GIS Analyst

about 2 months ago
Full time role


Forerunner builds intelligent tools that help communities adapt to the impacts of climate change. We empower government agencies to access, understand, and ...

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Job Description

Hi! We're Forerunner.

We believe that adaptation is a necessity, not a luxury, and communities deserve access to powerful software that helps them plan for the future. The challenge of climate change is complex – it implicates how governments plan, manage capital, and communicate to stakeholders. Forerunner helps government agencies do these things better by empowering them to access, understand, and mobilize local-level flood risk data at scale. Our software is built to be easy-to-use, so that the planners and floodplain managers preparing for our future can focus on the important stuff.

About the position.

We're looking for a talented GIS Analyst with 3-6 years of experience to join our team to provide geospatial map integration, support, and analysis to our customers. In general, you might be a good fit if you:

  • Have demonstrable proficiency working with ArcGIS and/or QGIS. Spatial analysis and geographic data management are core to our work – we'll expect you to jump in quickly. Bonus points if you have experience with or interest in flood mapping and working with governments.
  • Are comfortable performing a wide array of mapping processes, including map digitization, GIS analysis, and data conversion. Forerunner offers services to integrate existing maps into our software and generate custom queries. You'll work closely with our engineering and customer success teams to meet the needs of our partners.
  • Have an eye for detail. Our partners use Forerunner to support their day-to-day work, which encompasses everything from regulatory compliance enforcement to resident outreach. As a result, the data that they rely on is held to a high standard of accuracy.
  • Consider yourself to be a great communicator. We're a small team working remotely, which requires us to be prompt and clear with written and spoken communication.
  • Are great at balancing and prioritizing multiple projects. Juggling work is key to the position, as you'll likely be working with multiple stakeholders and datasets at the same time.

Our team has a lot to offer.

Forerunner is an early stage company with an interdisciplinary team. We are motivated by seemingly intractable problems and work hard to support one another.

We're mission-driven. Our mission orients our business strategy and pushes us to work with a sense of urgency. We’re in the weeds -- our entire team spends time engaging with our partners in the field to better understand the real-world problems they face.

We're a small team. As a member of our growing team, you will quickly become an invaluable part of our organization and have a meaningful impact on our business and technical direction. We welcome unique perspectives and backgrounds. Your opinion matters and we hope you'll share it.

We're a remote-first organization, with offices in San Francisco, Portland, ME, and NYC. Many members of our team work remotely, but we have small offices in San Francisco, Portland, ME, and New York City. We offer schedule flexibility for all of our employees and ask for accountability in return.

We want you to be happy and healthy. Forerunner offers competitive compensation, health/vision/dental coverage, and commuter benefits. We also have a quarterly wellness reimbursement so that you can have flexibility in defining what “health” means to you.

We look forward to meeting you. To apply or ask questions, shoot us a message at!

Forerunner is an equal opportunity employer committed to embracing diversity and the perspectives of individuals from all backgrounds.

Forerunner builds intelligent tools that help communities adapt to the impacts of climate change. We empower government agencies to access, understand, and ...

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