GIS Developer

Job description


As a GIS Developer you will be part of a dynamic team, based in the Joint Research Centre (JRC) campus in Ispra (Italy). The JRC campus is hosting a vibrant community of approximately 2.500 top-notch researchers, engineers and senior scientists, eager to resolve current and future challenges related to energy, nuclear safety, climate change and more.


As the Commission's in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre's mission is to provide EU policies with independent, evidence-based scientific and technical support throughout the whole policy cycle. Working in close cooperation with policy Directorates-General, the JRC addresses key societal challenges while stimulating innovation through developing new methods, tools and standards, and sharing its know-how with the Member States, the scientific community and international partners.


With 7 Scientific Directorates, 3 Corporate Directorates and the DG/DDG Office, the JRC is located in 5 Member States (Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain). Further information is available at


The current opening refers to Italy (Ispra).



The main objective of the requested service is to provide support for the:

  • development and maintenance of IS web applications
  • processing of the geospatial data required by the web applications
  • testing, maintenance and documentation of the web interfaces
  • development of Geospatial Web services
  • development of WMS, WFS, WCS, WPS using GeoServer and/or MapServer, and Vector Tiles
  • development of geospatial catalogues GeoNetwork, pyCSW and GeoNode. 



The needed profile to perform the activities require a deep knowledge of the following:

  • Strong experience with GIS tools and libraries (i.e. GDAL, PDAL, PostGIS, Qgis, uDig, ArcMap, ArcPro) including the development of geospatial processing models.
  • Good knowledge of Google Earth Engine processing using JavaScript and Python
  • Deep knowledge of the main CMS for geospatial web and web development such as Drupal and Django
  • Deep knowledge in Web Application/REST APIs development including PHP (and various geo packages like GeoPHP), Python (and various geo and non-geo packages), JQuery, Ajax, JavaScript, HTML and CSS
  • Extensive experience with libraries such as LeafletJs, Mapbox GL JS, MapboxVectorTile, Tippecanoe, Turf.js, Openlayers, Mapbox, CartoJs, Highcharts, Google Charts, DataTables
  • Strong experience in using external APIs from NASA, ESA, NOAA, GBIF, The World Bank, IUCN
  • Demonstrated experience in the use and processing of spatial biodiversity data standards and reference datasets (World Database of Protected Areas, Red List of Threatened Species, GBIF species occurrences)
  • Very good knowledge of Cartography design principles
  • Very good skills in English



The following will be considered a big plus:

  • Familiarity with following development frameworks (i.e. NodeJs, React, AngularJS, ES6 and Dojo Toolkit)
  • Demonstrated experience in linking the Web GIS interfaces to PostGRES and PostGIS databases
  • Experience with environmental remote sensing products and spatial imagery
  • Scripting in Shell
  • Knowledge of Apache and Tomcat
  • Experience with Ansible and Vagrant
  • Ability to communicate in Italian


What’s in for you?

  • Freedom to choose between a permanent or a freelance contract relation (onsite work in both cases)
  • The opportunity to work on large-scale international projects that focus on innovation
  • Become part of the most vibrant research community of the EU
  •  Opportunities for trainings, missions, learning and development



We are TRASYS International (NRB Group), an ICT company with over 25 years of a successful track record working with European Institutions and Agencies, offering IT consulting, solutions and services.


Our Mission is to help our clients keep up with the challenges of digital transformation by providing the right talent at the right time for the right job. To this end, we are constantly looking for talented professionals who are interested in working on challenging international projects and able to deliver high-quality results within multicultural environments.


Our services include (but are not limited to) modernisation solutions, digital workspaces, cloud technologies and IT security. 


Our Headquarters are in Brussels and we have active accounts and offices across Europe (i.e. Luxembourg, Ispra, Amsterdam, Athens and Stockholm).