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Geospatial Information Systems Developers (I, II, Data), Devonport

NZ Defence Force
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Science and Environment
Auckland - Auckland
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

What you will do

These roles will be supporting GNZ's mission by providing Geospatial Intelligence products and expertise. The roles have two key components; Geospatial development and database management.  You will be providing support to wider GEOINT development and R&D projects. You will also be responsible for GNZ's current and future GEOINT databases, with regards to technical military and industry standards in order to ensure GNZ's spatial data is made available to NZDF, NZ Government and our international partners.

What we need

We are seeking three developers with an enthusiasm for Geospatial technologies where you will have at least 1 year practical experience in development for the Developer (I) role or at least 3 years experience for the Developer (II) and Developer (Data) roles. You will bring a skillset which includes geospatial solutions development, implementing and managing databases, cloud based platforms and project management. 

The key technical skills needed are:

*       Development experience in languages such as Python, .Net, JavaScript, SQL and relevant APIs
*       Proficiency in the management of Relational Database Management Systems and in the design and implementation of GEOINT schemas
*       An understanding of proprietary and open source database technologies - SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL
*       Understanding of OGC standards and the software that implements them. With special regards to data structure and web mapping services
*       Understanding of the diverse range of GEOINT and geospatial data and associated issues: quality, accuracy, fitness for purpose, projections, sources etc
*       Knowledge of cloud based technologies
*       Assist in developing GNZ's data analytics capabilities

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to liaise with a wide and diverse target audience are essential. You are self-directed and understand the need to contribute fully to the team to ensure success. The team you will join are innovative, adaptable, supportive and flexible and this is how you see yourself.

Who we are

GEOINT New Zealand's role is to provide imagery and geospatial intelligence to NZDF, supporting policy, planning, operations and training in order to meet NZDF outputs.

GNZ is also the national and international lead for Geospatial Intelligence in New Zealand providing imagery and geospatial intelligence to government departments and other customers.

Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand.  As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice. 

Why Us

The opportunity to work on R&D projects on a global scale; you'll work with constantly evolving technologies and join a team of likeminded professionals.

Check out the great benefits for you and your family when you join NZDF! 

How to Apply

To view the Position Description and to 'Apply Online', please use the links on this page. For further information, contact Richard Begg on 09 446 3600, quoting NZDF 1811012. 

Applications close at 5pm on 21/11/2018.

Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:

Higher level Security Clearance
*       most preferably a NZ citizen, who has resided in this country continuously for at least the last ten years, OR
*       is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last ten years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, the United Kingdom (UK) or the United States of America (USA); and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZ Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at this level.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application. 

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