Too often the best technology never makes it into the hands of government. UrbanLogiq, a venture-backed startup with offices in Vancouver and New York, and a graduate of the 500 Startups program, is united by a mission to break down data silos in government and equip public officials with the tools they need to make faster, more affordable, and more accurate decisions.

Our cloud-based software platform integrates and visualizes data to provide fast insights. UrbanLogiq works with agencies ranging from municipalities under 100,000 in population, to regional governments, states and provinces, and many agencies in-between. As a data-agnostic platform, we integrate diverse data sets to produce insights configured to department-specific needs, from traffic and transportation, to planning, to economic development.

Through our work with agencies across North America, we’ve been recognized on the inaugural list of GovTech Magazine’s Best International Technology Companies, named a favorite company by TechCrunch, and one of the top five smart city companies to watch by TechNYC.

What you will do

UrbanLogiq is looking for a passionate Front End Systems Developer who is keen to learn and develop skills in the field.

Our product is a web-based application; intuitive and performant interactions are what give our customers joy and keep them coming back. Your background in front-end development is key to improve their experience and give them the new features they need for their work.

A core cultural value of UrbanLogiq is that we develop intimate relationships with our customers and work closely with them to solve their problems. To this end, you will be tightly involved with our users and designers as part of the implementation process.

You will know what is happening in the technology community around you and have a clear idea of which tools to apply and when. You have experience writing robust, testable, tested code.

We are still a small company that values its agility, and coming together as a team to burn through a tough problem is part of our cultural values. We may need you to work outside your comfort zone, outside your area of expertise, and we understand that it may not be optimal; all we ask is that you be open to the idea and willing to pitch in.

Position requirements

  • A technical degree (computer science, mathematics, statistics, or physics), or equivalent work experience as a software developer
  • Experience with statically-typed languages
  • Demonstrable experience developing custom React hooks into production

Nice-to-have

  • Three years of work experience in a front end web development role
  • Experience with a JavaScript typing framework such as TypeScript or Flow, or typed languages that compile to JavaScript
  • Experience with or interest in data wrangling/processing
  • An interest in user experience and design process
  • Experience developing in programming languages such as Rust, Python, or Go
  • Experience with data visualization and geospatial analysis
  • A passion and interest in government issues, urban planning, urban informatics, community development, mobility and urban development. You want to make the world a better place!

What we offer

  • The opportunity to work on cutting edge architecture and front-end design
  • The opportunity to develop skills and work collaboratively across multiple domains
  • Travel opportunities across Canada and the United States and even overseas, to visit clients and present at conferences
  • We entrust our team members with the responsibility to make executive decisions and liaise with clients to make decisions
  • Professional development and continuous learning is supported both with time and financially, with cross-learning within the team constant
  • A tight-knit team that enjoys working together in a fun and informal environment
  • Competitive salary, benefits and stock options
  • Influence and input over the outcomes of ongoing projects; a sense of ownership over your work

UrbanLogiq is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at UrbanLogiq are based on our business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to age, race, colour, religion or belief, family or parental status, sex, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.