This site uses cookies. To find out more, see our Cookies Policy

GIS Specialist Sr - 27909 in Suffolk, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 3/2/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Suffolk, VA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:

Job Description


Job Summary

Are you up for a challenge and want to win  the War not just the Battle?

Join a team of premier group of dedicated and talented engineers working to build future of Terrain Databases that support the ever-evolving needs of Joint Training!. The Alion Terrain Developer serves as a member of the elite Joint Staff J7 Terrain Services Team. This team is designated for the acquisition transformation and management of Geospatial data in support of the Terrain Generation Service (TGS). Whom provides Joint Training exercises with high fidelity and up-to-date geospatial data used in high-fidelity virtual training environments..

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform data transformation functions.
  • Convert existing geospatial data and simulation databases to data consistent with the Common Database (CDB) specification.
  • Prepare geographic data for use in constructive and virtual terrain databases.
  • Develop metadata and versioning of geospatial data.


  • 3-5 years professional experience in GIS or simulations industry.


  • Experience with one or more commercial GIS software packages, including ArcGIS 10.x, ERDAS Imagine, or Global Mapper.
  • Working knowledge of the CDB specification is highly desirable.
  • Experience with Presagis products such as Terra Vista.
  • Experience with modeling and simulation technologies such as JCATS, JTLS, MTWS, MUSE, VBS3, JSAF, and OneSAF is preferred.
  • Knowledge of Geoserver and the Web Map Service (WMS) standards is preferred.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Products such as Powerpoint, Word, Excel, and Outlook


  • BA/BS in Geography, GIS, OR technical certification in similar discipline. 


  • Position requires an active Secret Clearance.



Diversity Statement

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.  Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply.  Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information

U.S. Citizenship Required.

Next Steps

Next Steps


Join the Alion Talent Network today and stay up-to-date on our openings as they continue to become available! As a member of our network, you will receive alerts with new job opportunities that match your interests and have the ability to share job opportunities through social media or email. Join now!

Whether you choose to apply or just leave your information, we look forward to staying connected with you.