Front-End Engineer

Location: (Multiple states)

Department: Professional Services

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

About Us:

Boundless is looking for a self-motivated, top-notch applications developer to join our growing open-source development  team. Boundless is a high-growth software company that gives customers powerful Spatial IT software to free enterprises from proprietary alternatives. Founded as not-for-profit in 2002, Boundless develops and supports open-source software for managing spatial data and building maps and applications. Following impressive global adoption of OpenGeo Suite, the company received venture capital financing from Vanedge Capital and In-Q-Tel and was spun out as an independent corporation in April 2013.

The geospatial industry has +$270B in annual revenue and Boundless is aggressively launching new products and solutions to disrupt incumbent proprietary players. The expert developers at Boundless enjoy a fun and flexible work environment and exceptional benefits while building Spatial IT solutions for some of the largest corporations and government organizations. Our customers already include major energy, telecommunications, utilities, defense and civilian agencies worldwide.


In this role you will develop custom, spatially-enabled applications and SaaS products for our premier clients.

  • Develop end-user applications from prototype phase to production
  • Collaborate with our clients and peers at Boundless to deliver high-quality functionality and end-user experience

About you:

  • Solid coding skills and Computer Science fundamentals
  • At least 3 years of experience developing web applications using HTML5, CSS and one or more JavaScript web app frameworks such as Backbone, ExtJS, Angular, etc.
  • At least 3 years of experience developing in Python
  • Experience with one or more frameworks like Node, Lift, Django, Flask etc.
  • Understanding of infrastructure automation platforms like Chef, Ansible,  etc.
  • Experience consuming REST APIs and working with service oriented architectures
  • Understanding of security, cross-browser, cross-platform issues and accessibility standards
  • Solid skills in professional web application development practices (developing wireframes, testing, source code management using Git, continuous integration, etc.)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience working in an agile environment

In a perfect world, you'd also have:

  • Experience building geospatial applications using OpenLayers or similar frameworks
  • Experience with Java development
  • Experience with GeoNode, GeoSHAPE, or equivalent platform
  • Strong opinions on how to pronounce GDAL and OGR

Boundless Offers

We invest in the best people and treat them right. We offer competitive salaries and great benefits (all the basics, plus three weeks of vacation and lots of snacks). Most importantly, we offer a challenge: to build software that will help change the status quo.

Boundless is a small but growing organization focused on bringing the best enterprise open source geospatial software to organizations and governments around the world. Our team is distributed from Austria to Argentina, with higher concentrations in New Orleans, LA, St. Louis, MO, Arlington, VA, and Victoria, BC.

How to Apply

Send us your resume and cover letter, and make sure to let us know why you're interested in Boundless!

Forward this Position
Recipient email address (one)
Your name
Your email address
Enter a message (optional)
Human Check*
Apply for this Position
* Required fields
First name*
Last name*
Email address*
Phone number*

Attach resume as .pdf, .doc, or .docx (limit 2MB) or paste resume

Paste your resume here or attach resume file

Cover Letter*
In 150 characters or fewer, tell us what makes you unique. Try to be creative and say something that will catch our eye!*