Global Director of Data Lab & Forest API Developer & other roles at World Resources InstitutePosted on: 04/01/2021
Location: Washington, DC or REMOTE/Distributed USA, Global (ON-SITE)
World Resources Institute (WRI) is a global non-profit, non-governmental organization [501(c)(3)]. Our mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations. We were founded in 1982 and are recognized as one of the top environmental and sustainable development non-profits in the world. Our global network extends to over 1000 staff in close to a dozen countries. You may know about some of our signature data initiatives, including Global Forest Watch, Aqueduct, and Resource Watch. WRI is always hiring, and may have technical roles that interest you - including positions across all of our staff tiers, from research interns through directors. Please see our careers page if you are interested in applying your skills towards a sustainable future for all: <https://jobs.jobvite.com/wri/jobs/> --- I would like to highlight the Global Director, Data Lab (job posting: <https://jobs.jobvite.com/wri/job/oQKwefw4>). From the description: We seek a Global Director for WRI’s Data Lab with vision, passion, and a deep and broad understanding of the rapidly shifting data technology landscape and how it can be harnessed for good. In this role, you will support WRI’s global programs (Food, Forest, Water, Oceans, Energy, Climate and Cities) and International offices integrate “data for impact” strategies into their theories of change. You will build on existing efforts and ensure that WRI remains a leader in an increasingly crowded and competitive field. Responsibilities include leading the Data Lab’s core team and Institute-wide Impact Council. The Impact Council brings together data technologists from across the institute’s global network to drive good practices in using data to drive impact toward WRI’s mission. --- In this role, you will join a dynamic team of engineers that is changing the future of forest and land-use monitoring. You will be working within a matrixed group across both technical and non-technical teams within the WRI Data Lab including product managers, GIS analysts, internal software engineers and external web developers. The main focus of your work will be around building and maintaining microservices for a REST API for managing, analyzing and serving out high resolution spatial temporal data. Additionally, you will work on automated data processing, and managing saved datasets in our API for display on various websites of our organization, including Resource Watch and Global Forest Watch. Our primary coding languages are Python and NodeJS. Our tech stack includes AWS, Terraform, Docker, Github, Kubernetes, Apache Spark, PostgreSQL and Linux. This position can be remote and the candidate can be based in any of the countries(Indonesia, China, India, UK, Netherlands, Brazil, Mexico, Ethiopia or United States) where we have our International office.