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Geospatial Data Engineer (YT)


Job detailsJob TypeContractIndeed’s salary guideNot provided by employer$118K – $149K a year is Indeed’s estimated salary for this role in Springfield, MO.Report inaccurate salaryFull Job Description
Customer Description
Our customer is an Intelligence Agency (IA) delivering world-class geospatial intelligence providing a decisive advantage to policymakers, war-fighters, intelligence professionals and first responders. The customer enables all these critical actions and shapes decisions impacting our world through the indispensable discipline of geospatial intelligence (GEOINT). Our customer is a unique combination of intelligence and combat support agency. It is the world leader in timely, relevant, accurate, and actionable GEOINT. This IA enables the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) and the Department of Defense (DOD) to fulfill the Presidents national security priorities to protect the nation. Although GEOINT is the most critical data within this agency, all data that is produced, collected, and stored plays a supportive role in the day-to-day operations of our customer.
Program Description
This is an exciting opportunity to join a large GEOINT based contract used for search and dissemination across the Intel Community. Hosted in AWS, this system is a set of computer services that allows users to search and discover different types of GEOINT data that comes from different sources, whether it’s internal to this Intel Agency or from other external sources. The system is comprised of various components that will be supported by two task orders. One of the task orders is to maintain all the existing services, the compute, the software and various components that allow the system to function. The second task order is an engineering and architecture task order that provides software engineering, devops and site reliability services to help modernize and fast-track the future of the overall system.
Team Description
Blackspoke is a trusted member of a larger team of strategic partners. This contract was just awarded and has the full 5-year contract life remaining. Work is to be performed onsite in Government and Contractor SCIF space in Springfield, VA and Arnold, MO.
Job Description
The Geospatial Data Engineer is required to extract and/or acquire geospatial information, derivative information and multi-INT data for analysis and visualization to solve problems and enhance the knowledge of the Customer’s missions. Extracts specific feature data in accordance with the Customer’s Feature Data Specifications, project specific guidance, and other Customer data and product specifications. Utilizes well defined software processes, such as Agile, to work in a rapid development environment as part of a development team. Designs, codes and unit tests front and back end solutions for integrated systems using packages such as in HTML, CSS, C++, C#, Java and JavaScript. Develops integration code to connect and interface systems and services. Develops solutions that utilize open standards and ICDs to promote interoperability through service based architectures.

Supports the development and configuration of database systems
Analyzes, fixes, and documents DRs on systems
Create, update, and manage geospatial information system databases and products
Obtain, compile and assess geospatial data sets to support requirements
Collaborate with analysts and customers as required
Use a variety of geospatial analysis software suites to accomplish the mission
Provide geospatial analysis services in the form of datasets and visualization products


Active TS/SCI
Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, computer engineering, systems engineering or any related field/major (or 3 additional years of experience in information technology) with 5+ years of experience
At least 3+ years of experience in engineering and managing spatial data infrastructure to include both proprietary and open-source technologies; this includes experience conducting data transformations between spatial data formats, QA/QC on data, understanding NSG data schemas, database management, and managing OGC compliant web services
Use packages as in BASH, CSS, DOS_BATCH, HTML, Java, JavaScript, PHP, PYTHON, SQL, XML, and Indexing/Search Technologies

Desired Core Skills:

Must have a strong background in Relation Database Management System (RDBMS) and NoSQL concepts and tools to include firm understanding of SQL and Python syntax for ETL workflows
Must be comfortable working in a linux shell environment as well as standard GUI management tools
Prior experience deploying and using PostgreSQL and Postgis extension to manage spatial data
Prior experience deploying and managing open-source spatial data web servers such as GeoServer, MapServer, TileserverGL, or similar to enable OGC compliant web services
Comfortable using GDAL, GRASS, GeoPandas, Rasterio, or other open-source geoprocessing applications and tools
Prior AWS Development or DevOps experience
Prior Elasticsearch experience creating and managing indexes

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled. Individuals with disabilities, including disabled veterans or veterans with service-connected disabilities, are encouraged to apply. If you need assistance applying outside of the online application, please contact for more information.
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