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We are in the business of innovation. At Spatial Networks we firmly believe in the power of company culture and its direct affect on success. Our ongoing mission is to provide an optimum environment for fostering ideas into effective technology solutions for global markets. This requires combining talented people, effective workflow, a focused mission and vision, and coffee... lots of coffee.  A creative, collaborative culture means we agree and disagree, complement and critique, teach and learn but most importantly, do. We have an energetic, fast-paced and fun environment that allows every team member the opportunity for growth. In addition to all the coffee you could possibly consume in a day, we offer an outstanding benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k) and more.

We are looking for a Back-End Web Developer with 4-6 years experience developing complex web applications using Rails, PHP, Java, Node, or similar. Your primary focus will be development of all server-side logic, definition and maintenance of the central database, and ensuring high performance and responsiveness to requests from the front-end. You will also be responsible for integrating the front-end elements built by your coworkers into the application. A basic understanding of front-end technologies is therefore necessary as well.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Experience developing applications to interact with relational databases as well as other web application modules.
  • Demonstrated experience developing RESTful APIs using common web development patterns, such as MVC is required.
  • Understanding of SQL, is a plus, as is experience developing geospatial web applications.
  • Proficient knowledge of a back-end programming language, preferably Rails, PHP, Java, and/or Node.
  • Basic understanding of front-end technologies and platforms, such as JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.
  • Bonus: Work with open source mapping tools like PostGIS, Leaflet, QGIS, + Mapbox Studio.


  • Product driven. We build tools to help people solve problems. A focus on the user’s perspective is critical to everything we create.
  • Data structures. Geography is a data-driven discipline, and you need an understanding of relational databases and data structure concepts.
  • Strong communicator and collaborator. You’ll be working with a fast-moving team building new product features everyday, so constant communication is paramount. This includes being an articulate writer, being good at managing and prioritizing your own work, and staying generally “plugged in” to what the company is working on.
  • Self-starter, self-teacher. Our team is made up of driven, largely self-taught engineers. A constant thirst to build your knowledge base is critical. We would also expect to be learning a lot from you.
  • A GTD attitude. Identify next actions, communicate intent, and execute. We're a fast-paced team, and this role covers a wide area, so a results-driven mentality is critical.
  • Ownership thinking. Have the ability to take ownership and make decisions. Passion and self-motivation is key. We don't micromanage, you'll be expected to own and deliver.
  • Desire to build something great and bring technical solutions to people to solve their problems.
  • Bonus: You love coffee, love geography + maps, have a good sense of humor.

This is a full-time, on-site, salaried position located in St. Petersburg, FL. There is no salary cap established for this role and the successful candidate will enjoy healthy performance bonuses. Compensation is also commensurate with experience and is composed of salary, medical, dental 401(K) plan and corporate matching, paid holidays, PTO and standard benefits. You won’t be disappointed.

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