Senior Spatial Developer

Auckland or Christchurch
Closing date: 27/09/2021

Want to make major transformational change developing applications and using spatial data? Do it with us.

Our location and technology team help organisations gain insights from their data, so they can improve efficiency, save money and make smarter decisions. We’re all about providing insightful advice so people can make informed decisions that benefit our communities.

We are proud to be at the forefront of some inspirational software development projects including optimising flight plans for spreading fertiliser for farmers.  We have also developed applications that help collate carbon emissions data for organisations, which helps staff make changes to their modes of transport to reduce carbon emissions. We continue to experience growth in the location and technology area and looking to employ a Senior Spatial Developer to help us meet this growing demand.

What you’ll be doing

You will get to work on a variety of projects.  You will work alongside clients and stakeholders to provide them with innovative solutions and exceed their expectations.  You will analyse LOTS of data and model relationships between data sets.  You will create web applications with maps and graphs using Esri technologies.  You will also produce quality deliverables and mentor/coach those who are less experienced than you.

About you

Choosing the right person isn’t simply about results.  It’s about relationships and fitting in well with our team. So, let’s make sure you’re the right person for us.  You need to be:

  • A brilliant communicator – you’ll be chatting to people in-person, via email or video conferencing, and in meetings. Your knowledge will inspire those you speak to.
  • Hungry to learn and grow – you’ll have a strong desire to search for new spatial knowledge. We will give you plenty of opportunity to do just that.
  • Be passionate about all things software and spatial – yes passion is one of our values and we want you to ooze passion.
  • Some technical skills – this role covers both spatial and software development, so you need to have plenty of experience in these areas. This includes using Esri software products e.g. ArcGIS Pro, ModelBuilder, ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise, ArcPy, and coding tools.  The development tools/languages/frameworks include HTML, CSS, JavaScript, TypeScript and React.  You’ll also need to understand the entire software lifecycle – planning, design, development, testing and deployment.
  • Have incredibly high standards – this is where your eye for detail is so important and your aspiration to produce quality results comes in.
  • A builder of strong relationships – it is incredibly important that you’re approachable and can foster positive relationships with those you work with, both clients and colleagues.
  • Full of positive energy – we want people to feel energised, inspired and motivated to be around you, so bring your ‘glass half-full’ attitude to work.

The Important Bits

This role is full time (but we would consider part-time for the right candidate) and based in our Auckland or Christchurch offices.

Each of our offices are centrally located with public transport only a hop, skip and a jump away.  If you’re a cyclist (like many of the Abley team) we also have great cycling facilities too.

Salary will reflect the skills you bring and the advantage you offer.  We are a gender pay neutral organisation, offer a broad salary-benefits package and there is opportunity for you to become a shareholder – and join other employee shareholders in our 100% NZ-owned company.

At Abley we make waves in the technology and transportation spaces.  We have several industry ‘firsts’ under our belt thanks to our team’s unrivalled abilities in spatial and data intelligence, software development, transportation planning and engineering.  We are a tight-knit bunch and support each other to fast-track the career growth of everyone on our team.  We provide fresh baking on Wednesdays, flexibility to help you achieve a healthy life-work balance (note the order) and enjoy some fantastic social occasions together.  We celebrate the diversity of our team – that’s gender, age, ethnicity, sexuality – the lot.

We need people that are up for a challenge, love being a part of a team and are keen to support others to thrive in a growing industry.

Does this sound like you?

If you’re reading this ad and nodding along then we want to hear from you!

Please submit your application through the link on this page (CV and cover letter please).  If you have some work samples you would like to share with us, please also upload these.  We would love to get a peak of the great work you have done in the past.   You can also download the job description for more information.

Want to know more?

If you would like more information on this role, please contact Nichola Blue (email:  or phone 0276983323).

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