[OSGeo-Jobs] DevOps Database Developer in NZ

Jeremy Palmer JPalmer at linz.govt.nz
Thu Feb 16 19:42:11 PST 2017

Hi All,

Are you a software developer with database expertise who wants to makes a huge impact on the lives of New Zealanders? Would you like the chance to design and develop new spatial database solutions that directly contributes to NZ Open Data?

As the DevOps Database Developer, you’ll enjoy working in an agile and Open Source based environment and have the ability to shape how we deliver our services and data to support LINZ’s data strategy. You will work closely with LINZ technical leaders and experts to design and develop applications for LINZ PostgreSQL databases and drive operational efficiencies in the ways spatial databases are managed and operated.

In this role you will be responsible for the design and development of new LINZ spatial solutions alongside updating and improving existing spatial database solutions. You will need to provide database SQL query advice and programming support for our Location Information analyst staff.

To be successful in this role you will need:

*  5-10 years experience with database and software development
* Advanced database design and development skills – PostgreSQL/PostGIS, SQL, PL/PgSQL
* Advanced database performance tuning and administering skills
* Advanced Bash/Python/Perl scripting skills
* Advanced Linux systems administering skills
* Proven process management skills and the ability to simplify complex processes
* Strong Agile and DevOps background
* The ability to learn quickly when facing new problems, and be open to change and ambiguity
* Proven experience in using rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions

Ideally you are an Open Source contributor.

You will have need proven ability to work in agile, collaborative environments and to communicate solutions and ideas to people. In this role you will be empowered and trusted to deliver end to end solutions. The only real constraints are your skills, knowledge and courage. As part of the role you will be encouraged to develop skills and explore new approaches and technologies to deliver high quality results.

At Land Information New Zealand (LINZ), we underpin New Zealand’s success with information about ‘where’ – that is, location information. From the best way to develop farm land, build a new suburb, manage a high country farm or navigate on land or at sea, our work and location information help people make better decisions and create economic, social, environmental and cultural value for New Zealand.

If you are interested in this job, apply online and submit your CV and cover letter outlining your skills and experience for this role. We are looking for evidence of how you meet each of the key selection criteria and the competencies outlined in the position description. You view the position description and can apply online at https://careers.linz.govt.nz/jobs/LINZ-17-20

Applications close 5pm Sunday 5 March 2017.

For further information on this role please contact Jeremy Palmer (Group Manager Data Services) jpalmer at linz.govt.nz

Warm Regards,

Jeremy Palmer
Data Services Group Manager
Location Information – Data Services

Wellington Office, Level 7, Radio New Zealand House, 155 The Terrace
PO Box 5501, Wellington 6145, New Zealand | T 04 460 0110
W  www.linz.govt.nz | data.linz.govt.nz

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