Brian David Davidson

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Customer Engineer, Geo - Google - Washington, DC
March 2022 - Present
  • Work in partnership with the sales team to advocate for Google’s location and mapping solutions to our customers
  • Engage with executive industry leaders and partner with them to devise a location intelligence strategy for their company
  • Help prospective customers and partners to understand the power of the Google Maps APIs and related offerings, explaining technical features, and problem-solving technical issues
  • Liaise with Product, Marketing, and Engineering to stay on top of industry trends and devise enhancements to Google Maps Platform products
  • Manage technical aspects of solutions including supporting bid responses, product and solution briefings, proof-of-concept work, and coordination of supporting technical resources
  • Facilitate request for information or request for proposal responses
  • Help Sales to perform pricing and quota estimations and construct deals
  • Work with the Google Map Platform’s API products to demonstrate and prototype integrations
  • Identify and qualify business opportunities
  • Identify customer technical objections and develop strategies to resolve technical impediments
  • Maintain on-going technical relationships with strategic customers and conduct technical reviews, best practice sessions, and file bugs and feature requests
  • Monitor and ensure proper usage reporting

Solutions Engineer - Okta - Washington, DC
July 2020 - March 2022
  • Support the Public Sector and DOD sales team in helping customers understand what they can achieve with Okta
  • Understand customer requirements and communicate the business value of solving technology problems using cloud technology
  • Execute the delivery of POCs for public sector customers that have more complex use cases, collaborating with other Okta engineering teams as needed
  • Craft technical content to show customers how to implement specific use cases or standard methodologies for new technologies
  • Prepare demos and proof of concepts to demonstrate various use cases for Okta’s Platform
  • Respond to RFx from public sector customers
  • Distill and communicate customer needs and product feedback to Product Management, Engineering, Marketing and Sales

Enterprise Solutions Engineer - Mapbox - Washington, DC
August 2018 - April 2020
  • Provide customer feedback to product and engineering teams to guide new product development.
  • Own the pre-sales technical relationship with enterprise and strategic government customers and helped to close over $1m in the 9 months with an average deal size of $63k.
  • Build out proof of concepts using Mapbox APIs, d3.js, and JavaScript along with backend technologies like Node.js, Express.js, AWS, and Postgres.
  • Helped to close over $1m in 11 months with an average deal size of $63k
  • Published open source drag-and-drop dashboard solution called Rapid Deploy that provides a situational awareness application with little to no coding

UX Engineer - Esri - Arlington, VA
July 2017 - August 2018
  • Designed workflows and architecture diagrams to influence the final design of the product.
  • Assisted in the development of multiple Ember.js components to add map and search functionality to multiple areas of the product.
  • Prototyped multiple designs to create a consistent charting experience across the platform.
  • Meet with users to gather feedback and suggestions for future feature development.

UI/UX Developer - DigitalGlobe - Herndon, VA
October 2014 - July 2017
  • Lead user interface whiteboarding and technical development on a major government contract.
  • Developed a Node.js application to help streamline the process for creating browser certificates for users.
  • Helped managers to delegate tickets and assist new employees as needed.

Cartographer - University of Wisconsin-Madison - Madison, WI
August 2012 - August 2014
  • Project lead on a statewide government contract for 2 years working in all aspects from design to delivery.
  • Rapidly created a black and gray map to meet strict specifications and a tight deadline.
  • Began Twitter and Github account for Cartography Lab to help promote externally and standardize code storage.

Teaching Assistant - University of Wisconsin-Madison - Madison, WI
August 2013 - May 2014
  • Helped to develop current curriculum and lab exercises to be current with mapping technologies.
  • Provided students with prompt feedback and assisted in day-to-day tasks when available.
  • Won Olmstead Departmental Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant for the 2013-2014 school year.

GIS Analyst/Cartographer - Gills Creek Watershed Association - Columbia, SC
October 2011 - Map 2012
  • Designed maps to educate public on where access points are available for walking and biking trails
  • Influenced cartographic direction for styling and maps created.

Undergraduate Research Assistant - University of South Carolina - Columbia, SC
March 2011 - October 2011
  • Assisted in streamlining research process by quickly and accurately digitizing data and rectifying aerial images.
  • Provided detailed write-up of data used and where it was collected from for the research documentation.

GIS Analyst Intern - Richland County GIS Department - Columbia, SC
May 2010 - August 2010
  • Successfully used the ArcGIS Suite to correct misplaced points and remove erroneous points.
  • Joined other analysts in the field to accurately check the location of automatic point placement in the database.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
August 2012 - August 2014
Masters of Science in Cartography/GIS

University of South Carolina
August 2008 - May 2012
Bachelors of Arts in Geography
Awards and Honors
University of Wisconsin-Madison Geography Department
March 2014

University of South Carolina-Columbia Geography Department
January 2012

Boy Scouts of America
October 2005

Other Awards and Recognitions
  • Trewartha Graduate Research Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2013
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude - University of South Carolina - Spring 2012
  • Prestonian of the Year - 2009 - 2010 School Year
  • President's List - Fall 2008, Spring 2011, Spring 2012
  • Dean's List - Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Fall 2011