Geospatial Frontend Developer

Crawley, UK/Remote
Added: February 15, 2024
Company Description

CGG ( is a global technology and HPC leader that provides data, products, services and solutions in Earth science, data science, sensing and monitoring. Our unique portfolio supports our clients in efficiently and responsibly solving complex digital, energy transition, natural resource, environmental, and infrastructure challenges for a more sustainable future.

Our expertise, specialized HPC and digital technologies support advanced and secure cloud-based workflows, expert geoscience data transformation and AI, machine learning and data science services. Today, our HPC supports over 700 users with 300 petaflops of compute power

Job Description

We are looking for experienced Geospatial Frontend Developer to join our Tech+ team!

Reporting to the Project Lead, you will work as part of a team responsible for development and maintenance of systems and tools for large-scale satellite data processing as well as supporting in wider GIS projects and tasks.

The successful candidate should have excellent communication skills, be able to interact and work well with the direct team as well as across disciplines, possess a true passion for web geospatial technologies and geospatial visualisation tools, can work independently when required and is an innovative thinker who can take initiative and communicate well to solve problems and find the best solutions.

As an integral member of our Tech+ team, you will be surrounded by open and collaborative problem-solvers. You will play an important role in supporting the business in growing production and development across a wide range of satellite-derived value-add solutions

Principal Accountabilities

  • Develop and implement interactive data visualisation tools and web maps using open-source geospatial technologies for internal and external clients.
  • Work closely with back-end developers to integrate APIs and services related to geospatial data.
  • Design responsive user interfaces that are compatible with various devices and web browsers.
  • Collaborate with data scientists and geospatial developers to understand requirements and develop solutions.


Skills and Experiences:

  • Proven experience as a front-end developer with a focus on geospatial applications.
  • Proficient in developing frontend web applications such as HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript ES6, with expertise in deep optimization of end-user experience, stability & scalability, code modularity, and rendering latency.
  • Strong frontend engineering experience and deep understanding of the underlying design philosophy, implementation of common web frameworks, Internationalization, cross-browser compatibility, caching, performance optimization, semantic HTML, Accessibility, and Responsive Design.
  • Experience with geospatial mapping tools and libraries such as Mapbox, Leaflet, OpenLayers, MapLibre etc.
  • Familiarity of RESTful API design practices and Python micro-frameworks such as Flask and FastAPI.
  • Familiarity with geospatial data formats (e.g., GeoJSON, KML, Shapefile, COG).
  • Familiarity with SQL databases, especially PostgreSQL.
  • Familiarity working with geospatial server technologies, specifically GeoServer.
  • Familiarity with version control systems, such as Git.
  • Familiarity with cartographic rules and standards

Additional Information

Why work at CGG?

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Highly attractive bonus scheme
  • Initial 22 days annual leave with future increases, complemented by a flexible buying and selling holiday program
  • Company pension with generous employer contribution
  • Wellbeing Unmind app – puts you in control of your mental health
  • A flexible benefits platform with numerous discount schemes - gym membership, restaurants, cinema tickets, and much more!
  • Regular social club events, spontaneous reward events throughout the year
  • Cycle purchase scheme
  • Flexible Private Medical & Dental care programmes
  • Sponsorship of visas/comprehensive relocation packages

We are Flexible

  • Flexible Working – through our hybrid working scheme, we offer a flexible blend of home and office working
  • Bank Holiday Swap - our holiday swap program allows you to change it for another day of your choice!
  • Buy & Sell Holiday Programme - you can buy extra holiday, sell unused holiday or even save it up!
  • Relaxed dress code policy

Learning and Development

At CGG, you will have the space to grow at the pace of your passion and explore the opportunities available to those who dare and deliver.

Our culture of learning and complementary approach to supported or self-guided career development, enables the design of tailored courses to suit specific needs our employees to aid personal growth in areas related to technical, commercial and personal skills, via an extensive suite of CGG developed courses, managed through our own Learning Hub.

We Care About The Environment

We encourage and actively support a strong sense of community, through volunteering and various company initiatives, as well as a strong company commitment to protecting our environment through sustainable solutions, energy saving and waste reduction enterprises.

We see things differently. Diversity fuels our innovation, we value the unique ways in which we differ, and we are committed to equal employment opportunities for all professionals.