GIS Data Engineer

Job description

Based in Washington, D.C., Quorum is a fast-growing software company and is the leading provider of workflow software and information services for government affairs professionals across the corporations, non-profits, associations, and governmental end-markets. Quorum allows users to manage stakeholder engagement, launch grassroots advocacy campaigns, and track legislative activity at all levels of government, including federal, state and local.

Quorum provides mission-critical solutions to public affairs professionals for their work in Congress, all 50 state legislatures, major U.S. cities, the European Union, and 30+ countries around the globe. Quorum serves over 2,000 customers globally including over 50% of the Fortune 100, and has over 350 team members across the globe. The company recently acquired Capitol Canary, a market leader in grassroots advocacy software.

As a GIS Data Engineer within Quorum's Data operations team, you'll play a pivotal role in advancing the company's objective of providing outstanding software solutions for public affairs professionals. Reporting to an Engineering Manager, you'll adopt a comprehensive approach, leveraging a variety of technologies including ESRI Shapefiles, Microsoft SQL Server, native and third-party tools to transform or reproject the shapefiles, and more. Your primary responsibility will involve the development and maintenance of our GIS data infrastructure, ensuring the seamless acquisition, accuracy, and reliability of data from diverse online sources, aligned with agreed-upon service level agreements (SLAs) with clients. Upholding stringent data quality standards will be a key focus, and you'll collaborate closely with teammates to address performance and scalability challenges while continuously exploring and integrating best practices in GIS data engineering.

What You'll Do

  • First Week: You'll be exposed to our GIS architecture
  • First Month: You'll write code at different components of the system
  • First Six Months: You'll take ownership of an entire set of features and make decisions that impact many clients.
  • First Year: You'll help guide our team as we make broad technical decisions impacting our stack, our products, and the growth of the entire company.

About You

  • 2 + years of work experience performing GIS activities and data analysis at a company that produces software for end users as it primary function
  • Extensive knowledge of ESRI Shapefiles, and a strong knowledge of ISO, FGDC, and EPSG standards.
  • Development of spatial data structures, data loading business rules, and FME and ETL models to load geospatial data from source systems
  • Ability to design and develop geospatially-enabled applications and architecture based on Environmental Systems Research Institute(ESRI)
  • Professional experience with SQL Server , including writing SQL queries, table and index design and system tuning for performance
  • Able and motivated to design complex technical systems, write technical design documentation, and implement design
  • You not only the care about the quality of code you write but also has a strong desire to build skills of those around through code review and mentorship
  • You care deeply about the code you write and either have significant technical skills solving real-world problems or the drive to quickly develop them.
  • You have an interest in learning new development languages and platforms used by the wider team.
  • You're a highly-motivated self-starter who wants to make valuable contributions to a team from day 1.
  • You're an engaged learner—you want to expand your skills, get your hands dirty, and find solutions to challenging problems that require tradeoffs.
  • You want to work in a fun environment where you can form real friendships with other professionals and where you have a strong sense of belonging at a growing startup.
  • You're excited to pitch in where ever needed, from helping in recruiting to supporting customers.
  • You are looking to join a dynamic team immediately.

About the Software Development Team

  • We’re a fast-growing team that is dedicated to improving our people, processes, and platform. The 100+ person team is composed of different functions including software engineering, Product Management, Product Design, QA, Devops/SRE and an Information Security team.
  • We support many different products but internally think of them as one system with a single unified codebase. Our goal is to build centralized systems that handle complex problems for multiple features and products.
  • We’re focused on doing the important things the right way -- we write solid documentation, test our code well, design for scale, and follow defined software development processes.
  • We follow best-in-class security practices to safeguard our data and application against bad actors. We regularly test and update processes and technology to fight complacency, because we know good security is a continuous effort.
  • We curate high-quality datasets that are essential for effective mapping and tracking of the government and public affairs spaces. Our datasets underpin our promise to give users the information necessary to make smart decisions that influence policy.
  • We set rigorous quality standards and monitor them with a mix of programmatic and manual verifications to ensure users maintain a high degree of trust in our systems.
  • We’re very close as a team and invest not only in each others’ skills and careers but also in building real relationships with one another: product development is a team sport and we believe that it’s better (and more fun) to work on a team of people that you know well and care about.

Our Work Environment

We are a remote-first team with flexible work options: work remotely, or you may choose to come into our office in Belo Horizonte.

Do you want to learn what it's like to have a real impact at a fast-growing company that is changing the way the advocacy process works? If so, drop us a line. We'd love to talk to you!


  • Flexible Paid Time Off
  • Standard Brazil holidays plus additional company-wide days off for team members to rest and recharge
  • Free Subscription to the Calm App
  • Free Subscription to Linkedin Learning to support professional development
  • Invest in Yourself Days - one designated day per quarter is dedicated to your professional development!
  • Monthly Work from Home Stipend
  • Mental and Dental Care by SulAmérica
  • Virtual and in-person team events
  • Mental Health stipend
  • Alelo Food Voucher
  • In company English classes
  • Inclusion & Diversity Affinity Groups to support belonging
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave

This is a CLT opportunity

For any questions regarding any open roles on our team, please reach out to recruiting@quorum.us.

Quorum Is Working to Advance Pay Equity: What Does That Mean For You?

In an effort to continue to build a diverse and inclusive work environment that advances pay equity, Quorum has implemented a “No Negotiation” policy for base salary for new hires for roles that are currently staffed by three or more team members. This means that candidates for the Fullstack Software Engineer II role cannot negotiate Quorum’s base salary offer.

Here’s our promise to you:

  • We will not ask you what you are currently earning.
  • We will consider years of relevant experience, relevant professional certifications/education, and performance expectations in setting what we believe is a competitive, fair base salary offer.
  • We will be transparent about our compensation structure (see above) so that all candidates have equal access to compensation information and can make an informed decision about whether or not Quorum is the right workplace for them.

If you are interested in learning more about how negotiation impacts pay equity and/or why other start-ups have decided to implement a “No Negotiation” policy of some type, here are a few resources: Project Include, AAUW, Ministry for Women, Magoosh.

Note: Quorum does not endorse or verify any of the information provided in the resources on the impact of negotiation on pay equity. We provide these resources simply to increase awareness of a topic we believe is important for both employers and candidates to consider.

We comply with all requirements for US government federal contractors issued by the OFCCP, IFR, and the terms of our government contracts.


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