After listening to the recent Right of First Refusal casts, I am reaching out for help.
I am an entry-level mapping software developer working in the IT department of a political party. My job is to add mapping functionality to the organization's web applications. Although much less experienced than most on the development team, I am the in-house "expert" when it comes to mapping-related issues.
My job description is lengthy (3 pages), but here is a summary of my responsibilities:
- Use mapping technology to solve business problems.
- Design, develop, test, deploy and maintain mapping applications.
- Complete other programming tasks as assigned.
- Continuously acquire new technical skills as necessary.
- Develop relationships with technical service vendors.
- Document requirements of current and future mapping applications.
- Serve as primary contact with other departments on mapping related issues.
Simplifying this, my key priorities are:
- Maintain existing mapping applications.
- Design, develop, test and deploy new mapping applications.
- Learn to develop and maintain mapping applications better, faster.
Curious to hear your thoughts.