Azavea is a civic technology firm based in Philadelphia that uses geospatial data to build software and data analytics for the web. As a B Corporation, we’re committed to working on projects that have civic, social, and environmental impact and advancing the state-of-the-art through research. Most of our customers are local governments, non-profit organizations and academic or federal research projects. We perform geospatial analysis and visualization; build custom web software and SaaS products; and manage several open source civic software projects (OpenTreeMap, GeoTrellis, DistrictBuilder, and others).
The Data Analytics team works on geospatial data analysis and visualization projects for public, non-profit and private sector clients; supports the data processing needs of our software engineering teams; implements online mapping projects with CARTO, ArcGIS Online, and MapBox; promotes growth of our data science and analytics business; and organizes and manages the Summer of Maps program.
What do we mean by a ‘Data Analyst’? We are looking for a person who combines a mix of talents, skills, and common sense. While we have a fairly open-ended definition for this position and realize that many types of individuals could be a good fit, we are looking for someone with a strong technical background and a passionate interest in data science, statistics, and data visualization; attention to detail; strong communication, writing and networking skills.
Our company and team are growing, but we are looking for someone to help to increase our capacity to undertake visualization and data science projects on our Data Analytics team. This position will include the following activities:
You should have:
You get extra points for:
Our Philadelphia office is located in a brightly lit office on the 5th floor of a converted factory building in the Callowhill neighborhood, a short walk from Center City, the Reading Terminal Market and SEPTA subway and regional rail stations. For bicyclists, we have in-house bike parking, showers and lockers. It’s an open office plan with lots of smaller rooms for team meetings, private space and concentration time. You get a top-end Mac or Windows laptop or workstation and extra monitors. We have flex-time to deal with personal stuff, and most people work a 40 – 45 hour week on a regular schedule. After the first six months, we encourage folks to spend up to 10% of their time on learning, professional development, open source, or a research project. For example, some of our colleagues are contributors to the PostGIS, OpenLayers, GDAL and GeoTrellis projects. Other learning and research projects have included improving dev ops tool chains; working with Spark to develop machine learning tools; and hijacking GPUs for raster data processing. Learning projects can take many forms, but the important thing is that we want to see people pushing their professional skills forward in a meaningful way.
We offer a salary commensurate with skills and experience and a benefits package that includes:
We welcome qualified candidates from all walks of life and value diversity in our company, and we prohibit discrimination based on race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, military service, disability unrelated to job requirements, marital status, or domestic partner status.