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Current Opportunities

We are always on the lookout for highly motivated thinkers and doers who welcome challenges and innovative new ideas. Do you have the same passion for our mission and core values as we do? Check out our current opportunities or send your resume to recruiting@bent-ear.com.

Consultant

Job Description: This project will provide support to a Federal agency as it plans for a large GIS implementation. BES’s role is to work with the client’s key stakeholders to identify information sharing requirements, develop applicable governance documents and standard operating procedures, and provide the necessary training and exercises that ensure the client’s staff properly integrate the technology solution and are prepared for natural disasters or man-made incidents. This is a multi-year project that will require travel.​

 

Bent Ear Solutions is focused on helping public safety-related organizations operationalize emerging technologies in order to help them save lives and protect property. We are looking for versatile, passionate people who care deeply about the public safety mission and want to help grow a business focused on providing public safety the tools that they need to maximize their effectiveness. Our typical role on a project often requires us to mediate between client organizations/leaders, so the consultant must understand office dynamics and how to navigate a varied array of personalities. We are a fast-paced, high-energy company that encourages all of our staff to be creative, learn new skills, and challenge the status quo. We provide a flexible work environment with competitive benefits.

 

Responsibilities

  • Identify client’s information sharing requirements/needs.

  • Facilitate client stakeholder meetings (groups ranging from 2 to 40 people).

  • Read, review, and write/rewrite documents including policies, plans, and standard operating procedures (SOPs).

  • Deliver reports and presentations in a thorough and professional manner.

  • Develop and deliver training and exercises to support SOP/technology implementation.

  • Manage the project scope and resources to ensure all client expectations are met.

 

Qualifications

  • 6+ years of experience in public safety, consulting, or a combination thereof

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Emergency Management, Homeland Security, or a related field required (Master’s degree preferred)

  • PMP certification is a plus

  • Advanced writing, communication, and presentation skills

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Excellent research skills

  • Strong facilitation skills

  • Ability to work both independently as well as in teams and inspire other staff and client team members to think both differently and creatively

  • Willingness and desire to learn new skills as our small company dictates throughout its growth

  • GIS experience a strong plus

Location: Washington, D.C.

GIS (Web) Application Developer

Location: Remote

Job Description: Bent Ear Solutions is focused on helping public safety organizations deploy, implement, and operationalize emerging technologies in order to help them save lives and protect property. We are looking for versatile, passionate employees who care deeply about the public safety mission and want to help grow a business focused on providing public safety the tools that they need to maximize their effectiveness.  We operate a fast-paced, high-energy group where we encourage all of our staff to be creative and to learn new skills. We’re looking for GIS Professionals who can fit well in our environment and are willing to push themselves to learn new skills, techniques, and tradecraft.

 

We have an immediate opening for a GIS Developer to build custom GIS applications using the ArcGIS JavaScript API, Python, and other libraries and languages such as React and Typescript.

 

Essential Functions

  • Work in an agile team environment to constantly iterate through the required tasks and requirements

  • Follow development best practices and standards including use of repositories, creation and maintenance of procedural documentation and deployment activities

  • Develop and maintain custom applications, tools, and services in an Esri environment using SQL Server, Python, HTML/CSS, JavaScript, REST, JSON, SQL, and relevant Esri technologies (ArcGIS Enterprise, SDE, Esri APIs)

  • Develop GIS applications – primarily for the web, but also for data ETL processes and system admin tools

  • Develop and maintain enterprise web services that support multiple solutions

  • Design and create custom queries and scripts

  • Proactively identify application inefficiencies and propose solutions

  • Identify, create, and maintain development frameworks and code libraries

  • Work closely with the team members to develop quality assurance documentation and user acceptance testing plans

  • Optimize applications for maximum speed, scalability and rich user experience

  • Support client’s existing GIS applications and recommend enhancements and improvements.

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required Skills:

  • Understanding of working with sensitive/secure data

  • Knowledge of ArcGIS Server product suite (10.0 and up) and strong knowledge of ArcGIS Server client APIs is preferred.

