Senior GIS Developer

Fairfax, Virginia
May 02, 2022
Aug 11, 2022
Full Time
Dewberry is currently seeking a Senior GIS Developer for its Fairfax, VA office.

Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you're an experienced professional or a new graduate, you'll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call "Dewberry at Work," that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.


  • Perform GIS applications development including enhancement and maintenance based on ESRI and open-source technologies and JavaScript libraries.
  • Provide application management including design, development, implementation and maintenance of geospatial applications for web and cloud.
  • Evaluate project scope and provide costing estimates for developing modern geospatial web development solutions for clients.
  • Follow development best practices and standards including use of repositories, creation and maintenance of procedural documentation and deployment activities.
  • Work with the computational team and the front-end development staff and perform efficient data management through APIs and REST end points.
  • Optimize applications for maximum speed, scalability and rich user experience.
  • Train and mentor junior staff during the development phase of projects.

Required Skills & Required Experience

Required Skills
  • At least 8 years' of demonstrated experience designing and developing geospatial web applications involving data analysis and dissemination.
  • Strong experience with ESRI ArcGIS and/or Open Source geospatial software platforms/packages.
  • Proficient in CSS, HTML5, Javascript and ESRI or QGIS-based development environments.
  • Experience with agile-based development environments, source control systems (i.e. git), and build automation systems.
  • Ability to work independently using strong organizational skills and operate effectively in team settings following an agile software development approach.
  • Excellent problem-solving, verbal and written communication, design, development, and debugging skills.
  • Bachelor's degree in GIS or computer science or other related technical field such as Information Technology.

Desired Skills
  • Masters or PhD degree preferred.
  • Working knowledge of relational database managements systems such as SQL Server, and PostgreSQL.
  • Familiar with Golang, Java, TypeScript, Scala.
  • Experience with one or more front-end development frameworks such as ReactJS, AngularJS, and d3.js
  • Understanding of commercial cloud providers (CCPs) and deployment strategies within CCPs (i.e. AWS, Azure, Google).

Must have a valid driver's license, good driving record and ability to pass a driving record background check.

*In accordance with applicable Executive Order 14042 and related requirements, all prospective hires for this position, performing work for the federal government, will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, or qualify for an exemption to this vaccination requirement. Such proof of vaccination, or written request for exemption, will be required, following receipt of written offer.

*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

*Dewberry is 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 or sexual orientation.

*Only recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry's background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.