Posted on October 16, 2007 - GC547

Company: Tesera Systems Inc.
Position: GIS Specialist
Location: Cochrane, AB
Contact Name: Spencer Cox
Deadline: November 15, 2007

Job Description

Tesera Systems Inc. is expanding its information management, environmental and natural resource analysis consulting Team.

Tesera specializes in applying advanced technologies and innovative planning processes to improve integrated resource management and encourage sustainability. Our interdisciplinary Team provides services to progressive clients in industry, government and non-governmental organizations and partnerships. Our skilled and creative Team members allow Tesera to tackle the most complex resource management projects with efficiency and insight. Tesera provides its employees competitive salary and benefits as well as a flexible working environment to accommodate life-work balance. Tesera works domestically and internationally on a variety of interesting and challenging projects.

Tesera is seeking a motivated individual to join our Team based in Cochrane, AB. The successful candidate will have experience applying GIS in a variety of sectors. Duties will include supporting resource analysis projects, environmental impact assessment projects, modelling, visualization, mapping, and data management. The successful candidate will also have considerable experience and skill with web application and software development. They will be highly motivated and willing to research, explore, and adapt/adopt/develop technologies in new and innovative ways.

Job Qualifications

The successful candidate will possess the following skills:

• Strong working knowledge of ESRI ArcGIS 9.2 software and extensions, including ArcGIS Server 9.2 and other tools available to the ESRI Developer Network (EDN);

• Strong knowledge of data formats and coordinate systems – translation experience using ESRI and packages such as FME an asset;

• Experience with a variety of spatial models and modelling principles;

• Good understanding of Model Builder and Python use within the ESRI environment;

• Proven ability to work well independently and as part of a high performing Team;

• Proven technical writing skills;

• Strong organizational, problem solving, and communication skills; and

• Proven ability to independently learn new software, models and techniques.

Expertise in at least one of the following areas:

Web Application Development:

• Experience developing integrated GIS information portals using combinations of ArcGIS Server, MapServer, MapGuide and others.

• Experience or working knowledge of integrating GIS web application technology with content management systems or business information portal technology.

• Web programming knowledge in PHP, Java, and VB.NET.

• An interest and experience with Open Source tools, languages and databases.

Software Development:

• Experience developing GIS and integrated resource management applications using a variety of languages and techniques.

• An understanding and working experience using the ArcObjects object model to customize GIS applications and tools.

• Experience managing application development processes.

Other Information

Qualified candidates are invited to forward a covering letter and resume to Spencer Cox at: by no later than November 30, 2007. No phone calls please, only those candidates whose background closely matches the opportunity will be contacted for an interview.

Tesera Systems Inc.
Box 1078

Cochrane, Ab
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