Javascript / Mapping Developer

Company Name ForeclosureRadar
Location Portland, OR
Date Posted Apr 03, 2012
Category Developer
Listing Type Jobs


ForeclosureRadar is seeking a full time Javascript / Mapping Developer to help build our next-generation mapping and analytics products for web and mobile. We're looking for a engaged, upbeat, forward-looking developer ready to work from home or office in the Portland area.

You'll collaborate with a Portland-based team of engineers to create unique, powerful, and useful tools that help realtors, investors, and government customers quickly make informed decisions. is an industry leader with an entrepreneurial start-up culture. We are self-funded, financially sound, and serve a vibrant and growing market segment. ForeclosureRadar has offices in North Lake Tahoe / Truckee, Discovery Bay, CA and Portland, Oregon.

Primary Responsibilities

* Delight our users with maps that present mashups of our unique data with demographics in ways never seen before. Create maps that show what's actually happening in real estate markets.

* Make the complex seem simple. Build interactive components which elegantly present information. Participate in brainstorming and help shape future products.

* Stay abreast of the latest developments in GIS and javascript toolsets, frameworks and services, both open-source and commercial. Make sure we're always getting the most accomplished with the least effort.

* Develop code for both server and client as needed. Work with our data team and server-side engineers to create queries, caches, and backend processes that provide our customers fast and up-to-date visuals.


* Experience using GIS datastores and creating geospatial queries. Familiarity with using tile layers and shapefiles to create visual representations of data.

* Experience developing with and optimizing for javascript-based mapping APIs (e.g. Google Maps API, Bing Maps).

* Demonstrated fluency in javascript and at least one other scripting language such as Python or PHP required. Familiarity with javascript libraries such as jQuery and Ext JS.

* Professional work habits, experience with SCM and issue tracking systems mandatory. Agile development expertise (and preference for).

* Graphic design and UI / UX skills a plus.

* BA/BS in Computer Science/Engineering or related field, or equivalent experience.

We are looking for people with excellent communication skills, who like to identify and prioritize problems and creatively resolve them, and thrive within a hands-on, do-it-yourself, start-up environment with minimal supervision. Community-minded individuals familiar with open source software and culture.

Compensation & Benefits

We offer a flexible and fun work environment, competitive medical and dental benefits, paid time off, and educational and bike commuting reimbursement. Ask about “No Free Lunch” Fridays! Salary is negotiable based upon experience.

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Only full-time, portland-based developers please; no recruiters, contractors, or part-timers.

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