  • Knowledge of source control systems (i.e. git), and build automation systems

  • Knowledge of UI libraries such as React and TypeScript

  • web application development experience using JavaScript and libraries like jQuery, the ArcGIS JavaScript API and MV* frameworks.

  • Strong programming, using JavaScript and Python, C#, or VB.NET

  •  Experience consuming and creating APIs with

  • Ability to work independently with strong attention to detail and data quality checks

  • Strong data skills and experience with querying relational databases such as SQL Server or Oracle. •

  • Working knowledge of IIS web server administration: application pool tuning, SSL encryption, ASP.NET configuration

Preferred Skills:

  • ArcGIS Enterprise 10.6 and later

  • Oracle Database Server (10g and 11g), or SQL Server 2008, 2014

  • Feature Manipulation Engine (FME)

  • Windows Server 2008, IIS 7 and above,

  • CSS, HTML/5

Experience

  • Experience designing, developing and implementing custom GIS applications built using the JavaScript API or similar. 

  • Knowledge of other GIS products in the ESRI platform (this can include Survey123, Collector, Operations dashboard, other field collection applications, story maps, etc)

Education

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizen

  • Physical work location within the United States or Canada

  • Ability to work 40 hours or more a week as required by workload

  • Internet connection and the ability to work remotely

  • Valid driver’s license

Legislative Liaison and Research Analyst     *New Position

Location: Remote for first 6 months; then locate to DC area

GIS Developer                   

Location: Remote

Job Description: Bent Ear Solutions is in search of a GIS Developer to design useful GIS data models and workflows that may be leveraged to build client solutions.  The GIS Developer will perform application life-cycle development and deployment, including requirements gathering, design, coding, testing and documentation, for COTS and custom GIS apps, and will implement GIS solutions using scripting languages such as JavaScript and Python.  The Developer will also deliver and facilitate presentations to both technical and non-technical personnel using a variety of tools. 

This is a remote position.

Knowledge and Skills:

General:

  • Skills and experience with GIS application development.

  • Ability to innovate and research. An analytical mindset, good problem-solving skills, and attention to detail.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Platforms/Database:

  • Proficiency with Esri’s ArcGIS platform, including ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online/Portal, ArcGIS Enterprise, GeoEvent Server.

  • Experience with relational database design/SQL queries in SQL Server/Oracle.

Application Development:

  • Experience with building COTS web applications such as Dashboards and Experience Builder apps, and with Survey123.

  • Proficiency with JavaScript, and its corresponding Esri framework, the ArcGIS API for JavaScript.

  • Experience creating ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) and web GIS administration automations using ArcGIS API for Python.

  • Proficiency with front-end design languages, such as HTML and CSS, and data transport formats, such as JSON.

​OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizen

  • Physical work location within the United States or Canada

  • Ability to work 40 hours or more a week as required by workload

  • Internet connection and the ability to work remotely

  • Valid driver’s license

Entry Level Data Analyst    *New Position

Location: Remote for first 6 months; then locate to DC area

Job Description: Bent Ear Solutions is in search of an entry level data analyst to provide direct support to a federal client that is responsible for monitoring for, collecting, analyzing, and reporting on incidents that could, or are currently, having an impact on that clients’ operations.

The Data Analyst it is expected to have a basic understanding of navigating through and researching specific key areas on the open-source internet. It is vital that all analyst levels be able to process this data and clearly communicate any discovered information to their colleagues with confidence, clarity, and speed. All analysts are expected to work independently, but at the same time be able to quickly and effectively coordinate with team members and stakeholders to produce the best results. The level of teamwork needed for this position requires flexibility and the ability to adapt to frequent changes in process, priority, and availability.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Must possess basic computer skills, to include use of MS Office products and telework technology.

