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Spatial Data Engineer (2591548519)





Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Who We Are

Crunchy Data is the leading provider of trusted open source PostgreSQL and enterprise PostgreSQL technology. Crunchy Data provides leading cloud native Postgres technology including Crunchy PostgreSQL for Kubernetes and Crunchy Bridge, a multi-cloud database as a service. PostgreSQL’s active development community, proven architecture, and reputation for reliability, data integrity, and ease of use makes it a prime candidate for enterprises looking for a robust relational database alternative to expensive proprietary database technologies. Learn more at


Crunchy Data’s Spatial Data Engineers play a critical client-facing role enabling our customers to be successful with open-source databases at the enterprise scale in support of their operations.

The Spatial Data Engineer will work closely with our customer’s team to design and implement a resilient spatial data management pipeline. This work will include pushing data from raw sources through quality control and processing, and on to deployment on operational devices in the field. Performance, inspectability, and data visualization will all play a part in this role.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide spatial database, and spatial data transformation advice and development to our customers.
  • Interface with our geospatial back-end team to bring relevant expertise to the process as needed.
  • Provide spatial database architecture, design and other database-related professional consulting services to our customers.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Engineering (or 2-3 years of equivalent work experience)
  • Demonstrated experience working with spatial data and databases using PostgreSQL or other enterprise relational databases.
  • Demonstrated experience with spatial data transformation and scripting using Python.
  • Experience with data loading, spatial data modeling and ETL to load data into the geospatial database
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills and positive attitude

Desired Qualifications
  • Prior experience with PostgreSQL and PostGIS
  • Experience with web-based display of spatial data and cartography, and familiarity with relevant standards and technology
  • Experience with Python data processing and analysis tools (numpy, scikit)
  • Experience with other common open source geospatial tooling (GDAL/OGR, shapely, rasterio, QGIS)
  • Demonstrated use and familiarity of scripting languages for database and system management
  • PostgreSQL schema design and performance testing and tuning

Crunchy Data Solutions, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and will consider qualified applicants for employment opportunities without regards to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information of any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

As part of our equal employment opportunity policy, Crunchy Data Solutions, Inc. will also take affirmative action as called for by applicable laws and Executive Orders to ensure that minority group individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, and qualified disabled veterans are introduced into our workforce and considered for employment and promotional opportunities.

Upon request, Crunchy Data Solutions, Inc. will provide reasonable accommodations during the application process, to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other state or local laws. Such requests should be directed to the Director of Human Resources.

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