Another way to become a GeoNode developer!

Interested in getting paid to work on some of the most innovative open source geospatial software around? In addition to open positions at OpenGeo, the folks at the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery are also hiring!

As part of the Open Data for Resilience Initiative, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery collaborates with partners to deploy GeoNode in a number of countries. The consultant will assist the Lead Developer and the Deployment Manager in facilitating these deployments, contributing to the core software, and interfacing with the open source GeoNode community of users and developers Under the direct supervision of Ariel Nuñez, the incumbent will report to Robert Soden. S/he will:

  • GeoNode Development: Contribute improvements and new features to the GeoNode platform, as needed for OpenDRI deployments

  • GeoNode Deployment Assistance: Provide technical guidance and troubleshooting to OpenDRI GeoNode projects.

  • Custom Software Development: Extending GeoNode through customization or the creation of new extensions to meet the needs of OpenDRI deployments.

  • Open Source Community: Play an active role in contributing to and building the GeoNode community; including attending meetups, giving presentations, and participating in IRC and email lists.

Selection Criteria

  • At least two years of experience with web development (preferably Python/Django)

  • Experience with geospatial programming preferably GeoServer/GeoTools, GeoNetwork

  • Familiarity with OpenLayers/GeoExt, PostGIS

  • In-depth understanding of Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards: Web Feature Service (WFS), Web Coverage Services (WCS), Web Map Services (WMS) and Web Processing Services (WPS)

  • Ability to write technical documentation

  • Strong communications skills, ability to lead trainings and give effective presentations

  • Experience with design and/or cartography desired

  • Fluent in English, preferably also fluent in French or Spanish

For more information, contact Robert Soden [rsoden(at)].


The Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) is a partnership of the World Bank, United Nations, major donors and recipient countries under the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) system to support the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA). The HFA, endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly and ratified by 168 countries, is the primary international agreement for disaster reduction. HFA’s principal goal is to effectively integrate, in a coherent manner, disaster risk considerations into sustainable development policies, planning, programming, and financing at all levels of government. Launched in September 2006, GFDRR provides technical and financial assistance to help disaster-prone countries decrease their vulnerability and adapt to climate change. GFDRR works closely with UN agencies, client governments, World Bank regional offices, and other partners.

Posted at - July 21, 2011, 5:46 p.m.

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