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Geospatial Backend Specialist

Job Details: Geospatial Backend Specialist

Job Description: Geospatial Backend Specialist

Position Id: G0324-0014
Job Type:4-6 months (contract)
Country: Remote (Africa)
Location: Remote
Pay Rate: Open
Contact Recruiter:+4972312839009

Job Description:

Trigyn has a contractual opportunity for a Geospatial Backend Specialist. Preference for candidates in Namibia but the client is flexible with the candidate being remote and travel on-site as and when required.

Job Description:

The Geospatial Backend Specialist shall support the project “Just transitions in vulnerable places – digital solutions for climate resilient informal areas and climate-smart urban recovery of communities affected by crisis” in their efforts to developing map-based web applications and urban data platforms for evidence-based and participatory decision making in line with the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda, focusing on communities in Namibia.

Scope of Work:

- Design and implement server-side logic for urban planning and decision-making applications.
- Develop and maintain databases to store and manage various types of urban data, including spatial, statistical, and citizen-generated data.
- Ensure efficient data flow between the frontend and backend systems, optimizing for speed and scalability.
- Implement data analysis and simulation tools for urban planning, including geo-referenced data analysis.
- Develop APIs for data retrieval, manipulation, and exchange.
Collaborate with frontend developer to integrate data visualization and public participation features.
- Maintain data security and privacy standards in accordance with legal and ethical guidelines.
- Continuously assess and incorporate new technologies and methodologies to enhance application performance and capabilities.

Competencies:
Bachelor's or higher degree, in Computer Science or a directly related field or its equivalent in education and/or work experience.

Experience:

- A minimum of 5 years of experience in software development, with experience setting up middleware and backend for Geospatial projects.
- Proficient in backend programming languages (e.g., Python, JavaScript, Node.js) and spatial database technologies (e.g., MapServer, PostGIS, GeoServer).
- Expertise in GIS software (QGIS, ArcGIS, Leaflet, GeoNode etc..,), and data formats (e.g., SHP, JSON, KMZ, OSM).
- Knowledge of data analysis and simulation techniques.
- Familiarity with cloud services (e.g., AWS, Azure, Docker) and server management.
- Experience with developing scalable and secure applications.
- Experience with backend frameworks such as GeoDjango and open-source packages for Geospatial analysis such as GeoPandas, GeoSpark etc.,
- Good experience with CI/CD workflows using tools such as Jenkins.
- Strong problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and an interest in finding technical and innovative solutions for urban development issues.
- Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, contributing to an agile development process and interacting with frontend developers, data scientist, and other team members.
- Someone based in Namibia is highly desirable.

Languages:
- English (required)
- Local Namibian languages

For immediate response, please send your Resume to Global-Recruitment@Trigyn.com

TRIGYN TECHNOLOGIES is a multinational IT services company with resources deployed in 25 countries. TRIGYN is an ISO 9001:2015, ISO 27001:2013 (ISMS) and CMMI Level 5 certified company. TRIGYN has offices in United States, Canada, Germany Switzerland and India.