Senior GIS Front End Developer

Cynet Systems   •  

Washington, DC

Industry: Technology


8 - 10 years

Posted 29 days ago

  by    Anne Lee

Job Title: Senior GIS Front End Developer - Direct Hire / Full Time / Perm

Job Location: Washington, DC

Job Type: Full Time / Perm / Direct Hire + Benefits

"US citizens and those authorized to work in the US are encouraged to apply. We are unable to sponsor H1b candidates at this time."

Job Description:

  • We are looking for a talented and energetic Senior geospatial solutions front end developer to lead the development of new web GIS applications; as well as maintain current applications using the latest frameworks and technologies available to achieve desired business outcomes.
  • Primary focus of this role will be to implement a complete user interface in the form of a mobile and desktop web app, with a focus on performance.
  • You will work in a team with designers, back-end developer, GIS Analysts to design, develop and implement geospatial solutions.


  • Design, develop, and support web-based geospatial applications
  • Incorporating interactive maps and other geospatial visualization/analysis technologies into web interfaces of existing systems, as well as creating new web-based data visualization and geospatial interfaces
  • Ensuring high performance on mobile and desktop
  • Writing tested, idiomatic, and documented JavaScript, HTML and CSS
  • Coordinate the workflow between the graphic designers
  • Support concurrent initiatives specific to infrastructure and software development
  • Support the installation of software components in testing and production environments
  • Support end-to-end project plans and ensuring timely delivery, issues escalation/reporting
  • Integration with external web (map) services
  • Integrate a diverse set of data into custom geospatial applications
  • Stay current on technology trends and identify ways to innovate our products

Educational Qualifications and Experience:

  • Education: Bachelor' degree in Computer Science, GIS or other geospatial disciplines
  • Role Specific Experience: 8+ years of experience as a Front-end application developer, with a heavy emphasis on front-end technologies and modern JavaScript frameworks (e.g., Angular5, Dojo, ReactJS, bootstrap etc.)

Required Skills/ Abilities:

  • Experience with software and web development principles, concepts, and methods;
  • Experience with Angular 5 and Dojo is a requirement.
  • Creating custom, general use modules and components which extend the elements and modules of core Angular
  • Experience with object-relational databases (Postgre SQL or MySQL);
  • Web mapping API experience (ArcGIS Javascript. Leaflet, Mapbox, OpenLayers, Google Maps)
  • Geospatial data experience (SHP, KML, GeoJSON) as well as OGC standards (WMS, WFS)
  • Creating configuration, build, and test scripts for Continuous Integration environments
  • Proficiency with web GIS tools, particularly those used for map tiling and creating mashups/online interactive maps (Google Maps API, MapBox, OpenLayers and the Google Earth plugin);
  • Interest and experience in design and have artistic flair in data visualization
  • Must be organized and work well in a team setting. Be open to feedback from others and give honest non-judgmental feedback to others
  • Validating user actions on the client side and providing responsive feedback
  • Professional, precise communication skills