The Geospatial Data Specialist is responsible for assessing, manipulating and modifying geospatial third party data sets to create alignment with schema. Advanced proficiency in GIS data processing is required including coursework and/or previous work in ArcGIS, QGIS. This role includes a customer experience component that involves interaction with our external GIS professional partners.
Role & Responsibilities
Manipulate geospatial data sets in ArcGIS/QGIS/relevant mapping software.
Ability to analyze the components of a shapefile and other standard formats for data quality.
Recognize appropriate data projection for data sets based on location and standards.
Evaluate geospatial data sets for freshness, quality and accuracy.
Research open source geospatial basemap data sets and evaluate for quality.
Respond to geospatial data providers questions using industry knowledge and customer care.
Maintain a positive, empathetic and professional attitude toward partners at all times.
Use mapping tools and GIS experience to continually improve mapping accuracy and edits.
Ability to work independently, troubleshoot problems with minimal oversight.
Analyze mapping data and make decisions based on policy to complete mapping workflows.
Maintain geospatial documentation to ensure partners and stakeholders are informed of standards and required schema.
Provide quantitative and qualitative insights to mapping processes as part of post-project analysis or deep-dive.
Run QA tools and answer key quality questions about workflows.
Enter key mapping metadata and other information as requested with high accuracy.
Handle complex and time-sensitive geospatial data modeling questions.
Proactively identify and raise systemic problems with tools or processes.
Experience / Skills
6 months - 2 years of experience
High school graduate or equivalent
Proficiency in GIS mapping tools and experience /course work in ArcGIS, QGIS
Comfortable with a rapidly-changing environment
Strong problem-solving skills and excellent attention to detail
Cognizant will only consider applicants for this position whom are legally authorized to work in the United States without requiring company sponsorship now or at any time in the future.
Employee Status : Full Time Employee
Shift : Day Job
Travel : No
Job Posting : Sep 17 2020
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