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Geospatial Developer

Chicago, IL, USA

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

Summary: As the GIS Developer, you will be responsible for creation and maintenance of custom applications, you will work in close collaboration with an external team of GIS analysts and developers as well as other teams involved with prospecting and development of renewable projects. Part of your responsibilities will also be working on routine GIS requests for mapping, publishing scripts and web services, configuring mobile web applications, GIS analysis, and other GIS analysis tasks.
The organizational location of this position is: Chicago, IL as an in-person position.
• Collaborating with GIS and other teams within development to design in-house tools
• Developing and maintaining web mapping applications, automation processes, and services
• Creating and maintaining Web AppBuilder applications and custom widgets for Web AppBuilder
• Creating custom geoprocessing tools to publish as services
• Create and maintain standard and customized digital maps, including adapting existing and developing new spatial data sources, and designing and producing map layouts for presentations suitable for technical and public audiences
• Manage, analyze, process, project, convert, and display geospatial data (both raster and vector) in various formats
• Ability to prioritize workflow from multiple projects
• Assist in maintaining server-based GIS and web applications
• Research and maintain a variety of spatial and associated attribute data


Required Experience:

  • Bachelor or master’s degree in GIS, Geography, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Computer Science, or related field

  • Minimum 3 years of experience with web app development products

  • Comprehensive technical knowledge of GIS and customization of processes, and knowledge of development trends in GIS mapping.

  • Ability to read, interpret and understand legal descriptions, maps, plans, aerial photographs, and other GIS-related source information

  • Extensive knowledge of cartographic principles dealing with projections, scales, geo-referencing, map layouts and composition

  • Ability to use spatial analysis techniques

  • Proficiency in JavaScript 3.x and 4.x, Python

  • Familiarity with React, Angular, TypeScript, Dojo, SQL, .NET, HTML/CSS

  • Knowledge of GIS development libraries

  • Familiarity with Azure cloud environment and data architecture in Azure

  • Familiarity with creating ETL workflows using FME

  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel)

  • Familiarity with SQL databases, MS SQL Server, Oracle SQL Developer, postgreSQL

  • Verbal and written communications skills

About the Company

Laconic Infrastructure Partners Inc. (“Laconic”) is a leading global provider of Environmental Intelligence, Synthetic Natural-Capital Monetization, and Regenerative Ecoculture services.  


Leveraging its state-of-the-art Sentient All-Domain Augmented Response (SADAR™) environmental intelligence platform, unparalleled in-situ data gathering and validation capabilities, and world-class geo-spatial analysis teams, Laconic works directly at the apex of Sovereign Nations, SOEs, NGOs, and Multinational Corporations to jointly solve a newly emerging class of complex strategic problems lying at the intersection of the ecology, economy, and security domains.


As a chartered Public-Benefit Corporation (PBC), Laconic operates as a true partner to its clients, considering the unique needs and requirements of all stakeholders to conceptualize, structure, deliver and maintain comprehensive multi-variate biologic informatics (MVBI) solutions to problems as diverse as regional food security, decarbonization initiatives, financial compliance obligations, and habitat preservation; to name but a few.


Liaising directly with the highest levels of governments, NGOs, and corporations around the world, Laconic’s Environmental Intelligence Services group delivers unique environmental insights extracted from its validated, high-quality baseline data stores to support evidence-based management of natural resources in dynamic socio-political contexts.


Supplying global institutions requiring the highest-quality structured informatics and carbon-offset monetization solutions, Laconic’s Synthetic Natural-Capital Monetization group assists our clients with the identification, management, and ongoing monetization of hitherto stranded ecosystem assets.


Exploiting its timely access to multi-variate biologic informatics, Laconic’s Regenerative Ecoculture Services group provides modern, data-driven, and sustainable quality-of-life, food & water security, and crop yield enhancement services for populations across the globe.  From arid-environment wheat production in MENA to burn-free rice production in Southeast Asia, Laconic delivers innovative regenerative ecoculture solutions that protect, restore and regenerate the natural environment.


At Laconic we see humanity’s progress as unquestionably tied to the protection, restoration and regeneration of natural systems where economic growth supports a healthy and flourishing planet.  It is our commitment to a better future that drives our culture, our values and the choices we make as a company; choices that shine brightly through initiatives such as our utilization of human sense-making surveys to gather insights into the experiences, needs and knowledge of the local communities who are integral stakeholders in the policy outcomes enabled by Laconic’s services.


20 years from now – we will tell our children, and their children, how we worked to build a world that is demonstrably healthier, both environmentally and socially, than the world which we have inherited.

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