Geospatial Modeler (GIS, ArcGIS) (13483) Newark, California

Responsibilities:

  • Design, build, and test models for geocoding around the world. 
  • Use expertise in geography, demography, history, and quantitative methods to enhance and integrate applications in mapping, spatial modeling, and exposure analytics.
  • Collect and compile geospatial data in support of geocoding, mapping, and hazard modeling. 
  • Demonstrate expertise in addressing systems worldwide, and an understanding of how these relate to GIS data attributes. 
  • Evaluate global base maps of address information at multiple resolutions (buildings, parcels, streets, postal codes, cities, counties, and states). 
  • Assess the quality of geospatial databases by executing tests and evaluating results using statistical applications and RMS software. 
  • Design and perform “ground-truthing” exercises to validate the accuracy of base-map features. 
  • Prepare and review technical documents for data development. 
  • Collaborate with colleagues in RMS offices around the world to find and fix map-data and geocoding bugs.

Skills

  • Technical skills in geographic analysis, cartographic design, and/or remote sensing, with expertise in applications such as districting, site selection, routing, and/or topographic modeling.
  • Demonstrated research skills, referencing a wide variety of information sources.
  • Strong computer skills, using GIS applications (especially ArcGIS) and database systems (especially SQL), as well as good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
  • Automation or macro-development experience using Visual Basic, VBA, Python, Esri Model Builder, or equivalent.
  • Detail-oriented and self-motivated, with excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Foreign-language proficiency is a plus.

 
Requirements

  • MA/MS in Geography, Urban Planning, Demography, Anthropology, History, or related discipline, with an emphasis on geospatial analysis and location modeling.
  • At least 4 years’ experience with GIS projects in an academic or professional setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex technical problems by applying geographic knowledge and principles.
  • Ability to work independently and in teams, with minimal supervision.

Did you know there’s a 5% chance that a hurricane will cause $60 billion of insured losses next year?   And there’s a 1% chance that an earthquake will cause $50 billion of insured loss in the next 12 months?  We do.  At RMS, we build the simulation models that allow insurers and investors to understand portfolio risks due to catastrophes:  natural catastrophes (hurricane, earthquake, flood), terrorism, pandemic, and changes in life expectancy. 
We are one of the most exciting and technologically sophisticated firms you’ve ‘never’ heard of, unless you’re one of our hundreds of clients in the (re)insurance, banking or hedge fund sector.  We lead an industry we helped pioneer and ultimately our work makes a true impact on the world at large.  How we understand and manage risk affects everybody and our passion is nothing less than creating a more resilient world through a better understanding of catastrophic events.

As we approach our 25th anniversary, we are now evolving our vision by delivering future solutions in the cloud, releasing in 2014 a cutting edge risk management platform ‘RMS(one)’ for the global risk market.  RMS(one) will create a holistic and integrated view across the enterprise with one platform for all models, all points of view, and all data. All will be run as equal partners on RMS(one).

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