Geospatial Systems Lead
Auckland Council
Auckland, NZ
1d ago
  • New lead geospatial role within an exciting landscape
  • Build and shape a team for future success
  • Join one of New Zealand's largest geospatial teams
  • He angitūtanga : The Opportunity

    The Auckland Council Geospatial team is passionate about transforming Auckland through the power of location intelligence and to this end operates an enterprise GIS that supports a number of exceptional products and solutions for Auckland Council and its customers.

    The Geospatial team aims to deliver a comprehensive, innovative and insightful capability that brings together location-based data, technology and techniques so our interesting range of customers can unlock value, solve complex problems, make better decisions and share, inform and collaborate with their stakeholders.

    There is an excellent opportunity to join the Geospatial team in a new role that will look to build a high performing and highly enabling team that focuses on taking care of our GIS platform.

    The Geospatial Systems Lead will be tasked to lead the best practice management of the enterprise GIS, improving and administering fit-for-purpose processes, policies and standards ensuring that there is complete confidence in the platform, that maximum return on investment is gained and that organisational service levels are met and where possible exceeded.

    You will lead an exciting continuous improvement programme of work ensuring that the platform stays up-to-date and is secure, robust and performant.

    There is a huge opportunity to build a vision for your team, optimising, automating and enhancing the GIS platform and associated processes.

    You will lead and inspire a team of 11 staff members who will provide strong technical capability to deliver to the vision as well as provide quality advice and consultancy to the rest of the Geospatial team, our partners and our customers.

    He kōrero mōu : About you

    You will be an energetic and experienced GIS professional with demonstrable experience in leading the best practise management of a large and complex GIS platform.

    You will have knowledge and appreciation of the wider IT landscape including supporting technologies such as network, security and infrastructure management.

    You will have 3+ years of demonstratable experience of inspiring and leading a team of professionals that deliver, to your vision, a programme of continuous improvement as well as providing expert advice around the use of geospatial technologies, techniques and data.

    Ideally, you will have used or be familiar with agile methodologies to plan and execute work.

    You should have a tertiary level qualification (bachelor’s degree minimum), preferably in Geographical Information Systems, Computer Science or another strongly related field or have relevant business experience, along with at least 8+ years exposure to Esri (ArcGIS Enterprise) and Safe Software (FME Desktop and Server) preferably within an enterprise sized organisation

    Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou : What we offer

    You will have the opportunity for continuous development working within one of New Zealand’s largest in-house geospatial teams that utilises the latest industry leading technology.

    You will be involved in a variety of challenging initiatives, working alongside many other geospatial and IT professionals, delivering cutting edge outcomes for a hugely diverse and cross-functional customer base.

    Finally, you will be trusted to deliver outcomes and be given freedom to build and develop relationships with customers to give expert advice.

    Working 40 hours per week Monday to Friday; you will have flexibility with how those hours are set. Some of our people begin early, some stay later, and remote working is an option too.

    As a high-performing organisation, we place a high value on the quality of work done where achievements are regularly celebrated and recognised, embracing the culture of positivity, fun and passion into the workplace.

    Tell us why you are interested in this opportunity and apply via the link.

    Whakamaua kia tina! Be the how!

    Applications close Sunday 27th June 2021

    If you are an Auckland Council Employee (permanent or fixed term), please apply via the Tupu internal careers page. Temps and contractors please use the external careers site.

    Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion.

    If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process

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