Kevin Saavedra

Southern California ยท

I'm a software product engineer specializing in GIS applications and related test automation frameworks.


Product Engineer


Member of the Geoprocessing and GeoAnalytics teams. Develop new user tools and workflows for ArcGIS Pro, as well as internal automated test frameworks.

Jan 2019 - Present

Researcher and Modeler

Metro (Portland, Oregon)

Developed Python scripts to automate Metro's multimodal travel demand model (using INRO and PTV software APIs). Maintained and extended travel utility models in R. Assisted Metro GIS analysts/developers with web-based mapping applications.

September 2017 - January 2019

GIS & Planning Analyst

Portland State University

Developed web map applications and general scripts for geoprocessing and data analysis using Python, Javascript, as well as Esri and open source tools. Supported overall GIS and Campus planning efforts for PSU, including geospatial asset tracking and database management. Maintained Campus Planning Office's ArcGIS Server deployment.

June 2016 - September 2017

Project Urban Designer

Community Design + Architecture

Utilized GIS software for urban analysis/cartography; AutoCAD for construction documentation; and illustration/rendering software packages for plan and graphical illustrations. Served as AutoCAD quality control manager for submittals. Prepared urban design and land use transportation guidelines and standards, construction documents and RFP/RFQ responses.

June 2008 - August 2015


University of California, Berkeley

Bachelor of Arts
December 2005

University of Pennsylvania

Master of City Planning
Urban Design Concentration
June 2008

PDX Code Guild

Full Stack Python Development
January 2016


Programming Languages & Tools
  • Geospatial Applications, End-user Focused
  • Esri ArcGIS Pro, Desktop, and Enterprise Stack
  • QA Test Automation
  • Cross Functional Teams
  • Agile Development & Scrum

Awards & Certifications

  • Graduate with Distinction - PDX Code Guild
  • Certification - Web Cartography - Hack Oregon
  • Certification - Data Science in the Wild - Hack Oregon
  • David Crane Award for Excellence in Urban Design - University of Pennsylvania