NWS products are a plus

      Required qualifications:
      • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience
      • Eequires 4 to6 years of experience
      • Familiarity with Geospatial software focus on web-based GIS
      • Familiarity Experience with Python and Javascript
      • Familiarity Experience with UNIX/Linux environment
      • Experience with code documentation (Git, Gerrit, Jenkins, Subversion)
        Preferred Qualifications
        • Existing favorable National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI)/Tier 1 adjudication
        • Experience with web applications and libraries (e.g., Java, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP)
        • Knowledge of the principles of meteorology and weather forecasting
        • Knowledge of Impact-based Decision Support Services (IDSS)
        • Experience with time enabled data
        • Familiarity with Numerical Weather Prediction model output
        • Familiarity Experienced with APIs
        • Familiarity with the encoding and decoding products (e.g. of GRIB2, netCDF, BUFR, XML) products
        • Experience with open source GIS web applications and server software (OpenLayers and Geoserver preferred)
          Due to our contractual requirements and federal orders, including an Executive Order from the White House and an emergency regulation from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the position for which you are applying requires that you provide proof of your vaccination status. If you are unable to receive the COVID-19 vaccine for medical reasons or because of a sincerely held religious belief, you may request an exemption from the vaccination requirement which shall be reviewed after the submission of requested documentation. If an accommodation is granted, the conditions may include weekly testing and masking. All Guidehouse employees also agree to follow any additional health and safety mitigation policies that may be required in the workplace.

          Company Description

          Dovel Technologies and its Family of Companies (Medical Science & Computing and Ace Info Solutions) were acquired in October 2021.

          Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public sector and commercial markets, with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. By combining our public and private sector expertise, we help clients address their most complex challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures focusing on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that help our clients outwit complexity and position them for future growth and success. The company has more than 12,000 professionals in over 50 locations globally. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies.

          Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

          Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance, including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

          If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at

          Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse, and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement Jobble

Keywords: Ace Info Solutions Llc, Silver Spring , GIS Developer, IT / Software / Systems , Silver Spring, Maryland

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