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Organization: Michael Baker International
Title: GIS Solutions Engineer
Location: Hamilton, NJ

Posted: 2021-04-07
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Michael Baker International is a leading provider of architectural, engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, environmental, construction and program management. The company provides its comprehensive range of services and solutions to support U.S. federal, state, and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients. Michael Bakerís more than 3,000 employees across nearly 100 locations are committed to a culture of innovation, collaboration and technological advancement to help solve challenges for clients and communities throughout the country. To learn more, visit

We are a national leader in implementing straightforward approaches to development and deployment of scalable enterprise Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) solutions. Michael Baker International has differentiated itself and expanded its capabilities by using the latest technologies. For example, we use aerial (including UAV), static and mobile Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) and imaging systems that accurately determine range, elevation, and other critical mapping data along with imagery. With GIS technology, application development, mapping and IT professionals in our Geospatial Practice across North America, Michael Baker International provides a range of GIS services including data collection/conversion/analysis, needs analysis, application development, system architecture and implementation, and asset management expertise across a broad range of industries.

The GIS Solutions Engineer serves as the technical lead for GIS projects in our New Jersey and supports the Northeast regional offices, as well as national pursuits, to provide expanded, high quality GIS and Asset Management services to both public and private sector clients. We are seeking a well-rounded GIS and IT professional, sort of a jack of all trades, able to handle a wide range of technical tasks related to Esri ArcGIS Enterprise, ArcGIS Online and open-source solutions for both on-premise and cloud-based environments. The ideal candidate is expected to be the technical lead for technology projects with varying degrees of geospatial components to them. They must be a self-motivated problem solver with a proactive approach that is driven by the challenges that are presented to them by our clients. Excellent communication is required with the ability to brainstorm with clients, document solutions and proposals, assist with cost estimations and liaise with people of widely varying technical aptitudes.

Review project requirements and recommend appropriate hardware and/or software configurations
Install, configure, test, troubleshoot, and performance tune ArcGIS for Server-based and open-source Enterprise GIS Solutions
Perform software and hardware planning, licensing, acquisition, troubleshooting, and maintenance
Participate in GIS design and troubleshooting discussions with clients and teammates via in-person meetings, site visits, phone calls, video conference sessions and e-mail
Explain technical issues and solutions to audiences of widely varying technical abilities clearly and patiently
Evaluate new/emerging technologies and how they might be of use to Michael Baker and our clients
Develop custom web mapping applications and widgets

Bachelorís Degree in Computer Science, Geography, GIS or other relevant fields
Minimum of 5+ years of experience utilizing the full Esri software stack (Desktop, Server, and Cloud technologies)
Minimum of 5+ years of experience implementing, managing, and customizing ArcGIS Enterprise (Server), Data Store, Portal, ArcGIS Online as well as the various components of each
Experience with best practices for data security
Advanced experience utilizing Python, ArcPy and other scripting languages
Software development and GIS system automation experience. Specifically experience with .NET, JQuery, React and ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4 and the ArcGIS REST API
Microsoft Office Suite including MS Project

GIS Professional (GISP) and/or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is desired. Microsoft Professional Certification is a plus as well.
5+ years of advanced expertise with MS SQL Server / Oracle for versioned enterprise geodatabases
Experience with ArcGIS App Studio
Experience with virtualized and cloud-based environments
Experience with Linear Referencing Systems (LRS), roadway networks/centerlines and associated datasets
Experience with Containers (Docker and/or Kubernetes)
Experience in configuring/implementing/customizing GIS web viewers
DBA experience with SQL Server, Oracle and PostgreSQL-PostGIS
Familiarity with C#, JavaScript and Python for application development.
Prior consulting experience including significant interaction with clients
Experience with IIS configuration including SSL/HTTPS and using ARR with Reverse Proxy Servers
Microsoft Workflow Foundation and/or Geocortex Essentials Workflows
Experience creating ArcGIS Server geoprocessing services
Open Source GIS Software such as QGIS, Leaflet, OpenLayers, MapServer, and MapBox
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning techniques within the geospatial technology space.

Michael Baker International is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Michael Baker International provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. Michael Baker International maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified and all will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

EEO is the Law. Applicants to and employees of Michael Baker International are protected under Federal law from discrimination.

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