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Senior Software Engineer
DroneDeploy’s Earthworks team is looking for an experienced Back End Engineer to join the team. The Earthworks team works on DroneDeploy's core aerial reality capture platform with a focus on GIS applications and high accuracy mapping. We’re small, dynamic, fast-moving, and developing on the cutting edge of drone technology and image processing. As an early stage contributor, you'll have the opportunity to take ownership of the feature development life cycle, from conception to deployment. We value initiative and taking ownership of problems.

• Work deeply with GIS concepts including raster data processing, coordinate systems, and GNSS data.
• Build performant, scalable services with REST and GraphQL APIs
• Build monitoring and analysis tools for high-utilization deployments
• Debug issues with complex interactions across multiple services.
• Work with SQL and NoSQL databases
• Design and implement APIs, and transform requirements into clear business logic
• Be a highly productive engineer that can write, ship, document, and maintain code.
• Be a primary owner of code quality and best practices for the codebase.
• Bring innovative and new ideas to improve our products & processes.
• Collaborate with Product teams and Tech leads to drive product development

• 4+ years of recent backend or full stack experience and comfort with working on back end services.
• Deep understanding of modern web applications design architecture, good API design patterns, performance and scale.
• Proficient in Python
• Experience working on SQL and NoSQL databases
• Experience designing and integrating REST or GraphQL APIs.
• Experience with GIS software such as Esri ArcGIS, QGIS, GDAL, Rasterio, PROJ, PDAL, PostGIS, etc.
• A healthy balance between loving to ship code fast and keeping up best practices for our code repositories.
• Experience with building SaaS products is a plus
• Experience in Aviation or Drone/UAS space a plus
Senior Geospatial Database Software Engineer
We are looking for passionate, skilled, and experienced software engineers to join Wherobots’ dynamic team in building the distributed geospatial cloud database of the future.

As a software engineer in our SedonaDB & geospatial analytics team, you will:
* Design and implement scalable and efficient query capabilities at the core of our geospatial cloud database
* Implement new vector and raster functions to extend SedonaDB’s feature set on geospatial datasets
* Make open-source contributions to Apache Sedona, Apache Spark, and other open-source software packages where necessary
* Improve the performance, observability, and reliability of SedonaDB’s distributed query engine

We are 100% cloud-native, and build our product using modern and reliable tools and technologies. SedonaDB and Apache Spark are built in Java and Scala, with deeply optimized Python wrappers and SDKs, and are deployed on cloud-based Kubernetes environments.

* Strong technical background, including 5+ years of hands-on experience implementing scalable, distributed spatial query algorithms and applications
* Proficiency in Java and/or Scala required
* A proven track record of building high-quality, maintainable, and observable software
* Solid understanding of distributed systems, query engines, DSLs, data structures, and algorithms

Nice to have:
* Hands-on experience programming in Python
* Experience with large-scale geospatial data processing and applications

Compensation and benefits: base salary range is $150k-250k/yr. Benefits include 100% coverage of medical, dental, and vision insurance, access to a 401(k) plan, and unlimited PTO.

About Wherobots

Wherobots was founded by the creators of Apache Sedona to build the first fully-managed, highly scalable geospatial cloud database and analytics platform. Read more at !
Open Source Geospatial Developer
Motivf Corporation
Motivf is looking for an open-source developer to join our Agile geospatial information systems integration team for enterprise Government clients. You will analyze incoming requirements to determine and build state-of-the-art geospatial web technologies. What will your technology do? It’ll help decision makers to improve large-scale land stewardship, especially as it deals with invasive species.

In this role you will have the opportunity to learn by:
Acquiring the crucial and differentiating career experience of working for a major federal government client and developing technology used throughout the nation.

