The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

The successful candidate should have a bachelor of science in Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field and 3-5 years of experience with industry leading GIS server/software and bring an understanding of database environments with respect to application integration with GIS (ESRI) and database (SQL Server) platforms. The candidate must be able to show a history of managing projects and overseeing budgets, requirements, and teams. GIS personnel are involved in developing new and maintaining existing web/map services, supporting developers with code deployments, operating in source control environments.

Knowledge of:

IT Project Management experience;
excellent communication skills;
interpersonal skills;
business analysis skills;
map/web services knowledge;
GIS/geospatial processing tasks;
GPS system principles and concepts;
industry leading GIS technologies (ESRI, Google, Bing, etc);
geospatial and mapping concepts such as spatial analysis, map projections, location based services or similar.
Preferred areas of knowledge and experience:

ESRI Enterprise Systems, including ArcServer management, published MapServices, GeocodeServices, GeoprocessingServices, etc.;
Microsoft technologies with focus on .NET (Visual Studio, SQL Server, WCF Services, C#);
programming with ESRI ArcObjects;
Python, Team Foundation Server, Agile, Rest services, JavaScript;
Server Security (proxy, user/access);
current technology implementation patterns, web services, and cloud technology;
dealing with vendors/sales people;
developing with modern web UI frameworks;
developing service-based software endpoints that can be utilized within a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).
Ability to:

oversee the design and implementation of solutions using ESRI ArcGIS suite: ArcGIS Server, and ArcGIS Desktop;
oversee all pertinent design, documentation, testing, development and technical knowledge transfer on a routine basis;
work closely with other project managers, government clients, and other contractors to analyze problems, define requirements, and develop solutions. This position will often be directly interfacing with customers or other contractor personnel where you’d be the subject matter expert and asked to provide guidance and analytical thought;
maintain hosted data;
manage software inventory;
lead production deployment of software to ensure successful transition to operations and maintenance;
participate in daily meetings and other processes to ensure quality rapid capability delivery.

About South Dakota Bureau of Information and Telecommunications

The South Dakota Bureau of Information and Telecommunications is looking for a new State GIS Coordinator and Project Manager. This role will provide GIS planning and management on GIS projects and lead a team of three GIS professionals. The coordinator will act as expert and liaison between State agencies and BIT on GIS projects/issues. The candidate should be a self-starter, motivated, able to manage multiple priorities and tasks in a dynamic environment with a good understanding of modern software development standards and best practices. The candidate should have demonstrable creative problem solving and project management skills. This position must dedicate itself to promoting data sharing and stewardship among agencies while driving excellence within the GIS team.