Geospatial Software Developer
Argonne National Laboratory
United States

The Decision and Infrastructure Sciences (DIS) Division researches, designs, and delivers scientific tools and methodologies to inform decision-making regarding the most challenging security, risk, and resilience problems. DIS experts have developed methods to understand dependencies and interdependencies within and across infrastructure systems, strengthen infrastructure security and resilience, and respond to emergencies.

As a multidisciplinary national laboratory, Argonne offers an exciting atmosphere in which to collaborate on interdisciplinary projects that focus on complex technical problems and integrated application of natural, social, and computer science practices.

To support our research mission, DIS is seeking a geospatial software developer to support our growing need for exciting geospatial data visualizations and web-based solutions.

To be successful in this role, you will need extensive knowledge of programming languages and the software development life-cycle.

In this position, you will: Convert geospatial data into web-based dashboards and visualizations to support our emergency management portfolio.

Develop web-based data visualizations to support analyses and solution identification.

This may include creating static data visuals (graphs, charts, presentations) as well as cloud-based, interactive data visualizations.

Perform front-end development for web-based geospatial applications using commercial geospatial software or open source frameworks. Write code and modify existing software to fix errors, improve performance or upgrade interfaces.

Work with sponsors on technical issues including software system design and maintenance. Develop back-end processing and automation of tools and applications.

Explain trends, patterns, and findings from their analyses to sponsors, requiring excellent written and verbal communication.

Works with data sets of different size/scale/completeness to address challenging, non-routine analytic questions, applying a range of appropriate methods. Follow UI/UX best practices.

Position Requirements

To be considered you must have:

Bachelor’s degree in computer science, geography, or information systems and 3 years’ experience in web-based geospatial mapping Experience with ESRI’s suite of tools – ArcGIS API for Javascript or comparable framework for creating web mapping applications (mapbox, leaflet, etc…)

Experience with handling multiple data formats (CSV, JSON, XML, XLSX, HDF) Experience with relational databases (SQL Server, Postgres, MySQL, Access)

Experience with cloud-computing services (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, Oracle Cloud) Experience with a range of programming languages and associated libraries: General-purpose programming (Java, C#, Python) Web-related programming (HTML5, CSS, Javascript, JQuery) Data science languages (Python, R, Julia) and associated libraries Version control and automation tools (Git, Bash, PowerShell, CMD) Strong project management practices and the ability to meet deadlines Good communication skills including the ability to translate technical information into plain language Ability to apply critical thinking skills to achieve novel and creative solutions to complex data problems A successful candidate must have the ability to model

Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork. RD2: Bachelor's and 5+ years, or Master's and 3+ years, or Doctorate and 0 years. The selected candidates will have professional experience in developing and maintaining databases, dashboards, and decision support tools. A successful candidate must have the ability to model

Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork. All candidates must pass a general background check for employment and may be required to obtain a “Q” clearance.

Job Family

Research Development (RD) Job Profile Software Engineering 2 Worker Type Regular Time Type Full time As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment.

Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Sponsored or Affiliated Activities, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A.

You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne's Legal Department.

All Argonne offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes an assessment of criminal conviction history conducted on an individualized and case-by-case basis.

Please be advised that Argonne positions require upon hire (or may require in the future) for the individual be to obtain a government access authorization that involves additional background check requirements.

Failure to obtain or maintain such government access authorization could result in the withdrawal of a job offer or future termination of employment.

Please note that all Argonne employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

All successful applicants will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination verification as a condition of employment, subject to limited legally recognized exemptions to COVID-19 vaccination. Interested in translating science into innovation?

Build your career at Argonne. At Argonne, we view the world from a different perspective. Our scientists and engineers conduct world-class research in clean energy, the environment, technology, national security and more. We’re finding creative ways to prepare the world for a better future.

To learn more about Argonne's benefits programs, amenities, and other employee programs, visit our main Careers site. To learn more about the exciting science going on at Argonne, visit our Science and Technology page. To request a reasonable accommodation or for other application support, contact us anytime at or 630-252-2336.

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