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Geospatial Developer II

The Institute for a Disaster Resilient Texas

Galveston,  Texas
GIS Developer

Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability.  Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.

Who we are

The Institute for Disaster Resilient Texas, located at the Galveston campus, works to facilitate and deliver critical research on disaster risk reduction, provide data analytics and decision-making tools, and generate evidence-based solutions that help Texas communities become more resilient over the longer term. To learn more, visit

What we want

The Institute for Disaster Resilient Texas is seeking a Geospatial Developer II who will be responsible for developing, maintaining, and administering the front end of the Institute’s geographic information system (GIS); this includes managing APIs, web map development, and mobile application development; and for serving as a subject matter expert for both open-source GIS applications and GIS technology. We seek to hire a candidate who will support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree in Statistics, Geography, Computer Science, or a related field and have experience in the following; working in cloud computing environments such as Azure; using data visualization tools to simplify complex analysis results; applying cartographic design principles to digital products; working with data visualization libraries such as d3.js, and Dash; and an understanding of web design/development (Web 2.0 concepts). We are looking to hire a candidate who is a team player and who will promote collaboration and cooperation while working within a team. If the description sounds interesting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity to join our team.

What you need to know

This position will be located in Galveston, Texas.

Cover Letter/Resume’: A cover letter and resume’ are strongly recommended and contact information for three references (one a previous supervisor) are requested. You may upload these documents on the application under CV/Resume.

COVID-19 information:  Texas A&M University monitors local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep students, employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible. For the latest information regarding Texas A&M’s COVID-19 response, please visit the University’s COVID-19 website. For COVID-19 employment-related information, please visit the Division of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness’ COVID-19 website.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Four years of experience as an analyst or developer in any of the following areas: business, GIS, market, or related area

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of React, OpenLayers, Leaflet, REST and WMS Services, and PostgreSQL
  • Skills working with geospatial data (geoJSON, Shapefiles) and geospatial software tools (Carto/Mapbox/Leaflet/PostGIS/QGIS)
  • Skills in connecting to diverse data sources, including APIs and databases
  • Knowledge and skills in developing web-based analytical dashboards
  • Ability to use environmental data and developing applications for visualization, analysis, and presentation of environmental data
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, analytical, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment dynamic with the ability to contribute expertise and follow leadership directives at appropriate times
  • Demonstrated ability to apply advance statistical analysis, interactive data visualization programming or similar software applications to natural hazards
  • Ability to research and develop statistical learning models for data analysis
  • Ability to collaborate with others across institutions and agencies
  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Statistics, Geography, Computer Science, or related field.
  • Experience working in cloud computing environments such as Azure
  • Experience in using data visualizations tools to simplify otherwise complex analysis results
  • Demonstrated experience applying cartographic design principles to digital products
  • Experience with data visualization libraries such as d3.js, and Dash
  • Experience in web design/development an understanding of Web 2.0 concepts

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of laws, statutes, and policies for handling confidential or personally identifiable information (PII) data and requirements for the maintenance and dissemination of this data and information
  • Ability to cultivate and maintain professional working relationships with people of diverse backgrounds


Web Services

  • Develops advanced web services that distributed web services
  • Creates and maintains secure web-based data entry templates and interactive geospatial services for technical and non-technical users
  • Develops and maintains OGC-compliant web mapping services
  • Creates and publishes web applications using the online Web Mapping Frameworks (Leaflet/GeoServer/etc.).
  • Develops procedures to ensure secure operation of HTTPS web services
  • Builds automated scripts for data loading, data QA/QC and data workflow with Python

Internal Communications and Troubleshooting

  • Works with other developers on new features, functions and systems and anticipates and troubleshoots problems and failures
  • Interacts with users to determine requirements and optimize web services and geospatial features
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University and TAMHSC, must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

In accordance with the federal contractor vaccination mandate, specific facilities at The Texas A&M System may be considered a covered contractor workplace with covered contractor employees. Therefore, successful applicants for this position may be subject to the federal mandate and will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment unless an approved medical or religious accommodation is in place.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.


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