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Application Developer (GIS)

Company: City of Philadelphia
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: December 6, 2017

Job Description:

Application Developer (GIS)

  • Aramark Tower, 1101 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
  • Full-time Company Description With a workforce of over 25,000 people, and opportunities in more than 1,000 different job categories, the City of Philadelphia is the fifth largest city in the United States and one of the largest employers in Southeastern Pennsylvania. As an employer, the City of Philadelphia operates through the guiding principles of service, integrity, respect, accountability, collaboration, diversity and inclusion. Through these principles, we strive to effectively deliver services, to resolve the challenges facing our city, and to make Philadelphia a place where all of our residents have the opportunity to reach their potential. The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) serves the greater Philadelphia region by providing integrated water, wastewater and storm water services. This position supports GIS operations and analytics of PWD, and reports to the GIS Manager. Job Description Under limited supervision, the developer is responsible for the design, implementation and development of the multi-tiered enterprise GIS system maintained by the Philadelphia Water Department's GIS unit. This person helps steer the design and implementation of the overall architecture of the application suite at the Philadelphia Water Department which includes off-the-shelf software components, and custom developed applications. This person is also actively involved in the in-house development of software components in support of low-level system administration tasks, middle-tier web service components, and front-end application development for web and mobile environment. Essential Functions
  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of PWD web and ArcGIS Online applications.
  • Will help coordinate the implementation of short- and long-term projects, objectives, policies and procedures for the production and maintenance of all enterprise geospatial application development related projects.
  • Develop software - primarily for the web, but also for data ETL processes and system admin tools.
  • Develop and maintain enterprise web services that support mobile solutions and rich internet applications
  • Design and edit custom queries, scripts, macros and other methods to meet customer needs.
  • Proactively identify application inefficiencies and propose solutions.
  • Identify, create, and maintain development frameworks and code libraries.
  • Work closely with the team members to develop quality assurance documentation and test plans.
  • Optimize application delivery and performance, and continuously improve system availability. Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required Skills:
  • Mobile-optimized web application development experience using JavaScript and libraries like jQuery, the ArcGIS JavaScript API and MV* frameworks.
  • Strong programming, using C#, or VB.NET, JavaScript and Python, including working knowledge of design patterns, threading, delegation, and event-handling models.
  • Experience consuming and creating APIs with RESTful design patterns
  • Strong data modeling skills, and experience with querying relational databases such as SQL Server or Oracle.
  • Working knowledge of IIS web server administration: application pool tuning, SSL encryption, ASP.NET configuration
  • Demonstrated experience with programming low-level applications in support of Windows system administration such as windows services, .bat scripting, console projects Preferred Skills:
  • Knowledge of ArcGIS Server product suite (10.0 and up) and strong knowledge of ArcGIS Server client APIs is preferred.
  • Oracle Database Server (10g and 11g), or SQL Server 2008, 2014
  • Autodesk MapGuide, or Infrastructure Map Server
  • Feature Manipulation Engine (FME)
  • Windows Server 2008, IIS 7 and above
  • Familiarity with Geocortex
  • Concepts
  • Application Architecture
  • Application Lifecycle Management
  • Agile Methodologies
  • RESTful Web Services
  • Information Architecture
  • Web standards Qualifications Postgraduate degree from an accredited college or university which has included major course work in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Computer Science, Information Science, or Engineering. At least 3 years of professional experience with GIS System development using the ArcGIS Server product suite, web application development, and programming languages. Additional Information Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application. The City of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age,disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status. If you believe you were discriminated against, call the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at (see application details) or send an email to For more information, go to: Human Relations Website at: The successful candidate must reside in the City of Philadelphia or establish primary residence in the City of Philadelphia within 6 months of employment. Job Location

    Keywords: City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Application Developer (GIS), IT / Software / Systems, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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