Geospatial Lead

About the job

We are a dynamic technology company in the Earth Observation (EO) industry with a mission to make earth observation more accessible to business consumers. Our clientele spans the globe, including large, well-known organisations.

Following a successful seed round, we are transforming our company around a new business model. A career at Geocento will provide you with the opportunity to have real influence on the company's direction, giving you broad, rapid and valuable experience, as well as scope to apply your own creativity to our business solutions as part of a small, but innovative and friendly team.

Your responsibilities

You can expect to have a wide range of responsibilities and activities as follows:

  • Engage with, and contribute to, the company business strategy covering all aspects of the business.
  • Provide input into the product development plan, in terms of the deployment of up-to-date geospatial related technologies, products, standards, processes and techniques, but also more generally in terms of service design and functionality from the client and user perspective.
  • Explore and design geospatial solutions and estimate effort, resources and partnerships involved.
  • Take responsibility for Geocento's partnership plan, engaging with data providers and value-added service organisations in consultation with the management team. This covers the range of activities from strategic planning of partnerships, to engagement and technical implementation with Geocento's services, up to and including publishing new content on our platform.
  • Provide geospatial support to our customer services in relation to client accounts, business opportunities and enquiries.
  • Identify business opportunities in relation to existing and potential new clients and markets.
  • Support the marketing team with geospatial messaging and content.

What We're Looking For


  • Minimum 3 years of experience working with geospatial technology and solutions, which can include relevant, extended education.
  • Good quality degree in a scientific or technical subject (grade 2.1 minimum or equivalent)
  • In-depth, demonstrable knowledge of earth observation.
  • Ability to interact with clients to identify their business needs and translate these into geospatial requirements.
  • Excellent communications skills, including in English, with the ability to present concepts and solutions in a non-technical, compelling way.
  • An innovative, self-starter mindset with the energy and initiative to see through initial concepts to reality.
  • Good organisational and time management skills.
  • Full eligibility to work in the UK


  • Technical experience in key geospatial technologies such as ArcGIS, NV5, etc
  • Knowledge of databases and GIS systems integration, plus data management and standards knowledge and experience.
  • Experience in automation of processes using Python and in producing geospatial workflows.
  • Experience in Java
  • A second language.
  • Project management experience.
  • Willingness to travel internationally.

What to expect at Geocento

  • A start-up type environment of innovation, openness to new ideas, and "making a difference".
  • A mission to improve the way businesses leverage geospatial technologies, resulting in public good, such as environmental sustainability, as well as client performance and risk mitigation.
  • The opportunity to share in the success of the company, with career progression and performance-related renumeration benefits.
  • Rapid and broad engagement and experience in all aspects of business operations that come from being part of a small business.
  • Hybrid and flexible working practices.

How to apply

If you're an independently-minded, innovative geospatial professional ready to take on exciting challenges and drive our mission forward, you are invited to submit your CV and a brief cover letter outlining your interest and qualifications for the role to with the subject "Geospatial Lead - Your Name".

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Geocento Ltd. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, or disability.

Apply today to if want to play a role in revolutionising earth observation!

posted: 25 June 2024    Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.