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Jorge Sanz
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Jorge Sanz

Geospatial Enthusiast

Valencia, Spain

Introduction

I am a highly experienced technologist with over 15 years of dedicated expertise in geospatial technologies, specializing in digital maps, location services, and geospatial databases. My passion lies in advocating for Open Source and Open Data initiatives, making me a well-rounded professional in the field of geospatial technology.

For nearly a decade, I thrived in a dynamic consultancy firm, where I seamlessly transitioned between various roles, encompassing development, sales engineering, Open Source project coordination, and comprehensive documentation. This diverse experience equipped me with a broad skill set and a deep understanding of the industry.

In 2015, I transitioned into product companies, initially serving as a sales engineer and as a support manager. Since 2019, I have been an Individual Contributor at Elastic, honing my focus on mapping infrastructure and all aspects of geospatial technology. This role has allowed me to refine my expertise further and contribute to the product.

My best practices

I firmly believe in the power of patience, effective communication, goodwill, and empathy as fundamental best practices that can enhance any aspect of our work. I adhere to a meticulous approach of leaving clear and explicit traces of my work, such as comprehensive tests, thorough documentation, and well-organized meeting notes. This consistent and systematic method ensures that valuable information and resources are easily accessible and evident to all team members.

I take pride in my ability to work in a manner that is easy to follow, ensuring that others can readily comprehend and engage with my processes. Additionally, I strive to cultivate an approachable demeanor, making it effortless for colleagues to seek my guidance and support. I encourage open communication and collaboration by fostering a supportive environment, contributing to a positive and productive team dynamic.

My skills

Continuous learning
Team player
Good presentation skills

Technologies and tools

I master

  • JavaScript
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • TypeScript
  • NodeJS
  • Kibana
  • Shellscript
  • PostGIS
  • openlayers
  • Java
  • J2EE
  • Python
  • AWS
  • PostgreSQL
  • Google Cloud
  • Elasticsearch
  • Linux
  • Geoserver
  • MapBox

I want to work with

  • Kibana
  • PostGIS
  • Python
  • PostgreSQL
  • Elasticsearch
  • SQL
  • Geoserver

I prefer not to work with

  • Oracle
  • ArcGIS

Languages

Catalan / Valencian
Native/Bilingual
Spanish
Native/Bilingual
English
Fluid

Interesting facts about me

First computer

My first computer was a PC 8086 circa 1995, but I did my first actual development of some surveying algorithms on a Casio FX880P calculator in 1997 in my first year at college.

Sailing

I have a coastal skipper license but haven`t commanded any big boats yet. On the other hand, I have sailed in small boats and large schooners as a crew member.

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