Geospatial Software Architect

Category: Architecture
Main location: United Kingdom, zINACTIVATE - Various, Various
Position ID: J0224-1525
Employment Type: Full Time

Position Description:

Elevate your potential with CGI, a global technology service provider and premier business consultancy recognized by Forbes Magazine as a top 100 employer. Our mission is rooted in evolution, excelling in intricate challenges. Collaborating directly with our clients, we employ innovative technologies to revolutionize, empower, safeguard, and deliver critical mission systems.

CGI was recognised in the Sunday Times Best Places to Work List 2023 and has been named one of the ‘World’s Best Employers’ by Forbes magazine. We offer a competitive salary, excellent pension, private healthcare, plus a share scheme (3.5% + 3.5% matching) which makes you a member not just an employee. We are committed to inclusivity, building a genuinely diverse community of tech talent and inspiring everyone to pursue careers in our sector, including our Armed Forces, and are proud to hold a Gold Award in recognition of our support of the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant. Join us and you’ll be part of an open, friendly community of experts. We’ll train and support you in taking your career wherever you want it to go.

CGI is a leading provider of ground segment software and IT systems. Within our Earth Observation business, we have a wide range of projects supporting customers both within and outside of the traditional space industry. Within the space industry our projects support our customers, including the European Space Agency (ESA), in carrying out their mission critical operational activities.

Our projects enable our customers to solve their business and scientific problems using data acquired from space. For example, we provide cutting edge cloud-based systems to assist clients in their migration from legacy environmental monitoring systems, helping them to monitor the land, water, and atmosphere.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

We are looking for a software architect to support solutions developed with our customers. The successful candidate will be joining an existing architecture team and will take responsibility for creating software architectures and supporting documentation. The ideal candidate will have existing experience in Earth Observation, Geospatial data or other big data systems. CGI also offers an extensive range of training and on-the-job support to help members to develop their domain expertise.

This role will require the successful candidate to take technical ownership for achieving deliverables and proactively steer the project baselines working with the client and internal stakeholders. The role will report to an experienced Director with the support of our Earth Observation experts. A typical project will require the successful candidate to work with and coordinate with a mixed team of internal software developers, infrastructure providers, client technical experts, and third-party solution providers.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

• Experience with cloud solutions using AWS or Azure
• Demonstrated ability to take responsibility for an IT solution in the Earth Observation or Geospatial Data domains.
• Experience of delivering high-level and detailed software architectures to clients using standardized approaches and tools.
• Experience applying best practice and external geospatial standards, including appropriate application of security principles.
• Experience of one or more software development and testing lifecycles.
• Ability to program in multiple programming languages
• Ability to lead and mentor others in technical work.
• Good communication skills for internal team and customer / subcontractor contacts.
• Good planning skills, and able to manage concurrent activities against external dependencies.

Highly Desirable:
• Software architecture certification or equivalent
• Experience with Agile and DevOps



  • Earth Observation
  • Earth Observation
  • Leadership
  • Software Architecture

What you can expect from us:

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