UIC Alaska

Geospatial Python Developer

Information Technology
Location : Location
Minimum Clearance Required
Public Trust (NAC)
Travel Requirement




We are looking for a Geospatial Python Developer to join our Navigation Data Team to assist in developing new tools, data automation process, and improve upon existing systems and data integrations. This position is authorized to be fully remote. Geospatial Python Developer responsibilities will include writing, testing and debugging data automation processes for existing and new tasks. Additional tasks will include coordinating with and extracting user requirements from multiple stakeholders which results in developing new processes, automation and geospatial data sets. To be successful in this role, the candidate should be knowledgeable with GIS data to include shape files, file geodatabases and enterprise geodatabases, basic spatial analysis tools, database ETL and surveying principles. The main goal is to create fully automated, near-real time processes to maintain many national, authoritative datasets for consumption by internal and external customers.


  • Integration of user-facing elements developed by a team of developers
  • API design, development, and management
  • Write pythonic, scalable code
  • Develop code sets for Desktop and Cloud based process utilizing ESRI ArcGIS python modules and services
  • Integrate new processes into existing systems and datasets
  • Test, debug and comment processes
  • Improve functionality and performance of existing processes
  • Adhere to and implement security and data protection solutions
  • Assess and prioritize tasks and new functionality efforts
  • Coordinate and communicate with internal team members to understand user requirements, problems
  • Provide positive, constructive critique on technical solutions
  • Collaborating with other research scientists and geographers across disciplines to identify methodological challenges in hydrographic surveying efforts for improvement of data processing methods
  • Developing, evaluating, and applying quantitative and qualitative data science methods to issues relevant to hydrographic surveying and 3D data sets
  • Participate in inter-agency working groups or committees to provide expert technical perspective and create long-range inter-agency plans with significant consequences for participating agencies
  • Represent USACE for exchange of techniques, software, and data with geographers, surveyors and researchers from other government agencies


  • BA/S in Computer Science, Geography, Engineering, or other related field is highly preferred.
  • Surveying and mapping experience required
  • Demonstrable 6-9 years of experience developing Python scripts and or application.
  • Experience with ESRI's arcpy, PANDAS, NUMPY and or other scientific modules.
  • Experience with Python or R, ArcGIS or other equivalent mapping application experience
  • Creating manual and automated reports utilizing both spatial and business data.
  • Experience with Databricks is a plus.
  • Basic Familiarity with REST services and ESRI’s ArcGIS Online Toolsets like Dashboards is preferred.
  • Intermediate-to-advanced level skills in Microsoft Office software suite—Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees and outside contacts.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and good judgment with the ability to work alone or as part of a team.


Physical Demands:
• Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds
• Must be able to stand and walk for prolonged amounts of time
• Must be able to twist, bend, and squat periodically


SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIRED: Must be able to obtain a security clearance at the Public Trust level. US Citizenship is a requirement for admission to this location. 




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