GIS Engineer

Geoblink, S.L. Published: September 15, 2017
Job Type


Location: Based in Madrid
Position: Permanent

Geoblink is looking for a GIS Engineer passionate about geospatial data, maps and graphic databases. Our product is map based and the data displayed in it is geolocated, so maps is in our DNA. You would help bridge the connection between product and data, and build performant systems to display map based statistics that are accurate and fast.


Geoblink is a VC-backed tech startup that revolutionizes the way businesses think about – and act upon – location intelligence. We’re on a path towards hyper growth. We’re looking for world-class talent to fuel our ambitious international expansion plans. Someone who can help us “figure things out” and do them at the same time. We can offer a unique opportunity to be part of an amazing team. We’re a smart, fun, and hard-working bunch, and we’re super proud to have attracted top-notch talent from places like McKinsey, Chicago Booth, Harvard, CERN, EA Games, and so on. 

At Geoblink we use some of the latest technologies to find solutions to some very hard problems We leverage GIS technologies and Big Data to create a beautiful map-based user interface that provides a rich user experience. We have fun solving interesting challenges! Our systems are built using an SOA approach that allows us to perform multiple deployments per day. We <3 monitoring, pull requests, continuous deployment and automated testing. The trunk of our stack is PostgreSQL, Node.js and Angular running on Azure, but our architecture is language-agnostic. We move fast but put a lot of thought into the design of our architecture so that it’s simple and scalable. We write clean, flexible code to produce great software that solves the needs of our clients.

If you are interested in the technical details of our day-to-day projects you can check our tech blog.


  • BS or MS in science or engineering degree related to GIS
  • Coding skills, have at least some experience with Python, Javascript, Ruby or Java
  • Experience working with a code repository like Git or Subversion
  • Hands on experience with at least one graph database. Expertise with Neo4j is a plus
  • Hands on experience with a geospatial data system like GeoServer
  • Hands on experience with a relational database that supports location data like PostGIS
  • Able to explain what you did during the weekend in English
  • Experience with web technologies is a plus
  • Any published open source code is a plus

You will:

  • Design, configure and maintain the GIS related systems used at Geoblink and the cartographies for the different countries we support
  • Create processes to maintain such systems and automate tasks when possible
  • Work closely with the rest of the team including Data Scientists and Back End engineers to understand the problems that touch GIS systems and find optimal solutions
  • Work closely with the Product team to define, implement and deliver maps related features like new coropleths, routing algorithms or changes to cartography
  • Get involved in DevOps and Infrastructure tasks including infrastructure configuration and GIS systems administration
  • Coach and mentor other team members to create a culture that fosters collaboration and personal growth

You are:

  • A curious person, love learning and learn quickly
  • Passionate about maps and representing in 2 or 3 dimensions the world that surroundes us. You have strong opinions every time you look at the metro map
  • Energetic, positive, proactive and collaborative
  • Passionate about what you do, you care deeply about the things you build
  • Don’t mind working in a very busy startup because you are learning a ton of things, are having fun while working with smart people in an non-ego environment and are building something that has a big impact
  • Constantly reading about new trends to see what’s going on out there and how you can incorporate new technologies into your current project when there are good reasons for it

Why Geoblink:

  • Work in “One of the 50 most promising startups in the world” By Bloomberg
  • Flexible work hours in a focused but casual environment
  • Learning from and working with some of the best
  • Great team atmosphere
  • Vibrant, fun, and international environment.
  • Many perks, like team event and sports activities.

If you feel identified with this kind of working and you are willing to face the challenges we propose, THIS IS YOUR TEAM! 

Related Jobs

Scientific Lead   Barcelona, Spain
February 7, 2024