Geospatial Analyst / Programmer

MDA Information Systems   •  

Reston, VA

Industry: Aerospace / Defense


5 - 7 years

Posted 333 days ago

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General Summary

Full-time position providing support to government customer by creating and exploiting geospatial data with a focus on analytic workflow enhancement and automation via scripting, tool development, and machine learning.



  • Combines geospatial modeling techniques with scripting to create analytic products
  • Creates and maintain tools used by All-Source analysts. Common development environments include ArcGIS Python add-ins, stand-alone python GUIs, and JavaScript add-ons for Firefox
  • Pull and Push data in bulk from national level intelligence databases using XML based web APIs
  • Work on a team with highly motivated individuals capable of retooling quickly and switching between tasks on short notice


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Geographic Information Systems, Computer Science, or other related field
  • A minimum of 5 years’ of experience
  • Knowledge and experience with digital cartography, computer technology, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Cartographic and Geospatial production techniques, remote sensing, and digital data formats
  • Critical thinker with proven problem solving skills, ability to understand how to improve efficiency through development and extract valuable intelligence from any and all available resources/methods
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience writing with high-level coding languages and scripting/interpreted languages, such as Python, JavaScript, Visual Basic, or other
  • Knowledge and experience with cross-platform, commercial and government exploitation tools such as ArcMap, ERDAS IMAGINE, Google Earth, Arc Catalog
  • Experience with XML structure and API requests
  • Excellent oral, written, and graphic design communication skills, comfortable providing relevant intelligence insights to a variety of audiences


Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge and experience with machine learning methods and technologies
  • Background working with DIA’s Modernized Integrated Database (MIDB)
  • Understanding and experience with basic principles of engineering and geology