The Robert Schalkenbach Foundation seeks a part-time Full Stack Geospatial Developer to join the research team at its Center for Property Tax Reform. In this role, you will be responsible for cleaning, analyzing, and extracting features from data, developing ETL pipelines, as well as developing web-based GIS applications. You will also be responsible for maintaining existing web-based GIS applications.

Work can be done remotely and during your preferred working hours (meeting project deadlines is critical, of course). Attendance at weekly, one hour (virtual) staff meeting is required.

Essential Qualifications:

Undergraduate or graduate degree in GIS, geography, computer science, data science, or related field
Education or work experience with geospatial data using the following: Python, JavaScript, and SQL
Experience performing spatial analysis using Esri’s ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Online, QGIS, or other open source tools
Ability to work independently with strong organizational, time management, and analytical skills

Other Desirable Qualifications:

Experience in web development, particularly React.js framework
Experience with developing ETL pipelines for geospatial data
Experience with Amazon Web Services (particularly EC2 and S3)
Experience with PostgreSQL and PostGIS
Expertise in Pandas and GeoPandas
Experience with machine learning


Design, development, and maintenance of geospatial applications from concept through implementation phases
Design, implement, and maintain ETL pipelines that integrate geospatial and non-geospatial data from multiple sources
Be well-informed with latest developments in GIS; recommend new technologies and techniques for application development
Read and write technical documentation
May assist in regression analysis, especially for spatial regression
May assist in creating content summarizing research/data for social media

The Robert Schalkenbach Foundation values diversity in our employees’ identities, experiences, and perspectives, and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

To apply for this job email your details to jfaass@schalkenbach.org

About Robert Schalkenbach Foundation

The Robert Schalkenbach Foundation's Center for Property Tax Reform (CPTR) is operated in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Economics.  CPTR combines outreach to communities with academic research to pursue an agenda of equitable property taxation, with a particular emphasis on land value and split-rate taxes.