Function: Geospatial Data Architecture Reporting to: Head, Geospatial Information Engineering Location: Lagos Travel Frequency: Occasionally
Purpose of the Job
This role exists to ensure that acquisition, migration, integration and deployment of geospatial data is consistent in meeting set data design standard and ensuring robust relational database design that is consistent and scalable and meets ongoing requirement of the subject matter area application of the Geographic Information System.
Expected Key Results
Evolve and deploy geospatial data architecture frameworks
Evolve and deploy procedures for geospatial data quality assurance and control
Support diverse GIS business application areas
Educational Qualifications & Functional Skills:
Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Engineering or in a related field such as Computer Science, engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Operations Research, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Geographic Information Systems, or Geodetic Sciences.
In-depth understanding of database structure principles
Experience with GIS mapping software such as tools such as QGIS, Carto, and ArcGIS is required
Proficiency with database programming languages such as SQL, R and Python
Extensive knowledge and ability to perform a diverse array of complex GIS related work will be an added advantage
Familiarity with any data visualization tools (e.g. Tableau, D3.js and R)
Proficiency in MS Excel
Outstanding quantitative and skill set, attention to detail and good problem-solving skills
Analytical mindset, be able to multitask, think intuitively
Excellent written and verbal communication
A cumulative proven work experience of at least 5 years as a Data Architect, Data Scientist, Data Analyst or similar role is required.
Demonstrable experience in data modeling tools is a requirement, for instance, UML.
Considerable knowledge and experience of geographic information system (GIS) hardware and software components, data communication and network methods and techniques
Considerable knowledge and experience of automated mapping and information processing methods and techniques
Considerable knowledge and experience to prepare a variety of correspondence and complex reports