Forth Valley GIS provide location-based information services to customers in sectors including Public Services, Environment, Renewables & Energy, Land & Property and Transport & Infrastructure. We have a 6 month opportunity for a Graduate Software Developer, based in Stirling, to work as part of the team developing new Location Centre features.
Location Centre is offered as a web-based Software as a Service (SaaS) product by Forth Valley GIS. The platform is based on a number of leading edge Open Source components.
We have an ambitious Location Centre product roadmap and have significant developments and business improvements planned for the Location Centre platform as well as specific customers in the coming months.
Planned outputs will be delivery of new Location Centre features and complete solutions to specific customers. Success will be measured by the delivery of these new features and ultimately growing Location Centre revenue and market share.
Additional responsibilities will include contributing to the technical specification and design of the Location Centre platform and information architecture, resolving technical support issues for customers and producing technical and user documentation.
Skills / Experience
· Strong analysis and design skills
· Excellent communication skills
· A practical ‘can-do’ attitude
· Additional web/software development experience including mobile
· Knowledge and/or experience in digital mapping/GIS
· Knowledge and/or experience of Open Source technologies
· Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or similar
· An Honours (2:1 or above) or Masters degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or similar
Opportunity to gain experience of working on web based development projects in Software as a Service delivery environment. Potential to work directly with customers and to work on new technologies including mobile platforms and leading edge open Source GIs technologies.
As part of the TalentScotland Graduate Placement Programme, the candidate will benefit from support from the TSGPP team and will have access to a residential Leadership and Business skills training course.
Preferred Placement Start Date
10 September 2012
Duration of Placement
6 months with the potential for extension or a permanent role
All applications will be processed through the Talent Scotland Graduate Placement programme. Please direct all initial questions or enquiries to the Talent Scotland team.