Assistant Geospatial Software Developer

Argonne National Laboratory Decision and Infrastructure Sciences Division


The Decision and Infrastructure Sciences (DIS) Division researches, designs, and delivers scientific tools and methodologies to inform decision-making regarding the most challenging security, risk, and resilience problems. DIS experts have developed methods to understand dependencies and interdependencies within and across infrastructure systems, strengthen infrastructure security and resilience, and respond to emergencies.

As a multidisciplinary national laboratory, Argonne offers an exciting atmosphere in which to collaborate on interdisciplinary projects that focus on complex technical problems and integrated application of natural, social, and computer science practices. To support our research mission, DIS is seeking a geospatial software developer to support our growing need for exciting geospatial data visualizations and web-based solutions.

In this position, you will: Convert geospatial data into web-based dashboards and visualizations to support our emergency management portfolio Develop web-based data visualizations to support analyses and solution identification.

This may include creating static data visuals (graphs, charts, presentations) as well as cloud-based, interactive data visualizations. Perform front-end development for web-based geospatial applications Develop back-end processing and automation of tools and applications Explain trends, patterns, and findings from their analyses to sponsors, requiring excellent written and verbal communication Works with data sets of different size/scale/completeness to address challenging, non-routine analytic questions, applying a range of appropriate methods. Follow UI/UX best practices

Position Requirements

To be considered you must have: Bachelor’s degree in computer science, geography, or information systems and Experience in web-based geospatial mapping Experience with ESRI’s suite of tools – ArcGIS API for Javascript or comparable framework for creating web mapping applications (mapbox, leaflet, etc…) Experience with handling multiple data formats (CSV, JSON, XML, XLSX, HDF) Experience with relational databases (SQL Server, Postgres, MySQL, Access) Experience with cloud-computing services (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, Oracle Cloud) Experience with a range of programming languages and associated libraries: o General-purpose programming (Java, C#, Python) o Web-related programming (HTML5, CSS, Javascript, JQuery) o Data science languages (Python, R, Julia) and associated libraries o Version control and automation tools (Git, Bash, PowerShell, CMD) Strong project management practices and the ability to meet deadlines Good communication skills including the ability to translate technical information into plain language Ability to apply critical thinking skills to achieve novel and creative solutions to complex data problems

A successful candidate must have the ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.

Other: To perform the essential functions of this position successful applicants must provide proof of U.S. citizenship, which is required to comply with federal regulations and contract. The selected candidates will have professional experience in developing and maintaining databases, dashboards, and decision support tools. All candidates must pass a general background check for employment and may be required to obtain a “Q” clearance. RD1: Bachelor's and 0 years or Master's and 0 years.

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