Join Our Team

At Blue Raster, we develop applications that contribute to solving some of the world’s most critical problems. It is easy to get excited about working on projects that are making a positive impact! Our team is passionate about our work, our clients, and our world.

 

IMMEDIATE OPENINGS:

 

Web Developers


We have immediate openings for enthusiastic Web Developers in our Washington DC Dev Center. Come join our team building world-changing web/mobile tools and have fun with the latest technologies like HTML5 and JavaScript. Each day you will know you are making a difference.

Qualities we’re looking for:

  • Problem solver
  • Like to tinker
  • Always learning
  • Love a challenge
  • Energized by opportunity
  • Doing something new
  • Creatively solving problems
Some of the tech we tinker in:

  • JavaScript, HTML5 and JSON
  • Python and Node.js
  • Knockout, Angular, MV*
  • Android/iOS
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Mapping APIs
  • [!– insert your tech here –]

Share your story with Blue Raster:
Send these three things to recruiting@blueraster.com:

  • Note why you want to dev with the Blue Raster team
  • Resume that highlights your passion (without every tech you’ve heard of)
  • Share a bit of your finished code and be ready to talk about it (GitHub or other)

 

GIS Application Developers


We have immediate openings for enthusiastic GIS Application Developers in our Washington DC Dev Center. Come join our team building world-changing web/mobile tools and code with the latest technologies like HTML5 and JavaScript. Have fun every day making a difference.

The Blue Raster Way:

  • Problem solver
  • Likes to tinker
  • Always learning
  • Loves a challenge
  • Energized by opportunity
  • Doing something new
Our Next Developer should know about:

  • ArcGIS JavaScript API
  • Tinkering with ArcGIS Services
  • JavaScript Frameworks (e.g. Knockout, Angular)
  • Map Tiles and Web Services (JSON)
  • User Experience and Clean design
  • [!– insert your tech here –]

Share your story with Blue Raster:
Send these three things to recruiting@blueraster.com:

  • Note why you want to dev with the Blue Raster team
  • Resume that highlights your passion (without listing every tech you’ve heard of)
  • Share a bit of your finished code and be ready to talk about it (GitHub or other)

 

Geographic Data Manager


Blue Raster has an immediate opening for a Geographic Data Manager to join the Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) Program team. The DHS Program (in its 31st year) is a USAID-funded project that supports nationally representative population surveys in over 90 countries.

This position is located onsite in Rockville, MD close to Shady Grove Metro. The Geographic Data Manager is expected to work as part of the three-person team to manage the GPS data verification process, web mapping services, and production of print maps within the larger DHS Program.

Tasks Include:

  • Manage the data workflows for GPS data
  • Work with GIS team, country managers, data specialists, and in-country organizations
  • Manage the web mapping data and map needs of the DHS Program
  • Developing and maintaining documentation including training manuals and workflows
  • Preparing GIS data for use in web mapping applications
  • Preparing maps for publication and presentations
  • Provide quality control before final release of datasets and maps
  • Work in close collaboration with GIS Research Assistant and GIS Coordinator

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in geography or related field with relevant work experience preferred
  • 3+ years of experience working with GIS software, open-source GIS experience is a plus
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ArcGIS 10.x , ArcGIS Online, and ArcGIS Server are essential
  • Knowledge of statistical software (SPSS, SAS, R or STATA) is desired
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Proficiency in French or Spanish is a plus
  • Potential for travel up to 10% of time to developing countries

Share your story with Blue Raster:
Send these three things to recruiting@blueraster.com:

  • Note why you want to map with the DHS Program team
  • Resume that highlights your passion
  • Share some maps or a GIS project you’re proud of

 

Ongoing Opportunities at Blue Raster


If you are into GIS, Web Development or Mobile Dev, Blue Raster would like to know about you.

Blue Raster employs motivated devs who bring talent and creativity to their work:

  • Web developers (HTML5, JavaScript, PHP, .NET, ColdFusion)
  • Web graphic designers (Adobe Suite, HTML5, etc.)
  • Database analysts and administrators (Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL)
  • GIS analysts and developers (ArcMap, ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Online)

To apply, please email your resume, along with any portfolios or examples of your work to recruiting@blueraster.com and include why you would like to be part of the Blue Raster team.

About the Blue Raster Team

We provide a friendly work environment in a vibrant Northern Virginia, Metro accessible location (Court House Station), with competitive salaries, full benefits (Blue Cross Blue Shield Medical, Dental, Vision), 401k, and room for personal and career growth. Blue Raster provides an opportunity to work on a number of concurrent projects including clients in a variety of sectors: International (World Bank, USAID, World Resources Institute), Conservation (Nature Conservancy, NatureServe, World Wildlife Fund), and Federal (USGS, Department of Education, USDA, NPS, Smithsonian).