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GIS Architect Job at Marathon Oil in Houston, TX

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The GIS Architect works closely with GIS end-users within the Marathon Business Units as well as with the IT staff, to find data, integration, and workflow solutions for the organization, utilizing the Enterprise GIS system.


  • Setup and administer the Enterprise GIS system, including deployments of ESRI’s ArcGIS Server, Portal for ArcGIS, ArcSDE, GeoEvent Server and Esri License Server. Monitor performance, and suggest infrastructure changes, enhancements, and upgrades as necessary
  • Leverage Enterprise GIS system and related IT systems to design workflows and applications for internal business users
  • Provide end user support for ArcGIS desktop and web applications, troubleshooting issues, and suggesting tools to accommodate user needs
  • Manage cross-function IT projects that rely heavily on GIS technology or data
  • Keep up with new GIS and related technologies and recommend as innovative solutions when possible
  • Assist in periodic processing of non-spatial data for use in the GIS system using FME, Python, and/or GeoEvent Server
  • Act as GIS technical lead to develop yearly and long range IT/GIS strategies for the purpose of budgeting, and to advance the organizational GIS vision


  • 3 years of experience designing, installing, and administering Enterprise GIS systems that utilize ArcGIS software
  • 5 years of hands-on experience with ESRI software including ArcGIS Enterprise, Desktop, and Portal for ArcGIS
  • Working experience with Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, and/or other RDMS’s and Windows server environments.
  • Understanding of data storage systems, authentication, network and other security concepts
  • Knowledge in geospatial concepts such as spatial analysis, types of GIS data, coordinate reference systems, etc.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills both technical and non-technican and in written form
  • Understanding of Visio designs and UML concepts
  • Bachelor or Master's Degree in Geography, Computer Science, GIS, or related field



  • Experience using FME Desktop and FME Server
  • Experience utilizing Python to script GIS desktop and server processes
  • Experience administering SQL and Oracle Server
  • Experience with ESRI’s GeoEvent Server
  • Upstream oil and gas experience preferred
  • Knowledge of project management fundamentals and experience with Microsoft Project
  • Some knowledge of HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, web hosting on IIS, experience with ESRI’s JavaScript API for ArcGIS and RESTful request handling of web services
  • Experience with securing ArcGIS architecture over HTTPS and SSL certificate generation
  • ESRI Enterprise System Design and/or Enterprise Administration Associate certification


Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) is an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company based in Houston, Texas. With a material position in four of the best oil-rich U.S. resource plays in different stages of development, we offer a variety of career opportunities, whether you're a recent college graduate or an experienced professional. You'll have the tools to develop and refine the skills and knowledge you need to succeed.

Marathon Oil Company will take the necessary action to ensure that applicants are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or other protected status under applicable employment law.

If you are a current Marathon employee please use the ERP website to submit referrals.

Posting Notes: ||  Houston  ||  TX   ||  United States (US)  ||  Not Applicable; SF:DI; SF:GH; SF:LI; SF:MN; SF:RZ ||  Information Technology  || Information Technology  || || 22401  ||





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