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Deadline 31 January 2020

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Organisation: British Geological Survey (BGS)

About the organisation

The British Geological Survey (BGS) is an applied geoscience research centre that is housed in UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and affiliated to the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). It is a world leading geological survey that provides a core science mission to inform government of science related to the subsurface and its interfaces and also undertakes applied research for solutions to earth and environmental processes, both in the UK and globally. It is funded directly by UKRI as well as through research grants and via private sector contracts.

BGS has an annual budget of approximately £60 million and employs 650 people. It has two main sites, a head office in Keyworth near Nottingham and the Lyell Centre, which is a joint collaboration with Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh. BGS works with more than 150 private sector organisations as well as having close links with 40 universities and sponsors approximately 100 PhD students each year.

About the role

BGS has an opportunity for a talented and motivated GIS Developer with proven GIS experience and a passion for spatial data and spatial application development to join their Digital Team.

They would also encourage applications from less experienced candidates with a desire to develop the required skills criteria - albeit at a more junior level than the advertised salary.

BGS would like you to play a leading role in helping them to advance their GIS Server infrastructure, publish/maintain GIS data services and build web based map viewers to deliver Geoscience data and information to a variety of stakeholders.

You will gain exposure to a variety of modern technologies, development-environments and information-architectures, all within an agile culture that encourages learning and development and the following of industry best practice from inception to delivery.

You will also have the opportunity to communicate your work and the work of the Digital Team through conference presentations, attendance at workshops and through written papers.

Several of BGS's software development projects require collaboration with partners across the UK and beyond, creating information systems to support scientific research, or developing Geoscience software for commercial customers.