SIKU Web Map Developer Position

SIKU Web Map Developer Position

Job Description

The Arctic Eider Society is looking for a full-time Web Map Developer to join our team working on SIKU: The Indigenous Knowledge Social Network. You would be primarily responsible for creating, integrating and ingesting mapping products for the SIKU Web , iOS and Android apps in addition to other organization-wide web development-related tasks.

Day-to-day Responsibilities

  • Build and maintain the SIKU Terrain Map
    • This map combines topographic and bathymetric data with features specially tailored for Indigenous land/water/ice use activities.
    • Collect and maintain multiple source geospatial datasets (sourced in SHP/FGDB, OSM PBF, S-57 Marine charts formats) to provide the highest quality, global coverage data.
    • Process source data using GIS tools (QGIS/ArcGIS) to correct errors, downsample/up-sample, and create derived intermediates
    • Build/update Mapbox vector/raster tiles from source data using open source tools
    • Publish tiles to Google Cloud Storage and Mapbox servers
  • Build and maintain ingest and storage pipelines for satellite imagery
    • Data sources include NOAA, European Space Agency, Canadian Space Agency, Planet and are currently processed in Google Earth Engine before being served on SIKU
  • Other web dev and maps related work

Unique Opportunities

  • Be part of the solution by helping facilitate Indigenous self-determination for Indigenous communities in Canada and beyond.
  • Be a trailblazer and help build derived products with exclusive access to Canadian Radarsat Constellation (RCM) high-resolution satellite imagery data
  • Help train inclusive geospatial machine learning models based on Indigenous knowledge for practical applications that help people stay safe while travelling on the ice
  • Leverage existing partnerships with influential public, private and academic institutions such as Google, Mapbox, University of Manitoba and the Canadian Ice Service
  • Travel to conferences & team events
  • Flexibility to shape the position around existing strengths and desired areas of growth
  • Work-at-home with flexible hours
  • Close-knit small team approach
  • Competitive compensation

SIKU App with upcoming support for offline maps and access to multiple satellite layers.

Recommended Experience

3-5 years of experience in the following areas:

  • Web map frameworks & tools such as:
  • Languages
    • Python
    • Javascript
    • PHP
    • HTML/CSS

Complementary Experience

  • WordPress management
  • REST API consumption
  • Familiarity with Arctic/Canadian mapping data sets
  • Raster machine learning techniques
  • Front-end web design
Processing with satellite imagery within Google Earth Engine

Contract Details

  • Type: Full-time, Contract
  • Location: Remote/Work-from-home. The Arctic Eider Society is based in Sanikiluaq, Nunavut and has over 10 years of experience working as a remote team from coast to coast to coast.
  • Hours: 35-40 hours per week
  • Duration: Long term contract with the understanding that if there is a good fit the contract would be renewed
  • Salary: Commensurate with experience
  • Must be eligible to work in Canada
  • We greatly encourage Indigenous, Black, People Of Colour and people of all genders, sexual identities and disabilities to apply for this position.

Organization Description

The Arctic Eider Society is an Indigenous charity based in Sanikiluaq, Nunavut, Canada which facilitates Indigenous-driven solutions for thriving communities. We provide meaningful work, a small team, competitive compensation and flexible work arrangements to facilitate indigenous self-determination at scale.

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