Geospatial Developer

Chicago, IL, USA
Job Type
Full Time

About the Role 

Summary: As the GIS Developer, you will create and maintain custom applications, collaborate closely with an external team of GIS analysts and developers, and work with other teams involved in renewable project prospecting and development. Your responsibilities will also include handling routine GIS requests for mapping, publishing scripts and web services, configuring mobile web applications, GIS analysis, and other GIS tasks. 

This position is based in Chicago, IL, and requires in-person attendance.



  • Collaborate with GIS and other development teams to design in-house tools.
  • Develop and maintain web mapping applications, automation processes, and services.
  • Create and maintain Web AppBuilder applications and custom widgets for Web AppBuilder.
  • Develop custom geoprocessing tools to publish as services.
  • Create and maintain standard and customized digital maps, adapt existing and develop new spatial data sources, and design and produce map layouts for technical and public presentations.
  • Manage, analyze, process, project, convert, and display geospatial data (both raster and vector) in various formats.
  • Prioritize workflow from multiple projects.
  • Assist in maintaining server-based GIS and web applications.
  • Research and maintain a variety of spatial and associated attribute data.



Required Experience:

  • Bachelor or master’s degree in GIS, Geography, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Computer Science, or related field
  • Minimum 3 years of experience with web app development products
  • Comprehensive technical knowledge of GIS and customization of processes, and knowledge of development trends in GIS mapping
  • Ability to read, interpret and understand legal descriptions, maps, plans, aerial photographs, and other GIS-related source information
  • Extensive knowledge of cartographic principles dealing with projections, scales, geo-referencing, map layouts and composition
  • Ability to use spatial analysis techniques
  • Proficiency in JavaScript 3.x and 4.x, Python
  • Familiarity with React, Angular, TypeScript, Dojo, SQL, .NET, HTML/CSS
  • Knowledge of GIS development libraries
  • Familiarity with Azure cloud environment and data architecture in Azure
  • Familiarity with creating ETL workflows using FME
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel)
  • Familiarity with SQL databases, MS SQL Server, Oracle SQL Developer, PostgreSQL
  • Verbal and written communications skills

About the Company

Laconic leads the global market in providing Environmental Intelligence services. We employ cutting-edge remote data sensing and geospatial technologies, human intelligence, AI and ML informatics, and predictive analytics to offer Environmental Monitoring, Risk Management, Decision Support, Domain Awareness, and Natural Capital Monetization applications. Our integrated technology platform and services enable governments, financial institutions, and corporations to make strategic business decisions in response to operational challenges arising from the intersection of ecology, economy, and security domains. As a member of the UN’s Global Marketplace, we design our services and applications to help clients achieve each of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Our advanced SADAR™ Environmental Intelligence platform allows clients to assess various environmental scenarios promptly and make informed business decisions based on our proprietary analytics with the highest data pedigree. SADAR™ gathers environmental data through multi-modal ingestion from numerous global sources and organizes it using Laconic’s unique Universal Environmental Identifier (LUEI), which enables data fusion, contextual search, and custom ML models for our clients.

We collaborate with clients to develop tailored solutions that address diverse issues such as regional food security, decarbonization, financial compliance obligations, and habitat preservation. Our solutions maintain local social, cultural, and economic norms while actively promoting sustainable growth.

Our team comprises experienced professionals from a wide range of business, academic, and governmental sectors. We work with client nations and organizations to integrate newly available insights from the environment into strategies that reduce risk, boost profitability, and drive innovative initiatives.

At Laconic, we envision a world where humanity’s progress aligns with the protection, restoration, and ongoing sustainability of natural systems. We believe that responsible economic growth supports a thriving planet. Equipped with the necessary tools to deliver timely, relevant insights, our committed team upholds uncompromising excellence, high standards, and honest communication. Discretion and the power to choose our actions lie at the heart of Laconic’s core values.

Laconic, founded in 2019, holds Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) status and has its headquarters in Chicago, with additional offices in Bali, San Diego, and Toronto.