Thermopylae Sciences and Technology

Google Earth Enterprise (GEE) Open Source Developer - Remote


Junior, Mid-Level, Full-time

Arlington, VA

About this job

Job type: Full-time
Experience level: Junior, Mid-Level
Role: Full Stack Developer, Backend Developer
Industry: Information Technology
Company size: 51-200 people

Remote details

Office Location: Arlington, VA. Employees can also work full time from this office.


Job description

Google Earth Enterprise (GEE) Open Source Developer

Location:  Remote (Work from Home) or Arlington, VA

Do you want to work on a product that allows government organizations and businesses to host their own Google Earth Globe?  Open Google Earth Enterprise (Open GEE) allows organizations and businesses to take advantage of the same publicly available Google Earth capabilities, behind the firewall, in an offline/disconnected environment, or in low bandwidth regions.  By joining the Thermopylae team you’ll be able to help continue to lead Google Earth Enterprise as open source.  After almost two years of updates, primarily maintenance fixes, Google and Thermopylae have worked to open-source the Google Earth Enterprise product, consisting of GEE Fusion, GEE Server, and GEE Portable.  TST is now at the forefront of maintaining and enhancing Open GEE for the GIS community.  Check us out at:

Project Site
GitHub Site

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, GIS, or Math
  • 2 to 4 years of programming experience
  • Linux proficiency
  • Scripting experience (e.g. bash, PERL, Python, Groovy, Powershell)
  • Python app dev and debugging experience
  • Web technologies (REST, SSL, Javascript, etc.)

Bonus Power ups  

  • Experience with GIS/geospatial and/or mapping technologies (Google Earth, Google Maps API, OpenLayers, OpenStreetMap, MapBox, CartoDB, ESRI, etc.)
  • Knowledge/experience with any of the following tools and technologies:
    • Google Earth Enterprise, KML
    • Modern Web UI Frameworks (React, Angular, etc.)
    • DevOp automation tools (e.g., Ansible, Puppet, Chef, etc.)
    • Web Servers (Apache, NGINX, JBoss, Netty, Vert.X, etc.)
    • Build systems (Python SCons, Gradle)
    • Geospatial databases (PostGIS, ESRI GeoDatabase, Oracle Spatial)
  • Experience deploying and supporting end-user open-source Linux software to a large user base
  • Experience debugging multi-threaded applications/concurrency issues
  • Cross-platform C++ app dev and debugging experience

Job Duties

  • Expected to deliver new features, enhancements, and fixes into git repo
  • Expected to write unit tests, integration tests, and perform smoke tests
  • Ownership of end-to-end delivery of software.  The team owns the DevOps!

Life at Thermopylae Sciences and Technology

About Thermopylae Sciences and Technology

Thermopylae Sciences and Technology (pronounced "ther-mop-uh-lee") was founded in 2007. At Thermopylae, we focus on excellence in all we do. We particularly excel in Web-based geospatial capabilities, mobile software framework and applications, situational awareness, and cloud computing.


  • Comprehensive Leave
  • Holidays
  • 401(k) Savings Plan/ Profit-Sharing
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Relocation Benefits
  • Short-Term Disability Long-Term Disability Life Insurance
  • Family, Medical, Bereavement, Civic Duty, and Personal Leave
Learn more about Thermopylae…
Google Earth Enterprise (GEE) Open Source Developer - Remote at Thermopylae Sciences and Technology