Geospatial Analyst
Global Water - Phoenix, AZ

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Location: Phoenix, AZ 85027 Global Water is an elite team of professionals that seeks to transform its utilities into highly technical, fully automated, and most efficient advanced water resource management systems. Global Water owns and operates 16 water and wastewater utilities in the state of Arizona serving more than 60,000 people. Global Water is a private utility that is at the forefront of Total Water Management, and is paving the way for the future of sustainability and conservation.

Global Water has been highlighted by multiple government and private agencies showcasing its commitment to sustainability, conservation and efficient management. Accolades include recognition from the EPA, Entrepreneur Magazine, the Phoenix Business Journal, BestCompaniesAZ, Best Places to Work in the Valley, Arizona Business Magazine, the Telly Awards, LEED, local & national television media and many others. Global Water looks to continue to set the standards for the water industry.

Global Water is in search of stellar candidates that thrive in high pressure, high impact environments. Global welcomes and encourages experienced professionals from all industries, especially those with strong science, engineering, and/or high-tech backgrounds. Team members will lead in technological transformation; execute O&M for advanced utilities systems; and will play an integral role in the very sophisticated Total Water Management of the world’s most precious resource. The opportunities afforded at Global Water are unparalleled, and if you thrive in a high speed culture, then Global may be a fit for you.

Summary The Data Analyst will be a hands-on technical analyst who can work collaboratively with the support,sales and software development team to gather, create, edit, integrate and manage geospatial data and associated attribute information in file-based (excel, CSV) and geodatabase formats.

Primary Duties
  • Manage the acquisition, conversion, and importing and exporting of customer’s data, which may include multiple formats including: .csv; .xls; GIS (ESRI and Smallworld), work-order management systems, databases (oracle, .mdb), .kml; etc.
  • Identify and correct errors introduced when merging data sets from multiple sources e.g. geodatabases and .csv formatted data and develop exceptions reports to identify anomalies in data. Interact with customers (utilities and municipalities) staff to gather GIS and related data files and to investigate potential data corrections and updates. This will include problem identification, testing, duplication, determining problem severity, documenting the details on the internal tracking system, problem escalation and bug reports.
  • The Data Analyst will be a product expert, possibly providing client training as well as creating and maintaining a knowledgebase. This position will serve to track requests for system enhancements and help to coordinate the rollout of product upgrades.
  • Continually look for areas of improvement in projects, products, processes. Push and sell ideas in a constructive manner to appropriate parties.
  • Participate in training on new releases to learn system enhancements, contractual commitment items and bug fixes prior to releasing to customers.
  • Work towards developing methods of data maintenance including the automation and streamlining of the data collection work flow.
Database Administration
  • Maintain database connections;
  • Update existing ArcSDE databases as needed;
  • Provide assistance to maintain compliance with the product data model;
  • Utilize automation protocols for loading spatial data using data modeling and attribute mapping;
  • Manage the defined workflow routines;
  • Provide documentation for workflow routines as necessary;
  • Monitor and maintain ArcSDE database performance and tuning as needed;
  • Manage geodatabase replication; monitor regular data update cycles;
  • Installation/Maintenance/Implementation (ArcSDE/SQL Server);
  • Provide strong database development skills with Microsoft SQL Server including working knowledge of SSIS/SSRS;
  • Populate Database, performance tuning, Automate data loads/scripting;
  • Provide technical assistance to users (connection, access, etc);
  • Perform upgrades and patches roll-out into Production environment;
  • Apply and maintain role-based (security) access;
Provide ArcGIS Server and Image Server Administrator Support
  • Installation and configuration of ArcGIS Server; Image Server;
  • Publishing map services for web portal consumption;
  • Testing and tuning GIS data sources for optimized performance;
  • Applying map caching as necessary;
  • Testing and tuning GIS data sources for optimized performance;
Provide Support on Special Projects
  • Set up and support field work;
  • Utilize workflows for performing data analysis;
  • Troubleshoot ArcGIS applications (ArcSDE, ArcGIS-Server,Image Server – Desktop, ArcMobile apps);
  • Testing and tuning GIS data sources for optimized performance;
Minimum Qualifications
  • BS degree in Geography, Computer Science, Engineering, or related field
  • Strong GIS skills particularly ArcSDE and ArcGIS Server
  • Understanding of and/or willing to learn math and statistical analysis
  • Strong SQL or related RDBMS skills
  • Development skills with javascript
  • Excellent verbal / written communication skills
  • Genuinely excited and enthusiastic about learning and pushing technical limits / finding new solutions
  • Good writing skills - for documentation, training, processes
  • Formal training (eg. Degree) or high level of experience with GIS
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills to identify appropriate solutions
  • A strong understanding of the concepts behind data management in a relational database
Work Environment Global Water, headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, is looking for a dynamic professional to join our growing team. Global is a private water, wastewater and reclaimed water service provider focusing on water as a reliable, renewable and reusable resource for growing emerging communities. Innovation in water reclamation and commitment to customer service are Global hallmarks.

In addition to competitive wages and an excellent benefits package, you will have the opportunity to join a dynamic team committed to the values of internal and external exceptional service. We recognize and reward performance. Global Water supports the growth and development of our employees. We are looking for individuals that are creative, motivated and dedicated. If you are interested, send your resume to . Please reference the position title in the subject line of your emails.

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