Senior geographic information systems (GIS) specialists are responsible for analyzing geo-spatial production information and techniques and processing geographical information with specialized software. They may also manage geo-spatial endeavors and remote sensing tasks and typically use a personal computer to input coordinates, write reports, and run calculations based on their observations. Proficiency with different programming languages is necessary in this position to create scripts and run code.
Senior GIS specialists should work well in a team setting with other information systems professionals to relay important geographic data while reading diagrams, drawings, and complex maps, and they usually work with a centralized management system and serve as mentors for other GIS specialists. They also process information to improve different services related to geographic regions and utilize mapping tools, design software, and manipulate land information to maximize output.
These specialists may participate in company meetings to suggest new ways to promote and advertise offerings and increase company revenue, as well as process new regions to change products and manufacturing behaviors. They may use coordinates for plotting devices and updating databases using analysis support, and they must strive to reach all company objectives under strict deadlines. A bachelor's degree in software development or a related field and relevant prior experience are required for this position, and industry certifications are also helpful.
Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Tasks
Utilize GIS software and tools to produce complex analyses and interpretations.
Document information and database schemas and audit contents of databases.
Design databases and interfaces, working with end users to ensure usability.
Input, integrate, validate and update data sets, identifying gaps.