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Data/Application Developer Position - Washington DC Area

Rob P.
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Washington, DC
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Hi All,
We have an cool and unique long-term opportunity for someone interested in app dev, big data, scripting, spatial data, databases, visualization, and Web-based GIS. Further description of the position is included below.

Please send any candidates or questions my way!

Thanks,
Robert Pitts, PMP
Director of Geospatial Services
New Light Technologies, Inc.
1100 H Street, NW Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-568-6300 - Ext 9005
Mobile: 202-494-2836
Fax: 202-568-6301
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Organization: New Light Technologies, Inc.
Title: Data/Application Developer
Location: Washington DC Area
Application Deadline:
Posted: 2012-12-24
Position Description:
General:
New Light Technologies, Inc. (NLT) is seeking an Application Developer to deepen their experiences and be challenged in each of the listed areas. A successful candidate will identify mission critical problems and take on new challenges independently and in coordination with the application development team. When personal interests align with business goals, a successful candidate will be able to chart much of his/her own course and make a real difference in the field of public data and dissemination.

Responsibilities:
• Active participation in team-based discussions and meetings for the improvement of existing data dissemination products and the development of new data dissemination products.
• Development of new processes to improve processing efficiency and accuracy of intermediate and final data products as needed.
• Development of QA tests and procedures to ensure quality in data products and tools.
• Participate in interface design discussions geared toward the development of data dissemination/visualization applications.
• Review and testing of public, online, map-based analysis tools published by client.
• Internal and public documentation of data products, processes, and other work product.
• Stay up to date on new developments in web application development, data visualization, and/or GIS generally as well as in external data/methods strategically important to client.
• Presentation of work to internal and potentially external audiences.

Skills:
• A passion for data and problem solving!
• SAS/R/Matlab or other programming language(s) for manipulation/analysis of large datasets
• Linux/Unix and CLI
• PostgreSQL /PostGIS, Oracle Spatial, or another relational + spatial database
• Python/Javascript/HTML5 or a demonstrable ability to become expert in new web programming languages
• ArcGIS or other Desktop GIS application
• General Computer skills (i.e. Microsoft Office Suite, web browsers, basic file formats, etc.)

Requirements:
• Data Development
o Experience with large data systems, both processing and analysis
o Experience with powerful data analysis tools (SAS, R, Matlab, etc.)
o Ability to program efficient processes for large data processing efforts (experience in multiple languages preferred)
o Demonstrated curiosity about economic data, problems within the data, and applications of the data
o Experience with relational databases (esp. PostgreSQL)
o Demonstrated analytical skills

• Application Development and Support
o Proficiency in web application development
o Knowledge of best practices of web application development, with a focus on large databases
o Ability to translate business problems into creative and easy-to-use interface solutions
o Experience in addressing interface usability and accessibility issues in web applications

• Mapping/Visualization
o Experience with mapping and geographic data (especially web mapping and mapping large datasets)
o Ability to translate complex concepts into simple but not simplistic language/visuals
o Demonstrated interest/experience in data visualization a plus
o Visual thinking

• Standard Stuff…
o Self-starter
o Strong communications skills
o Excellent writing and editing skills
o Strong interest in working within and contributing to an innovative work environment
o Candidate will need to obtain government security clearance to perform work

The Company:
Based in Washington DC, New Light Technologies Inc. (NLT) is an enterprise information solutions provider that combines IT ingenuity and industry intelligence to drive high-performance results for a diverse set of government, commercial and non-profit clients. NLT specializes in full life-cycle development of IT and GIS/Geospatial solutions providing: Project Management; System Architecture; Database Services; Data Development; Web and Application Design & Development; Software Implementation; Training Services; Mobile IT and GIS Solutions. To learn more about NLT, visit us or follow us via the following:

http: //www. NewLightTechnologies.com
http: //www. linkedin.com/in/NewLightTechnologies
http: //twitter.com/#!/NLTMarketing

E-Mail: Recruiting@NewLightTechnologies.com
Phone: 202-568-6300
Fax: 202-568-6301

New Light Technologies is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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