GIS Spe­cial­ist

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 29 May 2020

Put your expertise to a good use and come help us protect the environment!

The University of Helsinki and Finnish Museum of Natural History are developing FinBIF, the Finnish Biodiversity Information Facility ( ). The aim of FinBIF is to combine all biodiversity data from Finland to one place for government officials, researchers and for the general public. Our occurrence data warehouse contains at the moment over 35 million records and is growing all the time. Geo-spatial information about the species is important for their protection in land-use design.

We are now looking for a GIS SPECIALIST

in our team consisting of fifteen persons. The main task is to set up GIS interfaces (WWS, WMS) on top of our existing data using for example GeoServer. In addition, the GIS specialist helps with information product design. In this job you can also take part in implementation of data transfer mechanism between the FinBIF data warehouse and the GIS database, help design performance of the service and plan maintaining backups and the server infrastructure.


In order to succeed in this role we expect you to have good knowledge and skills of one or more GIS servers. We also appreciate basic Unix knowledge, SQL database skills, experience in design and implementation of GIS services.


We offer you an interesting and independent role in an interesting working environment. We take care of your wellbeing by enabling remote work, flexible working hours and providing you with occupational health care.

The position is a fixed term position: 1.8.2020 - 31.12.2021
The salary consists of job demand level 9 and personal performance level. The work language is English or Finnish. It is possible to work part time as well if you are for example finishing your studies.

Are you interested?
Please submit your application through the University of Helsinki Recruitment Sytem via the link Apply for job by 29.5.2020. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application via SAP HR Portal.

For more information, please contact Esko Piirainen, IT manager.
Contact details:  +368 50 5762958

Due date

29.05.2020 23:59 EEST

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