The Database Conversion Programmer is responsible for the conversion and configuration of E&O (Engineering and Operations) GIS geodatabases. You will also be responsible for collaborating with the team to understand and fulfill needs to automate processes to extract, transform, load and validate data.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Perform GIS project responsibilities by converting customer CAD, engineering and GIS/staking data to NISC GIS data model for use with NISC E&O software, according to all NISC established project conversion guidelines.
Perform quality analysis of customer legacy mapping data sources to assess readiness for use in Engineering and Operations products. Develop written report of analysis findings, scope of work, and proposal of data cleanup services.
Assists with data issues for customers who are using NISC E&O products and recommends changes or enhancements, as directed.
Provides superior customer service to our customers in all encounters.
Promotes and maintains a high-quality, professional, service-oriented company image among users and prospects.
Assists in identifying data requirements related to E&O products.
Fulfills change requests for existing and new requirements of data conversion programs.
Conveys customer feedback to management and product development staff, as appropriate.
May be required to travel to customer sites on occasion.
Commitment to NISC Statement of Shared Values.
Strong knowledge of ESRI ArcGIS software including ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcToolbox
Strong understanding of how databases are built and modified through the ArcGIS interface.
Strong knowledge of coordinate systems
Strong foundation of concepts in GIS
Strong understanding of geometric networks.
Excellent research and problem solving skills with a strong attention to detail
Strong desire to produce high quality conversions
Strong PC skills
Basic knowledge of SQL Server Express including Management Studio Express and how SQL Server is used within ESRI applications.
Basic knowledge of Python.
Familiarity with Microsoft Office products including Access, Word and Excel
Knowledge of the electric and telecom industry or other related industry as related to engineering and operations.
Basic knowledge of AutoCAD and MicroStation
Familiarity with basic RUS construction unit naming conventions
Familiarity with project management processes and theory
Ability to organize and prioritize a large work volume
Ability to work in a team environment
Ability to interact in a positive manner with internal and external contacts
Strong verbal and written interpersonal and communication skills
Strong telephone etiquette and an ability to deal effectively with Customers
Desired Education and Experience:
Generally requires three to five years of experience in geographic information software systems and applications to include ESRI ArcGIS, AutoCAD or other mapping systems. Experience with electric distribution systems and telecom a plus.
Bachelor’s Degree in a professional field (engineering or information technology preferred) or equivalent experience.
National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC) is an information technology company that develops and supports software and hardware solutions for our Member-Owners who are primarily utility cooperatives and telecommunications companies across the nation. NISC is an industry leader providing advanced, integrated IT solutions for consumer and subscriber billing, accounting, engineering & operations, as well as many other leading-edge IT solutions.
At NISC, our focus is service excellence and innovative information technology solutions that enable our Member-Owners to excel in customer service, maximize diversification opportunities, and compete effectively in the changing utility and telecommunications industries..
Today, more than 20 million consumers in all 50 states, American Samoa, Palau, and Canada receive utility or telecommunications services from companies utilizing our advanced information technology systems. As a cooperative, NISC is owned by the users of our systems, our Member-Owners, providing an unparalleled working relationship and inside understanding on industry operations, changes and requirements. Our full complement of software and hardware solutions are... highlighted by innovations such as:
Internet bill payment and presentation
Graphical and mobile mapping systems
Activity costing systems
Energy deregulated billing
Telecommunications switch provisioning and many others
NISC and its subsidiaries employ more than 1,200 individuals in four cities (Lake Saint Louis, Mo., Mandan, N.D., Shawano, Wis. and Cedar Rapids, Iowa). Our staff represents a blend of seasoned professionals with in-depth knowledge of the telecommunications, energy and other utility industries along with talented technical engineers skilled in the most effective software development and delivery techniques. We are dedicated to providing quality service to our Members/Customers through unlimited phone support, online user documentation and knowledge bases, hands-on learning opportunities and site visits.