Data Steward - Intermediate

St. Louis, MO

Posted: 04/09/2019 Job Category: Software Dev. - General/IT Job Number: 139473

Are you looking for a new and challenging opportunity? Do you have experience with geospatial data? Technology Partners can help you make your next big career move a reality.

Technology Partners is currently seeking a talented person for a Data Steward - Intermediate position.


You will be part of the Location360 (Geospatial) Data Stewardship Team at the company. You will focus on establishing and growing enterprise-level geospatial data, capabilities, and solutions. You would enjoy using their geospatial background in helping gather geospatial data requirements, supporting QGIS desktop issues, and applying data strategies as part of their daily tasks. A person that would support the IT strategy on an enterprise level and enforce geospatial governance guidelines while implementing best practices when managing geospatial data. You must have a solid background in QGIS desktop mapping software with the ability to identify and problem-solve complex mapping questions. The company is in its infancy in leveraging Open Source Geospatial Technology across the Enterprise. Be part of the early stages of growth within the geospatial backbone of the company!

What You Will Be Doing:

You will be accountable for geospatial data quality, governance, and usage of data. You will support both Geospatial Data Stewards and Geospatial Engineers in various approval workflows and geospatial data requests. You will identify new ways of leveraging our geospatial data assets for use in solving business problems across business units and global hubs. You will train and coach Data Scientists, QGIS Desktop Users, and Geospatial Analysts in areas such as geospatial data editing, scripting, and data management all by using QGIS software. You will do geospatial data delivery coordination and monitoring between data stewardship, engineering, and business stakeholders. You will work collaboratively with geospatial engineering teams and development teams in fulfilling data requirements, solving problems, and recommending viable options or solutions using your geospatial experience. You will conduct day-to-day geospatial data management, including data procurement, quality assurance, and documentation of best practices. You will also develop POC's for map visualizations to properly vet business use-case's or project requirements.

What We Are Looking For:

  • Bachelor's degree in GIS, Geospatial technology, or similar field is required.

  • 3+ years working with geospatial data, open-source technology, and geospatial platforms.

  • Solid foundation and understanding of GIS principles, technologies, and concepts.

  • Some experience working in an agile organization with a good understanding of agile development and continuous deployment.

  • Experience with Boundless OpenGeo and QGIS Desktop is required (minimum 3 years).

  • Significant understanding of geospatial service formats such as REST, APIs, WFS, WMS, and WCS is required.

  • A track record of working within a fast paced, dynamic, team-oriented environment.

  • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills.

  • Openness to learning new technologies and applying them to daily tasks.

  • Familiarity with metadata and governance standards within geospatial data and applying those standards during data handling.

  • Ability to quickly shift priorities from handling QGIS desktop/data support requests, to governing data workflows, or managing data hand-offs.

It Would Be Great, but Not Required, if You Had:

  • Background in Python, R, and or other scripting languages

  • Some experience using SQL and PostGres databases

  • Understanding of CKAN open source data catalog

  • Professional teaching experience using geospatial technologies

  • Ability to call an API using Postman, Python, or R

If this position sounds like you, WE SHOULD TALK! We realize our people are our most valuable asset, that is why we offer the following benefits:

  • Health, Dental, and Vision insurance

  • 401(k) retirement plan

  • Long and Short-Term disability

  • Life insurance

  • Direct deposit

  • Referral program

Your better future is ready, and we want to put the right tools in your hands to get you there. Let's go!

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Technology Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Technology Partners does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable state or federal civil rights laws.
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