Geospatial Engineer

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10 August 2020
Ordnance Survey
Location: London
Salary: £39,950 - £44,650
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Job Description

Geospatial Engineer

As a country and globally, were all experiencing challenging times right now, but Ordnance Survey (OS) continue to support the nation with our accurate geospatial data and services. As an organisation we are embarking on an ambitious growth strategy in location data, insight and services.  Innovating our products, services and technology to benefit our customers, businesses and people across Great Britain and globally. In order to do this, we want to continue adding new skills and capabilities to our business and even in these tough times, were able to use technology to recruit talent to OS

About Us

A career at Ordnance Survey will surprise you. Were Britains mapping agency and a big data powerhouse. Our geospatial data is weaving itself into over 60 million everyday lives all across the country. It underpins £100 billion of the nations economy helping everything from crime-fighting and conservation to marketing and mobile phones. Theres nobody like us.

About the Role

We're looking for a Geospatial Engineer to use their technical expertise to drive the development of commercial products at Britains pioneering location data hub. You will be the face of our development function, liaising with customers, partners and collaborators to ensure we get each job right first time. A seasoned geospatial engineer, you will make recommendations on architecture at a high level for all types of projects and ensure we fully understand business requirements.

Innovative and adaptable, you will love to play with new technology and be happiest solving problems with others in an unstructured environment. An experienced geospatial software engineer specialising in software development, you will bring an exceptional and proven technical skill-set. Resilient and calm under pressure, you will be equally happy engaging with customers and talking to audiences at conferences as well as undertaking hands-on development.


About You

At Ordnance Survey, we support all our people to make the very most of their talent and potential. We are 100% committed to seeing progress at the heart of our innovative and inclusive organisation.

You will need to demonstrate your track record against the following essential criteria and competencies:


Expert level: GIS technologies such as PostGIS, QGis, gdal, MapBox, LeafLet, VectorTiles

Up to date on existing Geo standards, technologies and products

Willing to become OS products expert

Background of working with and advising customers

Resilient and calm under pressure

Confident on suggesting architecture at high level for big as well as small projects

Passion for software and willing to learn the latest technologies (JS, React, AWS, GCP, Firebase)

Willing to become a lean/agile lead expert

Pragmatic, frugal, professional and friendly


A “full stack” developer able to juggle back end and front end

Demonstrable ability to deliver projects using a balance of creativity and application

Track record of development using Agile ideally in a startup culture

About the Rewards

We want you to love what you do. Thats why our benefits package rewards a job well done. Well give you:

Salary: £39,950 - £44,650  

Performance related bonus

Competitive pension

37 hour working week

25 days annual leave - (30 days after five years) bank holidays and an extra 3 over Christmas

Plus a suite of excellent additional benefits

About Us 

Ordnance Survey is committed to making inclusion an everyday reality and promoting a diverse workforce. Each individual at OS brings their own perspectives, work experiences, lifestyles, and cultures with them, and we believe that a more diverse team builds more innovative products, provides a better service to our customers, and helps us all grow and learn as individuals.

Check out our careers video below and hear from OS employees about what life is like to work here!

In light of the recent communication from the World Health Organisation declaring COVID-19 as a pandemic, if you have been in known contact with anyone with the Coronavirus, are recovering from the virus or have relatable symptoms we ask you to notify the OS Resourcing team at immediately prior to attendance of your interview to discuss alternate options during the recruitment process.

Location: This role will be based in London, but our staff are currently working remotely.

To apply: Please upload your covering letter and CV demonstrating your suitability for the role.

Work Permit:

All applicants must be based in the UK and confirm that they are able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.