Software Build & Quality Engineer


September 28, 2014

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Job Category: 
Job Specialization: 
Software Development
Company Overview: 

Boundless provides the best open source enterprise geospatial software, support, and features to organizations and governments around the world, providing solutions to challenges as wide ranging as transportation and disaster management. We are currently accepting resumes and cover letters from new graduates and early career professionals interested in learning the world of open source geospatial software. 

Our development team builds OpenGeo Suite, an integrated product that includes the GeoServer application server, PostGIS spatial database and OpenLayers web mapping library. OpenGeo Suite is a toolkit for building advanced web mapping applications. It is used around the world by researchers, planners, and others to share and edit data using open standards. The Suite and its components are all 100% open source.

Job Summary: 

We are looking for a talented engineer to care for our build, testing, and packaging systems. You’ll be working with the rest of our fantastic engineering team to ensure that we ship high quality software with every release.


  • Working as a part of product team to design user-friendly installation and maintenance procedures for the product
  • Building open source installation packages for Linux, Windows, OSX
  • Automating build processes to bring new software to users quickly
  • Automating testing processes to ensure new software is quality software
  • Documenting build infrastructure and processes

You Offer

  • An interest in bringing high-quality open source software to a world of geospatial technology users!
  • Systems administration knowledge of Linux and Windows in particular (scripting, services, theory of operation)
  • Understanding/experience with Debian and Red Hat packaging systems and repositories
  • Understanding/experience with Windows build tools for open source (CMake, MinGW, MSYS)
  • Understanding/experience with Java build tools (Maven/Ant)
  • Understanding/experience with virtual machines and provisioning (VirtualBox, EC2)
  • Fluid communication skills, whether you're on the phone, at a keyboard, or (gasp!) IRL.

We're looking for someone who would be based in our Victoria, BC office.

About Boundless

The world is seeing an explosion in the amount and variety of location-based information. At the same time, open source software is making better analytical tools more widely available. 

Boundless is at the intersection: we develop open source platforms that make it easier to manage and share geospatial data.

We're a small, growing company intent on bringing open source to the world of geospatial applications and analysis. We provide solutions to challenges as wide-ranging as transportation and disaster management.

Our team is distributed from Austria to Argentina, with higher concentrations in New York, NY, Washington, DC, and Victoria, BC.

How To Apply: 

Please apply via this job posting page.