Senior geographic information systems (GIS) specialists are responsible for analyzing geospatial production information and techniques and processing geographical information with specialized software. They may also manage geo-spatial endeavours and remote sensing tasks and typically use a personal computer to input coordinates, write reports, and run calculations based on their observations. Proficiency with different programming languages is necessary for this position to create scripts and run the code.
Senior GIS specialists should work well in a team setting with other information systems professionals to relay important geographic data while reading diagrams, drawings, and complex maps, and they usually work with a centralized management system and serve as mentors for other GIS specialists. They also process information to improve different services related to geographic regions and utilize mapping tools, design software, and manipulate land information to maximize output.
These specialists may participate in company meetings to suggest new ways to promote and advertise offerings and increase company revenue, as well as process new regions to change products and manufacturing behaviours. They may use coordinates for plotting devices and update databases using analysis support, and they must strive to reach all company objectives under strict deadlines. A bachelor's degree in software development or a related field and relevant prior experience are required for this position, and industry certifications are also helpful.
Support and manage GIS applications based on growing business demands.
Plan and coordinate GIS activities to meet outlined goals.
Develop quality control standards for system application
Analyze and resolve system issues in a timely manner.
Perform data capture and analysis for GIS product.
Oversee data flow, management and distribution activities to support GIS.
Support in designing and creating geospatial database.
Manage geospatial database and develop maps and aerial photography.
Maintain geospatial documentations for reference purposes.
Assist in preparation of annual budget.
Work in compliance with GIS standards and quality policies.
Provide technical guidance to GIS user when needed.
Assist technical team in system design and development.
Stay abreast with latest developments in GIS field.
Support in developing work plan for complex projects.
Utilize GIS software and tools to produce complex analyses and interpretations.
Document information and database schemas and audit contents of databases.
Design databases and interfaces, working with end users to ensure usability.
Input, integrate, validate and update data sets, identifying gaps.
Geographic knowledge: Knowledge of a variety of methods for describing the location and distribution of land, sea, and air masses. This also includes their physical locations, relationships, and characteristics.
Written, Oral and Cartographic communication skills: The ability to communicate GIS/spatial information to people without technical skills in this area.
Analytical abilities: The ability to solve problems using the appropriate GIS tools.
Research abilities: Knowing how to find, identify and validate important information.
Information ordering: The ability to correctly follow a given rule or set of rules in order to arrange things or actions.
Systems evaluation: Ability to look at many indica