Sunday, May 15, 2011

GIS Job Wanted: Utility GIS Consultant, Senior Programmer/Analyst

GIS Job Description: Utility GIS Consultant, Senior Programmer/Analyst

Wind Lake Solutions, Inc., (WLS) a leading GIS data and consulting company, is looking for a GIS Consultant and/or Senior Programmer/Analyst in our Mukwonago, Wisconsin office. Our software development team provides design and development for our internal production staff as well as consulting and custom applications to our external customers. WLS has an excellent full-time career opportunity for a Consultant with experience in the analysis, design, development, and deployment of utility GIS solutions and the integration of GIS with other utility Operations Support System (OSS) applications. WLS is also interested in adding a strong Senior Programmer/ Analyst to our team who will be responsible for the design, development, testing, and implementation of software solutions for GIS as well as WLS’ external product development. The successful applicant will work as a member of the team in Wind Lake’s Mukwonago, WI office.


This individual will perform a variety of tasks relating to the analysis, design, development, and deployment of information systems solutions for utility companies. Additional responsibilities may include:

- Supporting sales activities including participating in sales calls, proposal development, and customer interviews and presentations.
- Working with utility customers to analyze and document requirements associated with implementation, replacement, or enhancement of systems and/or processes.
- Working independently and in collaboration with company and customer peers in the development of design specifications for systems and associated processes.
- Developing and analyzing logical and physical data models.
- Designing, developing, testing and implementing various software solutions for WLS’ customers and in support of WLS ongoing product development.
- Working with peers to develop strategies to support the organization’s objectives.

Wind Lake Solutions offers competitive wages and benefits including life insurance at no cost to employees, generous health and dental plan with WLS paying 75% for you and your dependents, long-term disability coverage, paid holidays, and no waiting period for vacation and sick time accrual.

To be considered for this position, email resume and salary requirements to or submit hardcopy information to:

Human Resources Department
Wind Lake Solutions, Inc.
400 Bay View Road, Suite A
Mukwonago, WI 53149

The ideal candidate will have experience and knowledge of utility OSS functionality and its integration with utility business processes, solid written and verbal communications skills, creativity and problem solving skills, as well as leadership capabilities. Additional requirements are:

- At least two years experience in the design, implementation, or deployment of utility GIS solutions. Experience in implementation and/or integration of WMS, OMS, MWM, Network Design, or Network Analysis solutions a plus.
- Experience with ESRI ArcGIS, Miner & Miner ArcFM and other industry-leading utility OSS applications as well as commercial RDBMS environments such as Oracle or SQL Server.
- Prior experience as an IS consultant or business analyst. Such experience in a utility environment a plus.
- Process analysis and design experience.
- Data modeling experience.
- Technical / development experience with ESRI ArcGIS, ArcSDE, ArcObjects and /or ArcIMS. Development experience with Visual .NET (VB, C++). Web development experience with HTML, ASP.NET, IIS, etc. Data interchange experience with XML.
- BS in engineering, computer science, or a relevant business discipline. Job experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- Solid desktop applications use capabilities.
- Ability to travel. Travel requirements will vary, but may reach 50% if required to support specific customer needs.


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