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WhereIsMyTransport is a globally distributed scale-up revolutionising the way public transport information from emerging-market megacities can be accessed and understood. Using geospatial data collection, we untangle the mysteries of dynamic public transport networks - knowledge which, when shared, improves understanding and creates a more equitable society. We’re experts in our field - that’s why we’re backed by some of the world’s most renowned mobility technology investors, including Google and Toyota Tsusho.
We are looking for a GIS Data Processor, based in South Africa to be part of our growing team that is conducting maintenance activities and data processing. You will be trained accordingly on processing relevant public transport data.
What will you be doing?
Data Technicians play the vital role of reviewing and "cleaning" geospatial and public transport data incoming from data collection projects and data maintenance programmes all around the world.
Data Technicians should be passionate about improving access to public transport information and the geospatial industry.
They are responsible for processing large amounts of data, organising and cataloguing that data, as well as doing quality control inspections.
Data Technicians help ensure the completeness, accuracy and quality of data, making enquiries to fill any gaps.
Good attention to detail is a requirement for this role, in order to ensure the team processes the most complete and accurate representation of the public transport network.
The work is quite repetitive with long hours spent in front of a screen, but requires remaining focused and picking up on small details throughout.
You enjoy autonomy and have the insight, creativity, and communication skills needed to understand, refine, and deliver on marketing briefs. To be successful in this role, you will have the following skills and experience:
Qualification in either Geography, Land Surveying, Cartography, Geographic Information Systems or Town Planning.
Strong GIS or other geospatial software experience.
Broad understanding of geospatial information, both technically and the industry itself.
Familiarity with Google Earth, Google Maps, Open Street Maps.
Strong spatial reasoning is a must, with a strong understanding of spatial data, including relationships and orientation between features on a map.
Ability to interpret geospatial maps and imagery.
Highly computer literate and tech savvy, comfortable using custom tools and programmes.
Familiarity with Office / Google Suite products (notably Excel and Google Sheets).
English fluency (both written and verbal) and fluent in another predominant language in EMEA, (e.g. Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu).
Having these traits will help you be successful in the role:
Active communicator who is passionate about the geospatial industry and mobility.
Meticulous and very high attention to detail.
Critical thinker, continuously asking why and how.
Strong problem-solving skills and fast learner.
Confidence in asking questions when unsure about a process or terminology.
Knowledge and a good understanding of the workings and operations of privately and publicly owned modes of public transport.
We'd love to hear from you!
To create inclusive products, our team must be as diverse as the public transport users in the regions where we work globally. We welcome all applications irrespective of - among the many things that make individuals unique - ethnicity, social background, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation and national origin.
Please do share with us your CV through the application form. We are very interested knowing why this would be perfect next move for your career path. You're more than welcome to provide a short note expressing your interest.
Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.
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