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GIS Analyst / Project Manager

Sunnyvale, California, United States
March 23, 2019

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Nikesh S Patel [BSc Geography with Environmental Studies]

*** ******* *******, **** ***, Sunnyvale, CA, 94085

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A proven team leader that always looks for process improvements to improve efficiency whilst maintaining a high standard of work. I am always looking to build upon my skills and collaborate with others whenever possible. Mature, flexible, and driven in achieving the best results for myself, my colleagues, and my employer.


GIS Analyst - Apple Inc, Sunnyvale, CA (August 2018– )

o Evaluate data using GIS tools and techniques to ensure correct, and complete datasets.

o Report metrics to senior management via documentation and presentations

o Create workflow materials for QA process improvements

o Report issues and concerns within geospatial data to external teams and departments

o Create shapefiles using QGIS using data from various file formats

o Work with engineers to help improve tools

Cultural GIS Data Lead - Apple Inc, Sunnyvale, CA (July 2017 – July 2018)

o Created reference materials that helped improve internal data

o Created process improvement strategy and defined scope to improve effectiveness of team.

o Created GIS training materials for members of my team to improve documentation.

o Collected and organized research data from various shapefiles for broader use by management.

o Interpreted native languages such as; British English, Welsh, Gaelic, and Cornish for use by management.

o Conducted field data collection and found high level issues related to Apple Maps user experience.

o Managed project and relayed information and goals between various teams to define project scope.

GIS Technician/GIS Team Lead - Apple Inc, Sunnyvale, CA (January 2016 – April 2017)

o Used GIS tools environments as’ Open street maps’(OSM) and QGIS to analyses data and plan projects successfully.

o Assisted the project manager with planning and execution for multiple projects.

o Created successful planning and strategy for improved QA workflow processes within a short time.

o Led a small team that grew from 3 people to 11 people impacting user experience across the globe.

o Led planning and strategy for projects involving my team and upper management.

o Conducted basic SQL pulls to extract data for project planning requirements.

Mapping Trainee - Lovell Johns, Oxfordshire, UK (July 2014 - August 2015)

o Communicated with clients directly to define project scope, and budgets.

o Worked with printing and shipping departments to improve efficiency.

o Created maps using; Mapinfo, ArcGIS, Excel, and Abode Creative Cloud.

o Created maps from different datasets to be compiled within GIS software

o Used a variety of ArcMap tools to create features such as thematic maps, point data, buffers etc

o Digitized, maintained geodatabases, and worked with different mapping projections for a world atlas used in Japan.

o Helped established new clients such as nationwide chains such as Domino’s Pizza, Pizza Hut, and Handlesbanken for all their mapping requirements.

o Improved workflow processes and documentation for future use.

Store Manager – Post Office Stores, Reading, UK (January 2008 - January 2016)

o Managed small team for daily operations within family business

o Dealt with stock control and resupplies

o Dealt with budget allocation and payroll

o Helped redesign interior for modern aesthetics

o Took over and grew delivery services by over 70%

o Trained employees on great customer service.


o Proven track to learn new tools quickly, and work outside of my comfort zone.

o Proven record with picking up projects and achieving higher standards

o Proven record to deal with all kinds of people and relaying information and support

o Always looking to take on new responsibilities and help dictate project movement.

o Ability to help train colleagues to improve efficiency and team cohesion.


o Southampton Solent University: BSc Geography with Environmental Studies (2010-2013)

o Henley College: A-levels in Geography, Geology & information and Communications Technology (2008-2010)

o Ryeish Green School: 12 GCSE’s


Date of birth: 1st January 1992

Nationality: British

US Visa Status: Permanent Resident (Green Card Holder)

Driving license: California Drivers License.

Hobbies/Leisure-time activities & interests: Soccer, Cooking, technology, Hiking, biking, and kayaking.

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