Scott Werkema

Scott Werkema

Geospatial Scientist


I am an ambitious, energetic, young professional and I have developed a skill set centered around software development and customer support. I love working with external and internal stakeholders to continually improve products and services. I excel at cross-team collaboration where I am able to speak technically and be a liaison for ideas, needs, and issues. I enjoy working on the front lines, hearing from customers, synthesizing their feedback, and bringing successes and challenges to internal teams.

Geospatial Résumé

Professional Experience

Mobile Software Quality Engineer - Weather Decision Technologies; Norman, OK

March 2015 - September 2016

Conduct mobile app quality engineering for highly rated meteorological mobile applications. Coordinate ongoing customer support issues between the mobile software engineering team and customer support team. Mobile app feature implementation including development of server-side data feeds and custom geospatial datasets.

Meteorological Support Specialist - Weather Decision Technologies; Norman, OK

February 2014 - September 2016

Responsible for providing industry leading technical support to customers worldwide and across many industry spaces. Support duties include tier one incident coordination and tier two incident response and correction. Other duties include quality assurance of automated meteorological geospatial datasets using remote sensing data and ground truth reports. Occasionally assist WeatherOps with forecasting and nowcasting. Nowcasting duties include monitoring customer assets' weather threats globally and issuing WeatherOps polygon alert products.

Owner - ScottWerkema Enterprises; Norman, OK

August 2013 - Present

I own a small business in which I do freelance software engineering. I develop Siemens NX User Functions for customers in the manufacturing space to help them simplify their business processes and increase worker productivity and accuracy.

Junior Web Developer - Research Computing Services, The University of Oklahoma; Norman, OK

September 2013 - May 2015

Create, update, and maintain websites for The University's College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences. Also provided systems support for various academic and research divisions within The College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences. Systems support duties included diagnosing and fixing various software and hardware issues on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

Information Systems Technician - Walker Tool & Die; Walker, MI

November 2012 - August 2013

Provided support for ~250 nodes across two campuses. Developed and maintained Siemens NX User Functions using .NET. Developed and maintained several internal web and desktop applications to automate internal processes. Served as Systems Integration Manager during acquisition of a second campus. Was responsible for day-to-day Linux and Windows server administration.

Data Manager, .NET Developer - Walker Tool & Die; Walker, MI

October 2009 - November 2012

Processed Computer Aided Design data received from tier one and tier two automotive, aerospace, and appliance manufacturers and suppliers. Simulated metal stamping blanks using AutoForm and Fastform for use with cost estimation. Developed .NET applications to reduce repetitiveness and increase accuracy of common tasks.

General Help - Wolverine Tool & Engineering; Belmont, MI

October 2006 - November 2009

Responsible for shipping and receiving which included using overhead cranes and forklifts to load and unload stamping dies, tight-tolerance parts, and machined pieces. Responsible for plant sanitation including the disposal of hazardous cutting fluids, used oils, and recyclable metals. Industrial machine maintenance which included electrical and mechanical upkeep of critical production machinery such as stamping presses, computer numerical control mills, and compressed air systems.

Key Skills

  • 5S
  • Active Directory
  • Apache HTTP Server
  • AWS
  • Geography
  • Geoprocessing
  • GIS
  • Git
  • Information Systems
  • Landsat
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • LiDAR
  • Meteorology
  • Normalized Data
  • Social Media Managment
  • Weather Radar
Languages / APIs
  • ArcPy
  • C#
  • JavaScipt
  • Leaflet
  • Mapbox
  • MySQL
  • NXOpen
  • Objective-C
  • PHP
  • PostGIS
  • PostgreSQL
  • Python
  • R
  • Swift
  • Android Studio
  • ArcGIS
  • AutoForm
  • Box
  • Confluence
  • Dash
  • Dropbox
  • ENVI
  • Evernote
  • Fastform
  • FileZilla
  • ForeFlight
  • Freshdesk
  • GIMP
  • Google Earth
  • GoToMeeting
  • Hyper-V
  • HipChat
  • Inkscape
  • iWork
  • Jira
  • LAStools
  • LibreCAD
  • Microsoft Office
  • OneDrive
  • Postman
  • PuTTY
  • QGIS
  • RadarScope
  • Siemens NX
  • Skitch
  • SourceTree
  • Spiceworks
  • TeamViewer
  • Trello
  • Vim
  • Virtual Box
  • Visual Studio / Code
  • WeatherScope
  • WebEx
  • Wireshark
  • Xcode
  • XenServer
  • Zendesk
Operating Systems
  • Android
  • iOS
  • Linux
  • macOS
  • Windows



Born and raised in Rockford, Michigan. Transplanted to Norman, Oklahoma in 2013 to pursue professional and educational goals. I spend a lot of time living in because Vim and I are great friends, we go way back. If I am not at work or school, you might find me hiking Elk Mountain, enjoying a microbrew, standing under a rotating wall cloud, or watching a documentary. I prefer stairs to elevators. I bleed #B20D35. Cards Against Humanity is a socially acceptable way to show what I am really thinking. Everything in my computer is perfectly organized in directories within directories, within directories… The Spinach Club Wrap from The Flying Cow Café can improve any mood. Philippians 4:13 is always good encouragement!