GIS Developer at Zayo group in Denver, Colorado

Posted in Other 9 days ago.

Job Description:

Company Description

Zayo provides mission-critical bandwidth to the world's most impactful companies, fueling the innovations that are transforming our society. Zayo's 133,000-mile network in North America and Europe includes extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centers. Zayo's communications infrastructure solutions include dark fiber, private data networks, wavelengths, Ethernet, and dedicated Internet access. Zayo serves wireless and wireline carriers, media, tech, content, finance, healthcare and other large enterprises.

Position Description

The GIS Developer will be part of a GIS Development team using Esri's ArcGIS suite of products that provide business solutions through interactive mapping applications, both desktop and web-based.. This GIS ecosystem along with and other fiber management tools is core to Zayo's architecture and fundamentally supports the company's overall business strategy. The ideal candidate will be passionate about GIS and Application development and have a desire to work in a fast paced environment where skill sets will develop quickly.

The candidate will develop data, scripts, and applications to help internal Zayo users analyze optimal fiber routes and other assets, to provide the best solution for customers. Responsibilities will include developing, testing, debugging and maintaining an array of custom web-based GIS applications, tools and supporting web services.


  • 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)

  • Design, develop, and support server-based geoprocessing scripts, tools, and processes for automated data updates with Python and SQL statements.

  • Utilize Agile and Scrum methodologies in order to self-organize, track progress, and update status of projects.

  • Troubleshoot various GIS issues for a user base of over 100 users. Problems include bugs with tools, server management issues, issues with processes, and questions about new workflows.

  • Develop and document GIS processes and procedures.

  • Assist other teams with various, ad-hoc GIS requests.


  • A degree in Geography/GIS, computer science, or other closely related discipline with a strong focus on geographic concepts and principals.

  • 3-5 years of experience developing GIS applications in Python and JavaScript carrying out medium to large-scale automation processes.

  • Experience working in an Agile environment using development sprints and Scrum meetings

  • Extensive knowledge of Esri's ArcGIS suite of products including vector data creation and management.

  • Strong IT skills and experience with ArcGIS for desktop, ArcGIS Online, Web App Builder and JavaScript API

  • Proficient with ESRI Server and Portal use, management of licenses and accounts

  • Familiarity with SQL, relational databases, and ArcGIS Server

  • Basic understanding of development, test and production database environments

  • Experience working on code as part of a team, and specifically giving and receiving feedback on code.

  • Comfortable troubleshooting GIS issues, balancing a variety of demands independently, training issues, and explaining technical problems to non-technical users.

  • Must foster an inclusive work environment and respect all aspects of diversity

  • Knowledge of telecommunications industry helpful


  • Competitive compensation

    • Base salary range: $68,696-$74,856

    • Full-time Zayo employees are also eligible for discretionary quarterly short-term and long-term incentive cash bonuses which are based on the performance of the Company, an employee's business segment, and the individual employee

  • Excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, 401 (k), disability and life insurance

  • Fitness membership discounts

  • Generous paid time off policy including paid parental leave