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     Date Submitted:14-10-2020
     Last Modified:14-10-2020 (09:16)
    Job information
     Current job:GIS Data Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     KeywordsGIS, Geospatial, Remote Sensing, Lidar, python

    Relevant Experience

    GIS Data Engineer
    Geophy​ - ​
    New York, USA and The Hague, Netherlands 

    ​November 2018 - Present

    ●  Build Spatial Data Pipelines for Automated Valuation Models (AVM) and Data Insights using ETL tools:​ ​Python, Airflow, PostgreSQL (+PostGIS), Gitlab (CI/CD), AWS, Kubernetes

    ●  Agile + Jira + Gitlab

    Projects (Contributions)

    ●  Evra - ​

    ●  Apprise - ​

    GIS Programmer / Analyst
    Dutchess County, NY
    Office of Central and Information Services (OCIS), Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

    ​November 2015 - October 2018

    ●  Build GIS web applications (HTML, CSS, Javascript, graphic design)

    ●  Server and Client-side scripting with Responsive Web Design (Dojo, jQuery, Bootstrap, AJAX, ASP)

    ●  Use of Esri product suite (Desktop, Server, and ArcGIS Online)

    ●  ArcGIS Javascript and Server REST APIs

    ●  Data processing using python and shell CLI’s

    ●  Manage projects through deployment environments (development-test-production)

    ●  360-degree Image capture and display (Ricoh Theta S with pannellum.js API)

    ●  Assist in developing and conducting training programs for GIS related system users


    ●  Parks and Trails - ​

    ●  Aerial Access - ​

    ●  Bicycle Parking - ​

    ●  Road Inventory Management System (RIMS)

    GIS Technician IV
    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)​ - ​ USGS Coastal and Marine Science Center, Woods Hole, MA 02543

    ​July 2013 - December 2015

    ●  GIS and Remote Sensing data processing for research studies, collaborating on project logistics, and providing quality control for data entry

    ●  Preparing data summaries (e.g., tables, graphs, and maps) to contribute to project reports, proposals, and presentations at workshops and professional scientific society meetings

    ●  Assisting with the preparation, writing, and review of peer reviewed scientific publications and co-author papers

    ●  Data acquisition, organization, input, and verification

    ●  Metadata and report writing

    ●  Organizing and assisting with research preparation

    ●  Contacting other scientists to acquire new information as needed

    ●  Undertake necessary coursework and/or professional/ technical training to maintain and develop essential professional skills and certifications

    Projects and Publications

    ● “Evaluation of dynamic coastal response to sea-level rise modifies inundation likelihood”

    Journal of Nature Climate Change
    ○ Modelling sea-level rise scenarios using Bayesian Networks and spatial data ○

    ●  Evaluating coastal landscape response to sea-level rise in the northeastern United States—Approach and methods

    ●  Coastal Response Decision Support Tool

    ○  Interactive method to display Bayesian Network model outputs along Northeast USA

    ○  Designed using Geoserver with Openlayers JS

    ●  Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) study

       Developed methodology for using UAS hardware and software for coastal research

    ○  Flight planning and approval, Certificate of Authorization (COA) requirements, hardware

    ○  Maintenance and flight controls for the ​DJI Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter Compared proprietary ​Agisoft Photoscan​ software to open source structure-from-motion alternatives - ​Bundler SfM​ and ​Meshlab

    GIS Analyst
    U.S. Department of Defense (USDoD) - Northrop Grumman Corporation West Point Military Academy, West Point, NY 10996 

    ​January 2013 - July 2013

    ●  Create digital and print maps for the Department of Public Works with projects in many disciplines, such as maintenance, master planning, fire safety, infrastructure, utilities, and environmental management

    ●  Performed GPS data collection using Trimble DGPS and Pathfinder Software

    ●  Feature digitization and geo-rectification using high resolution aerial imagery

    ●  ArcSDE geodatabase management and extensive CAD drawings database upkeep

    ●  ArcIMS server management

    ●  Department of Public Works GIS website management

    ●  DWG to SHP file conversion

    ●  Wide format plotter/scanner maintenance

    Intelligent Robotics Group (IRG)
    Planetary Analogue Terrain Laboratory (PATLab), Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, UK | ​map

    ●  Radiometric Correction of the Aberystwyth University Panoramic Camera (PanCam) emulator using dark-frame subtraction and flat-field correction techniques (Tungsten Integrating Sphere)

    ●  Determined spectral signatures of mineral samples using digital spectroscopy

    ●  Contributed to further research for the ESA's proposed 2018 ExoMars Mission

    ​January 2012 - February 2012


    M.Sc. Remote Sensing and GIS ​August 2011 – September 2012

    Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom | ​map

    ●  Received the Aberystwyth International Excellence Scholarship

    ●  Relevant Courses: ​Spatial Data Acquisition, Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing,

