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Willaim Hay


William Hay
724.944.6548 Pittsburgh, PA
GIS Manager / GIS Project Manager / Geospatial Data Specialist

Analytical and solution-focused GIS professional with comprehensive experience driving geospatial projects using a wide range of technology and data gathering processes. Proven ability to deliver quality results in minimal timeframes. Natural leader with strong organizational skills; able to direct scheduling, training, professional growth, purchasing, cost control, equipment acquisition, tracking, quality control, and vendor sourcing. Excellent communication skills demonstrated in cross-functional collaboration with team members and sensitive briefings before high-ranking leaders. Fast learner, able to incorporate new knowledge and technology into daily operations. Additional strengths include:

Geospatial Analysis Testing and Integration ERDAS ARCGIS GIS ERSI Data Digitalization
Cartography Linear Asset Mapping Land Mapping SOCET SET Stereophotogrammetry
Intelligence Data Analysis and Interpretation Quality Assurance
Business Process Optimization Vendor Negotiations
Professional Experience

Uber, Pittsburgh, PA
IT Map Production / GIS Specialist ▪ 10/2016 to 5/2020
Applied proprietary software to analyze high resolution elevation data and imagery, and to reference photos resulting in extremely accurate vehicle maps. Incorporated digitizing and visual review of roads, lanes, and traffic control measures. Managed GIS projects with 7 to 15 team members, ensuring ongoing focus on project parameters and overall company vision. Collaborated with cross-functional teams, including Engineering, Operations, and City Management to deliver optimal mapping production. Incorporated ESRI and various technical skills into operations.

Spearheaded efforts to create a completely new training regiment in conjunction with applicable resources resulting in rapid onboarding of ten new team members.

Oversaw production of 300+ maps spanning a two-year timeframe; gained respected reputation for leading team members and cross-functional department stakeholders in delivering error-free maps ahead of schedule.

Achieved significant enhancement of operational efficiency by revamping business processes to improve task and workflow tracking.

BAE Systems, Pittsburgh, PA
Geospatial Technician / GIS Technician ▪ 3/2015 to 10/2016
Used SOCET SET workstation and stereophotogrammetry techniques in a 3D environment. Analyzed, interpreted, and edited High Resolution Terrain Elevation (HRTe3) data. Worked with team members to meet or exceed specifications and timelines. Completed paperwork, spreadsheets, and reports.

Delivered high-quality workmanship to prevent QA and promote optimal production efficiency; efforts directly contributed to the continuation of contracts due to on-time delivery of projects.

U.S. Army, Fort Sill, OK
Senior Geospatial Analyst / Team Lead ▪ 2/2014 to 9/2014
Managed three geospatial intelligence team members. Supervised the acquisition, storage, production, and distribution of all geospatial intelligence data and products. Determined map content and layout and production specifications, such as scale, size, projection, and colors. Directed production to ensure adherence to specifications. Inspected final compositions to ensure accuracy and completeness. Revised existing maps, making corrections and adjustments.

Maintained a tight team by overseeing performance and end product in relation to operational mission and goals.

U.S. Army, Kaiserslautern, Germany
Senior Geospatial Analyst / GIS Team Lead ▪ 2/2012 to 2/2014
Established Geospatial unit from the ground floor. Formulated the initial requisitions, including equipment and supplies totaling more than $500K. Acquired all data, pulling from a wide range of sources to achieve mission goals. Interacted with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and various civilian contractors. Determined map content and layout, as well as production specifications such as scale, size, projection, and colors, and directed production to ensure adherence to specifications. Inspected final compositions to verify completeness and accuracy. Continually revised existing maps and charts, making all necessary corrections and adjustments. Managed three team members.

First person to set up geospatial initiative; architected infrastructure, trained team members, launched initiative and oversaw ongoing efficiency, accuracy, and functionality of unit.

Compiled multi-sourced data and information intelligence to create a unique geospatial database focused on the organization's complex needs.

U.S. Army, USAG Yongsan, South Korea
Geospatial Production Manager ▪ 1/2011 to 2/2012
Supervised geospatial requests from initial receiving to assigning, and on-time delivery. Oversaw quality assurance and control. Determined map content and layout, as well as production specifications. Inspected final composition. Revised existing maps and charts and ensured up-to-date information. Coordinated with outside organizations, including those in the USA, South Korean mapping agency, and the United Nations. Completed basic leadership and management training.

Promoted to position and received multiple recognition awards for technical expertise and professionalism.

* * Additional military experience from 1/2008 to 1/2015 and 1/2008 to 1/2011.* *

Commendations / Awards
Earned multiple performance recognition awards during military career: Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medals, Good Conduct Medals, Overseas Service Ribbons, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Nato Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Combat Action Badge.

Diploma in Geospatial Engineering | United States Geospatial Intelligence College
Equivalent to a B.S. in Geospatial Engineering

Willaim Hay

Posted 2020-07-09 under Geospatial