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Geospatial Analysis (Programmer) job in England

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Job Ref:  118583MSV
Employer:  Morson International
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  England
11/10/2016 09:16
To provide a geo-data acquisition, management, analysis and dissemination service for geospatial outputs as required by the Geospatial manager in order to satisfy customer requirements and meeting business objectives. Key areas of responsibility include data management, hard and soft copy plan production, ensuring that all data used is fit for purpose and conforms to standards and liaising with the customer and external contractors.
Additional qualifications required for this role
A formal qualification in a subject related to geospatial science, computer science, maths or engineering. However, domain experience is preferred over qualifications.
Key tasks and deliverables
Our client provide specialist technical advice to Joint Force Intelligence group on a variety of intelligence focused topics. This includes the collection, management and exploitation of geospatial data from a variety of sources. The availability of large quantities of commercial and classified imagery data, vector data, text reports and open source material poses a significant opportunity for improving the accuracy, timeliness and utility of geospatial information, both supporting traditional approaches and offering entirely new ways of working. This task and the contractor being sought will support this work, working with customers to identify opportunities and building demonstrations to provide proof of concepts.

  • To act as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) and technical lead on all geospatial analysis matters including providing advice on data, tools and techniques.
  • Identification of requirements for improvements using technology to improve geospatial data capture, management and exploitation.
  • Collaboration with other team members to identify potential solutions.
  • Building of technology demonstrators using commercial and open source software.
  • Engagement with customers to gather feedback.

Experience Required

  • Customer facing experience.
  • Proven record of using commercial and/or open source geospatial tools (such as ArcGIS, QGIS, GeoServer, PostGIS etc) to collect, manage and exploit geospatial data.
  • An understanding of remote sensing data sources and associated processing methodologies.
  • Programming and scripting skills using python, java, javascript, R or similar.

The role is mainly office-based but will require some travel (at least monthly) to other sites in the UK.

  • Knowledge and understanding of the geospatial data domain (including the collection, management and/or exploitation/analysis of geospatial data).
  • Hands on programming or scripting skills, an ability to demonstrate technical ideas using open source and commercial toolsets.
  • An ability to work collaboratively within teams, while also setting their own direction.
  • An awareness of future direction of geospatial technologies.
  • Wider skills in the analysis of large quantities of technical data.
  • A qualification in scientific or numerate discipline or several years appropriate experience.
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