[OSGeo-Jobs] Spatial IT Solutions Developer in New Zealand

Jeremy Palmer JPalmer at linz.govt.nz
Thu Feb 16 19:46:06 PST 2017

Hi All,

Make your mark on the world stage by developing and maintaining software applications that support the Geodetic System in New Zealand.

* Does the idea of making a significant contribution to how LINZ shapes our services and data to the surveying and spatial/GIS communities appeal to you?
* Do you have experience in web development, database development and in designing and developing IT/GIS systems?
* Can you translate your ideas into easily understood and pragmatic solutions; and communicate them in ways

As the Spatial IT solutions Developer you will build and maintain the databases and software that support the Geodetic System and its use by the New Zealand Surveying and spatial communities.  This includes integration with the Advanced Survey and Titles Services (ASaTS) to ensure the services provided by ASaTS meet the needs of the Geodetic System and vice versa.  This will involve making changes to existing geodetic web applications, databases and services that are external to the ASaTS system to ensure that IT requirements for the geodetic system as a whole are met.

To be successful in this role you will need:

* Minimum of 5 years IT software development experience with GIS background
* Web services development skills
* Database design and development skills
* Experience with PostgreSQL, PostGIS, Python and web services development
* Django experience would be an advantage
* Agile and DevOps background
* Ideally you are an open source contributor
* Proven process management skills and the ability to simplify complex processes
* The ability to learn quickly when facing new problems, and are open to change and ambiguity
* Proven experience in using rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions

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. It’s an incredibly diverse and exciting industry to be part of. 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 information helps people make better decisions and create economic, social, environmental and cultural value for New Zealand.

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. You view the position description and can apply online at https://careers.linz.govt.nz/jobs/LINZ-17-19

Applications close 5pm Sunday 5 March 2017.

For further information on this role please contact the hiring manager Graeme Blick (Chief Geodesist) gblick at linz.govt.nz

Warm Regards,

Jeremy Palmer
Data Services Group Manager
Land Information New Zealand

Wellington Office, Level 7, Radio New Zealand House, 155 The Terrace
PO Box 5501, Wellington 6145, New Zealand | T 04 460 0110
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