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GIS Analyst



Indianapolis, IN, USA · Louisville, KY, USA · Edmonton, AB, Canada · Texas, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 4, 2024

About us:

We are an innovative technology service provider to the transportation industry across North America. We are disrupting the commercial trucking industry by delivering unsurpassed time-saving and cost-effective technology solutions to commercial vehicle operators and carriers throughout the United States and Canada. We are on a mission to revolutionize highway safety and efficiency and we are looking for great talent to be part of our success story!

About the Role:

We are seeking a skilled GIS Analyst to join our team. In this role, you will be responsible for data analysis, mapping, and providing geospatial technical support to help meet our company's goals and projects. You will work on troubleshooting and developing solutions to optimize our products and services.

The ideal candidate has experience in GIS software development methodologies such as agile, scrum, and DevOps, and is proficient with Git and testing frameworks. You should be comfortable developing GIS applications across web, mobile, and desktop platforms, using technologies like Python, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, React, Leaflet, ArcGIS API, QGIS, and GDAL.

Knowledge of spatial data formats and protocols, including GeoJSON, Shapefile, KML, WMS, and WFS, is required. Additionally, experience with spatial databases like PostgreSQL, PostGIS, SQLite, and GeoPackage, as well as cloud computing platforms like AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud, is important.

If you're excited to work on innovative GIS projects in a collaborative environment, we'd love to meet you.

Location: Head Office, Edmonton, AB, Canada.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Collect, process, and analyze geospatial data to derive valuable insights and support decision-making processes.
  • Create high-quality geofences and visualizations using proprietary software to effectively support various partner solutions and integrations.
  • Conduct spatial analyses and modeling to address specific project requirements. Perform data quality checks and ensure the accuracy and consistency of GIS data.
  • Maintain the Drivewyze database, ensuring data accuracy and accessibility. Collaborate with others to integrate GIS data into project workflows and databases.
  • Generate reports and presentations that effectively convey GIS analysis results to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Aid and guide colleagues and end-users to help them utilize Drivewyze Geofence and Mapping tools effectively.
  • Stay updated on GIS trends and technologies and propose innovative solutions to enhance system and service capabilities.
  • Maintain detailed records and documentation and create knowledge base articles to assist others.
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of our products and services to effectively address client needs and questions.
  • Diagnose and resolve technical problems, escalating complex issues when necessary and ensuring timely solutions.
  • Develop and maintain scripts and tools to automate tasks and increasing efficiency.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in Geography, Geospatial Science, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • GIS certification or professional accreditation is an asset.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Understanding of geospatial data management and spatial analysis techniques and familiarity with spatial databases (e.g., PostgreSQL/PostGIS).
  • Knowledge of GPS/GNSS technology and data combined with familiarity with web mapping and geospatial web services.
  • Has proficiency in using various GIS software, tools, and platforms, such as ArcGIS, QGIS, Google Earth, and Mapbox, as well as programming languages, such as Python, R, or SQL, for developing and automating GIS workflows and applications.
  • Proficiency in database management, including knowledge of SQL and/or Postgress SQL.
  • Experience with Python or other scripting languages.
  • Previous experience with project management, strong communication and teamwork skills.
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational abilities.
  • Knowledge of industry-specific standards and best practices.

Not sure if you qualify? Consider applying anyways!

We understand great talent may come from a variety of workplace experiences and backgrounds. A better future depends on new and diverse voices at the table. We'd love to hear from you!

By joining us you will enjoy:

  • Great people to work with in an inclusive and collaborative culture
  • Flexible work options
  • Open vacation program with unlimited vacation days
  • Competitive compensation package, including benefits and employee stock options
  • Opportunities to make your mark, experience growth, professional development and advancement within the company
  • Employee recognition and referral programs
  • Social initiatives- virtual games and contests, pickle ball, basketball, ping pong, foosball, darts, you name your game!

Work with us because you believe in what we do.

Want to be part of a team whose mission is to save lives by reducing commercial transportation fatalities? How about being part of a tech company that continues to disrupt industry with new ideas?

Although technically, we have been in business for almost 20 years, we are proud to have maintained a start-up feel with each team member acting like owners modeling our values:

  • Create Exceptional Experiences. Think like a customer, colleague, partner, and stakeholder. Strive to go above and beyond and have a positive impact on others.
  • Drive to Succeed. Be purposeful and accountable. Persevere through challenges and seek ways to enable success. Operate with speed, agility, and excellence.
  • Empower and Lead. Take the initiative and be proactive. Identify problems quickly and help tackle them. Have a voice, share ideas and give constructive feedback. Encourage others to do the same.
  • Disrupt Creatively. Be curious, explore ideas without bias, and fearlessly try new things—Foster innovation with diversity of thought. Merit ideas, not titles, and learn from failure.
  • Cultivate Relationships. Build credibility and influence with integrity, honesty, and commitment. Seek win-win outcomes and lead with transparency and high ethical standards.
  • Raise the Bar. Continually improve and grow. Build for the future, develop capability, and help others to learn. Take risks and aim high. Don’t iterate when you can change the game.
  • Play as a Team. Navigate with genuine care, respect, and inclusiveness. Create momentum through time-saving collaborative partnerships. Celebrate successes and have fun.

Our Journey and Culture

As an organization, our innovative and collaborative culture is woven into the fabric of our DNA and seen through our interactions with one another. Our teams work together to solve problems that have a real-world impact, with all voices being heard at the table, and we believe respectful and inclusive idea-sharing is fundamental to our ability to continue to push into uncharted territories. Our roots are deep with almost 20 years of cultivating relationships and expertise, and our footprint across North America is a testimony of our ability to disrupt the industry and change the game. Our incredible journey has been built with teamwork, creativity, and humbly brilliant people ready and willing to explore new possibilities together.

Drivewyze is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.