RMS Require Geospatial Data Engineer – India

RMSRMS, Founded in 1989 as a spinoff of research done at Stanford University, today RMS is the world leader in catastrophe risk modeling. From earthquakes, hurricanes, and floods to terrorism, longevity, and infectious diseases, our models provide critical risk management solutions to financial institutions around the world. Based in our Silicon Valley headquarters and with offices throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, our team of more than 950 professionals may be larger than it used to be, but we’re still as ambitious and innovative as ever. Whether quantifying risks due to climate change, simulating how medical breakthroughs could extend life expectancy, delivering supercomputing in the cloud, or transforming an industry with our next generation technology platform, our passion is innovation driven by the courage to tackle problems others reject as unsolvable.

At RMS, we believe the result of deeper knowledge is positive change. Our ultimate goal is to create a more sustainable and resilient world through a better understanding of catastrophic events.

RMS is looking for suitable candidate for the post of Geospatial Data Engineer.

Overview of the role

Develop geocoding data sets for RMS software applications.  Translate global GIS base maps of address information (streets, postal codes, cities, etc.) into databases that help locate client properties for catastrophe risk modeling.  Assist in developing new GIS data in support of geocoding and modeling.  Review and compare third-party maps and data for technical suitability.

Maintain the quality of RMS geocoding data.  Draft clear, detailed and reproducible test plans.  Execute diagnostic tests and evaluate their results using database applications and RMS software, especially RiskLink.  Collaborate with colleagues from throughout the company (including model developers, product managers, and software engineers) and in RMS offices around the world, to identify and fix geocoding data bugs.

Objectives for the role

Collect, compile, and manipulate GIS data in support of geocoding and hazard modeling.  Design, build, and test global base maps of address information at multiple resolutions (streets, postal codes, cities, counties, states, and countries).  Help prepare and review technical documents for data development.  Build up expertise in addressing systems worldwide, and an understanding of how these relate to GIS data attributes.

Assist in monitoring the quality of all GIS and geocoding databases at RMS.  Design and perform “ground-truthing” exercises to validate the accuracy of base-map features.  Draft clear, detailed and reproducible test plans for evaluating map data.  Asses the quality of geocoding databases by executing tests and evaluating results using database applications and RMS software.  Collaborate with colleagues from throughout the company (including model developers, product managers, and software engineers) and in RMS offices around the world, to identify and fix map-data and geocoding bugs.

Technical Skills:

• Post Graduate in Geo-Informatics / Earth Sciences or Graduate in planning from a reputed institution
• Minimum two years experience of working on projects related to geographical analysis, database management, cartographic design, geocoding or spatial modeling
• Good understanding with Arc GIS and its extensions (Spatial Analyst)
• Exposure to Arc GIS Desktop customization will be added advantage
• Good knowledge of databases like MS Access / Microsoft SQL Server
• The candidate must be detail-oriented and self-motivated, with excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as a willingness and ability to learn in a fast-paced development environment

Skills: 

• Professional
o Industry Knowledge/Bus. Acumen
o Client Focused
o Solutions Driven
o Creativity & Innovation
o Results & Action Oriented
• Interpersonal
o Decision Making
o Self-Knowledge & Development
o Teamwork & Collaboration
• Leadership
o Managing & Measuring work
o Planning and organizing

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