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  • Shark

GIS Applications Developer

CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA), a federal contractor, seeks a GIS Applications Developer to join its GeoSpatial Services business line. The GIS Applications Developer will design, develop, test and maintain a variety of GIS web solutions. The position may involve some domestic and international travel.

Location and Salary

Full-time position based in CSA’s corporate headquarters in Stuart, FL. Applicants must possess current and long-term authorization to work in the United States; CSA will not initiate or transfer H-1B Visas. Salary for this position is negotiable based on qualifications.


  • Diagnose and resolve problems associated with GIS programs, scripts, tools, procedures, systems, and applications to minimize business interruptions
  • Serve as a subject matter expert and advisor to internal and external customers on issues regarding GIS development
  • Work collaboratively with established team with minimal oversight
  • Express complex concepts effectively, both verbal and written, to diverse groups
  • Multi-task and prioritize work during critical deadline-driven conditions

Expected time allocation on key tasks

  • Web application development and customization (40%)
  • Desktop application development and customization (20%)
  • Technical Writing - Standards, protocols, and other documentation (20%)
  • Training (10%)
  • Hardware and software maintenance (10%)


  • Enterprise map-based asset management and decision support applications
  • ESRI ARCSDE, ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Server 10.1 and above
  • Web services components for cross-application solutions
  • Cached maps
  • Web-based and mobile ArcGIS server applications
  • Implementation of security to limit read and edit access to mapping applications
  • Natural resources GIS data
  • ESRI Flex API, JavaScript API, HTML5,and WEB API
  • Code (.NET and C#) with emphasis on front-end methodologies and server-side programming
  • Systems built on Microsoft .Net Framework 4.0 and above (ASP.NET and Windows Forms)
  • Web sites built on Microsoft IIS 6 and above


  • Master’s degree in computer science, engineering, GIS, information technology, mathematics or related field is preferred; Bachelor’s degree plus extensive experience may be considered
  • Minimum of 3 years general Applications Developer experience
  • 1-3 years developing experience in C#, JavaScript and Python
  • 1 year experience utilizing SQL
  • Some experience in marine science preferred

Submarine Network Engineers

Ocean Specialists, Inc. is seeking Submarine Network Engineers to support development of international fiber optic cable systems. Qualified individuals will play a vital role in the establishment of cable systems serving existing and new markets. Previous experience as a network engineer with a submarine cable system owner or supplier is essential.

Job Functions

  • Support development of international submarine fiber cable systems from inception to operations
  • Draft technical specifications for submarine fiber cable systems
  • Evaluate and adjudicate supplier proposals
  • Provide technical input to purchaser’s project manager on a regular basis
  • Perform quality assurance on terrestrial and subsea plant
  • Specify cable landing station requirements
  • Oversee installation and testing of submarine terminal equipment
  • Act as Purchaser’s representative during test and commissioning of submarine cable systems
  • Develop maintenance plans for submarine cable systems
  • Develop operations procedures, provisioning plans, and service level agreements for submarine cable systems
  • Train and mentor Purchaser’s engineers in the planning, design, and operation of submarine cable systems


  • Must have current, long-term authorization to work and reside in the United States
  • Willing to consider alternate home office locations for exceptional candidates
  • Must be available to travel internationally for durations of one to four weeks

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in relevant engineering field, computer science, or physics
  • Ten years overall experience in optical transport networks
  • Three years experience in submarine cable networks
  • Three years experience with DWDM networks
  • Two years experience with SONET/SDH or OTN networks
  • Ability to clearly communicate technical recommendations to technical and non-technical staff
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in the English language

Other Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience with 40Gb/s or 100Gb/s coherent detection transmission systems
  • Experience with packet optical networks, COE or MPLS-T
  • Experience with telecom network management systems
  • Quality Systems experience, including familiarity with ISO-9000 practices and procedures
  • Participation in major submarine cable systems projects
  • Conversational Spanish or Portuguese a plus

Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Observers (MMOs and PAM operators)

CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. is interested in contacting qualified, experienced marine mammal and turtle observers for potential aerial and shipboard surveys.  These are temporary positions (hourly compensation with no additional benefits) that become available when we are awarded an MMO/PAM project. Objectives of projects can include:

  • Seasonal distribution and abundance;
  • Mitigation and monitoring of potential effects from oil and gas development and disturbance, including visual and passive acoustic (PAM) monitoring surveys during geophysical (seismic) surveys; and
  • Photography and photoidentification and cataloging.

Observers may participate in surveys at a variety of domestic and international locations. Depending on the survey, this position may require substantial time spent in the field. To be added to our MMO/PAM database, submit a cover letter with CV/resume to
D. Hopler, CSA Ocean Sciences Inc.,
8502 SW Kansas Ave
Stuart, FL 34997

As a marine environmental consulting firm, Continental Shelf Associates has an established track record and extremely low employee turnover rate.  Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a full benefits package.  Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter with CV/resume and three professional references to dhopler@conshelf.com (electronic in the body message or attached is acceptable) or D. Hopler, Continental Shelf Associates, 8502 SW Kansas Ave, Stuart, FL 34997.

CSA is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, veteran or disabled status.

EOE-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities