• GIS Systems Administrator

    Office Location US-AZ-Phoenix
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    IT/Information Technology
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  • About the opportunity

    SWCA Environmental Consulting is seeking an GIS Systems Administrator.  The selected Administrator will specialize in the design, development, implementation and administration of Esri ArcGIS Enterprise, including: ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Portal, AGOL, and underlying VMWare systems necessary for the successful operation of an ESRI ArcGIS Enterprise environment connecting to a VDI (VMWare Horizons) environment.

    What you will accomplish

    • Performing installation, configuration, and upgrades of ArcGIS and VMWare
    • Improving high availability architecture
    • Creating and deploying ArcGIS Server services
    • Performance tuning/monitoring of servers, services, and instances
    • Implementing service security
    • Monitoring services, creating alerts
    • Recovery and restoring of ArcGIS Server and services
    • Assisting application developers in leveraging GIS services within IT applications
    • Providing end user support
    • Maintains server/service inventory documentation and architecture documents

    Experience and qualifications for success

    • 5+ years of ArcGIS Desktop
    • 5+ years of ArcGIS Server administration
    • 5+ years of ArcGIS (SDE) geodatabase administration
    • 3+ years of VMWare administration to include ESXi and Horizons
    • Knowledge of ESRI ArcGIS Online/Pro
    • Working knowledge of ESRI ArcGIS Enterprise
    • Expert in navigating Esri support, forums, and submitting/escalating Esri Support tickets
    • Excellent communication, collaboration, and teamwork skills
    • Accountable and results oriented
    • Comfortable in a fast-paced, geographically distributed environment
    • Ability to isolate/solve any number of problems from code bugs to database connectivity to application server or operating system failures
    • Knowledge of geospatial and mapping concepts such as spatial analysis, map projections, etc.
    • Knowledge of IT security concepts and implementation patterns within ArcGIS Server

    Preferred Skills/Experience:

    • 5+ years' experience with geodatabase development, editing, data analysis
    • Experience in managing multi-user geodatabase environment
    • ArcGIS Desktop Administration within VMware
    • Experience with setup/configuration of ESRI System Monitor
    • Bachelor's in Information Technology, computer science, geography, GIS, or a related field a plus
    • Experience with administering implementations of:
      • ArcGIS Enterprise Server
      • ArcGIS Data Store
      • Web Adaptor
      • Portal for ArcGIS
      • Image Server
      • VMWare ESXi 5.5 and newer
    • GISP or ESRI Technical Certifications – Enterprise


    SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.


    If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the online application process due to a disability, please email accommodations@swca.com or call 800-828-8517. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response. 


    EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.


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