GIS Developer

We are recruiting for an experienced, highly motivated GIS Developer to work in our GIS Projects team based in our Birmingham Office. This varied and exciting role will involve this person at all stages of the application lifecycle development process; delivering applications that help to provide market leading advice to our clients, on projects as diverse as rural estate management, indoor navigation and siting electric vehicle charging points.  
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Working Hours
Full Time

As a GIS Developer in Carter Jonas, you will be working as part of a small team, delivering both custom and Web AppBuilder applications and widgets using the Esri ArcGIS Enterprise and Online platforms, and their JavaScript API. You will have strong communication skills to engage with key stakeholders, with the ability to articulate technical concepts so they can be easily understood.


  • Develop user focused, interactive GIS web applications that meet user requirements and workflows.
  • Manage stakeholders through software development lifecycles including solution design, development, and support.
  • Take the lead in UI / UX design and implementation, ensuring consistency across our different applications.
  • Integrate data from 3rd party APIs and GIS MS SQL and Postgres Data into front end applications.
  • Provide advice on software development best practices by keeping up to date with industry changes.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of our GIS systems.  Including the publishing and management of services in ArcGIS Enterprise
  • Provide line manager responsibilities, for one technician, and responsible for managing temporary resources on a project basis.
  • Help to train, mentor, and develop members of the Geospatial team with an aptitude for GIS application development.


  • A relevant Degree in GIS or Computer Science, or substantial equivalent experience specialising in front end development
  • 3-5 years’ experience in front end application development using PHP, HTML, CSS & JavaScript frameworks including Esri JS API, NodeJS & jQuery
  • Experience in managing SQL Databases such as Postgres / MS SQL Server.
  • Experience of coaching technicians on best practice and scripting.
  • An understanding of client/server architecture, scalable computing and how this impacts application design and implementation.
  • Ability to Self-motivate, to work unsupervised either in the office or working from home and with excellent time management skills to deliver projects on time.

Additional desirable skills:

  • A good knowledge of Esri ArcGIS Platform including mobile, Desktop and web applications
  • GIS Application integration with Microsoft applications such as MS Power platform (Power Apps, PowerBI, Power Automate) or Azure Maps.
  • Experience in creating custom web applications that support mobile GIS apps such as Esri Field Apps, Survey123 and / or Microsoft Field Service apps.
  • Have a working knowledge of another high- level programming language such as Python, Java, or C++



We offer a highly competitive rewards package including group pension, flexible benefits, referral schemes and generous annual leave. 

As an equal opportunity employer, with the Investors in People Gold accreditation, we are dedicated to driving diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Learning and development is important to us; we encourage everyone to continue developing to optimise their performance and fulfil their potential. We have an agile flexible working policy; many of our team work flexibly, we would be happy to talk to you about how this could work for you. We enjoy what we do, and we do it well, which is why 80% of our business comes from repeat clients. 



Since 1855, Carter Jonas has grown to be one of the largest and most respected property consultancies in the UK with a network of 34 offices across England and Wales, employing more than 900 partners and employees.

Our tailored service and Simply Better Advice have enabled us to forge lasting, intelligent and trusting partnerships with our clients. These long-standing relationships are our most important and most closely protected asset. From private landowners to local authorities, pension funds to farmers – our universe of client experience is among the most varied in UK property.

We employ the very best people. We are a place where people want to work, and our culture is both collaborative and business minded. We have experts in every field who deliver long term advice that enhances our clients’ future prosperity.

Ahead of the curve, we are pioneering in the use of technology within the property industry, making Carter Jonas a hugely exciting place to work.



  • Approachable – We treat every relationship with respect, integrity, and warmth
  • Effective – We do what we say we will, we do it well and we are accountable
  • Ambitious – We are ambitious for our clients and for our firm



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