Your Responsibilities:
Communicate and collaborate proactively with clients and subject matter experts to analyze information and functional needs and deliver functional requirements, business requirements, technical requirements, and user stories.
Gather requirements through interviews, document and artifact analysis, facilitated workshop sessions, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, user stories, scenarios, business analysis, task and workflow analysis.
Clearly communicate your technical decisions to your teammates and both technical and non-technical members of the client team.
Leverage your understanding of React/React Native, D3, Leaflet, or related tools.
Build spatial data visualizations serving the client’s need for information on where work is being done to manage invasive species.
Manage and publish map/feature services using the agreed technology stack.
Deploy, troubleshoot, and maintain systems using various AWS technologies.
Support audits to verify that requirements have been met.

Please email me at with your resume if you're interested in applying or if you would like more information.
Building Inspector
Motivf Corporation
Do you become restless staying too long in the same place? Are you based in the Southeast? Motivf is looking for candidates who embrace physical work, enjoy challenging themselves with close observation and reporting, and seek to develop new skills. We welcome people who seek honest work with tangible outcomes. Military spouses are encouraged to apply.

Your Responsibilities:

Conduct surveys of building sites (exteriors and interiors) to collect as-built data and measurements and make qualitative or aesthetic observations about building conditions.
Research historical maps, land records, previous survey results and land title information as needed to compare and verify current measurements and resolve questions of boundary lines.
Create reports and maps according to customer or project requirements containing information from field measurements, boundary markers, and topographical features.
Provide your survey data in the format and distribution method identified by project lead.
Communicate with site managers and team leads to verify existing property data and contribute to building design as needed.
Present rough floor plan design drafts for client approval.

Please email me at with your resume if you're interested in applying or for more information.
GIS Specialist (3x)
University of Minnesota
U-Spatial and the University of Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership (MCAP) are collaborating to hire a cohort of three GIS Specialists.

The two positions placed with U-Spatial will work on projects with colleagues from throughout all colleges and campuses, as well as clients from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. The MCAP role will focus on the development of geospatial resources that enable the integration of climate data and information into decision making. All three GIS Specialists will be able to leverage resources available through the University of Minnesota and U-Spatial to allow for the development of creative solutions that integrate the expertise of the client with the Specialists’ geospatial expertise.
Senior Software Engineer
Conservation Biology Institute (CBI)
Conservation Biology Institute (CBI) is hiring a senior software engineer to help build science-powered, spatially-focused web applications to inform real-world decisions about conservation and the natural environment.

We are looking for an experienced, full-time software engineer to join our team. The primary roles and responsibilities of this position include:
● Planning, designing, and implementing software systems
● Working closely with clients, users, stakeholders, and other developers to ensure the final products serve their needs
● Managing issues, code and design review, and QA/QC for a project
● Supervising and mentoring other developers

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Software Engineer (Remote in United States)
Prominent Edge
We are looking for Mid, Senior, and Lead Software Engineers to join our team at Prominent Edge. We are a small, stable, growing company that believes in doing things right. Our projects and the needs of our customers vary greatly; therefore, we always choose the approach and technology stack that best suits the particular problem and the goals of our customers. We, therefore, want engineers who do high-quality work, stay current, and are up for learning and applying new technologies when appropriate.

We’ve been a 100% remote company before it was cool to be remote. We hire the best talent and always strive to exceed expectations. We leverage best-of-breed open source technologies to provide our customers with innovative user-centric solutions. We invest in our company culture and make sure that we have fun. We also have exceptional benefits such as free quality healthcare for your entire family. If this sounds like the type of environment in which you would thrive, and you qualify for the position below, please apply — we’d love to hear from you! Visit our careers page ( to learn more, and visit our work page to get an idea of the type of work we do (
Required Skills

US Citizen
Experience as a Full-Stack Software Engineer experienced working in an Agile development environment
Front-end development skills using modern JavaScript frameworks, such as ReactJS/React Native, Angular, or Vue
Backend development skills using server-side frameworks, such as NodeJS/Express, Flask, Django, or Spring
Database skills (e.g., Postgres/PostGIS)
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Self-motivated, results-oriented, and team player
BS degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent work experience

Additional Skills (“Nice to Have”)
Open source geospatial technologies, such as Mapbox GL, GeoServer, etc.
Active (or open to) Security Clearance
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