Company: Jacobs
Skills: IT - Software Development
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Wokingham, England, United Kingdom

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 team, to be based at various locations in the UK. The successful person will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities.

This is a genuinely exciting opportunity for a fantastic candidate to join the quickly growing Digital team here at Jacobs; responsible for driving new ways of working and product incubation across a range of varied sectors with a focus on Water and Environment. You will be part of our world class Digital Factory; a cross functional team of data scientists, developers, and geospatial experts driving new technologies and ways of working within the business.

Working with ESRI, Open Source, 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.

This role can be based from any of our UK hub offices.


  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Awareness of emerging geospatial trends and technologies
  • An appetite to solve problems in creative and versatile ways, working as part of a collaborative team at pace.
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts to a non-technical audience

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.