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Jacobs Geospatial Data Scientist in Wokingham, United Kingdom

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

Jacobs Digital exists alongside this extensive portfolio of projects working with major clients across all sectors. Digital is responsible for incubating, building and running new products and solutions for our customers – meaning you are joining a team of fast-moving problem solvers working on varied and interesting challenges. Our products range from established software to nascent ideas sparking in to life; leveraging Lean Startup to rapidly invest and incubate new products.

About the opportunity

To meet our growing UK business needs and future development aspirations, we currently have an opportunity for a GIS Developer/Senior GIS Developer within our Digital Solutions team, to be based in Winnersh, Reading. The successful person will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities.

The role is required to complement the progressive Digital Solutions team, supporting Utilities, Highways, Rail; and Energy and Environment sectors. Working with ESRI, JavaScript, API, Python and other GIS and development software, you will provide critical input to delivering projects on time and budget. With exposure to a wide range of market sectors and an extensive knowledge pool, you will deliver dynamic, innovative solutions to internal and external clients.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Geospatial data processing and analysis with Python (e.g. ArcPy) or R.

  • Geospatial front-end web development (HTML, CSS and JavaScript), working with the ESRI JavaScript API and/or other front-end geospatial libraries and platforms (e.g. Mapbox, Leaflet, OpenLayers).

  • Effective communication of data and its meaning through visualisation, including data visualisation software (e.g. Tableau) and libraries (e.g. Python/R and JavaScript).

  • Expert user of desktop GIS software, e.g. ArcGIS and/or QGIS.

  • Experience of working with ESRI and/or open source geospatial technology stacks, e.g. ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Portal; PostGIS and GeoServer.


  • Experience of working in a development team, use of source code repositories and version control.

  • Familiarity with web application frameworks (e.g. Vue.js, React or Angular).

  • Database design and management.

  • Experience of open source geospatial server and database technology, e.g. Geoserver, PostGIS.

  • Experience of other server-side data analytics and web development languages, such as PHP, JavaScript (Node.js), C#/.NET.

  • Experience of scalable data science and high-performance computing in the cloud.

Why Jacobs?

We clear the way for inventive thinking so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.

We clear the way for inventive thinking, so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.

Our Culture

We’re invested in you and your success. Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees.

We aim to make inclusion and diversity core attributes of our identity, embedded in all our employment and business practices in all locations. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative.

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.