Senior GIS Developer - Public Safety
Michael Baker International
1d ago


Supported by more than 3,000 employees in nearly 100 locations across the United States, we provide a full continuum of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management.

Our clients include , state and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients.

Michael Baker is committed to delivering a standard of excellence that fosters a culture of innovation, collaboration and technological advancement to help solve our clients' complex challenges.


We are a national leader in implementing straightforward approaches to development and deployment of scalable enterprise Geospatial Information Technology (GIT) solutions.

Michael Baker International has differentiated itself and expanded its capabilities by using the latest technologies. For example, we use aerial, static and mobile Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) systems that accurately determine range, elevation, and other critical mapping data.

With hundreds of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), survey, mapping and IT professionals in our Technology Practice across North America, Michael Baker International possesses in-

house experience and resources to support all elements of your program needs, including : needs analysis, digitizing / data conversion, customized mapping applications, and systems documentation, implementation, and training.


Michael Baker International is seeking a Senior GIS Developer to join our Public Safety team. This is an opportunity to work within a dynamic and growing industry and with one of the leading NG9-

1-1 GIS solutions and services firms. We are building a technical-minded team of people who desire being part of a dynamic unit delivering Public Safety solutions for local governments.

The Senior GIS Developer will be based in either our Baltimore MD, Washington DC, Indianapolis IN, or Pittsburgh PA location and will be responsible for the administration and development of our DATAMARK Software as a Service (SaaS) solution.

DATAMARK is an application providing web-based mapping and analysis functions to meet the needs of our clients within the 9-

1-1 and Public Safety markets.

The successful candidate will have the ability to work remotely.

Essential Job Functions

The Senior GIS Developer designs, develops, enhances, debugs, and implements GIS applications and troubleshoots production problems related to software applications.

The successful candidate will implement change requests and resolve defects as defined in release plans; research, test, build, and coordinate the conversion and / or integration of new products based on client requirements.

They will address problems of systems integration, compatibility, and multiple platforms; consult with project teams and end users to identify application requirements and assist in performing feasibility analysis on potential future projects for management.

Other duties involve :

  • Experience using Java and JavaScript
  • Experience using Python, including Esri ArcPy or GDAL libraries
  • Experience working with large geospatial data sets
  • Experience working with spatial datasets like GeoJSON, SQL Server Spatial, Oracle Spatial, IBM DB2, Esri ArcSDE, file geodatabases, shapefiles, or KML preferred
  • Experience using Safe Software Feature Manipulation Engine (FME) Desktop
  • Experience working with enterprise RDBMS databases using SQL development environments
  • Use strong expertise in various GIS software (primarily ESRI ArcGIS Enterprise, Portal, ArcGIS Online and WebAppBuilder), as well as various geographic data formats and standard data conversion and transformation methods, for geographic analysis
  • Experience developing and maintaining links between various databases and simple applications and scripts, and uses existing scripts in Python, ArcPy, XML Parsing, SQL, and ETL toolsets like FME from Safe Software

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering or relevant field
  • 7-10 years of related experience
  • Knowledge of data analysis, data preparation, data verification, and software development concepts
  • Strong Data Science skills
  • Strong background of Python in a Windows / UNIX / Linux environment
  • Strong knowledge of databases and data warehouse structures
  • Knowledge of GIS and Mapping systems
  • Soft skills : problem solver, results / task oriented, proactive, self-starter
  • Presentation skills : clear and fluent communicator, ability to discuss project issues / topics with users, ability to present status orally and written, ability to present demos / POCs
  • Multi-tasking : ability to work on several projects at the same time and well as provide development and production support
  • Desired qualifications :

  • 9-1-1 and Public Safety industry experience
  • Big Data experience
  • Basic understanding of front-end technologies, such as JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3
  • Some project management experience
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