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Development Seed
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We are seeking a junior cloud engineer to build tools to manage massive earth data on the cloud. As a cloud engineer at Development Seed, you will build software that allows our partners at organizations like NASA and ESA to manage data on the cloud. You will create new patterns to manage, process, and distribute earthdata. You will enable earth scientists to work smarter and faster, giving us all better insight into our changing planet.

NASA and other geospatial organizations are collecting vast amounts of Earth observation data. With your help, the rich information stored in these archives can be unlocked by human's inquisitive and exploratory nature. You will build systems to support the delivery of this data to the cloud and translation to formats and services which make discovery of the information frictionless.

As a cloud engineer, you will

  • Build reliable and scalable services, optimized to deliver petabytes of satellite imagery data to millions of simultaneous users

  • Use cloud services to process and analyze imagery in near-real time

  • Solve real problems for organizations that address big global challenges

  • Use the best technology to help the team build successful and valuable tools

  • Work with stakeholders to understand the needs of end users

  • Be an advocate for for cloud-optimized data formats and services

To be successful in this role, you will leverage your skills building quality, repeatable data processing and manipulation tools on cloud technologies. The majority of your time will be writing software and building infrastructure that enables access to earthdata. An ideal candidate has experience with JavaScript and Git, and is excited to learn new tools, services, and approaches. Junior engineers are encouraged to apply.

As a Development Seed team member, you

  • Collaborate — Working as a team makes us stronger than any individual developer. You write clear Github tickets and communicate effectively on Slack and in-person.
  • Learn — We constantly evolve our technology stack and techniques to deliver the best work to our partners. You don't need to know any particular language or framework upfront but you need to demonstrate you're able and excited to learn new ways to build.
  • Code — You write code focusing on both performance and maintainability. You write detailed documentation before and after writing code.
  • Care about the world and believe that we can do better — Social change is the foundation of everything we do. You are impatient about solving the world’s toughest challenges.

Ideal candidates have previous experience with:

  • Node.js
  • Git

You'll also be working with languages, tools, & services like:

  • Amazon Web Services

  • Docker

  • Python

  • Terraform

Not sure you tick all the boxes? We encourage you to apply. We have a culture of learning, and if this job description sounds exciting, we’d love to hear from you.

Development Seed embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

What is your Interview process like?

The interview process consists of one-on-one interviews that may go in depth into technical topics and your project experience, but that won't test on arbitrary technical concepts. We also do a small paid project at the end of the process as a way to better get to know each other.

What efforts are you making in terms of increasing diversity & inclusion within your company?

We actively examine how we work, what issues team members are facing, and how to best support and encourage the growth, confidence, and safety of everyone on the team.

We use recurring 1:1s, mentorship, and learning plans to encourage personal and professional growth. Team members are encouraged to learn new skills, lead projects, and are given the space and autonomy to make decisions about their work.

We're remote friendly, because wonderful teammates can come from anywhere. We're always improving how we communicate across time and distance, and do our best to respect the working hours of everyone in our wide-ranging set of time zones where team members live.

We are a distributed team working from around the world, including the U.S., Portugal, Peru, Canada, Mexico, Germany, and the U.K. Our offices are available in Washington D.C., Lisbon, and Ayacucho. We trust that people will use the offices or work from elsewhere depending on what works best for them.

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