GIS Technician

Shoreditch, Greater London
£28000 - £30000/annum
08 Jul 2017
07 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Optimity is London’s leading Fixed Wireless Access ISP, delivering high speed internet, consistent connectivity and excellent customer service to London’s Tech City and beyond. Optimity’s pioneering technology can be completely installed in just 24 hours making us a flexible, cost effective and instant solution in an evolving and demanding market.
At the fulcrum of London’s Tech city, Optimity nests in Zetland House, (an iconic building that was a former mint for the Bank of England). Connected by Liverpool St, Old St and Shoreditch stations we have the pleasure of some of London’s finest bars, restaurants and shopping facilities. The core of our office pulses with talent, chic geeks, tech heads, ale lovers and self-proclaimed hipsters! We are an eclectic yet perfectly selected blend of professionals, pioneering our products to London’s thriving tech ecosystem. 

As a “Future 50” employer committed to diversity and inclusion, Optimity has organically grown an award-winning talent strategy that recognises and rewards aptitude and flair over academic achievement.  An enabling employer, we have been a conduit for dozens of apprentices who have become experts in their field. If you want to take ownership of your future and make memories that you thought you could only imagine, we will give you the freedom, support and tools to do so.

As we enter an exciting period of growth, we are happy to have an opportunity for an experienced GIS Technician to assist in the delivery of project-related tasks to meet budget, time-frame and quality targets, contributing towards the achievement of the divisional business plan and to become a champion of the GIS systems. 

DUTIES (among others)
♣ Key focus on network expansion driven by GIS
♣ Solve network design problems using GIS
♣ Responsible for managing our GIS database systems
♣ Completing the day to day maintenance of the system, including updates, integration of new data sets, and system archiving for DR
♣ Designing, developing and optimising models for microwave based networks
♣ Project orientated works using GIS to design point to point networks
♣ Participate in the technical approval of new and re-engineered sites.
♣ Working with Business Data / LIDAR / Maps and other GIS layers
♣ Tasks also could include occasional site surveys to prove data sets
♣ Line-of-sight survey analysis using LIDAR produced reports
♣ Manipulation of business data for analysis and model creation
♣ Improve the existing ArcGIS Pro models – Viewshed, scripts, automatin and export of data for manipulation
♣ Create ArcGIS Pro tasks to perform digitising, buffering, line of sight and data management processes.
♣ Data analysis of output from GIS to build a model for suitable sites to expand to
♣ Contributing to the technical development of the Network team through sharing ideas and innovations.
♣ Communicating client requirements to other staff.
♣ Performing other duties and responsibilities as required from time to time by your manager or Optimity.

This list is not exhaustive and the tasks assigned might increase as per company’s needs.

♣ Understanding interest in public infrastructure, maps, geography, and IT.
♣ Possess a good working knowledge of Database Systems, Excel, ERSI ArcGIS Pro and Spatial 3D analyst
♣ Excellent analytical skills
♣ Demonstrable hands-on planning
♣ Experience in the use of ESRI GIS software
♣ Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
♣ Ability to work well within a team environment.
♣ Good attention to detail.
♣ Ability to identify innovative solutions to problems.
♣ Well-motivated and able to work to tight deadlines.
♣ Excellent time management and organisation.
♣ Have a high attention to detail. 
♣ Be highly organised and deadline focused.
♣ Be a team player. 
♣ Like to have fun!

♣ Degree educated.
♣ Basic understanding of urban geomatics.
♣ Experience of working for an Internet Service Provider

A happy you is a more productive us. It is embedded in our strategy that you are in control of your own career. However, if required, we will provide you with clear career guidance and support your aspirations. We have a learning & development program that allows you to clearly map and maximise your potential. Our benefits package is flexible to suit you at the differing stages of your personal requirements. Everyone is offered access to a pension fund and then you can choose from multiple options of things like Wellbeing Packages, Technology Discounts and Fun Rewards. We all enjoy a drink together on Friday afternoons and have regular social events