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Geospatial Software Development Engineer III – Lakewood, CO, US   (ID# 16821)

Since 2009, Cherokee Nation Technologies (CNT) has been serving government clients with time-tested solutions that increase client effectiveness through the intelligent use of technology. CNT’s expertise includes software and application services, network services, and business process services. The company is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with a regional office in Ft. Collins, Colorado, and client locations nationwide. Wholly owned by the Cherokee Nation, CNT is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies.

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The National Geospatial Program provides leadership for USGS geospatial coordination, production and service activities. The Program engages partners to develop standards and produce consistent and accurate data through its Geospatial Liaison Network. Operational support is provided by the National Geospatial Technical Operations Center (NGTOC). These and other Program activities that are essential to the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) are managed as a unified portfolio that benefits geospatial information users throughout the Nation. The NGTOC provides essential support for the USGS and the Nation in the acquisition and management of trusted geospatial data, products, and services, through world-class geospatial technical expertise and customer service. The NGTOC supports The National Map (TNM) and The National Hydrology Dataset (NHD) among other related efforts.

Job Description:

We are looking for a qualified individual to provide software engineering support on contract to NGTOC.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Deliverables):

 Designs, modifies, develops, writes and implements software programming applications.

Supports and/or installs software applications/operating systems.

Participates in the testing process through test review and analysis, test witnessing and certification of software.

Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures.

Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals limited supervision.

Supervisory/Management Authority:

This position does not have management authority or supervisory capacity.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree AND 4+ more years’ experience in Computer Engineering, Information Science or GIS
  • Proficiency with Enterprise ESRI ArcGIS software
  • Technical proficiency with Python, GitLab, Web services and APIs, DevOps, Creating CI/CD pipelines for Cloud automation
  • Experience working in small teams of <5 and being accountable for ownership of deliverables to integrate into team solutions.
  • Experience participating in code reviews, providing and receiving constructive criticism.
  • Experience meeting deadlines and managing tasks and timelines to meet them.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Advanced Window Operating Systems
  • ArcGIS (including Desktop, Server, and Pro)
  • Enterprise Databases
    • Postgres, Oracle, SQLExpress
    • Comfort working with large geospatial datasets
  • Programing Languages
    • Python, ArcPy
    • .NET (C#), XML, JSON, ArcObjects (C#)
    • basic web development knowledge
  • Development Patterns
    • MVC or MVVM, GOF pattern knowledge
  • APIs, Libraries, and Source Control
    • ArcObjects
    • NuGet packages
    • GIT Source Control
  • Advanced knowledge of Amazon Web Services (AWS) or other cloud technologies
    • Working knowledge of DevOps best practices
    • Knowledge of Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery and automation practices
  • Ability to quickly implement and adapt new programming concepts.

Work Environment:

This work will be performed in a climate-controlled office environment.

Significant work-life balance opportunities are available. Casual attire, flexible schedules, in a casual work environment of typical office setting is the primary place of duty; however, some allowance for telework may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Considerable work in front of computer screens and utilizing keyboard and mouse / trackball is required. As a contractor on government site, there is the ability to bring in a personally-owned sit/stand desk, if desired. Small teams of <5 individuals.

With $400 million in annual revenue, more than 3000 employees and nearly 1,000 federal projects for more than 60 government agencies in 26 countries, 50 states and 2 territories, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) team of companies are well positioned to deliver the expertise needed to solve the world’s most pressing issues. Together, CNB’s companies provide an array of services — from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense — for 12 of the 15 Cabinet departments.

Why consider Cherokee Nation Businesses? The following links can help you learn more about what we do and the many great reasons to join our team!

Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, gender identity and sexual orientation. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please copy and paste the links to the following two sites: EEO Statement | EEO Poster;

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