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GHGSAT: Senior Backend Developer


This is a Full-time position in Montreal, QC posted February 24, 2021.

GHGSat offers greenhouse gas detection, measurement, and monitoring services to industrial and government customers around the world.We use our own satellites and aircraft sensors, combined with third-party data, to help industrial emitters better understand, control, and reduce their emissions.

GHGSat’s capability is unique: we provide high-resolution, local measurements of atmospheric methane and carbon dioxide concentration from space.This further enables to detect greenhouse gas emitters and to visualize and quantify their emissions.

Reporting to our VP, Operations, you will work on a code base that includes embedded Linux applications, satellite scheduling software, Web services running in Python, Java and JavaScript using PostgreSQL, GIS, and analytics code in Python and AI frameworks.

Working with a multi-disciplinary team (aerospace, atmospheric science, physics, software, and algorithms), your main task will be to estimate effort to support major GIS formats, design web services API, develop backend, test, and deploy on cloud instances and self-hosted servers.Overall, you have an excellent knowledge of web technologies, databases, ETL, security standards, a strong motivation in tackling the important environmental issues that our planet faces today.This role will be based out of Montreal, QC, Canada.

Responsibilities:Provide technical leadership / architecture for our web portalLead sprint planning and scrum meetingsDefine web services APIDevelop, test, integrate, and deploy database interfaces, ETLMaintain and ensure High Availability of GHGSat web services both externally and internallyCollaborate with a team of highly qualified technical expertsQualifications:Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering with a focus on Web DevelopmentMinimum of 5 years’ experience in relevant rolesStrong experience with web technologiesExperience with Java, JavaScript, node.Js, React or relatedExperience with PostgreSQL or Neo4jExperience designing and implementing services in the CloudExperience with virtualization and cluster technologies (VM, Docker, Kubernetes)Experience with Python or Rust languagesTest-Driven Development mindset involving CI, CD, documentation, iterative deliveriesExperience with software development tools (GitLab, Git)Able to obtain Canadian government security clearanceQualifications (Desired):M.Sc.

in Computer Science or Software Engineering with a focus on Web DevelopmentSome experience with GIS formats (ArcGIS, NetCDF, HDF), and Data Visualization (D3.Js, Matplotlib, plotly)Entrepreneurial energy and determinationGHGSat offers a creative and highly motivating work environment.

We offer competitive salaries, health and social benefits including flex-time and continuing development.

We are an open and transparent company, firmly value our team spirit, and we are committed to preserving a diverse work environment.Please submit your application via LinkedIn including a cover letter and résumé, or via our website athttps://www.Ghgsat.Com/join-our-team/