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Justin Bennett Now Serving as Co-Chair for the USGIF St. Louis Area Working Group

President and CEO Justin Bennett is now serving as co-chair for the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) St. Louis Area Working Group (SLAWG). What is SLAWG? It is a united collection of people interested in GEOINT technologies and what it means to the St. Louis community. The mission of SLAWG is to “Support or build new geospatial centric pipelines that integrate and amplify existing NGA efforts designed to educate and train individuals in geospatial tradecraft.” And, “Grow and sustain a populace within St. Louis and surrounding regions that possess the necessary geospatial skillsets to quality for and fill existing and future NGA or geospatial industry analytic and management careers.” “As a member of the community and the profession, serving on this committee allows me the opportunity to give back,” said Bennett. More information on the working group can be found here.  

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JOB Posting – Computer Security Engineer (Greater STL Area) with an ACTIVE secret clearance

Geodata IT has an opening for a mid-level Computer Security Engineer (SAFB) with an ACTIVE secret clearance. (For those new to government contracting, an “active” secret clearance means you have already been pre-vetted by the United States government and granted a secret clearance level that is currently valid. We are unable to consider applications that do not meet this criteria.) Click HERE to read more on the Geodata IT Careers Page.

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Geodata IT Announces Move to T-REX

We’re excited to announce that we’ve moved Geodata IT operations to the T-REX incubator at 911 Washington in St. Louis, Mo. Being able to work alongside some of the brightest entrepreneurs and thinkers in IT is energizing for us. We love our St. Louis technology community, resources and the energy of the city itself. Remaining downtown was important for the culture and spirit of our organization. The location is close to NGA, Scott Air Force Base, and other commercial partners. It’s the trifecta of perfection for us. “Being alongside other innovators working to build technology in St. Louis is exciting.” said Justin Bennett, President/CEO. If you’re in the area to enjoy some of the fantastic amenities of our city, please stop by and visit our new office.

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Geodata IT Seeks Senior Java Developer

Geodata IT has an opening for a Senior Java Developer (Falls Church, VA) that excels in JavaScript and AWS. The right person will view “mission critical” as part of their daily mindset and will more than likely have a military and/or NGA background with TS/SCI Active SCI or Eligibility. We need someone that lives devops and has mastered AWS in a C2S environment. What type of people do we like to hire at Geodata IT? We’re thinkers and innovators. Thus, we actively seek people that are comfortable enough in their own skillset to work independently and find answers to tough problems. While we always constantly strive to raise the bar, we also like people that have a life outside of work. We appreciate one another enough to respect that family is a priority. If you’d like to learn more, please visit the Career section on our main website.

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Justin Bennett Shares Job Hunting Advice for SLATE Participants

#meetup time @GeodataIT learning how to get an IT career. @Claddagh9 @SLATE_MCC pic.twitter.com/RfRUWm9CUb — Frank Alaniz (@St8Wkr) September 26, 2017 On September 27, 2017, President and CEO Justin Bennett appeared at the St. Louis area Salem United Methodist Church for a SLATE event to lend advice to job seekers. Geodata IT is currently hiring cleared IT professionals. Please visit our Careers page for a listing.

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Geodata IT is hiring

Geodata IT is looking for a few innovators and thinkers to fill positions in the areas of software development and information services. If you’re a rock star looking for a company that wants to challenge your skills and also respects your creativity, visit our careers page. Self-starters that can see the big picture are strongly encouraged to apply. Various active security clearances are required. A sampling of our job openings is below. The full list is HERE.   Software Developer (TS SCI Clearance Required) – Geodata IT Job Description: Software Developer, Must have TS/SCI Active SCI or Eligibility Candidate will be responsible for satisfying IT requirements in a mission critical operational environment. You will be responsible for providing Software Development support for applications utilizing Amazon Web Services (AWS) in a C2S environment. Senior Software Engineer (TS SCI Clearance Required) – Geodata IT Job Description: Senior Software Engineer, Must have TS/SCI Active SCI or Eligibility Candidate will be responsible for satisfying IT requirements in a mission critical operational environment. You will be responsible for providing Software Engineering…

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Justin Bennett Launches AgileLIFT Lunch & Learn Classes

Are you curious about what Agile is all about? Give your team a lift with AgileLIFT. Using proven problem solving methodologies, Justin Bennett will help your team discover new skills to keep projects mission-focused and on schedule. “There is a leader inside of every employee. When you teach a team an iterative process for solving problems, it gives everyone permission to take ownership of the solutions,” said Justin Bennett, President and CEO of AgileLIFT.” Currently available course topics: Showing Your Hand – Need to beef up your team communication? Justin will share power tips for setting up highly collaborative sprints that keep everyone producing. The Luck of the Draw – Does a long list of requirements make your head spin? This power talk will help you learn to cut through the clutter and plan sprints that quickly progress from “in process” to “done.” Full House – Is your team ready to roll but new to Agile? Justin will give a brief overview on the Agile Light approach to mastering your first sprint. Wildcard – Got…

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President and CEO Justin Bennett Shares Inspirational Message at Rock Falls School District

President and CEO Justin Bennett of Geodata IT returned to his childhood school district on August 15, 2017 to share his story of rising above enormous challenges. If you’re looking to get into tech and don’t think you have a chance, read this article. Former Rock Falls student: Be the author of your own success story ROCK FALLS – As teachers were preparing to make their return to the classroom, a former Rock Falls Middle School student dropped by to return the words of encouragement he received there as a young man. Justin Bennett, 40, is president and CEO of Geodata IT in St. Louis.  

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