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Graduate Job Graduate Software Developer

Vacancy Type: Graduate Job
Employer: Forth Valley GIS Limited
Reference: Forth01
Salary: £18,000-£24,000  

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Job summary

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.

Job Description

Project Description

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.

Role Description

Working as part of our Location Centre development team, the Graduate Software Developer will work on software and web development projects, with responsibility for the design, development, testing and deployment of new Location Centre features, using ASP.NET, .NET, C#, JavaScript, SQL, PostGIS and Oracle technologies.

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


·         Knowledge and/or experience of developing applications using at least three of the following technologies: ASP.NET, .NET, C#, JavaScript, SQL, PostGIS, Oracle

·         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.

Additional Info

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.

Location: Scotland

Recruiter Details

Lucy Everett
Talent Scotland
0141 548 3677

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