Posted on August 6, 2008 - GC715

Company: Akanda Innovation Inc.
Position: Software Application Specialist / GIS Specialist
Location: Toronto, ON
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Job Description

We have an opening for a Software Application Specialist /GIS Specialist. In this multifaceted role the successful candidate will become an integral part of our support, maintenance and application implementation team. The position has a broad set of responsibilities ranging from web site content and server management to trouble shooting issues and providing customer service to working with large system implementation teams to deliver enterprise class solutions to clients.

This position intermixes GIS consulting, setup, and managment with other tasks while providing opportunities to acquire skills and industry knowledge necessary to move into a business analyst, project coordinator or senior technical role.

Responsibilities include:

- Work with the project management team to build new client web solutions on Akanda's enterprise portal framework. Configure sites based on requirements, develop custom content, setup data presentation and reporting interfaces, load and configure external data sources including maps, documents and photographs.

- Deploy solutions on-site within a client's environment or at Akanda's data centre including web site setup within the Web Server and configuration of secondary data sources including Akanda's map server.

- Process/prepare data for web sites, configure map server settings, create static HTML content.

- Customize report templates and back-end data queries/procedures.

- Ensure sites are operating properly. Test new feature deployments and research/resolve issues with applications.

- Provide excellent customer service, including assisting clients with the configuration and troubleshooting of applications.

- Provide technical product knowledge and assistance to sales, marketing, and project management teams; assist with/conduct demos; review documentation/provide feedback to technical writers; review educational material and provide feedback to the educational services team.

Qualifications include:

Job Qualifications

- Experience with GIS software and including experience with ArcGIS, ArcIMS, ArcServer, ArcSDE and GeoDatabases.

- Experience with GIS software and including experience with ArcGIS, ArcIMS, ArcServer, ArcSDE and GeoDatabases.

- Experience in tools such as PL/SQL Developer, TOAD, XML Spy, Dreamweaver.

- Thorough knowledge of relational database concepts and experience with Oracle including SQL queries and PL/SQL development.

- Exposure to Web Page development including HTML, DHTML, JavaScript, CSS, XML and XSLT.

- Familiarity with Windows 2000 and 2003 server platforms, IIS web server setup and management, COM+ configuration, and general operating system/network configuration.

- Experience in a production environment handling multiple project and development tasks while supporting clients and sales/project management teams.

- Good analytical, troubleshooting, business analysis and task management skills.

- Ability to write and maintain coherent, useful and readable technical documentation.

- Superior inter-personal communication, team work, and client service skills.

- Ability and willingness to improve current knowledge and skills.

Other Information

The following is also desired:

- Exposure to Land Management, Property Assessment or Property Taxation industries.

- Experience working with workflow enabled business solutions.

- Experience with Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) or Visio diagramming.

- Experience with graphics packages such as PhotoShop or flash editors.

- Experience conducting training courses, seminars, or software demonstrations.

Akanda Innovation Inc.
5000 Yonge Street
Suite 1501

Toronto, ON
M2N 7E9
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