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Technical Architect

at GISinc

Posted: 9/22/2019
Job Reference #: 1346
Keywords: architecture

Job Description

Title:Technical Architect
Job Location:Headquarters in Birmingham, AL or work at home considered

Geographic Information Services, Inc. (GISinc) is a small business whose core purpose is to create insight through spatial technology. This is an opportunity to work with one of the leading GIS consulting organizations. We are looking for technical people that want to tackle those tough to solve problems and love delivering solutions. If you have exceptional talent and interpersonal skills and meet the following description, please submit your resume using the link below.

Role: Technical Architect

Role Summary:
The Technical Architect is responsible for defining and delivering client solutions. Primary responsibilities include determining and translating client requirements to a straw-man technical architecture/solution, lifecycle project planning and management, client communications, and insuring successful completion of the solution design and implementation with technical team support.

Candidates might be required to obtain a security clearance and proof of U.S. Citizenship is required.

Essential Functions:

  • Define client data, system architecture and application requirements
  • Lead a project team to translate requirements into a technical design, determine appropriate technology solution, and manage the project to fully deliver on that solution
  • Provide primary communication with clients and stakeholders; facilitate meetings and reviews to achieve project consensus
  • Develop, maintain and report on project plans and schedules
  • Prepare and maintain internal and external project documentation
  • Mentor technical staff and foster a fun working environment through knowledgeable, effective, hands-on technical and management oversight and support

Competencies and Skills:

  • Hands on familiarity with systems and/or application administration; data and application development and deployment methodologies; quality initiatives and project management methodologies
  • Demonstrated high level competence with Esri technologies
  • A passion for working with teammates and customers to solve problems
  • Ability to plan, organize and manage project schedules, tasks, and deliverables
  • Dynamic, personable and self-motivated personality
  • Exceptional customer service orientation
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills

Experience Required:

  • Minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Geography/GIS, Science, Engineering or related field*
  • 5+ years’ experience supporting IT/GIS system and data integration projects **
  • 2+ years GIS implementation and project management experience

* Additional experience can be substituted for education
** Additional education can be substituted for years of experience

Experience Preferred (Bonus):

  • Graduate degree in a computer science or GIS-related field
  • Formal project management training and/or certification

Work Environment:

  • Location: Headquarters in Birmingham, AL; work at home considered
  • Travel up to 30%

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.