The MapLibre Organization is an umbrella for open-source mapping libraries with the two central rendering projects being MapLibre GL JS and MapLibre GL Native which are surrounded by an ecosystem of plugins and tools to generate maps. The MapLibre Governing Board was elected by the Voting Members, a group who represents the broader community, in August 2022 and is in charge to steer the Organization. The project coordinator is Oliver Wipfli who supports the Governing Board in organizational tasks.
Working for MapLibre means that everything you do is going to be open-source, you will have a huge impact on the entire geospatial industry as our libraries are used everywhere, you will interact with a global community of nice people who contribute to the projects, you will work with world-class engineers from AWS and Meta, and you will be able to build a professional network in the mapping world.
We are currently looking for people for the following roles:
To be able to hire people worldwide, we require the applicants to be freelancers or contractors who are responsible for their own equipment, working hours, and taxes. Maintainers track their time and work for an agreed hourly rate. Developers work on Bounties, tasks with a fixed budget and defined deliverables.
We use GitHub tickets to organize our work, have bi-weekly sprints, discuss on Slack to sync with the team, and are fully remote with flexible working time. MapLibre's finances are transparent and publicly accessible at https://opencollective.com/maplibre. As a freelancer, you will invoice your work to OpenSourceCollective, a US non-profit organization.
We would like to motivate in particular existing community members to apply because you are the ones who know the projects already and made MapLibre the nice place it is today!
The roles are open to part-time work, so if you for example take care of your family and would like to work one hour per day on open-source, then it is completely fine to apply with an availability of a few hours per week.
We understand that everyone's life is different and will consider all applications independent of a person's background, gender, education, or nationality.
The MapLibre Organization is looking forward to your application!
Apply now if you are interested in a position by filling out the form below. Instead of a CV, we would like you to share your experience with us via your LinkedIn profile and GitHub account. Write a short motivation why you are the best candidate for the role, and specify your expected hourly rate in USD and your availability.
After filing the form we will get back to you. In the meantime, feel free to meet the community in our #maplibre Slack channel.
Applications are open until Wednesday, Nov 30th, 2022.