Philadelphia Gas Works

  • GIS Programmer - Business Applications Specialist I, II, or Senior –

    Information Services Department
    Employment Status
    Regular/Full Time
    Information Technology
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    Information Services Department [47]
  • Overview

    Philadelphia Gas Works


    Looking for a challenge and ready to light up your career?


    Free Health Insurance – Free Dental Insurance – Pension Plan – Free Parking – Wellness Programs


    The Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) is the largest municipally-owned gas utility in the nation, supplying gas service in the City of Philadelphia to over 500,000 customers.  From its humble beginnings in 1836, PGW has grown into the large, modern facility that exists today.  As one of the nation's leading natural gas providers, PGW prides itself on stability and continual growth.  PGW is dedicated to becoming the Greenest Natural Gas Delivery Company in the region.


    Make a difference in your future – Become part of the PGW Team!  Apply –


    GIS / Web Programmer - Business Applications Specialist I, II, or Senior


    Arc GIS Server / ArcGIS / .NET / Angular


    Information Services Department


    Residency Requirement:  All employees of the Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) must live in the City of Philadelphia for the duration of their employment. If a candidate does not live in the City of Philadelphia at the time of hire, he/she must move into the city within twelve (12) months of his/her hire date.






    §  Manage GIS development and technology strategies to support efforts for the client

    §  Train end users on GIS technologies related to web map application use.

    §  Focused application development using the Esri, Javascript and Web Application Builder framework

    §  Developing, prototyping and building web applications utilizing REST, SOAP, or other data methodologies

    §  Works as a GIS/.Net developer, and maintain responsibility for supporting need of various business groups and driving enduring results back to clients.

    §  Integrating mobile work management and other related applications with Esri portal

    §  Develops, enhances, tests, supports, maintains and debugs software applications and interfaces that support business units.  Support the development of technical solution documentation and training.

    §  Ability to leverage expertise in time management to complete assignments independently and effectively.

    §  Create or improve reporting capability for end users.

    §  Perform the above duties while maintaining application security, SDLC, and change management best practices.

    §  Utilizes in-depth knowledge of technological alternatives and business system requirements to recommend innovations that enhance and/or provide a competitive advantage to the organization.

    §  Coordinate with other team members to deliver software on time and within budget.

    §  Provides feedback and technical guidance to project managers on issues of critical importance to achieving business objectives.



    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or other GIS web programming related field of study.
    • Experience with .NET and Angular technologies - minimum 1 year
    • 2 to 5+ years relevant work experience developing and designing highly customized applications using ESRI and ArcGIS platform along with Microsoft .Net technologies and strong knowledge of business process re-engineering.
    • Working knowledge of the Esri Javascript API and development capabilities
    • Proficiency using ESRI ArcGIS and extensions for Geospatial Exploitation, automation
    • Experience using various scripting techniques with Python is preferred
    • Experience working with one or more object oriented programming languages. (.NET is Preferred).
    • Working knowledge of web/mobile applications and web concepts, experience with Service oriented architecture, Test Driven Development, and Project/Time management skills with the ability to handle multiple projects.
    • Microsoft .Net MVC or ASP.NET, JavaScript and Client-side development, preferably experienced with AngularJS 4 or Angular 2 with Typescript.
    • Knowledge of RDBMS concepts with some hands on experience is ideal.
    • Must be proficient in building usable and immersive/responsive user interface using Angular, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript Bootstrap and .Net Web APIs.
    • Good knowledge of common troubleshooting techniques along with Esri/ArcGIS server related configurations
    • Regularly provide guidance, training and coaching to other team members
    • Willing to partner and collaborate with peers to solve complex challenges
    • Working knowledge with source control management and defect tracking systems, such as Microsoft Team Foundation Server and Quality center is plus.
    • An ideal candidate will possess the following traits:


      Creative problem solving with strong analytical and troubleshooting skills, excellent organizational and communication skills with ability to communicate complex tasks/problem in a simple fashion and a high level of interpersonal skills


      Attention to detail, obsessiveness about getting the solution right and an aggressive approach in taking on work and solving problems in timely manner for our end users


      Focus on the details of Service Delivery and stays in tune to the needs and expectations of end users


    Residency Requirement All employees of the Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) must live in the City of Philadelphia for the duration of their employment. If a candidate does not live in the City of Philadelphia at the time of hire, he/she must move into the city within twelve (12) months of his/her hire date.


    We offer a strong benefit package that includes free basic health and dental insurance.   PGW is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/VAAP/EEO. 


    Location: 800 W Montgomery Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19122


    While we appreciate all responses, only those who are uniquely qualified will be contacted.   Local candidates will be given preference – interview expenses are not funded.


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