Description

SharedStreets is a growing non-profit that creates open source software, data standards, data infrastructure, and other tools for public/private collaboration to manage the future of our transport system. We work with cities across North America and Europe on needs related to micromobility, TNCs, curb management, map conflation, and other emerging transportation and technology topics.

SharedStreets is a small but mighty team of 4 current staff who come from backgrounds in open source planning tools, city government, geospatial engineering, and humanitarian services. We care deeply about cities and want to help ensure that public sector staff have the tools they need to manage streets and plan for the future.

SharedStreets is seeking a full-time software engineer to join our organization. The engineer will work with our team to create open source tools that reinvent how cities collect and share data about streets, building on the SharedStreets Referencing System. This position will initially focus on growing our curb management work, with the opportunity and encouragement to lead other areas of work at SharedStreets.

Skills and responsibilities

At the outset, this engineer will focus on creating tools to help cities collect and process curb inventory data. Our curb work to-date has involved building a data standard, experimenting with data collection tools and workflows, and creating data feeds and viewers. We’ve modified a measuring wheel to act as a specialized data collection device, and this engineer will build out the data collection app, associated API, and user-friendly editing and processing tools. These tools will be used by city government staff to collect data that helps them reimagine the future of important public space.

Details

  • Location:
    Fully-remote team
    ,
    CA
    Fully remote team; current staff live in Oakland CA, Bend OR, and Raleigh NC
  • This job is remote friendly.
  • Salary: , Competitive compensation and great benefits
  • Deadline:
    2020-02-20

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications

You'd be a good fit if:
  • You have experience working with messy geospatial data and creating complex web applications
  • You like to iterate quickly, generating and testing ideas to see what works best
  • You’re interested in cities and transportation, and want to transform the way that the public sector engages with technology
  • Nice-to-haves: data visualization skills and opinions; experience using (or building) field data collection tools
Candidates with non-traditional software engineering backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We especially encourage applications from women, people of color, and others who are underrepresented in the tech community.