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We are seeking a skilled data engineer – Geospatial to join our team and help us design, develop, and maintain our geospatial data infrastructure.
As a key member of the Geospatial team to better tailor our platform, services, and products, to enable better decision making and understanding about what our residents need from us.
- Help the council to create business and user value from data by undertaking significant engineering projects which improve and combine data from back office and customer-facing systems.
- Make sure our data, and data shared by others is of the highest quality, highly available, usable, and shareable by rigorous standard setting and quality controls.
- Work with other members of the team and the data team, to deliver the geospatial analysis and workflows to deliver geospatial products and services which deliver continuous insight and value to our staff and residents
- Use the best of modern data technologies and platforms, including ongoing investigation and research into emerging technology.
- Support the Geospatial Data Platform of Birmingham City Council
What we are about
We lead on the creation of business and user value from data by undertaking significant engineering programmes and projects which manage, clean, abstract, aggregate, combine and enhance data from a variety of systems, creating data sets to drive insights and opportunities to improve performance and service delivery
What you will do
- The role of the Geospatial Engineer is to productise the workflows to ensure they are repeatable and scalable to support product delivery to the business. In addition to a level of geospatial science knowledge the Geospatial Engineer has skills associated with Software Development and Information Technology.
- Administration of the GIS Platform (ArcGIS Enterprise/FME/Symphony).
- Create standard or bespoke Geospatial Web applications.
- Able to perform Geospatial Analysis
Researching new technologies and techniques related to GIS
Essential Skills (or a combination of)
The role of the Geospatial Engineer is to productise the workflows to ensure they are repeatable and scalable to support product delivery to the business. In addition to a level of geospatial science knowledge the Geospatial Engineer has skills associated with Software Development and Information Technology.
- ArcGIS (Desktop/Pro/Server/Enterprise/ArcGIS Online)
- FME (Desktop/Server)
- Geospatial Data Analysis
- Knowledge of public organisation data sets like LLPG
- Development of ETL Pipelines
- Oracle/SQL Spatial Data
We will support you with
- An environment that values curiosity, autonomy and working in the open
- An engaged and supportive leadership with a clear vision
- Training and development opportunities to help you progress and be the best you can be
- An inclusive workplace committed to reflecting the public we serve
- A benefit package designed to promote a great work/life balance
- Exposure to all digital and technology teams and services areas across the council
- Opportunity to work with latest cloud technologies (Azure based analytics platform) and geospatial systems such as ArcGIS Enterprise
- Play a pivotal role in the delivery of Geospatial data strategy, set up of standards and practices for data and centre of excellence.
- Work on some of the largest datasets within the local Government space and contribute to some of the key business and service outcomes.
- Stay up to date with emerging trends and technologies in Geospatial and recommend changes and enhancements to improve our Geospatial data infrastructure
This is an exciting time to be joining Birmingham City Council’s Digital and Technology Services Department. We are Europe’s largest local authority, and with unprecedented investment in people and digital, a solid strategy, empowering leadership and a newly redesigned service to get behind, we are building digital services centred on the needs of our citizens, business and communities that will deliver on Birmingham’s bold ambitions for the city of today and tomorrow.
We are a multidisciplinary team at the heart of transforming public services for the UK’s second largest city. We create, develop, deliver and operate an exceptionally diverse range of services that have a direct impact on improving the lives of 1.2m residents every day
We are embracing and promoting a truly digital, human centred approach for the whole organisation, underpinned by collaboration, openness and innovation. We take advantage of unparalleled access to data, doing things at scale and using technology creatively to re-imagine the way services are delivered and build the digital council of the future.
You must upload a Supporting Statement and CV via the attachments part of your application. This is required for shortlisting; you need to describe how your experience and skills fit the essential criteria for the role as specified in the Person Specification. If you do not attach your Supporting Statement and CV, your application will not be considered.
For informal enquiries please contact Stephen Jones (email@example.com)
If you require this document in an accessible format, please email the Culture & Capability team using DTSCultureandCapability@birmingham.gov.uk.