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Republic Services Staff Engineer GIS in Scottsdale, Arizona

Republic Services is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste disposal. Through our subsidiaries, Republic’s collection operations, transfer stations, recycling processing centers, landfills and environmental services provide effective solutions to make recycling and waste disposal effortless for our 14 million customers nationwide. Our 36,000 employees working in 42 states are committed to providing a superior customer experience while helping ensure a cleaner, safer and healthier world for future generations.

Why Work with Us

At Republic Services, we strive to create a workplace that is meaningful and rewarding at every level of our organization. Our employees thrive in an atmosphere where safety is revered, and each person can be a compassionate steward of our environment. We hire the best people to make Republic a great place to work. We are focused on attracting talented individuals across professions who are as committed to serving customers and the planet as we are. We’re proud to be recognized on Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies, Forbes World’s Most Innovative Companies, Forbes Best Employers for Women, Forbes Best Large Employers and Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies lists. Republic is also the only company in our industry that is a certified Great Place to Work.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Staff Engineer is a hands-on technical leadership role responsible for designing, building and maintaining complex enterprise scale platforms and architectures. The position is responsible for non-managerial leadership of an Information Technology technical team by instructing, coordinating, directing, and reviewing the technical work of other team members. The Staff Engineer develops and promotes standard operating procedures and policies for the operating platforms in their area of responsibility.

The position is also responsible for ensuring Enterprise Architecture principles, standards, and high-level (conceptual, logical, physical) architectural approaches are adhered to by implementation teams. In addition, it leads continuous improvements to the team’s software development and/or operational processes.


  • Provides technical direction related to project deliverables for both onshore and off­shore development team members.

  • Reviews business requirements and technical analysis documentation to develop system implementation approaches designed to meet business objectives, while also consulting with Solution/Enterprise Architects.

  • Maintains and utilizes expert knowledge of, and provides system support for at least two or more complex technical operating environments.

  • Maintains code quality by leading code reviews and ensuring appropriate unit test coverage is in place.

  • Contributes to project deliverables by performing system administration and/or software development tasks as needed.

  • Provides input and feedback to team management for developers and analysts performance reviews and other hiring/promotion decisions.

  • Provides Tier 3 support and resolution of open IT issues escalated by IT Customer Support.

  • Reviews application performance metrics and consults with the development teams on enhancements opportunities.

  • Oversees the architecture, development, configuration, coding, testing, and debugging of software implementation projects and new software development for the Enterprise GIS team.

  • Leads the technical design and documentation of Republic Services’ Enterprise GIS platform including, but not limited to, development, data modeling, platform integration, data resiliency and recoverability, and business continuity / disaster recovery.

  • Leads and assists application programmers in defining applications system scope and objectives through research and fact finding.

  • Performs other job related duties as assigned.


  • In-depth understanding of GIS application development and best practices around optimization and testing.

  • Proficient with complex GIS concepts such as Spatial Projections, Geometric Networks, Density Analytics, Topology, Spatial Joins.

  • Experience developing and performance tuning RDBMS such as MS SQL Server or Oracle.

  • Deep understanding of object-oriented programming methodologies.

  • Experience with Agile software development methodologies (Scrumban, Scrum, Kanban) and Agile tools such as Rally or JIRA.

  • Experience with scripting tools such as Python, Batch, PowerShell to automate common functions.

  • Knowledge of Cloud architectures, services, and DevOps practices within Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google, etc.

  • Experience consuming and developing RESTful web services.

  • Understanding of web performance optimization techniques.

  • Experience in mentoring and educating technical and non-technical business users and peers regarding Enterprise GIS development methodologies, best practices, and tools.

  • Demonstrates accountability, sound decision making, analytical thoroughness, and clear and concise communications.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, IT, GIS, Engineering, or a related discipline, and/or 12 years of related experience.

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience designing, developing, planning and implementing software solutions, tools, operations and support.

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience with the Esri ArcGIS platform, including ArcGIS Desktop and/or Pro, ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Enterprise/Portal, Geodatabases, ArcGIS JavaScript API.

Rewarding Compensation and Benefits

Eligible employees can elect to participate in:

• Comprehensive medical benefits coverage, dental plans and vision coverage.

• Health care and dependent care spending accounts.

• Short- and long-term disability.

• Life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment insurance.

• Employee and Family Assistance Program (EAP).

• Employee discount programs.

• 401(k) plan with a generous company match.

• Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).

The statements used herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by an employee in this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required by an incumbent so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.

Republic Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, relationship or association with a protected veteran (spouses or other family members), genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

We work for Earth. Every day, we come to work with two purposes in mind – serving our customers and doing our part to preserve our Blue Planet®. Our commitment to both has led to such things as landfill innovations, solar energy projects, community education designed to teach people to properly recycle, ongoing efforts to reduce our vehicle emissions and improving safety through technology—to name a few. To put it simply, we are 35,000 guardians of the environment, striving to make the world a better place.

Republic Services is more than a recycling and waste services company. We are a company dedicated to turning waste into possibilities. Together, united under the Republic Star, we are working for a cleaner, safer and healthier world where people thrive, not just for today, but for generations to come.