Sr Geospatial System Developer

Job Location US-IL-Chicago | US-MO-Kansas City
Job ID 0218-17859
HNTB Job Title
Sr Geospatial System Developer
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Information Technology

Why Choose HNTB?

For more than a century, HNTB has helped deliver infrastructure solutions that best meet the unique needs of our clients. With client relationships spanning decades, we understand infrastructure life cycles and have the perspective to solve technical challenges with clarity and imagination. We are far more than a design firm. We see and help address far-reaching issues of financing, legislation, design, construction, community outreach and ongoing operations. As employee-owners committed to the highest levels of performance, we enable clients to achieve their goals and inspiring visions.

At HNTB, we’re encouraged to go beyond discovering mere solutions that will impact our very landscape. We are encouraged to ask, “What if?” Our HNTB family fosters an inventive and resourceful commitment to finding unique answers to complex problems. We believe that the act of wondering sparks creativity. We will work to foster your creativity, career and personal growth. Come join HNTB and unleash your spark of imagination.

For you, “together” can mean the chance to put together an exciting career. At HNTB “together” also means collaborating across geographies and disciplines within the firm. And “together” means that we are partners with our clients. Our goals are linked, and their success is our success. “Together” means that we are engaged in the communities we serve — we live there — and are committed to their growth and development.


The time is right to join HNTB! Our Chicago office is seeking a Sr. Geospatial Systems Developer. This position could be based in Chicago, Illinois or in Kansas City, Missouri.

Job Summary

Provides geospatial technology services to HNTB clients, working independently performing complex work in developing, configuring, testing, implementing and maintaining geospatial systems. Leads projects of medium to large scope.

Essential Responsibility

  • Develops or customizes complex geospatial applications using comprehensive geospatial knowledge, project requirements and an understanding of client needs. 
  • Assists client in determining survey and mapping needs and the most effective collection methods and technologies to meet those needs. Meets with client and technology staff to define and document system requirements. Develops system configuration specifications, conceptual and logical workflow and business process diagrams for system development or customization.
  • Creates and executes moderately complex system implementations according to established timeline, budget and quality expectations.
  • Leads projects of medium to large scope. Assists in the development of project scope, fees and proposals.     
  • Serves as a technical resource in the application of one or more geospatial platform technologies, such as Esri, Bentley, Autodesk, and Certainty 3D. Provides user support and solves moderately complex technical problems with geospatial systems.
  • Codes, tests, debugs and configures solutions at a moderate difficulty level. May perform peer reviews on work performed by junior staff. Thoroughly documents and tests all work produced.
  • Recommends enhancements or changes to technology, methodology and process standards. Interactively and incrementally improves both products and processes.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 


Basic Qualification

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, Geography or other related degree
5 years related experience
In lieu of education, 9 years related experience

Preferred Qualification/Skills

- 5 years related experience or, in lieu of education, 9 years related experience as a Geospatial Systems Developer.
- Expertise in the application of ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS and expert at installation of Server for ArcGIS environments (ArcGIS Ver 10.5 and higher)
- Understanding and exposure to various databases such as Oracle or SQL Server; developing and configuring web services for data exchange
- Familiar with scripting languages such Python and SQL
- GISP Certification

General Work Conditions

Office Environment:  Work is generally performed in an office environment in which there is only minimal exposure to potentially unpleasant working conditions.  Incumbent must have the ability to stand and sit frequently, and reach horizontally as well as vertically for overhead use.

HNTB Corporation is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran. 

The HNTB Companies are an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, citizenship status, or other status protected by law.  In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we will hire only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States (if the position is or will be one which is subject to U.S. law). We will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individual with a disability where appropriate.


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