Geospatial Developer (m/f)(18-05-12)

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UNDP - Cambridge (Reino Unido)

Permanent contract (AD720)
Informatics Programme
Salary depending on skills and competencies

WCMC is a UK charity, based in Cambridge, which supports the United Nations Environment Programme. We work in collaboration with UNEP, under the banner of UNEP-WCMC. Our mission is to evaluate and highlight the many values of biodiversity and put authoritative biodiversity knowledge at the centre of decision-making. Since our establishment in the 1970s, the Centre has been at the forefront of the compilation, management, analysis and dissemination of global biodiversity information, and has an outstanding record of achievement.

WCMC are now seeking a Geospatial Developer to join our team to work on high profile web projects that make the natural world better. The role will involve working with a team of talented developers and scientist to build the map components of our websites.

The role

We are looking for someone who:
• Can administer and build geospatial web applications using PostGIS.
• Has the ability to work with large spatial datasets both vector and raster.
• Likes contributing to and working with open source technologies.
• Creates maps using JavaScript. We make a lot of maps on our websites.
• Is passionate about clean and elegant UI and code.
• Thinks it is good to document their code.
• Likes to work as part of an agile team
• Has a healthy and creative interest in trying new technologies. We like to be innovative.
• Cares about what they work on.

The Team

We are a team of nine developers/IT people that work together with fifty scientists, geospatial specialists and policy experts to create web applications that support the improvement of our natural world. Here are some of the recent examples of our work:

Further information

For more information, please visit To apply, please complete the application form and submit this and a covering letter with details of current or last salary to by 15 June 2012. If possible, include a portfolio of your work and links to your code repository on github/google code, blog, technology site.
Candidates should note this is not a UN post and that only those eligible to work in the UK should apply. 
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