GIS Technical Architect

Bristol (City Centre)
13 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

GIS Technical Architect

The SCISYS Group is a leading developer of IT services. We develop robust, real-world application solutions and provide supporting services that create real business benefit.

SCISYS has delivered solutions and services in a range of markets including government, defence, marine, environment and utilities.

Working for SCISYS is always both challenging and rewarding. Our staff are enthusiastic, self-starters who thrive in a dynamic environment. At all stages of your career you will be responsible for the quality of your work. You should be able to work to deadlines, have good inter-personal skills and be flexible as regards moving from project to project; working on multiple projects simultaneously, and in assimilating new technologies.

SCISYS have a vacancy for an experienced GIS Technical Architect to join a team catering to the needs of a variety of public and private sector organisations. The role will involve all aspects of the sales and delivery processes including pre-sales support and customer presentations; BID preparation; business requirements analysis; technical solution design; creation of prototypes and proof of concepts and the development of GIS software applications.

The successful candidate will have a strong background in GIS application software development together with extensive knowledge of database technologies, cloud technologies and technical architectures combined with an excellent knowledge of GIS with particular expertise in the ESRI technology stack or other enterprise scale GIS and Open Source GIS.

The role requires:

  • Working with customers to realise their GIS needs i.e. business and requirements analysis, scope etc.
  • Advising clients on the architecture and use of GIS as well as delivering on their strategies and designs within a delivery team
  • Pre-sales support, presentations to customers and input into GIS related bids
  • Development of proof of concept and demonstrator systems as well as development of GIS software applications
  • Design of GIS systems and act as Design Authority for GIS projects
  • Advise on integration of GIS components into mainstream IT systems
  • Planning of timescales and resources
  • Preparation of documentation and other artefacts
  • Identify potential customers and develop client relationships

Essential skills:

  • Good degree in Computer Science or equivalent with extensive experience of GIS software
  • Experience of pre-sales support
  • Experience of the software development lifecycle
  • Experience of ESRI 10.x software suite or other enterprise scale GIS
  • Knowledge of Open Source GIS e.g. OpenLayers, GeoNetwork, GeoServer, PostGIS & PostgreSQL, GeoExt, JQuery
  • Experience of working with UK mapping data e.g. Ordnance Survey MasterMap etc.
  • Knowledge of UK, European & Worldwide GIS standards (e.g. OGC, INSPIRE, ISO 19115, ISO 19119).
  • Experience of working in large enterprise GIS solution projects
  • Experience of handling complex data
  • Good commercial awareness
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Desirable skills:

  • Postgraduate qualification in GIS or relevant industry experience
  • Experience of cloud hosting technologies i.e. AWS, Azure etc.
  • Experience of MapInfo software (MapInfo, MapXtreme etc.)
  • Knowledge of Safe Software ? FME Desktop, FME Server / Spatial Direct.
  • Experience of software engineering methodologies (e.g. RUP, RAD), practises & UML (e.g. Use Cases, Class Diagrams).

Any other information:

  • Must be prepared and willing to work on customer site
  • Must be willing to work on defence projects
  • Must be eligible to work in the UK
  • Must either have SC clearance already or be able to obtain it immediately

Please apply online and complete the application pack.

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