GIS Developer

Tartu, Estonia
Others: IT

Positium produces impactful statistics that are effective and easy to use for decision-makers around the world. We believe that through better-informed decisions we can do our bit to improve societies around the world.

As GIS Developer at Positium, you will be building the world's most sophisticated mobile positioning data processing software, develop GIS systems around the world, explore the optimisation of spatial processing algorithms, etc. You will join our team of developers and data scientists, who are building large-scale solutions.


  • Participating in client projects and internal product development flows from the start until the end;
  • Doing system analysis and designing the system architecture for spatial and big data projects;
  • Building and designing state-of-the-art GIS applications;
  • Implementing and maintaining a reliable GIS architecture of data processing systems, APIs and spatial database management systems;
  • Advising clients in terms of GIS questions;
  • Proactively focusing on learning about new technological possibilities that enable building faster back-end components and cool front-end solutions.


  • At least five years of experience in building GIS applications and systems;
  • A very good knowledge of SQL, relational and spatial databases, like PostgreSQL+PostGIS and/or Oracle Spatial;
  • Practical experience working with GIS tools like QGIS, ArcGIS or MapInfo;
  • Practical experience with at least one of the following programming languages or environments: Python, Java, NodeJS, C-family, PHP;
  • Understanding of web-based GIS applications (Leaflet, OpenLayers, etc) and APIs;
  • Understanding of OGC standards and best practices;
  • Understanding of base maps, routing, service layers, raster and vector content;
  • Being a team player with great communication skills;
  • Good speaking and writing skills in English;
  • Experience with big data processing systems, like Apache Spark, Hadoop etc. is a great bonus;
  • We expect the candidate to be located in Estonia.


  • Working in our HQ in Tartu with an amazing view of the city (remote working is also a possibility, depending on the nature of the projects);
  • Flexible working hours – just make sure you are available to other team members and complete your tasks on time;
  • Global reach – you get to be part of different client projects across the globe and a chance to travel;
  • Support for your active life. Your wellbeing is important to us – that's why we provide compensation for sporting activities and taking care of your mental health so that you can feel your best every day;
  • Fun team – we enjoy each other’s company and organise regular social activities, including online events, travel clubs and – for those in Tartu – also sauna evenings.

Positium is the only data analytics company in the world specialising in mobile positioning data for official statistics. Founded in 2003, we have nearly two decades of experience working with global clients and scientists alike. Positium develops cool GIS solutions, high-quality methodology, software and expertise to process MPD for insights on the spatio-temporal behaviour of human beings. At Positium you will be a part of a close group of industry experts who are determined to make a positive impact on the world.

If you share our passion, we invite you to apply to join Positium’s data-driven mission!

Updated: 3 days ago
Job ID: 6977463
About Positium
11-50 employees
Technology, Information and Internet
Tartu, Estonia
Positium is a data analytics company specialising in mobile positioning data for official statistics.

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Tartu, Estonia
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