Continental Mapping
  • Springfield, VA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical, dental, vision, disability insurance, flex spending accounts, 401k, paid holidays, PTO and more

The Platform Configuration Engineer will work within a government/contractor team with clients in the Intelligence Community (IC) and Department of Defense (DoD) to establish solutions to 1) support the customer's mission and make it successful; 2) broaden the impact of GIS technology to its business; and 3) help shape the ESRI ArcGIS platform by identifying new implementation opportunities.  The Platform Configuration Engineer will proactively craft, propose, and implement configured solutions that address critical challenges and mission requirements faced by customers.

The Platform Configuration Engineer will work at NGA facilities in Springfield, VA or St. Louis, MO, with occasional travel to ESRI facilities in Vienna, VA or St. Charles, MO.

This position is contingent upon client approval, and successful cross-over of existing TS/SCI clearance.


Essential Functions and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Qualifications: To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Work closely with IC and DoD customers and partners to identify, design, implement, and certify key Geographic Information Systems (GIS) workflows for the ESRI ArcGIS platform
  • Provide platform (i.e. client and server) configuration guidance and best practices to customers
  • Understand how ESRI's technology integrates and interfaces with customers' vision
  • Communicate ArcGIS Enterprise technologies to technical and non-technical customers
  • Be able to understand, create, and explain new data products created by spatial analysis
  • Present complex GIS technical demonstrations to various levels of staff in a diverse range of customer organizations
  • Possess a desire to immerse yourself in location-based problem solving to support customers' missions
  • Collaborate internally to help customer organizations align their technical objectives and business goals with ESRI's technology platform
  • Prepare and present high quality business and technically-related documentation
  • Communicate best practices for building and maintaining enterprise geodatabases



  • Analysis of Data: demonstrates ability to analyze and challenge details, data and facts to allow for accurate decision making
  • Analytical Thinking: ability to tackle a problem by using a logical, systematic, sequential approach
  • Attention to Detail: ability to recognize the component parts of a procedure or object and to verify the correctness or error in an individual part or procedure
  • Data Management: experience of checking all available data to get a more complete picture; using the data to propose effective solutions and identifying potential risks
  • Initiative: identifying what needs to be done and doing it before being asked or before the situation requires it
  • Interpersonal Skills: treats others with courtesy, sensitivity and respect. Considers and responds appropriately to the needs and feels of different people in different situations
  • Methodical Approach: breaking complex tasks into manageable segments; ability to identify possible problems or stumbling blocks
  • Results Oriented: ability to identify actions necessary to achieve task completion and to obtain results; ability to meet schedules, deadlines, goals
  • Self Direction: the internal drive to excel in a chosen career path; a desire to be "better" than you currently are, not matter how good you have already become
  • Technical Credibility: understands and appropriately applies principles, procedures, requirements, regulations, and policies related to specialized expertise
  • Time Management: establishes courses of action for self with the understanding of how this relates to the project and others to ensure work is completed efficiently


Job Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:


  • Experience with ESRI software including ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Enterprise, Portal for ArcGIS, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Runtime, and their associated APIs or interfaces
  • Knowledge of geospatial mapping concepts such as spatial analysis, map projections, etc.
  • Experience with current technology implementation patterns, including service-oriented and cloud
  • Knowledge of Agile software development methodologies (Scrum)
  • Experience integrating software solutions with other business systems including data warehousing, BI, CRM, ERP, and analytics platform
  • Strong, persuasive communication skills and the ability to clearly communicate technical ideas, whether to other technical peers or non-technical project managers or customers



  • CompTIA Security+ Certification
  • Experience with NGA databases, systems, imagery, and digital mapping data, products, and services


Experience and Education:


  • Bachelor's degree in Geography, GIS, GEOINT, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or other relevant field.
  • 5+ years of experience designing, implementing, and/or administrating enterprise GIS solutions/systems that leverage the ArcGIS platform (Desktop, Service, and Online)


  • Master's degree in a related field
  • Direct professional experience in, and familiarity with the organizations and operations of the US IC and DoD.


License and/or Certifications:

  • Active Top Secret Security Clearance with SCI Eligibility (TS/SCI)


Supervision Exercised:

  • Does not directly supervise employees; may be on team(s) providing guidance & instruction to others

                                                                                       Equal Opportunity Employer

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