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GIS Programmer

HDR, Inc. Los Angeles, CA

Job Description



About UsAt HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.


HDR has partnered with clients to shape communities and push the boundaries of whats possible since 1917. We specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. With nearly 10,000 employees in more than 225 locations around the world, we think global and act local.
HDR Engineering is looking for a front end Application Developer with GIS experience, driven by innovation and a desire to make a difference, to join our growing and nationally ranked team of professionals in southern California.
Development is an ever changing landscape of frameworks and ideas and can be a jungle to navigate, but the savvy developer can transcend fads to find appropriate tools to solve the task at hand. We are seeking clever, dedicated developers who enjoy what they do, like working with teams, and searching for new ideas.
General Skills:
  • Communication. Ability to share your ideas and work with other developers in a collaborative environment.
  • Problem solving. Knowing how to make a task easier, more maintainable and stable.
  • Curiosity. Knowing what's on the horizon in web development and when to use it.
  • Adaptability. Able to quickly learn and adapt to new technologies.
  • Ability to manage a complex range of tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Understanding of the Agile development lifecycle.
    Technical Skills:
  • Requires proficiency with Adobe Cold Fusion
  • Experience with JavaScript (including ES6), HTML, and CSS(SASS/LESS).
  • Responsive web design and UI frameworks (Bootstrap, Foundation, etc.)
  • Experience with processes and tools (Git, NPM, Yarn, Gulp, etc.)
  • Experience with JavaScript frameworks (jQuery, React, Angular 2, etc.)
  • Experience with server-side technologies (NodeJS, .NET, etc.)
  • Experience with RESTful web services.
  • Understanding of unit testing and continuous integration and deployment.
  • Understanding of cross-platform compatibility and debugging.
  • Understanding of cloud computing, preferably Azure.
    GIS Skills (Preferable):
  • Esri (ArcGIS Server/Enterprise (10.4+), Portal for ArcGIS, ArcGIS Web AppBuilder.
  • Open source web mapping tools (Leaflet, Mapbox, OpenLayers, etc.)


Keywords: GIS, Adobe Cold Fusion, JavaScript, ArcGIS, ESRI 



Required Qualifications

  •  Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Geography, Planning, Engineering or Natural Sciences

  •  0 - 10 years experience in GIS/IT applications development

  •  Expertise in software development using Visual Basic, C++, C#, JavaScript, HTML, Flex, Silverlight or other appropriate programming environment

  •  Requires attention to detail and excellent written and oral communication skills and working in a team environment

  •  Continuous technical currency

  •  An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must

    Preferred Qualifications

  •  Esri Certification

  •  Experience in developing applications using ArcSDE, ArcGIS Server with MS SQL Server or Oracle, ArcGIS Mobile, ArcPad or Microsoft SharePoint

    Why HDRAt HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for; it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.  

  • Job Details

    Date Posted June 28, 2017
    Date Closes June 28, 2018
    Requisition 145819
    Located In Los angeles, CA
    SOC Category 00-0000.00