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Spatial Data Specialist - Edinburgh - Contract

Job Title: Spatial Data Specialist - Edinburgh - Contract
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Salary: Up to £0.00 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH56495_1517936738
Contact Name: Yana Yovkova
Contact Email: y.yovkova@parity.net
Job Published: February 06, 2018 17:05

Job Description


Our Edinburgh based client has an urgent requirement for an experienced Spatial Data Specialist,

The Spatial Data Technical Specialist is responsible for advising, designing, following and monitoring processes that ensure the integrity and auditability of the data sets. Some of the work is in response to data or service requests from people requiring specific spatial data sets.

Both ArcGIS and Geoserver are run in-house, and the team uses FME and Snowflake GoLoader extensively. Among the backdrop data sets managed are Ordnance Survey (OS) MasterMap, OS AddressBase and aerial photography.

The specific responsibilities are:

  • Design, refine, follow and monitor procedures for transforming, storing, cataloguing and distributing data, and for correcting data integrity and quality.
  • Use a variety of specialist geospatial software to achieve the above tasks
  • Monitor the performance of the above tasks, and solve and repair issues when appropriate
  • Configure and monitor the use of specialist geospatial software

The job involves working closely with technical professionals including database administrators, system administrators, solution architects and spatial data experts.

Essential Skills

  • Solid knowledge and experience of data management concepts and tools
  • Hands-on experience of manipulating and managing geospatial data
  • Knowledge and experience of metadata concepts and use
  • Knowledge of Python and SQL
  • Understanding of FME
  • Hands-on experience of programmatic database access and manipulation

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