OpenStreetMap US

Posted: April 24, 2024

Contract terms: Full-time Employee, with opportunity to begin part-time

Location: Remote, United States only 

Closes: May 15, 2024. Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and we may close the job advert before the advertised deadline.

Projected start date: June 2024

To help further our mission to grow and support the OpenStreetMap community in the United States, OpenStreetMap US is seeking a mid-senior level software engineer with a passion for open data and maps. Our ideal candidate is well-versed in modern full-stack web development and has experience with open source software. You will mainly work on MapRoulette and OSMCha, both well-established open source projects that are considered key parts of the OpenStreetMap software ecosystem.


  • Maintaining and improving the MapRoulette and OSMCha full stack web applications

  • Working closely with Project Leads to scope and prioritize features and bug fixes

  • Proactively responding to outages and critical bugs

  • Actively connecting with the user community on Slack and Github Issues

  • Supporting other OSM US projects as needed, for example Tasking Managers and Field Papers


  • At least 3 years of professional full-stack web development experience

  • Experience with at least two of React, Python / Django, and Scala

  • Experience deploying and managing large scale web applications in production

  • Experience with managing cloud environments (AWS, Digital Ocean, Docker, Kubernetes)


  • Care about and have an interest in open source and open data

  • Genuine interest in connecting with your user community

  • Experience or strong interest in geospatial technology and OpenStreetMap

  • Flexibility, a good sense of humor, and a willingness to learn

  • Driven, goal-oriented, and strives for continuous improvement

  • Familiarity with the OpenStreetMap community

  • Fluency in English

  • Experience working in a volunteer-run organization

  • Experience working remotely with a team

This is a full-time, remote position with limited travel required for events and conferences. OpenStreetMap US offers competitive compensation and benefits. If you are a passionate software engineer with a desire to work on open-source projects and make a positive impact in the mapping community, we encourage you to apply for this position!

To Apply

If we’ve piqued your interest, please complete the linked form to apply. Please continue to the second page of the form to upload your resume. If you have any questions, feel free to jump on OpenStreetMap US Slack or email

About OSM US

OpenStreetMap US is a US-based nonprofit working to support and grow OpenStreetMap, the free, open-source map of the world created by volunteers all over the globe, in the United States. Since 2020, OpenStreetMap US has been an official local chapter of the global OpenStreetMap Foundation. Learn more.

OpenStreetMap US is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage people with a diverse range of backgrounds to apply. No applicant for employment shall be subjected to discrimination because of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, disability, age, reprisal for engaging in anti-discrimination activities, protected genetic information, sexual orientation or parental status.