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Job #: R-00098216
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Geographic Information Systems
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5,000
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

Leidos is in need of a Geospatial Analyst who has experience with ArcGIS, with a focus in cartography, to support our government customer. Experience with python scripting is strongly desired. Candidates MUST have an active Top Secret/SCI with polygraph to be considered.

Primary Responsibilities

The successful candidate will work as a member of a government contractor team supporting custom mapping requests and assist in a geospatial web collection effort. The geospatial production effort contributes to complex intelligence analysis for senior policymakers and our country’s leadership. The custom mapping requests will require the candidate to have a strong cartographic background, with extensive use of ArcGIS software, to include Portal for ArcGIS. As a cartographer, the candidate will be responsible for researching, designing, and producing thematic and reference maps, in support of the customer’s finished intelligence, including presentations, publications, and interactive products.

The successful candidate will work as part of a geospatial team, managing multiple mapping projects under minimal supervision. The geospatial analyst will work with their customers to define project requirements and provide advice on processes and procedure for optimal visual presentation.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Degree in Geospatial Information Systems (GIS), Cartography, Geography, Computer Science, or Environmental Science, or related field with demonstrated GIS training or coursework

  • 8+ years of related experience with geospatial information systems

  • Expertise with ESRI ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Pro software

  • Strong understanding of geodatabases and geodatabase applications and the ability to work with vector and raster datasets

  • Ability to use and edit shapefiles and file geodatabases

  • Experience working with different coordinate systems, map projections, and datums

  • Familiarity with standard cartographic methods, theories, and principles

  • Experience with ESRI-based web interfaces, such as Portal for ArcGIS, ArcGIS Online, and Web Application development

Preferred Qualifications

  • Adobe software such as Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and Acrobat

  • Avenza MAPublisher

  • Experience with Python

  • Proficient in parsing HTML and JSON data

  • Understand how to code scripts or software routines to perform and control reliable web collection to include use of Python to design, implement, and maintain efficient and reusable code

Pay Range:

Pay Range $81,900.00 - $126,000.00 - $170,100.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit

Pay and Benefits

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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