GIS Systems Architect (Ref: RUGSA)

Position in the Information Technology sector in South Africa - Anywhere in South Africa
Posted On Friday 13 May 2022
Job Description:

Exciting opportunity in multi-national Engineering company.

Must be South African citizen or Permanent Resident


Main job function

  • The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and interested in a career involving web-based GIS Systems, analytical data management, database programming, or data science.  
  • As part of the team, you will work with and support the GIS community across  the globe on server-based GIS, ArcGIS Online, and ArcGIS Enterprise based solutions

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Support  Web GIS Initiatives, including user support with ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Enterprise and Stand-alone server roles.
  • Support data management using ArcGIS Server and SQL Server
  • Automation of Geoprocessing tools using Python.
  • Understand of the fundamentals of Web GIS, Server, ArcGIS client interoperations
  • Develop knowledge-based articles for support all Esri products

Preferred: Database, ArcGIS -Esri suite of software including ArcGIS Server, ArcMap and ArcGIS Pro, with specific experience programming those products using the Python API for ArcGIS Or ArcPy.



  • 5-10 years of experience in information technology, and web server technology using GIS
  • Experience installing and configuring Esri products, including ArcGIS Enterprise,
  • ArcGIS Desktop and extensions.
  • Experience managing small projects, and junior staff.
  • Excellent organization skills and attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in standard office suite software applications.
  • Ability to demonstrate professional demeanour in written and verbal communications with clients, regulatory officials, and fellow employees.
  • Ability to write and to convey complex thoughts and ideas in a clear, concise manner.
  • Ability to learn through on-the-job experience.
  • Technical knowledge of ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Portal
  • Technical knowledge of ArcGIS Server architecture
  • Technical knowledge of ArcGIS Desktop products
  • Technical knowledge of geographic concepts, including coordinate systems/datums etc.
  • Knowledge of spatial data management, spatial analysis, and data visualization
  • Technical Knowledge of Computer Science and Programming
  • Scripting/programming knowledge in Python, Arcade, JavaScript/TypeScript, and SQL
  • Knowledge of Windows Server and Windows networking would be preferred
  • Knowledge of PowerShell and widows scripting would be preferred


Please email cv to:


A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position.  Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks.  We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.


Please contact Ruth Underwood