GIS Systems Architect

About us

BlueWave's mission is to protect our planet by transforming access to renewable energy. As a pioneering renewable energy company that develops and owns solar and battery storage projects, BlueWave has a long track record of success and is developing several gigawatts of solar and battery storage projects throughout the United States to ensure our grid is reliable and efficient in a clean energy future. BlueWave is proud to be a certified B Corp, recognized by B Labs as "Best in the World" in Governance.

About the role
BlueWave has an immediate opening for a GIS Systems Architect on the Corporate Operations team to work out of our Back Bay, Boston office daily.  This team member will support a wide range of energy project needs including map production, spatial and tabular analysis, and other support for site acquisition, interconnection, development and construction of our rapidly expanding portfolio of solar and standalone storage projects. Your daily activities will include but not be limited to designing digital maps, developing project databases, designing field and web apps for user interfacing, and developing workflows for the collection and use of geospatial information across a project lifespan. You will be expected to run geoprocessing and analysis tasks with increasing complexity, ultimately leading up to automated modelling. After processing the data, you will use it to tell compelling stories about your results such as through visually appealing and comprehensible maps.
Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential for this position. Experience with ArcGIS & ESRI and being comfortable with working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, supporting multiple projects in a team setting are also essential attributes for being successful in this role. You will be getting exposure to the inner workings of the renewables industry and the project development process. This role is right for someone passionate and forward-thinking about what GIS can offer. 

What you'll do
  • Designing, developing and implementing systems and databases for the collection of geospatial data 
  • Identifying and integrating new datasets that can increase efficiency and add to the depth of understanding about a project
  • Standardizing and maintaining documentation for the organization’s geospatial data library
  • Preparing geospatial data to interact with other organizational platforms such as Salesforce, Procore and PowerBI. 
  • Performing quality assurance and reviewing geospatial data to ensure accuracy and completeness  
  • Gathering, compiling, migrating and converting data sets for project needs from a variety of internal and external sources  
  • Designing field and web apps for user interfacing
  • Performing geospatial analysis projects
  • Developing workflows for the collection and use of geospatial information across a project lifespan
  • Performing regional market and competitive analysis as requested  
  • Maintaining relationships with external organizations i.e. data vendors
  • Maintaining project documentation, regulatory requirement milestones and monitoring project progress against those requirements  
  • Understanding the needs of various teams at BlueWave and developing productsCollaborating/Coordinating with teams at BlueWave to deliver products that support those teams’ goals and objectives 
  • Staying up to date with new technology and developments in GIS and how they can be implemented to support functions at BlueWave
  • Preparing internal and external documents and presentations  
  • Other duties for which you are qualified  
  • Bachelor’s Degree in GIS, Computer Science, or equivalent 
  • At least 2 years' experience using ESRI software including ArcGIS Pro. 
  • Superb problem solving and critical thinking skills 
  • Ability to communicate and translate technical concepts to a range of audiences
  • Familiarity with scripting and data management languages, i.e. PythonExperience with open-source GIS software like QGIS a plus
  • Familiarity with solar PV siting requirements a plus 
  • Willingness to learn and grow technically 
  • Detail oriented with excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Effective time management and ability to balance concurrent tasks
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications 
  • Must be able to work in Boston office


BlueWave provides employees with a robust benefits package, including unlimited paid time off, dedicated volunteer days, cell phone reimbursement, summer Fridays and 13 paid holidays. In addition, we offer a 401k and Roth 401K option with company match, subsidized health, dental and vision plans, as well as life insurance and long/short-term disability.

Inclusion at BlueWave:

As a mission-driven B Corp, as environmentalists, and as humans, we hold ourselves accountable to creating a workforce that celebrates diversity on our team and within our communities. Our inclusive culture and core values inspire us to develop more innovative, bolder solutions to support our customers and partners in the solar industry. When you join BlueWave, you join a collaborative team doing all that we can to be transparent, sustainable and inclusive as we fight for our shared vision of protecting the planet.

BlueWave is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and will do so by actively seeking to hire and promote diverse individuals throughout the company.  Providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment is critical to our identity and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, handicap (disability), sexual orientation, gender identity/ or expression, genetics, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, military status or obligation or other protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Compensation will be influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to internal pay equity, job-related knowledge, skills, education, licenses/certifications, essential job duties and the necessary experience relative to the job’s minimum qualifications.


Boston, MA

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