Senior GIS Developer

 Job Description

·         Participate in the full software project lifecycle

·         Provide GIS technical advice to clients and company.

·         Interface with diverse business users to identify, develop and implement custom applications

·         Work with a range of development tools specific to GIS

·         Implement web technologies effectively to create modern websites

·         Deliver multiple standalone GIS projects by architecting and implementing customized web applications, web services, mobile applications, desktop and enterprise solutions

·         Integration of GIS components into corporate IT systems (e.g. document management system, FM, PMIS, BIM etc.)

·         To support the sales team by suggesting GIS solutions to client problems.

·         Troubleshoot issues reported by end users


B.Sc. in Engineering or Computer Science

Duties and Responsibilities

·         Work closely with analysts to ensure the solutions developed meets the clients requirements.

·         Produce technical designs for client spatial solutions.

·         Develop and implement customized client solutions.

·         Compile technical documentation for acceptance.

·         Ensure that recognized GIS and software development technical standards are followed on all developments.

·         Liaise with the IT function to ensure the infrastructure will support the developed solution.

·         Act as a point of contact for the GIS/Spatial technical issues.

·         Keep abreast of technical developments in the Spatial Market place.

·         Willing to be based in Jeddah Saudi Arabia and travel as required to other cities in the Kingdom.


·         Qualification in GIS, Geography or software engineering discipline with 3 to 5 years of experience.

·         Proven experience in developing geospatial solutions using ESRI suite of products (including ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Mobile, ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop ...).

·         Ability to rapidly prototype applications to showcase new concepts and ideas

·         Demonstrated knowledge of ArcGIS Server 10.0/10.1

·         Good knowledge of Esri ArcObjects and Model Builder.

·         Experience of developing web based, mobile based and desktop based geospatial solutions using Esri products.

·         In-depth experience of Microsoft .NET along with proficiency with ASP.NET(C# or VB.NET), Microsoft Silverlight and Adobe Flex technologies.

·         Experience with modern web technologies (HTML5, CSS3, AJAX, JSON, RESTful web services) for developing large web-based software solutions

·         Extensive knowledge in writing object-oriented Javascript using the ArcGIS Javascript API and Dojo framework

·         Responsive design understanding and/or experience

·         Familiarity with GML, GeoRSS, GEoJSON and other OGC standards

·         Experience with the configuration and operation of IIS web server

·         Experience of developing on Mobile GIS platforms desirable (Windows, iOS, Android...)

·         Good practical knowledge of SQL Server, Oracle Database(11g preferred) and Esri ArcSDE.

·         Strong understanding of SQL

·         Solid knowledge of GIS principles and theory including map projections, remote sensing, geodesy, linear referencing, network analysis and cartography

·         Experienced in all phases of the Software Development Life cycle and good understanding of software development industry standards and processes.

·         Experience in software design patterns and techniques including object-oriented analysis and design (OOAD) using the Unified Modeling Language (UML).

·         Familiarity with common design patterns used in software development as well as able to apply good software design and development practices in daily activities

·         Understanding of service oriented architecture (SOA) methods and web-based technologies.

·         Knowledge of GIS data models and standards.

·         Microsoft and/or Esri certification is an asset

·         Excellent organizational skills.

·         Ability to complete many tasks simultaneously to tight deadlines.

·         Outstanding and proven problem solving skills, positive attitude and self-motivation

·         Ability to perform in a high volume, priority changing environment.

·         Ability to master new technologies quickly

·         Accuracy and attention to details are critical.

·         Ability to work in a team and independently when required.

·         Ability to use initiative important.

·         Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.

·         Be friendly and approachable.

·         Courteous, tactful and diplomatic.

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