Applications Analyst, GIS Systems Houston, Texas

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Summary: The Analyst for GIS Systems will be a self-motivated, hands on, technical-oriented IT professional with keen understanding of customer service, E&P Upstream GIS applications and data management methodologies. This position directly reports to the IT Applications Manager. This position is responsible for working with the business providing technical GIS application and data integrity support.

Reports to: IT Applications Manager

Location: Houston, TX

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provides hands on application and geo data management support, training, and problem solving for the current suite of geospatial applications
  • Administers GIS systems and databases including ArcGIS10, Tobin GIS Studio, Web Apps, SQL Server 2008 & 2010, ArcGIS Server - SDE and various other oil and gas data sources and spatial tools
  • Manages installation, configuration, upgrades, and troubleshooting of the spatial system infrastructure including databases, schemas, software, user applications, and hardware
  • Coordinates activities between end users, operations and vendors to help implement, promote, and support a standardized approach to GIS and spatial data management
  • Assists in the planning, design, development, quality review, and deployment of new applications and enhancements to applications as requested
  • Proactively evaluates and recommends new application technologies for the productivity enhancement of the end-users
  • Develops application user and administrator procedures and how-to’s and maintains company knowledgebase
  • Maintains detailed application architecture and interface documentation, the exchanged data and purpose of interfacing systems
  • Works with the business users, database administrators and business process analysts to integrate the geo spatial databases into the corporate geo and business data warehouses
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Working knowledge of ESRI / SDE desktop technology platforms, Tobin technology platform, and other applicable geospatial tools
  • Thorough knowledge of industry applications and willingness to learn new technologies
  • Familiarity working with GIS SQL databases, ESRI / SDE queries and reporting solutions
  • Proven ability to prepare documentation / training materials and conduct user trainings
  • Ability to complete multiple assignments and effectively prioritize time to meet deliverables
  • Able to communicate effectively with non-technical staff and with members of interdisciplinary teams
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in computer science or information systems
  • GISP and/or CMS certifications preferred
  • Oil and gas exploration/petroleum industry experienced required
  • Willing to travel (less than 20% travel)
  • 5+ years of experience supporting technical efforts in the delivery of GIS technology solutions and data standardization projects