Most important questions in an organization can be asked in the context of where: What areas are hot for more sales? How does revenue compare in my eastern versus western regions? Where should I locate my second store?
That’s where (no pun intended) location analytics comes into play, by linking business results to location in a highly visual way. The result—stakeholders in an organization have clear insight into performance, viewed in a geographical or spatial context.
By Guest Blogger Zack, Summer Intern
I’m spending this summer as a Desktop Support Services Intern at the Esri headquarters in Redlands, CA. Before accepting this position, I was a geography graduate assistant at Minnesota State University and an undergraduate GIS lab assistant at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. This blog series chronicles my observations and experiences of life in the internship program.
When first told I’d be spending my summer in desktop support, I panicked slightly, wondering whether my technical proficiency was up to standards. Fortunately, rather than being expected to pick up a headset and start troubleshooting from Day 1, my first several weeks in the internship program were spent acclimating to the work environment, building a solid foundation for the months ahead, and becoming familiar with the ways Esri supports its users.
If you could describe your dream job, would it involve building innovative and powerful web apps? If so, you might want to keep reading.
We’re looking for a developer to design and develop web applications for large-scale ArcGIS for Server deployment and management. You’ll drive the REST API design as well as write comprehensive technical design specs and support documentation.
Meet Esri Recruiters Without Leaving Your Home or Office!
On the hunt for your next career move but can’t find any networking events near you? Look no further! Esri is participating in the Dice West Coast Virtual Career Fair on Wednesday, June 27th. Targeted at technology and engineering professionals, the event will offer a unique way for job seekers to interact with Esri recruiting staff.
If you follow @EsriCareers on Twitter, you’ve probably seen tweets about #EsriJobChat. Hopefully, you’ve tuned in to a session and got some good information, maybe even asked a question.
#EsriJobChat can be a valuable resource if you
- are actively seeking a new career opportunity—whether it’s GIS related or not!
- are a “passive” job seeker, just wondering what else is out there
- need some interview or resumé tips
- have specific questions about careers at Esri
- want to know more about what it’s like to work at Esri
- wonder what general skills we look for in a particular area
- are interested in summer programs for students
Earth Day is Sunday, April 22 and it’s estimated that millions around the world will be doing something to celebrate. A bit of trivia: Earth Day was started in 1970 by a Wisconsin senator to create awareness for the Earth’s environment and to encourage conservation efforts.
Like many organizations, Esri has put in place green initiatives to help save our planet and create a more sustainable future.
Solar rooftop panels have been installed on several buildings at the main campus in Redlands. It is estimated that the solar energy system will reduce global carbon emissions by more than one million pounds annually, the equivalent of planting 70,000 mature trees.
Esri regularly donates trees and horticultural materials to local schools and parks. It also donates surplus office equipment and computer hardware and software to schools and nonprofit organizations.
From Software Advice, April 2, 2012
Everyone in the software development world is talking about the cloud these days, but are IT professionals prepared for the shift in technology? Derek Singleton, an ERP Analyst with Software Advice, shares his thoughts on the five skills that IT professionals will need to survive in the cloud era.
Singleton says, “For IT professionals, maintaining a job in the age of Cloud computing requires developing a new set of skills to match evolving IT roles. Through analyst interviews and discussions with IT professionals, I’ve identified five skills IT professionals need to position themselves for a career in the Cloud.”
Ready to see what skills you might be missing? Read Singleton’s blog post, Do You Have a Cloud Career Plan? You might also check out our recent blog post on careers in IT at Esri.
We’ve had many requests for an Esri product engineer to host #EsriJobChat on Twitter, so we’re excited that Brent Pierce will be joining us this week. Brent has a degree in physics and obtained his master’s in GIS from Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS) in beautiful Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia, Canada. He joined Esri’s Product Development Division in 2004. He manages a number of development initiatives including a small team of other product engineers.
Tune in this Thursday at 1 p.m. Pacific to ask Brent about his role, what it’s like being part of the Esri team, the general skills we look for, or even the Redlands area. He’ll have the answers! A member of our HR team will also be on hand for general Esri careers information.
You can send us your questions in advance via DM to @EsriCareers or e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Chat with you soon!
Our Information Systems and Technology (IST) group recently sponsored Tech Madness, a “come get to know us and see what’s new” event in the Esri Café. Team members were on hand to show demos of technologies that were recently implemented companywide, such as a new wireless network and Microsoft Lync, as well as to tell us about all the exciting new initiatives planned for the near future.
I spent a few minutes with CIO Dan Abushanab, who joined Esri last June, and Terry Kelly, PMO Manager, talking more in-depth about future plans and what’s great about being part of the IST team.
What’s your overall vision for the IST Division?
Dan: Esri has been vertically oriented in terms of function: Development, Sales, Marketing, Professional Services, Educational Services, and so on. There are only a few divisions that go horizontally across them, and IST needs to be one of them. My job is making sure we’re providing the connective tissue across groups. It is our core reason for being.
Who better to give advice on this topic than one of our own success stories! While pursuing a degree in geospatial technology, Timothy Hales, known as @GISpathway in the Twitter-sphere, used a number of social media avenues to network with GIS professionals, which he attributes to eventually joining the Esri team.
Timothy has been on board for about a year and a half, and works as a raster support analyst in our Charlotte, North Carolina, office. Tune in to this week’s chat Wednesday, April 4 at 1 p.m. Pacific to learn from Timothy’s success and have your questions answered about using social media to land your dream job.
Send your questions in advance via e-mail to email@example.com or DM @EsriCareers on Twitter.
Note: Chat is being held on Wednesday this week only. Next week we’ll go back to Thursdays.