Geospatial Software Engineer - Top Secret Clearance

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Geospatial Software Engineer - Top Secret Clearance
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Dulles,  VA
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Geospatial Software Engineer
Dulles, Va.

Active Top Secret Clearance

Reinventing how we work in the Cleared space.

@Orchard LLC has been retained by a true innovator within the Intelligence and Defense community, committed to putting the well-being of their employees at a similar level of importance as their focus on client mission. When you consider your next career move think about some of these questions:

Would you like to receive training, development, great benefits, and paid holidays/vacations of an employee AND be paid for every hour you work as opposed to a fixed salary, potentially making several thousand dollars a year more than your peers elsewhere receive for the same work?

Do you believe in the value of being trusted to support some of the most critical missions serving our nation’s security, while utilizing innovative technology and ground-breaking Geospatial Intelligence capabilities?

Does it matter to you that your employer invests in you, and is committed to your future?

If your answer is in the affirmative to these questions, please reach out to begin a conversation that could positively impact your entire future.
This program team is a leader in developing and operating cutting-edge Geospatial Intelligence analysis software. Be part of a passionate and mission-driven team that takes tremendous pride in their work. Collaborate directly with operational users to design, develop, and maintain a powerful platform that enables analysts to convert diverse data into actionable intelligence. In this Geospatial Developer role, you will work collaboratively with other developers and teams to establish an enterprise GIS tool suite for the Intelligence Community, utilizing a combination of COTS,FOSS, and GOTS software. You will be involved in the full software development lifecycle, from system and application design to implementation, testing, and deployment. Additionally, you will contribute to the integration of capabilities from external systems and bring a passion for automation and modern Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CICD) practices. 

In this role, you will contribute to the development of advanced Geospatial Intelligence analysis software, utilizing your expertise in GIS, machine learning, microservices, cloud technologies, and DevOps practices. Your work will directly impact operational users, enabling them to gain a decisive advantage in decision-making over near-peer adversaries. Experience the rewarding aspect of frequent user interaction and unsolicited feedback, as you work alongside users in a collaborative and mission-driven environment. 


    • Active Top Secret clearance with willingness and ability to obtain an SCI and CI polygraph 
    • US Citizenship Required 

Core Technologies on the Program:

    • Python (including ArcPy) 
    • ArcGIS Online ecosystem  
    • SQL 
    • Docker 

In this role, you will...

    • Develop applications with modern COTS and FOSS GIS technologies 
    • Bring knowledge of geospatial data formats (vector and raster) 
    • Have solid understanding of GIS Web Services such as ArcGIS REST Services or OGC services (WMS, WFS, WCS, WPS) 
    • Work with Geospatial APIs (ArcGIS Server/Portal, Geodatabase, Etc..) 
    • Working Knowledge of Web Mapping APIs such as Openlayers, ArcGIS JS API, leaflet 
    • Develop using modern languages such as: Python, Ruby, Java, C#, Javascript, etc. 
    • Demonstrate experience using rapid prototyping and Agile based software development methodologies 


    • 7+ years of experience in software development (analysis, design, development, testing, deployment, maintenance) required. 

    • Bachelor’s degree

Established in 2010, @Orchard LLC, also known as, Talent Orchard has an exceptional reputation, providing staffing solutions to time-sensitive, talent scarcity issues to deliver better talent management ROI.  Our specialty lies in the critical area of program talent acquisition and resource management, not in one narrow skillset, but across many areas of technical and functional delivery. To learn more about our other exciting opportunities, visit our Jobs Page at

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