Front End Engineer

About Us:

Carbon Mapper is a non-profit organization committed to detecting, pinpointing, quantifying, and tracking 80% of global methane and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Powered by philanthropy, we’ve convened a broad unique coalition of private and public-sector actors with the combined expertise and resources to deploy a science-driven, sustained, and operational decision support service for maximum impact. Our partners are Planet, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the State of California, the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, RMI, and our philanthropic sponsors.

Carbon Mapper uses advanced imaging spectroscopy remote sensing on satellites and airborne assets to detect and analyze methane and carbon dioxide emissions around the world and provide information data products to inform decision makers as well as the general public. As part of its public education and research support activities, Carbon Mapper will provide a global open data portal, including a data trust and a website offering rapid visualization and interpretation for both expert and non-expert audiences. Carbon Mapper also supports advances in science algorithms, machine learning, and big data for remote sensing through multi-source analytics, cloud computing, open-source development, and geospatial analytics.

Job Description:

Carbon Mapper is seeking an experienced front-end software engineer with strong UI/UX experience to support the implementation of our Public Data Portal and Platform. This engineer will work with our team to deliver elegant user workflows, beautiful design patterns and intuitive user experience. The ideal candidate would have experience with design, prototyping and implementation of Single Page Applications.

Required skills:

  • 5+ years of experience working in web application development
  • 3+ years of experience with React.js
  • Demonstrable experience in UI/UX design
  • In-depth knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  • In-depth knowledge of Document Object Model
  • Experience with build and deployment automation
  • Some familiarity with Python and Bash
  • Understanding of network protocols, MVC and client/server architecture
  • Experience working and communicating directly with clients on projects
  • Strong writing and documentation skills

Desired skills:

  • Geospatial data visualization experience (GIS, MapboxGL, Leaflet, D3.js)
  • Figma, Gatsby.js,
  • Proactive problem-solving
  • A passion for climate change action

Hours: This is a full-time salaried position (40 hours per week).  You are expected to be available Monday through Thursday 9 am – 3 pm PT.  The remaining time is flexible based on your assigned projects and deadlines. Some after hours and weekend work may be required to meet deadlines.

Location: Carbon Mapper has a distributed team with both in-person and remote workers. Employees living within 30 miles of the Pasadena, CA area are requested to be in the office at least 2 days per week. All employees will attend quarterly in-person meetings at Carbon Mapper headquarters.

Benefits: Carbon Mapper offers health/dental/vision benefits for employees and dependents (PPO and HMO), retirement benefits, and life insurance.

Carbon Mapper is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Application requirements: please send your resume and cover letter to