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Port of Portland
  • Position Number: 4630962
  • Location: Portland, OR
  • Position Type: Computer and Information Technology
General Information

At the Port of Portland, we use everything we have – our three airports, four marine terminals, five business parks, and all the resources, expertise, and experience behind them – to move with purpose, connecting people with powerful opportunities and creating value for our region. We know that every person we hire, business we work with, contract we sign and decision we make is a chance to make someone's life better. And we'll use our power and influence to pull down barriers, unlock new opportunities, ensure more people share in our region's success and include those who have been excluded in the past. With YOUR help – together with our partners, customers, and community – we'll help drive meaningful change!

We are seeking an individual with advanced professional and technical skills to design, develop, and implement, custom Geographic Information System (GIS) related software and supporting solutions critical to the Port of Portland's geospatial business activities. This is exciting work that involves technologies required to host and maintain GIS services on-premises and in the cloud.Are you a highly motivated and organized individual? Do you enjoy being part of a high-drive, fun, and knowledgeable team?If so this might be the job for you!

The Port offers a competitive benefits package, including retirement through the State of Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), and a collaborative and diverse work environment. In this position, you'll have an opportunity to work a hybrid schedule typically working two days in office (at the PDX airport) each week with the remainder working remote. When you're in the office, you'll be in a modern, open building with an amazing view of Mt. Hood and inbound and outbound flights right outside our windows!

Summary of Essential Responsibilities

  • Configure and use of geospatial data, GIS (Geographic Information Systems), spatial databases, and relevant tools like ArcGIS, QGIS, PostGIS, or GeoServer.

  • Leverage frameworks like React, Angular, or Vue.js for front-end development.

  • Develop GIS web mapping applications with web mapping libraries and APIs such as Leaflet, OpenLayers, Google Maps API, and Mapbox.

  • Design and build robust backend systems using technologies such as Express.js, Flask, Django, or similar frameworks.

  • Manage spatial databases, including PostgreSQL/PostGIS, MySQL, or other relevant databases.

  • Integrating geospatial data from various sources, including third-party APIs.

  • Use spatial analysis techniques, including geoprocessing, spatial queries, and spatial statistics to create GIS solutions.

  • Utilize version control systems to collaboratively manage codebase changes.

  • Create GIS solutions in languages such as JavaScript (MapBox.js, Turf.js, Node.js), Python, Java, and C#.

  • Deploy and manage GIS solutions using tools such as Docker, Kubernetes, or cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud).

  • Use security best practices to ensure data protection and application security.

  • Leverage Agile/Scrum development methodologies.

  • Perform testing on new geospatial applications

  • Respond to technical issues, identifying and resolving bugs and optimizing performance of existing GIS applications.

  • Create user-friendly geospatial front-end applications by applying UI/UX design concepts.

  • Develop effective data visualizations using tools such as D3.js or other charting libraries.

  • Use analytical skills to tackle complex geospatial challenges and devise innovative solutions.

Minimum Requirements/Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field.

  • 6 plus years with Geospatial Technologies Programing required

  • Experience with programming languages and frameworks including HTML/CSS, jQuery, JavaScript, XML, C#, Python, ASP, ASP.Net, and NET Core.

  • Software development research, design, testing, documentation, and implementation.

  • Success in managing large projects that contain ambiguity and complex interdependencies.

  • Positive results with leading small projects including planning, requirements gathering, issue management, task assignments and scheduling.

  • Proven record of providing customer technical support and troubleshoot and resolve systems problems impacting critical operations.

  • Experience with technical training of peers.

  • Ability to pass and maintain a Criminal History Records check and Security Threat Assessment required for a PDX Security Badge (required).

Skills and Abilities:

  • Skilled at articulating complex concepts to influence process change and improvements.

  • Advanced interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact effectively with technical and non-technical stakeholders.

  • Ability to deliver IT solutions on time and within budget.

  • Stay current with industry trends and adopt new technologies.

  • Collaborate with junior staff, peers, and management.

  • Demonstrate commitment to valuing differences among individuals and a passion for being inclusive.

  • Promote safety as a guiding principle and a regular practice in accomplishing work, focus on safety. improvements, and comply with safety and health policies and procedures.

  • Show the utmost respect for others and act as a team player.

Additional Information

  • Safety: The Port promotes safety as a guiding principle and practice in accomplishing work by complying with safety and health policies and procedures and consistently seeking improvements that support operational excellence.

  • Diversity and Inclusion: At the Port, we don't just accept difference; we value and support it to create a culture of inclusiveness and fun. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • EEO/Affirmative Action Policy Statement: The Port of Portland is dedicated to maintaining and improving a work environment, which extends equal opportunity to all individuals, regardless of their race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or sexual orientation. Employment decisions shall be made in such a manner as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity and to comply with state, federal and local laws. We affirm through this policy statement our continuing commitment to the principles of nondiscrimination and affirmative action.

  • Veterans Preference: Under Oregon law, qualified veterans may be eligible for veterans preference when applying for Port of Portland positions. If you are a veteran and would like to be considered for a veterans preference for this job, please provide the qualifying documents as instructed during the application process.

  • Background Checks and Drug Testing: The Port of Portland will conduct background checks and/or drug tests for positions where such tests are required by regulation and for other safety-sensitive positions.

  • ADA Accommodation: Accommodations will be considered for applicants or candidates with a qualifying disability that prevents them from participating in this process. Accommodations will be made where the Port can reasonably do so without imposing an undue hardship on the business or compromising the integrity of the recruitment process. An applicant with any disability who believes that they need an accommodation should contact Human Resources at 503.415.6000

TO VIEW APPLICATION CLOSING DATE AND TO APPLY ONLINE, visit the Port of Portland Careers webpage