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Applications Developer
Minnesota, USA
Polar Geospatial Center, University of Minnesota
  • Research Scientist
  • Technician/Field Assistant

Help Make a Difference in Polar & Environmental Science

The Polar Geospatial Center at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities is seeking an application developer and software engineer to join the Products & Data team. The person in this position will be responsible for building and maintaining data management workflows, developing back-end systems for user-facing web applications, supporting website changes, and streamlining connections between tools and databases. The applicant is expected to develop new tools for interfacing with PGC’s data archive of imagery and Digital Elevation Models (DEMs), as well as update and maintain legacy projects.


The successful candidate must be able to multitask and work on a variety of coding projects both independently and in collaboration with others. The applicant should possess strong problem-solving skills and the ability to learn quickly. Work at PGC is fast-paced and constantly evolving, so the applicant must have good organizational and communication skills.


The PGC developer team uses primarily Python, Bash, and Javascript, with a smattering of legacy PHP. We use Postgres/PostGIS for databases, and our web services are published through GeoServer and ArcGIS Server. We leverage a mix of cloud-based and on-prem resources, tooling including ansible, terraform, and kubernetes, among others. 


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