GIS Python Developer

Posted Date 2 months ago(12/20/2022 11:07 AM)
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NV5 is a provider of engineering and consulting services to public and private sector clients, delivering solutions through six business verticals: Testing, Inspection & Consulting; Infrastructure; Utility Services; Environmental Health Sciences; Buildings & Program Management; and Geospatial Technology. With offices nationwide and abroad, NV5 helps clients plan, design, build, test, certify, and operate projects that improve the communities where we live and work.


As engineers, architects, construction/program managers, environmental professionals and beyond, we play a significant role in shaping our communities through the services we provide. We are looking for passionate, driven individuals to join our team focused on Delivering Solutions and Improving Lives.


NV5 Geospatial is the largest full-service geospatial solutions provider in North America. We deliver actionable intelligence and geospatial analytics to those who want to map, model, and change the world. Our Innovation team is on the cutting edge of products and techniques for the most sophisticated geospatial datasets available. We work in a fast-paced dynamic environment and have lofty goals ahead of us. We are looking for a Python developer to assist our data production teams with scripts or software to improve our data processing workflows. Our ideal candidate has experience using open source and proprietary geospatial processing libraries.



  • Create and update existing scripts or tools to make workflows more efficient or for new requirements
  • Maintain best practices such as adhering to style guidelines and leveraging version control systems
  • Develop and maintain software solutions as part of a cross-functional team
  • Implement and troubleshoot complex solutions for a wide array of geospatial applications
  • Prototype and develop solutions as the principal owner or as a part of a team
  • Provide a broad range of technical problem-solving skills
  • Apply software development lifecycle methodology to ensure quality solutions are designed, developed and delivered
  • Participate in technical discussions with Project Managers and Product Owners
  • Attend daily standup meetings and report progress to team


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Geographic Information Sciences (GIS) or a related field of study, or equivalent work experience
  • Experience with Python
  • 3+ years of professional developer experience

Preferred Skills:

  • Ability to explain technical jargon in an easy-to-understand manner
  • Experience using open-source Python libraries to automate steps in geospatial processing workflows
  • Familiarity or experience in some of following: OGR, GDAL, Django, Fiona, Rasterio, Shapely, scikit-learn, NumPy, SciPy, TensorFlow, PyTorch, Keras, OpenCV, Dask, Matplotlib, Bokeh, pandas, GeoPandas, Laspy
  • Basic understanding of geospatial concepts like projections/coordinate systems, vector data, rasters and LiDAR.
  • Basic understanding of distributed processing environments
  • Experience with GitHub and Jira
  • Experience using ArcPy
  • This position can be done remotely.

The pay range for this California position is $120,000.00- $121,867.00 per year; however, base pay offered may be higher or lower depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience of the candidate. Restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered. This information is provided per California Senate Bill 1162. Base pay information is based on market location. Applicants should apply via the NV5 careers site.


NV5 offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, PTO, 401(k) and professional development/advancement opportunities.


NV5 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NV5 complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


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