Cartographers and Map Developers (fulltime, remote)

Design and Engineer Gaia GPS Maps

Help build the future of outdoor mapping at Gaia GPS. We're hiring one or more people to lead design and development of Gaia Topo, as well as other maps and overlays we produce. You'll make sure Gaia GPS maps look awesome, are usable in the field, packed with the right data, and styled to account for many data layers merged together.

For this role, we might hire a cartographic software engineer who does both code and cartography, or we may hire both a cartographer and a software engineer who would work as a team to build and improve maps.

Lifestyle and Benefits

  • The company is all remote, currently distributed across North America.
  • We have the most flexible work environment, which lets all of us balance family and other interests, with work.
  • We offer 4 weeks of vacation, and another 12 paid holidays that can be shuffled around. We provide 2 months of paid maternity, 1 month of paid paternity, and additional unpaid leave.
  • Non-salary financial benefits include bonuses based on company performance (you'll learn the formula while interviewing), health insurance, and 401K matching.
  • We provide the best computers, monitors, tablets, and other home office equipment. We reimburse home internet and mobile phone bills. We comp expenses for any sort of books or other materials for learning.
  • We have a retreat every 9 months, alternating with and without families (past ones include Tahoe, Zion, Rocky Mountain NP, camping, backcountry skiing, etc), to hang-out and mingle the remote team.

Skills and Requirements

  • You have worked on world-class maps, especially outdoor maps.
  • You can apply as a 1) purely cartographic/design expert, 2) maps developer, or 3) cartographic software developer who does both.
  • Experience with OpenStreetMap data, vector tiles, postGIS, Python, SQL, and data pipelines are all relevant.
  • We heavily favor candidates who do a lot outdoors.

Apply by Email

Click here to apply by email.

Please format your application like this:

  • Introduce yourself in the email, don't attach a cover letter. In your cover email:
    • say what you want to work on: cartography, map software engineering, and/or data pipeline
    • include what you do outdoors, and if you use GPS apps, devices, and/or maps
  • Attach your resume to the email (not an external link)
  • Don't attach documents besides your resume, include things like map PDFs or portfolios as links in your email.