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Molly Azami

Athens, GA, USA

Molly is a geospatial data expert. She has over 25 years of experience in the field. Most recently she worked as a Technical Account Manager guiding public utility companies in finding solutions for the GIS needs. As an implementation specialist she worked directly with clients and their geodatabases, confirming data model, and writing scripts in Python and ESRI Model Builder to customize installation or upgrade ArcFM solutions. In the past she has been a graduate research assistant in the geospatial science field and was a collaborator for a book chapter on the subject.

Relevant Technical Experience:
Languages/Frameworks: Java, Python, SQL, PL/SQL, JavaScript, C#, CSS, PHP, JSON, XML, Avenue
Developer Tools: ESRI Model Builder, FME, Eclipse, Visual Studio, NetBeans, VIM, Jira, Jenkins, SVN,
DBs/Servers: ArcSDE, ArcFM Server, ArcGIS Server, RHEL, IIS, Apache/Tomcat, Oracle 9i-11g, MS SQL Server 2008-2016, MS Access, MySQL, FileMaker Pro
GIS: ArcGIS, Portal for ArcGIS, ArcVIew, ArcFM, FiberManager, ArcPad, Manifold
Recent Work Experience
Technical Account Manager, Schneider Electric, Fort Collins, CO -Remote: Athens GA
March 2017 to July 2018
• Advised public utility clients on all aspects of GIS and asset management systems.
• Assisted clients in developing upgrade and improvement strategies
• Managed support staff in resolution of technical issues.
• Collected user requirements to define customization needs
• Managed developers in the development of custom components to the GIS solution and integration with third party solutions such as WMS, CIS, OMS and AMS.
• Worked developers to produce custom scripts for clients, using JSON, Python and Model Builder
Implementation Specialist, Schneider Electric, Fort Collins, CO -Remote: Athens GA
May 2014 to March 2017
• Managed and participated in onsite activities of Installing, configuring and upgrading Utility GIS solutions comprised of ArcGIS, ArcSDE, ArcGIS Server, ArcFM, Designer, Fiber Manager, Wavepoint, ArcFM Web, ArcFM Server and Portal, and GDBM.
• Managed onsite user acceptance testing of installed GIS solution and customizations.
• Wrote implementation and configuration guides, and test case scenarios.
• Conducted knowledge transfer session with clients to prepare for project go-live.
• Wrote ad-hoc scripts using MS DOS, Python, and Model Builder to secure the desired functionality of implementation or upgrade solutions
Software Engineer, Schneider Electric, Fort Collins, CO -Remote: Athens GA
September 2012 to March 2014
• Developed new, enhanced and debugged existing, custom component for Utility GIS solutions, using C#, Python, Model Builder, SQL, PL/SQL, Windows Batch processes, XML or JSON configurations, multi-tiered Web solutions with version control using Subversion and continuous integration build managed in Jenkins;
• Wrote functional specifications for new custom components.
guides to be delivered to clients.
GIS Developer, Jackson EMC, Jefferson, GA
April 2006 to August 2012
• Developed and maintained in-house customizations and enhancements to Enterprise ArcFM/ArcGIS/ArcSDE system running on an Oracle Database.
• Designed and developed web applications for work flow process tracking, reporting and RESTful web mapping services using Flex, C#, .NET, ASP and ColdFusion.
• Performed DBA responsibilities and QA/QC for enterprise geodatabase system.
• Performed data integration tasks using FME, Python and Model Builder.
• Managed and train staff on the use of Trimble GPS receivers with ArcPAD.
• Managed the application of all software patches and upgrades for the entire GIS solution.
Database Specialist, Atlanta Regional Commission, Atlanta, GA
October 2005 to April 2006
• Administered Oracle database of commuter information and resources for all of the Greater Atlanta Area.
• Created user interfaces, dashboards and operational reports for MS Access linked to Oracle tables as well as user tools and auto-processing using VBA.
Graduate Research Assistant, Center for Geospatial Research, UGA
January 2005 to December 2005
• Created and maintained metadata for completed Geospatial projects to promote data accessibility and data sharing.
• Developed an interactive Web mapping application using Manifold GIS, JavaScript, and CSS, for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources fishing information. Worked with MSXML parser to customize the Fisheries web page and build information queries. Was Center’s webmaster

Graduate Research Assistant, Large Scale Distributed Information Systems Lab, UGA
January 2004 to December 2004
• Created a geospatial ontology from the USGS’s Geographic Names Information System’s Gazetteer, using OWL.
• Extracted large amounts or text information, using Semagix Freedom, to populate the ontology, which is used for semantic relationship discovery research.
• Developed a web services using Java, XML, and WSDL. and a web service ontology based on RosettaNet standards for the semantic annotation section of a software project to generate semantic web processes.
Geospatial Ontology Development and Semantic Analytics
Budak Arpinar, Amit Sheth, Cartic Ramakrishnan, E Lynn Usery, Molly Azami, Mei‐Po Kwan
First published: 04 July 2006 (
University of Georgia, Graduate Certificate in GIS, December 2005
University of Georgia, Master of Internet Technology, May 2003
Cardiff University (Wales, UK), Certificate in Computing – Java Programing, February 2002
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Master of Science in Geography May 1991
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Arts in Geography December 1988
Additional Work History
IT Consultant, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Cardiff, UK
February 2002 to May 2002
Project Manager/Coordinator, NTL:, Cardiff, UK
April 2000 to February 2002
Document Analyst, Bahα'ν World Headquarters, Haifa, Israel
September 1996 to August 1999
Math and Computer Teacher, Fuli School, Guangdong, China
November 1995 to June 1996
Interim Executive Director, Bahα'ν Office of Environment, Taiwan
May 1995 to October 1995
Operations Manager, Athens Area Homeless Shelter, GA, USA
August 1994 to May 1995
Town Planner, United States Peace Corps, Nepalgunj, Nepal
February 1992 to April 1994
Spatial Analysis Lab Supervisor, Geography Department, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
September 1989 to May 1991

Molly Azami

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