Johns Hopkins University Centers for Civic Impact seeks an energetic and curious professional to serve as its GIS Developer. This is a full-time position which is being added to our rapidly expanding data science team. Currently, the team is working to build out analysis and visualizations for Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, and in the longer term its focus will shift to recovery related tools and analysis development.
The core responsibilities for this role include exploring data and creating GIS visualizations to answer policy-related questions, particularly those which are crucially needed by local governments. Our selected candidate will work with Civic Impact’s Data Scientist as well as other data analysts on our team to create, design, execute, maintain comprehensible data visualizations, summarize key findings, and uncover insights for the public, particularly the COVID-19 US Map. In addition to possessing GIS expertise, Civic Impact is seeking an intellectually curious data analyst committed to unlocking the value of data for the public good.
Civic Impact is committed to working with communities that are focused on ending legacies of structural, entrenched racism and oppression. The GIS Developer must be willing to think about products and projects through the lens of dismantling these legacies.
This position reports to the Centers for Civic Impact Data Scientist.
Specific Duties & responsibilities:
Develop geospatial solutions which communicate clearly to a wide and diverse audience
Develop ArcGIS web applications, including web maps, web apps, storymaps, and dashboards
Design, build, and evolve software solutions in a distributed team environment using source control and sound software engineering principles
Gather qualitative and quantitative research to build supporting evidence for analyses, visualizations, and insights
Improve existing geospatial solutions, including the look and feel and layout of data visualizations
Collaborate with developers, data scientists, researchers, policy experts, and other technical and non-technical stakeholders
Maintain clear lines of communication with Civic Impact’s Data Scientist, leadership, and others on the team
Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):
Master's degree in related discipline required
One year related experience required
Demonstrated ability on significant graduate project or additional doctoral education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula
Master’s Degree in Computer Science, GIS, Engineering, or related field
5+ years of experience with programming, geospatial data analysis, and database management: spatial analysis, GIS Modeling, Data Integration & Conversion, Arcmap, ArcSDE, and ArcGIS web applications and creating easily comprehensible data visualizations for maximum insight
Experience using project management and collaboration software such as Asana and Slack
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Familiarity with public sector data, policies, and stakeholders
Understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methods
Knowledge of how to create data visualizations in Python and D3.js
Knowledge of statistics, experimental design, and hypothesis testing
Excellent attention to detail and a systematic approach to problem solving
Excellent oral, written, and research skills
Excellent presentation skills, especially demonstrating visualizations, data sources, processing decisions, and findings to both technical and non-technical audiences
Commitment to a collegial workplace
Capacity to work independently and in a results-oriented workplace
Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently
Commitment to support the teams at Civic Impact and its associated centers in the effective development of maps and visualizations
Ability to collaborate with other Johns Hopkins centers and institutions, as well as external organizations
Experience building dashboards and infographics
Experience working with and understanding a wide range of geospatial data formats
Knowledge of version control software (GitHub)
Classified Title: Sr. Research Data Analyst Working Title: GIS Developer Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: 5/37.5 Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 60006654-KSAS - Centers for Civic Impact Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences
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