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GIS Developer - LTI

Company: Loram Maintenance of Way
Location: Georgetown
Posted on: June 6, 2024

Job Description:

Job DescriptionJob Title: GIS Software Developer
FLSA Status: Exempt
Department: GIS
Reports to: Sr.
Geomatic Innovation Specialist
The GIS Software Developer is responsible for working with other software developers, GIS developers, and railroad subject-matter experts to develop new user-facing applications, dashboards, maps, and tools. You will design and deploy dashboards combining spatial and non-spatial data, and work with internal and external customers to develop a seamless GIS platform. This position will work with other GIS professionals in our Virtual Rail group. Loram's GIS users rely on our platform to monitor rail asset health, planned and ongoing maintenance, and track the location of our fleet of rail maintenance equipment.
Functional & Technical Skills

  • Collaborate with GIS analysts, product managers, and cross-functional teams to gather and define requirements for software projects.
  • Design and develop GIS applications and tools that enable efficient data visualization, analysis, and reporting.
  • Implement location-based services and geospatial functionalities within web and mobile applications.
  • Write well-documented, clean, and maintainable code that follows best practices and coding standards.
  • Utilize libraries, APIs, and SDKs to enhance the capabilities of software applications.
  • Stay up to date with advancements in GIS technology and software engineering trends.
  • Participate in code reviews and knowledge sharing sessions with team members.
  • Experience in Agile development methodologies, system development lifecycles, tools, and technology
  • Support regional rail maintenance planning by performing spatial analysis, producing cartography and other data visualization, developing data sets, automating spatial and tabular data processing, and building web-based tools for data exploration.


    • Action Oriented
    • Technical Learning
    • Approachability
    • Passion for Results
    • Peer Relationships
    • Values Based
      Education: Bachelor's or Master's degree in geography, computer science, or a related field.
      Experience: 3+ years of experience in a position with a software development focus.
      Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

      • Solid grasp of software engineering principles and best practice
      • Effective communication skills to collaborate with multidisciplinary teams
      • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
      • Excellent oral and written communication skills
      • The ability to work collaboratively and independently
      • Intellectual curiosity
      • The ability to pick up new tools and technologies quickly

        Technical Knowledge (GIS):

        • Proficiency in GIS platforms, including Esri ArcGIS Pro, ESRI ArcGIS Enterprise, ESRI ArcGIS Online, QGIS, PostGIS, Safe Software FME or similar
        • Experience with ESRI Enterprise, ArcGIS Online, MapBox, or Carto GIS application development
        • Experience with geospatial libraries, frameworks, and APIs for web mapping and spatial analysis - Esri JavaScript, Leaflet, Mapbox GL, and OpenLayers
        • Experience Acreating maps using GIS software
        • Web application development using cloud-based GIS tools such as ArcGIS Online, CARTO, or MapBox
        • Web application programming such as jQuery, D3, OpenLayers, Leaflet, or Google Maps

          Technical Knowledge (Other):

          • Develop, implement, and maintain web applications using HTML, CSS, JavaScript and other front-end technologies.
          • Demonstrable ability to work with product stakeholders to translate wireframes, mockups, and prototypes into high-quality user interface designs.
          • Implemented, worked with, and maintained design systems and style frameworks
          • Experience building and working with front-end frameworks such as Vue or React
          • Familiarity with version control systems like Git and agile development methodologies.
          • Experience with AWS or Azure

            Flex Work Eligible: This position qualifies for the Flexible Work Policy. Employees receive 50 workdays annually to work remotely. The initial number of days is prorated for the first year based on the start date.
            The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the role. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

            • Office deskwork, requiring sitting, walking, using phone & computer
            • May lift up to 30 lbs. occasionally
            • 20% or more travel including international
            • Can tolerate variable and sometimes challenging conditions during visits or inspections of company equipment in a railroad environment

              Loram is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.
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Keywords: Loram Maintenance of Way, Georgetown , GIS Developer - LTI, IT / Software / Systems , Georgetown, Texas

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