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GIS Technician at PlotBox

About the Role The GIS Technician reports to the Head of Mapping and will work alongside a team of Engineers and Surveyors. The purpose of the role is to contribute to the completion of all Mapping related tasks to satisfy our customers’ needs and to the continual innovation of the product. Whether you’re joining as a placement student or a permanent employee, you’ll be made to feel part of the PlotBox team from Day 1! Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Creation of georeferenced aerial mosaics.

  • Using Photoshop to alter TIFF’s, PNG’s and JPEG’s.

  • Creating web maps through the use of Arcmap, ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online.

  • Design work using AutoCAD and Carlson survey software.

  • Assisting Drone Pilot to complete Aerial Image Surveys.

  • Use of GPS equipment to record Ground Control Points.

  • Surveying work with iPad within cemeteries to capture headstone photos.

  • Surveying work with Total station within cemeteries.

  • Surveying work with 360 cameras.

  • Champion product consistency and support implementation of product standards.

  • Continuous innovation to improve current product capabilities.

  • General assistance to wider mapping team effort.

About you ESSENTIAL:

  • Educated to degree level, ideally you’ll hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography, Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent

  • Ability to travel worldwide but mainly at present to the USA, UK and Ireland

  • Valid driver’s licence

  • Good writing and oral communication skills


  • Ideally you will have some experience using:

    • Photoshop

    • Arcmap

    • ArcGIS Pro

    • AutoCAD

    • Python

    • G suite (mail, drive, hangout, docs) or Microsoft Office

    • Knowledge of GIS programming

    • GIS internships with experience in the field.

Company Summary PlotBox is the innovative cloud-based deathcare management solution that enables cemeteries, crematories and funeral homes to serve their families in the best way possible. We are very clear on our mission; to take away some of the pain for families dealing with death and those who serve them, provide our customers with more time for what matters. Headquartered in Northern Ireland, with offices in the United States and Australia, our growing, 80-strong multidisciplinary team of experts provides our partners with the same professional levels of service, support and satisfaction across the globe. We live and breathe our core values – Tenacity, Teamwork and Trust. We have a passion for tech and innovation, actively exploiting new and cutting-edge tools and technologies to enhance our product and skillset. We actively promote from within and our dynamic scale up culture ensures that proactivity and initiative are rewarded with excellent career opportunities, progression and mobility. How would our team describe life at PlotBox? When asked to describe our company, they use words such as fun, respect, care, team spirit, family feel, trust, happy, listen, sense of accomplishment, flexibility, development. We are proud that, for the third year running, we have received our Great Place to Work® Certification™. This follows our top ten ranking on the 2022 UK’s Best Workplaces™ in Tech list, as well as being named one of the 2022 UK’s Best Workplaces™ For Women, and one of the 2022 UK's Best Workplaces™ for Wellbeing. Our staff have told us loud and clear that they love working for PlotBox; from the relaxed working environment to feeling truly valued in their roles. In addition, our purpose-driven mission and the sense of pride in doing what we do - to ultimately lessen people’s pain at the most difficult time of their lives - means a lot to our team. Benefits Offered by PlotBox Our headquarters are ideally placed in the beautiful and scenic countryside location around Ballymena, along with other office locations in the USA and Australia. We are constantly increasing our list of benefits which currently include:

  • Investment in employee growth, and opportunity for development

  • Regular wellbeing initiatives and health cash plans

  • Safe and supportive culture; we foster continuous improvement in all aspects of work

  • Career mobility and progression

  • Regular travel opportunities

  • Flexible working hours

  • Hybrid Working - between office and home locations

  • Pension

  • Life Insurance

  • Active social and charity committee - lots of social events throughout the year

  • Office perks: fridge and larder fully stocked with unlimited drinks and snacks

  • Free Parking

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