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British Antarctic Survey

Web Developer (Geospatial) – Cambridge

The British Antarctic Survey (BAS), part of the Natural Environment Research Council, aims to undertake a world-class programme of scientific research, and to sustain for the UK an active and influential regional presence and a leadership role in Antarctic affairs.

We are looking to appoint a Geospatial Web Services Developer within the BAS Mapping and Geographic Information Centre (MAGIC).

We require someone enthusiastic and conscientious to lead the development of geospatial information services which support BAS science, logistics and external projects. You will have solid web development skills, focused on open source geospatial tools such as postgres, geoserver and openlayers.

Description

The British Antarctic Survey (BAS), part of the Natural Environment Research Council, aims to undertake a world-class programme of scientific research, and to sustain for the UK an active and influential regional presence and a leadership role in Antarctic affairs.
We are looking to appoint a Geospatial Web Services Developer within the BAS Mapping and Geographic Information Centre (MAGIC).
We require someone enthusiastic and conscientious to lead the development of geospatial information services which support BAS science, logistics and external projects. You will have solid web development skills, focused on open source geospatial tools such as postgres, geoserver and openlayers.
Familiarity with OGC standards and services, plus experience with cloud computing platforms will be highly relevant. The majority of our projects can be delivered under an open source license and you will be key to driving these developments.
If you are enthusiastic about the polar regions and keen to apply your geospatial web skills across a wide variety of interesting projects then we would encourage you to apply. This position will include opportunities for training and growing your skills, plus occasional opportunities to travel to the Antarctic as required by certain projects.

Purpose

To develop and implement geospatial web applications to support BAS science and operations and contracts with external stakeholders.

Qualification

A degree or higher qualification in a numerate subject area, or relevant work experience (or equivalent).

Duties

• Develop, improve and maintain geospatial web applications and services.
• Maintenance and support for web applications
• Follow technology trends and constantly strive to learn and apply new technology stacks
• Collaborate with other teams, to develop best practices and incorporate innovations into our service portfolio.

 

Please quote reference: BAS 44/19

Closing date for receipt of application forms is: 28th April 2019
Interview date: 7th May 2019
Proposed start date: As soon as possible

BAS is an Equal Opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and promoting equality in careers in science, we hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award and have an active Equality, Diversity and Inclusion programme of activity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. People from ethnic minorities and disabled people are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the job. We are open to a range of flexible working options including part-time or full-time employment as well as flexible hours due to caring or other commitments.

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