GIS Solutions Architect

//GIS Solutions Architect

Job description

Esri BeLux is seeking a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Solutions Architect. In this role, you will leverage and apply your strong technical GIS Architect experience, while leading multiple programs with Business and Government customers. The role of GIS Architect will involve a fair amount of customer interface; providing a reassuring approach to the customer desires and demands. The GIS Architect will develop the architectural blueprint documents and analyze requirements from users and managers. At which point, the GIS Architect will translate them into application, functionality, and data requirements that the development staff will use to create the applications. The GIS Architect’s goal is assuring that the technical teams’ design of systems fits into the overarching technical deliverables.

You will be working with a highly talented group of GIS developers and analysts who continue to extend the current Esri suite. As the GIS technical lead and Subject Matter Expert (SME) you will guide them, alongside the GIS Project Manager and the Esri BeLux Program Management team, in all GIS customer efforts.

This position offers a diverse scope of responsibilities in providing GIS architectural leadership and support to developers, while servicing the customers’ needs.

Responsibilities include:

  • Designing web based GIS architecture for existing desktop applications and ensures a smooth transition/migration from desktop applications to web-based
  • Capturing and preparing requirements/business process analysis, data inventory and assessment, application conceptual design, and assisting the development team with the application physical design
  • Create, analyze, and maintain maps, data, and reports; Develop, plan, and implement complex GIS applications software for the system users and operators
  • Systems Architecture Design, including Hardware, Software, and Data, specification, acquisition and management
  • Utilizing the following software to complete web-programming for application analysis,design, development, testing, integration, and maintenance, installation, configuration, and integration of GIS applications including, ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Enterprise, SQL Server, Oracle or other Relational Database Management System (RDBMS)

Positions Requirements

Basic Qualifications and Requirements

  • 5+ years’ experience designing, developing and implementing web-based GIS applications; in preference with utilizing ESRI tools
  • 5+ years’ experience interfacing with customers and addressing their needs competently
  • Active Public Trust security clearance OR Ability to obtain one
  • Fluent writing in mother tongue (Dutch and/or French) AND practical English.

Preferred Skills

  • University Degree in Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Information Technology or related field
  • Working knowledge of single page applications, EAuth/OAuth, security protocols, Rest API, XML, JSONs, JavaScript APIs, and .NET technologies is highly preferred
  • Experience with Geographic Information System (GIS) technology and architecture—ESRI tools preferred
  • Technical knowledge of commonly used mapping tools and supporting applications used by GIS Developers
  • Experience in interfacing with customers
  • Experience with capturing and preparing requirements/business process analysis
  • Ability to manipulate data and understand database structures
  • Knowledge of GIS web application design and configuration
  • Knowledge of JavaScript, Python, HTML, .NET
  • Knowledge of a variety of GIS tools including: Desktop, Server, Mobile, developer tools for scripting and software development, RDMS database.

How to contact us

Send us your motivation by e-mail or by letter (with your curriculum and your photo) at or Esri Belux, Nerviërslaan 54, 1780 Wemmel for the attention of Martine Gielens. In your motivation, you can mention your expectations concerning the contents of the job, the company culture and the salary.

Seniority Level

Mid-Senior level


information Technology & Services

Employment Type