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Geospatial Data Support Officer

Work Type: Full Time

Location: Canberra

The Company

Sigma Bravo, a KBR Company, is a leader in Defence Mission Planning Systems development and integration. Sigma Bravo uniquely couple’s aviation mission planning environments, operational and engineering support, training, agile software development, and systems implementation to enhance current Defence capabilities while designing the future military Mission Planning Environments.

The Role

We are currently looking for a highly motivated Geospatial Data Support Officer to join the team to provide technical support to users of Defence’s Mission Planning System by acquiring, translating and storing the geospatial data so that end users have the appropriate information to successfully plan their missions.  The successful applicant needs to be able to use common geospatial software to achieve this.

The Geospatial Data Support Officer will work as part of the Canberra-based Geospatial Team to assist activities related to Mission Planning System to maintain system airworthiness and data integrity.

Candidates will be required to hold and maintain an active NV1 clearance and only candidates currently holding such a clearance should apply.

In this position you will have responsibility of:

  • Conducting data assurance and configuration management activities for MPS data, as required, to maintain system airworthiness.
  • Develop and maintain mission planning data acquisition and distribution policy for MPS Program Office.
  • Devise and implement efficient and secure procedures for data handling and analysis with attention to all technical aspects.
  • Support others in the daily use of MPS by providing quality geospatial data.
  • Conduct geospatial data manipulation and management to develop military specific data sets as required.
  • Analyse geospatial data and develop custom reports as required.
  • Monitor and analyse information and data systems and evaluate their performance to discover ways of enhancing them (new technologies, upgrades etc.).
  • Ensure digital databases and archives are protected from security breaches and data losses.
  • Troubleshoot data-related problems and authorize maintenance or modifications to geospatial data sets.
  • Conduct data backup and recovery planning.
  • Review or generate work instructions to document specific and repeatable procedures to aid in redundancy, configuration control and accountability of geospatial products produced.
  • Manage and maintain data storage repositories for ADF Aviation and Geospatial MPS data.
  • Format and structure data to so it can be consumed by Mission Planning Software.
  • Co-ordinate and distribute periodic data updates to users.
  • Validate, convert, modify, combine, and export geospatial data in MPS compatible formats.

As the ideal candidate, you will bring:

  • Minimum four years’ experience in the Spatial industry.
  • An understanding of spatial data collection, storage, analysis, and translation methods.
  • Experience in conducting quality analysis to ensure adequacy, accuracy, and legitimacy of spatial data.
  • Experience in spatial data management and the appropriate storage mechanisms.
  • Experience in the use or knowledge of various geospatial software applications, such as the ESRI Suite of Products, Global Mapper and FME.
  • Experience in dealing with stakeholders at various levels to understand and collate the user’s spatial data requirements.

Desirable Skills and Knowledge:

An understanding of military geospatial data standards and specifications would be an advantage.

Benefits of KBR

KBR is committed to supporting the professional development of staff at every stage of their career through in-house training, performance rewards and structured career paths. We offer a competitive package of lifestyle benefits that include family-friendly work hours. KBR is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an inclusive and diverse work environment. We encourage candidates of all abilities to apply.

  • A workplace culture certified as a Great Place To Work (Aus, India, UK & US)
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Competitive salary (including annual reviews)
  • Paid Parental leave
  • Income protection
  • Corporate rewards
  • Salary packaging/Novated leasing
  • Discounted employee stock purchase plans
  • Flu shots, skin checks and private health insurance discounts
  • Career development: Online learning, mentorship and career pathways

KBR acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connections to land, sea, community and culture. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

KBR is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an inclusive and diverse work environment. We encourage candidates of all abilities to apply.

As a Major Service Provider of the Australian Defence Force, an AGSVA security clearance will be required and compliance to International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). As such, our hiring decisions are based on the key requirements of each role and candidates are selected based on their unique strengths and experiences.

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How to Apply

Apply for this job today on our KBR Workday Site