Washington University in St. Louis
The GIS Programmer reports to the Director of Data & GIS Services. This
position is responsible for providing GIS programming and analysis support to
the University community. Typical duties include scoping, designing,
development and delivery of GIS solutions in support of faculty led research
and student academics.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Perform assigned programming tasks,
including working with faculty and staff on a variety of projects related to
GIS implementation, projects range from coding to full programmatic
implementation of applications and support. Assist students, faculty and staff
on GIS related projects. Provide training and support to
users. Instruct faculty and staff on how to use the
software and how to utilize programming and GIS on their
project. Perform server Administration tasks including
installation and maintenance of GIS server software, GIS webpage content
updates, and working with University IT group on server related
issue. Works with development team in University Libraries
on GIS and data related project tasks.
MINIMUM EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree in information science,
library systems, math, engineering, or closely related field, plus 2 years of
demonstrated experience in GIS programming. Experience in contributing to fast
paced teams and working with minimal direction. Ability to
develop big picture ideas to concrete deliverables. Demonstrated success in
complex systems and problem solving.
PREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Advanced degree in above
field. Demonstrated problem assessment, project scoping and
operational problem solving skills, aptitude for assessing and incorporating
CRITICAL SKILLS AND EXPERTISE: Energy, creativity, strong organizational
skills, tolerance for occasional project ambiguity. And ability to work
unsupervised or as a member of a team. Demonstrated ability
to scope and meet project deadlines. Experience in working with enterprise
level database management systems. Working knowledge of
plus. Desire to work in professional service oriented role
interacting with faculty and students on research projects.
Must be willing and able to work directly with faculty; Willing and able to
work directly with undergraduate and graduate students; Occasionally will move
computer equipment (less than 50lbs.); Ability to travel overnight to yearly
conferences and training events as needed.
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