GIS Applications & Systems Administrator
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - Richland, WA

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Energy & Environment

Earth Systems Science
Group: Risk & Decision Sciences
Job Description
The Risk and Decision Sciences Group within Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is currently seeking a GIS Applications & Systems Administrator. This position will provide ESRI enterprise GIS support while also contributing to the development of an open source, high performance, web-services driven geospatial modeling platform, which will be used to deploy state-of-the-art science models and mobile GIS applications at PNNL in support of several energy-environment research programs.

Typical GIS project work will involve designing and creating project geodatabases, assembling, transforming, and loading complex model datasets, and publishing appropriate geodata services for the GIS development team to consume in models and/or rich internet applications.
High performance development tasks may involve experimenting with open source server-side replacement GIS technologies, tuning services and server components, developing optimized data workflows, migrating existing workflows to high performance equivalents, developing custom web services, performing benchmark studies, and contributing to applied research publications.

The successful candidate will:
Install, configure, test and document hardware, software, and firewall configurations
Monitor, administer, and maintain devices, software, and services
Design and create geo-databases in ArcSDE, PostGIS, and other spatial relational DBs
Develop automated data processing and database loading tools
Publish and cache map, feature, and imagery services using ArcGIS Server, and/or GeoServer or MapServer.
Minimum Requirements
BS in Computer Science, MIS, GIS, GeoInformatics or related and 7+ years of progressively responsible experience or MS in Computer Science, GIS/RS, or GeoInformatics or related with 4+ years of enterprise and/or cloud-based GIS experience.

Technical Expertise and Breadth of Knowledge:
Experience managing and using enterprise GIS products, in particular the ESRI enterprise suite (ArcSDE and ArcGIS Server).

In addition:
Experience configuring and securing Windows and Linux web/app servers.
Ability to manage disk arrays and RAID configurations.

Experience working on large scale, enterprise GIS technology projects.
Example projects may be web, mobile, or big data in nature, as long as they are based on enterprise GIS technology.
Working knowledge of TCP/IP and REST/SOAP web services is required in order to troubleshoot applications and systems.
Strong programming skills in any modern OO language, plus server command line and scripting experience.
Experience with open source technologies such as the OpenGeo Suite (PostGIS, GeoServer) or similar preferred, as we intend to include open source technologies in the near term.
Experience with distributed file systems (e.g. Lustre) or hpc tools (e.g. Hadoop) is a plus.
Certifications in server and/or web services security a plus but not required.

Professional Experience:
Expert use of enterprise GIS technology to address science or technology challenges involving the secure delivery of large GIS/RS data and/or modeling (service) assets is required.

Technical Judgment:
Past performance must demonstrate attributes of being self-motivated and self-directed, and must demonstrate experience in working with technical teams on specific projects and assignments.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace.
All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information.
All staff at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.
Other Information
This position requires the ability to obtain a federal security clearance in a timely manner.

Which requires:
US Citizenship
Background Investigation: Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter in accordance 10 CFR 710, Appendix B.

Drug Testing:
All Security Clearance (L or Q) positions will be considered by the Department of Energy to be Testing Designated Positions which means that they are subject to applicant, random, and for cause drug testing.
In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate non-use of illegal drugs for the 12 consecutive months preceding completion of the requisite Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP).
Note: Applicants will be considered ineligible for security clearance processing by the U.S. Department of Energy until non-use of illegal drugs for 12 consecutive months can be demonstrated

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