Senior GIS Specialist

The Company

The Growers technology platform collects and structures user-generated, environmental, business-related and machine-generated agricultural data. These data power agile creations, and simple execution of precise planting, fertilization, and crop protection plans that aim to optimize resource use and mitigate the farmer’s financial risk. Headquartered in Durham, North Carolina, Growers employs a team of data scientists, engineers, developers, business people, and agronomists, serving a rapidly growing customer base across the U.S. Growers is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ICL (NYSE: ICL) (TASE: ICL), a leading global specialty minerals and specialty chemicals company. The company employs over 11,000 people worldwide, and its 2019 revenues totaled approximately $5.3 billion.
 
Your Role
 
● As the Senior GIS Specialists, you will interface with internal Data Analysts and Agronomists to deeply comprehend, simplify, and/or improve internal geospatial data workflows
● You will bring your expertise of enterprise-level geospatial systems, tools, and workflows 
● You will be a self-starter who thrives on solving hard problems
● You have the tenacity to roll-up your sleeves and dig deep to understand the complexity of agronomic data issues
● You will interface with Software Engineers to communicate internal workflows 
 
Your Responsibilities
 
● You will leverage your technical experience and knowledge of geospatial data workflows to simplify internal processes 
●  You will evaluate current scripts and tools to simplify, improve, and/or inform integrations with pipeline design and infrastructure 
● You will collaborate closely with engineering to integrate geospatial workflow, agronomic science, and analytics within the wider system
●  You will interface with internal Agronomists and Data Analysts to recognize challenges and provide solutions on a day to day work or special projects
● You will scope and create new workflows, tools, or scripts to improve or simplify internal geospatial data processes and effectively integrate new tools within operations
● You will prioritize tasks, anticipate challenges and obstacles, and exhibit strong communication skills across all mediums
● You will partner with customer success managers and other subject matter experts to provide geospatial expertise as part of solutions architecture 
 
Your Experience
 
● Bachelor's degree in environmental science, Geography, Geomatics Engineering or related field (or equivalent experience)
● Minimum of 7 years of experience in GIS related work
● Advanced knowledge and experience in Geospatial Science
● Experience with Python, ModelBuilder, and other common GIS scripting languages
● Experience with ESRI and QGIS
● Experience using imagery and remotely sensed data 
● Experience with large scale geospatial data management

Our Expected Skills/Proficiencies
 
● You have strong written and verbal communication skills used to communicate within and outside of your team
● You are a detail-oriented individual with the ability to effectively prioritize multiple tasks and projects based on business needs, concurrently, while maintaining a high level of quality
● You have demonstrated success in establishing positive partnerships and relationships
● You are a self-motivated, team player with a can-do attitude and the ability to inspire others to approach their work in the same way
● You have expertise with tools and frameworks enabling large scale geospatial data analysis and advanced programming skills in appropriate languages 
● You possess experience building or meaningfully expanding, the capabilities of geospatial tools or geospatial data workflows

What Will Set You Apart:
 
● Experience working with large scale agronomic data sets
● Experience with AWS data pipeline and machine learning tools
● Experience with big data analytics platforms such as Spark and Hadoop
● Experience with Postgres and PostGIS
● Leadership or management experience

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