Drone Deploy’s Earthworks team are looking for an experienced Back End Engineer to join the team. The Earthworks team works on the core platform for DroneDeploy as well as developing aerial intelligence features with a strong focus on GIS applications and high accuracy mapping. We’re small, dynamic, fast-moving, and developing on the cutting edge of drone technology and image processing. You will be focused on delivering complete features & tackling engineering problems in the Earthworks domain. As an early stage contributor, you'll have the opportunity to take ownership of the feature development life cycle, from conception to deployment. We value initiative and taking ownership of problems.

Our Technology Stack: Angular, Python, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, GraphQL


  • Understand and work deeply with GIS concepts including raster data processing, coordinate systems, and GNSS data.
  • Build performant, scalable services with REST and GraphQL APIs
  • Build monitoring and analysis tools for high-utilization deployments
  • Debug issues with complex interactions across multiple services.
  • Work with SQL and NoSQL databases
  • Design and implement APIs, and transform requirements into clear business logic
  • Be a highly productive engineer that can write, ship, document, and maintain code.
  • Be a primary owner of code quality and best practices for the codebase.
  • Bring innovative and new ideas to improve our products & processes.
  • Collaborate with Product teams and Tech leads to drive product development


  • 3+ years of recent backend or full stack experience and comfort with working on back end services.
  • Deep understanding of modern web applications design architecture, good API design patterns, performance and scale.
  • Proficient in Python
  • Experience working on SQL and NoSQL databases
  • Experience designing and integrating REST or GraphQL APIs.
  • Experience with GIS software such as Esri ArcGIS, QGIS, GDAL, Rasterio, PROJ, PDAL, PostGIS, etc.
  • A healthy balance between loving to ship code fast and keeping up best practices for our code repositories.
  • Experience with building SaaS products is a plus
  • Experience with modern JS frameworks is a plus
  • Experience in Aviation or Drone/UAS space a plus
  • Work Hours | able to work Monday - Friday, with overlap between 10 am to 4 pm PST
  • Work Location | able to work 100% remote
  • Travel | available to travel domestically occasionally for work related events such as conferences, company in-person gatherings, pieces of training

Employee Offerings & Benefits include:
(may vary by location)

Innovative company culture

Drone pilot certification

Flexible work schedules

Flexible work location

Family paid leave

Paid healthcare for employees

Professional development & career advancements

Wellbeing activities (live & on-demand)

Flexible paid time off

Employee referral bonus

Commuter savings

DroneDeploy is an equal opportunity employer.

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About DroneDeploy

We’re the leading drone software provider making commercial drone data accessible to anyone, anywhere. Trusted by users across various industries, we’re transforming how businesses collect, manage, and analyze worksite data. Our user-friendly platform makes it possible for companies of any size to improve their workflows through scalable image processing, data storage, and real-time sharable drone maps and 3D models.

We are committed to a global work environment that empowers employees to innovate, grow professionally, and make meaningful impacts. We’re recognized as a # 1 Best Place to Work in the SF Bay Area and have made the Top 200 list of America’s Best Startups. Our employees are creative, driven, and committed to providing our customers with the best drone software in the industry. Our office locations include San Francisco, California | Sydney, Australia | Auckland, New Zealand.