    Information Technologies, Remote Sensing Issues

    B.S. Cartography and GIS ​magna cum laude September 2009 – December 2011

    Salem State University, Salem, MA, United States | ​map

    ●  Graduated with honors - GPA 3.63

    ●  Received the J. Michael Ruane Award for Excellence in Digital Cartography

    ●  Inducted into Gamma Theta Upsilon, Geography Honor Society

    ●  Relevant Courses: ​Cartography, Advanced Computer Cartography, Quantitative Geography, GIS,

    Advanced GIS, Remote Sensing, Geography of Europe, Geographic Research, Air Photo Interpretation, Land Use Planning and Analysis, Calculus I, Physics I, Physics II, Engineering Tools

    Minor, Political Science and Government ​August 2007 – May 2009 Gordon College, Wenham, MA 

    Professional Development

    2019 Spatial Data Science Conference ​October 16, 2019 Columbia University, NY | ​map

    ● Comprised of presentations by numerous organizations using Spatial Data Modelling, including Facebook, Airbnb, WeWork, Salesforce, Uber and many others.

    2017 Fall NEARC Conference ​November 5 - 8, 2017 Newport, RI | ​map

    ●  Attended the Northeast Arc User Group Conference in Newport, RI.

    ●  Consisted of user seminars, Esri technical sessions, and discussions about ArcGIS Enterprise

    2017 ArcGIS User Seminar ​March 02, 2017 Albany, NY | ​map

    ●  Attended Esri’s 2017 ArcGIS User Seminar in Albany, NY.

    ●  Learned tips and tricks directly from Esri experts, saw best practice demonstrations for Esri apps, and discovered what’s new in ArcGIS version 10.5

    2015 UAS Workshop ​May 19 - 21, 2015
    USGS Headquarters, Reston, VA | ​map

    ● Attended the 2015 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Workshop at the USGS Headquarters in Reston, Virginia.

    ● Developed better understanding of UAS policy and regulation as well as UAS technology and best practices.

    2014 Fall AGU Conference ​December 15 – 19, 2014 Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA | ​map

    ●  Attended the 2014 Fall American Geophysical Union Conference in San Francisco as a USGS co-author

    ●  Developed greater knowledge and understanding of current and future research topics for many fields of scientific study.

    2014 Piping Plover and Least Tern Workshop ​February 3-6, 2014

    National Conservation and Training Center, Shepherdstown, WV | ​map

    ●  Attended a three-day workshop presented by the US Fish and Wildlife Service to engage in conservation efforts for Piping Plover and Least Tern coastal nesting habitats.

    ●  Developed greater knowledge of coastal bird species and explored improvements in GIS and remote sensing techniques for habitat mapping.

    Software Carpentry Workshop ​November 14 - 15, 2013 Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Woods Hole, MA | ​map

    ●  Attended a two-day Software Carpentry workshop to further develop core skills needed to be successful within a small research team.

    ●  Developed a better understanding of the Unix shell, Python, Git and Github, and SQL.


    Notable software and hardware that I have used at some point in my career. Plus some relevant skills.


    ●  Esri ArcGIS (Desktop/Server/Online/Enterprise)

    ●  MathWorks MATLAB

    ●  Norsys Netica

    ●  Exelis ENVI

    ●  Agisoft Photoscan

    Computer Languages

    ● Python(2.7+, 3+)
    ● SQL
    ● Javascript


    Analysis/Data Management

    ● (Geo)Pandas
    ● SQLAlchemy
    ● ...Too many Python modules
    ● Kafka
    ● Trifacta
    ● Spatial Analysis/management
    ● Probabilistic Modelling (Bayesian Networks)
    ● Problem Solving

    Data Acquisition

    ● Remote Sensing (Multi/Hyperspectral/IR Aerial/Satellite Imagery, Lidar, SAR,GPR, GPS)

    ● Radiometry/Photometry (Tungsten Integrating Sphere)

    ● Optical Spectroscopy (Jaz Series spectrometer)

    ● Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) ● Trimble DGPS
    ● Digital photography (DSLR)

    ●  VisualSFM

    ●  Meshlab Frameworks/Toolkits/Libraries

    ●  ERDAS Imagine

    ●  Surfer by Golden Software

    ●  QGIS

    ●  MapInfo

    ●  Idrisi (TerrSet)

    ●  Trimble Pathfinder

    ●  GIMP

    ●  Windows, Linux, Mac OS


    ●  AWS (RDS, Aurora)

    ●  ArcGIS for Server

    ●  GeoServer

    ●  PostgreSQL

    ●  MS SQL Server

    ●  IIS 7

    ●  HTTPS/SSL

    ●  Docker/Kubernetes

    ● BASH, CMD
    ● Apache Airflow

    ● jQuery JS API (including UI and Mobile)

    ● Bootstrap
    ● Dojo (AMD)
    ● Openlayers JS API
    ● ArcGIS JS API
    ● Leaflet JS
    ● Google Maps JS API ● RESTful API

    ● Pannellum ​JS API ● Materialize
    ● Responsive design

    File Management

    ● Git (Github, Gitlab, Bitbucket) ● AWS S3
    ● Subversion (SVN)
    ● Metadata (ISO, SDSFIE)

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