Brian David Davidson

Downloadable Resume (PDF)

Experience
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.
Education
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