We are currently seeking a GIS Manager/Business Analyst for our offices located in Abbotsford, British Columbia. If you want to experience the spirit of an entrepreneurial organization, while enjoying the impressive resources of an international player, we invite you to join us.


Are you a Tech Professional looking to work closer to home? i–Open Technologies is looking to fill positions at our Abbotsford offices, located in the heart of the Fraser Valley.

The Fraser Valley offers the small-town community feel that provides a great place to live and raise a family. With more affordable housing, cheaper gas prices and a lower cost of living, i-Open Technologies provides the same opportunity as the big city companies but allows you to capture the benefits of living in the Valley.


Company Overview

At i-Open Technology Inc., we work together to create an environment where our people come first. Our employees reinforce that all who join our team are, as owners, empowered to participate in the challenges and rewards that come from building a world-class company. As an IT and professional services firm, our employees are the key element of our continued success, as is our ability to attract and retain top-quality professionals — professionals like you.

Our projects are GIS & Geospatial related, which means that knowledge of the Google Maps API, Google Earth API and/or CesiumJS libraries, ESRI’s ArcGIS for Server JavaScript and REST API’s and similar will be needed as time progresses. You will be required to learn how to leverage HTML5 for use on tablets or developing smartphone apps with any number of development frameworks.


Position Overview

This position requires a GIS Manager/Business Analyst to manage web-based GIS projects, interface and manage clients and manage the GIS Services team. The successful candidate has an excellent understanding of ESRI ArcGIS Server, including installation, configuration, maintenance, geoprocessing, map authoring, web-services and more. Furthermore, this person will grow to understand our software solutions and will support our marketing teams’ sales efforts by performing GIS applications demonstrations and support, as needed.

The role is to design, implement, and maintain the enterprise GIS database and software used to drive our software solutions and products as well as work directly with clients to understand and communicate their needs to the development team and finally, to ensure that GIS service work is delivered on time and on budget.


Job Responsibilities

Will include but not limited to:

  • Oversee the GIS software, GIS environment, databases, including ArcGIS Server installation, configuration, maintenance, map authoring, data processing, geodatabases, editing, geoprocessing, analysis, report making
  • Use a wide range of software tools including: ESRI ArcGIS, SQL Server, Safe FME, along with open source tools such as GeoServer and PostGIS
  • Complete geospatial projects using analytical skills, creating value added data, perform geoprocessing, and publishing reports and statistics
  • Learn our software and fully understand the capabilities of our solution and to be able to perform software demonstrations engaging clients in a professional and effective manner
  • Work with clients to document and scope requirements for a solution and then manage the implementation and delivery of the work in coordination with the development team
  • Estimate projects and work with the services team to deliver them



The preferred candidate will possess the following:

  • Post-secondary education in Computer Science with GIS focus, additional education in GIS is an asset
  • 5-7 years of related experience in complex GIS projects and/or tasks
  • Strong focus on client interaction and development of Business Requirements and Functional Specifications
  • Experience with ESRI ArcGIS Server, ArcMap, Geodatabases, and other ESRI products.
  • Extensive geodatabase experience, analytical experience and working with geospatial data in various capacities.
  • Experience developing and maintaining quality assurance and quality control procedures for geospatial data and business processes – includes developing appropriate documentation
  • Experience with Safe FME or similar ETL
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server database, Postgres/PostGIS
  • Experience in web-based client/server applications including open source solutions such as  GeoServer
  • Experience in training and educating customers using customized applications
  • Ability to develop proficiency with a wide range of sophisticated software tool
  • Ability to work within a team, often under tight deadlines
  • Strong organization skills


Key Attributes

  • Must possess excellent interpersonal skills, teamwork skills, and the ability to work well with others in an office environment.
  • Must have solid communication skills, able to provide executive summaries, write detailed reports, clearly communicate metrics, and takes a proactive approach to keeping management informed.
  • Must have analytical ability to assess the business and technology to help drive the organization forward
  • Must have a demonstrated ability to effectively organize and prioritize workload
  • Must have the ability to work under pressure, stay focused and deliver exceptional solutions
  • Must be an excellent critical thinker
  • Must have a high level of initiative
  • Must be self-motivated and proactive


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