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Employment: Full Time

Job Description
- The aim of the successful candidates is to develop web mapping applications and geo-processing tools to support GIS. Understand client requirements and develop GIS application to meet required needs. Make presentations and demos so that clients clearly understand the GIS application.

The candidate will be responsible for
- Assisting/leading on the technical development of web-based data dashboards and GIS applications.
- The design, development, implementation, maintenance, and support of GIS tools, data dashboards, and web GIS applications
- Develop, recommend, and implement visual designs for web applications / develop user-friendly designs and experiences based on needs and feedback.
- Research and implement new concepts, strategies, or innovative approaches that have significant impact on user experience
- Assisting the GIS team in the conception and preparation of static maps.
- Identify map information needs
- Ensure accurate linkages between spatial databases and assessment data
- Ensures that the produced maps meet the requirements of NSSTC and concerned partners
- Supporting NSSTC's activities with the development of robust information management mechanisms
- Provide technical backstopping to the country team throughout a projects lifecycle.
- Provides training and problem-solving support of web GIS applications.
- Assists on major projects involving the GIS and assessment teams.
- Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements

Minimum Qualification
- Good academic qualifications, preferably a Master degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. Computer Science, Geoinformatics, Web Development, Information Technology, etc.).
- 1 - 3 years of professional experience developing web GIS applications, data dashboards, and web maps. Apart from core web design and development, the candidate should have good understanding of geospatial data and web GIS.

Preferred Qualification
- We are looking for the candidates who are self-motivated, openness to feedback and willingness to learn, good attention to detail, and commitment to producing high quality work, able to accomplish goals within expected timelines, with the ability to work independently with initiative, and strong capacity to work in an intercultural team.

Candidate should have
- Good academic qualifications, preferably a Master degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. Computer Science, Geoinformatics, Web Development, Information Technology, etc.).
- 1 - 3 years of professional experience developing web GIS applications, data dashboards, and web maps. Apart from core web design and development, the candidate should have good understanding of geospatial data and web GIS.
- Experience with the latest web standards, including HTML5 and CSS3.
- Experience with one or more general purpose programming languages including but not limited to: JavaScript, R, or Python.
- Experience with front end technologies and/or front end frameworks.
- Knowledge of web libraries and frameworks such as jQuery, D3, Leaflet, OpenLayers.
- Experience with ArcGIS, ArcGIS Online, MapBox, or Carto is desirable.
- Experience with Webserver (WMS,WPS), Spatial Database (eg. PostGIS), and Geoportal development is desirable.
- A good eye for design and attuned to the fundamentals of user experience.

About the Company

Founded in 1976 by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, UAEU is a comprehensive, research-intensive university enrolling about 14,000 Emirati and international students. As the UAE’s flagship university, UAEU offers a full range of accredited, high-quality graduate and undergraduate programs through nine Colleges: Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Food and Agriculture; Humanities and Social Sciences; IT; Law; Medicine and Health Sciences; and Science. With a distinguished international faculty, state-of-the art new campus, and full range of student support services, UAEU offers a living-learning environment that is unmatched in the UAE.

As a research-intensive university of international stature, UAEU works with its partners in industry to provide research solutions to challenges faced by the nation, the region, and the world. The University has established research centers of strategic importance to the country and the region which are advancing knowledge in critical areas ranging from water resources to cancer treatments. UAEU is currently ranked the number one research university in the GCC, number two in the Arab World, and #370 globally.

UAEU’s academic programs have been developed in partnership with employers, so our graduates are in high demand. UAEU alumni hold key positions in industry, commerce, and government throughout the region. Our continuing investments in facilities, services, and staff ensure that UAEU will continue to serve as a model of innovation and excellence.

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