  • Understands how to review, revise, and report data and information, including items that may be sensitive in nature

  • Able to perform objective research and apply basic analytical techniques

  • Capable of both strong teamwork and working effectively in an independent environment

  • Possesses strong writing and grammar skills that support clear and concise communication

  • Capable of both receiving and providing constructive feedback in a professional manner with team members, leadership, the client, and stakeholders

  • Can be prepared for a flexible work schedule

  • Capable of applying logic and reason to tasks and new or complex situations

Preferred Education:

  • High School Diploma or GED required, but Military experience may serve as a substitute

  • Associates degree or higher preferred, but not required based on previous experience

  • Completion of FEMA IS100, 200, 700, and 800 within the first 90 days

  • Willing to attend additional courses and training

  • Ability to obtain a clearance

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizen

  • Physical work location within the United States or Canada

  • Ability to work 40 hours or more a week as required by workload.

  • Internet connection and the ability to work remotely.

  • Valid driver’s license

 

Bent Ear Solutions is focused on helping public safety organizations deploy, implement, and operationalize emerging technologies in order to help them save lives and protect property. We are looking for versatile, passionate employees who care deeply about the public safety mission and want to help grow a business focused on providing public safety the tools that they need to maximize their effectiveness.  We operate a fast-paced, high-energy group where we encourage all of our staff to be creative and to learn new skills.

Role Description: 

Bent Ear Solutions is in search of Legislative Liaison and Research Analyst to provide direct support to a federal client that is responsible for safeguarding the physical and personal security of the judicial system and ensuring continuity of critical operations.

 

The Legislative Liaison and Research Analyst is expected to have an in-depth understanding of state and local legislatives processes and be positioned and skilled to help advance state and local legislation pertaining to safety and security of the members of the Judicial system. This is a senior-level role with specific duties including but not limited to:

 

  1. Researching and cataloguing proposed and actual legislation/statute by state, county/parish, and municipality

  2. Researching and cataloguing state and local agencies making protected information available to the public.

  3. Conducting outreach efforts to research and identify potential state offices for judges use.

  4. Reviewing, when requested, draft documents for judges related to state/local judiciary privacy and public records redaction policy engagement.

  5. Providing guidance to state/county/municipal rule-making committees on drafting and implementing safeguards related to state/local judiciary privacy and public records redaction policy engagement.

  6. Researching and developing informational products regarding current initiatives and potential resources of related efforts within relevant organizations (e.g., state-federal committee/council, American Bar Association, National Governor’s Association, National Center for States Courts).

 

It is vital that the Legislative Liaison and Research Analyst have the skills and knowledge to lead this program area and work effectively with colleagues, leadership, and the client. The Legislative Liaison and Research Analyst is expected to work independently but be able to quickly and effectively coordinate with team members and stakeholders to produce the best results. The level of teamwork needed for this position requires flexibility and the ability to adapt to frequent changes in process, priority, and availability.

 

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Thorough and detailed understanding of legislation and rulemaking processes at the state, county, and municipal levels.

  • Possess and maintain a vast network of partners focused on legislative affairs and policy development.

  • Ability to research and synthesize state, county/parish, and local legislation and understand state, county/parish, and local legislative processes.

  • Understands how to review, revise, and report data and information, including items that may be sensitive in nature.

  • Ability to perform objective research and apply basic analytical techniques.

  • Capable of applying logic and reason to tasks and new or complex situations.

  • Ability to engage with stakeholders and partner agencies and be trusted to adequately represent the organization and client.

  • Capable of both receiving and providing constructive feedback in a professional manner with team members, leadership, the client, and stakeholders.

  • Capable of both strong teamwork and working effectively in an independent environment.

  • Experience and ability coordinating with and briefing senior officials.

  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule.

  • Must possess basic computer skills, to include use of MS Office products and telework technology.

  • Possesses strong writing and grammar skills that support clear and concise communication.

 

Education and Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; master’s degree preferred. Military experience may serve in lieu of.

  • Minimum of 5 years of prior experience conducting legislative research and analysis. 10 years of experience preferred.

  • Previous experience working with legislative and policy research organizations.

  • Ability to complete required training program within 90 days of hire.

  • Willingness to attend additional courses and training opportunities.

  • Ability to obtain a security clearance.

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