Kontur is looking for a Geospatial Engineer for its work-from-home team.
Kontur is a US-based geospatial data and real-time risk management solutions provider for humanitarian, private, and governmental organizations.
For many regions across the globe, natural disasters are not just news headlines — they are the reality of life. We are helping companies, governments, and communities reduce the impact of natural disasters and provide help and resources to those who need them the most.
Duties and responsibilities
As a Geospatial Engineer, you will be responsible for maintenance, tuning performance, bug fixing and general oversight of the projects that Kontur Platform depends on. The main layer of business logic in Kontur Platform is written in Java and Spring Boot. The geospatial data management layer of Kontur Platform is based on open source solutions in C and C++ languages, including but not limited to:
- OSRM and pgRouting for specialized routing engines
- Uber H3 as statistical geospatial bucketing library
- GEOS as open source computational geometry library
- PostGIS as geospatial database extension used in calculations
- QGIS as open source GIS data browser
Keywords: C, C++, Python, Bash, Docker, Linux, SQL, Postgres, PostGIS.
Why would you want to join?
Technical challenge. You will be participating in development of open source geospatial libraries that power Kontur’s next generation analytical platform.
Unmatched expertise. You will be working alongside GIS community leaders, seasoned tech visionaries, entrepreneurs, engineers, and tech leaders with decades of experience.
Helping people. Our solutions are already being used by organizations, such as Pacific Disaster Center, Beacon NGO, and Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, in real cases of natural and human-made disasters. Knowing that the feature you have been working on saves lives is priceless.
Flexibility. We believe that only in a comfortable and safe environment we perform at our best. That’s why we have a flexible schedule and avoid overtime work. The healthy and friendly atmosphere in the company is something we truly value and are proud of.
How to apply
To successfully apply for this position we expect to have a note on why you want to work with Open Source geometry libraries in the cover letter. We also encourage you to take any reasonably sized ticket in one of the bug tracking systems of mentioned projects, implement, send to the project's Github and attach it to your application. This can also be one of your previous patches, not necessarily a new one.
Things we seek
C, C++ algorithmic experience.
Experience in scripting languages, such as Python, Bash.
Good understanding of computational geometry and memory management.
Experience in SQL, Postgres and C code of Postgres.
Strong Linux background.
An understanding of modern deployment, software distribution and integration practices.
Experience with supporting test suites in external projects.
Ability to communicate fluently in English both verbally and in writing.
Things that will set you apart
Experience working with Opensource communities.
Experience as a conference speaker.