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Azavea

Philadelphia, PA
Founded in 2001
Status: Active

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Company Stats

Expertise:
AWS, GIS, Javascript, Python, R, Scala, UI, UX
Headquarters:
Philadelphia
Employee Count:
51-100
Tax Status:
For-profit
Founded:
January 1, 2001

Address

990 Spring Garden St Philadelphia, PA 19123
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Philadelphia, PA
Founded in 2001
Status: Active

Company Stats

Expertise:
AWS, GIS, Javascript, Python, R, Scala, UI, UX
Headquarters:
Philadelphia
Employee Count:
51-100
Tax Status:
For-profit
Founded:
January 1, 2001

Address

990 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
A Look Inside

As a firm working at the cutting edge of geospatial technology and social good, Azavea could revitalize the next phase of your career.

Founded in 2001, certified B Corp Azavea has established itself as a leader in the tech industry, using geospatial data to inform communities about a variety of topics, including political redistricting, climate change, conservation, and water management. Notable partners include  the Philadelphia Water Department, NOAA, NASA, WRI, The Nature Conservancy, and The Clean Air Council. Locally, Azavea spearheaded the creation of GIS-focused MeetUp, GeoPhilly, built award-winning software GoPhillyGo in collaboration with the Clean Air Council and developed the accessible data resource OpenDataPhilly.

Azavea’s tech stack includes Amazon Web Services, MapBox, React, TypeScript, Scala, SpatioTemporal Asset Catalogs (STAC), Django GeoTrellis, Raster Vision, Leaflet, OpenLayers, PostGIS, Apache Spark, CARTO, and Esri ArcGIS.

All of Azavea’s work is underscored by its mission to serve communities. But to do good work that’s good for others, Azavea first strives to provide a great working environment. Collaboration is part of Azaveans’ daily workflow. For broader, company-wide networking, Azavea’s employee-run Fun Committee is solely devoted to putting on engaging events, like virtual game nights, quizzo and happy hours.

The company’s light-dappled office in the Callowhill neighborhood looks over the Rail Park and embodies what Azavea wants colleagues’ daily working experience to feel like: open, inviting, collaborative.

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Culture Q&A

Describe the people who work at your company. 

Azavea is a community of learners and our colleagues have varied backgrounds and interests. People at Azavea have previously taught, studied classical music, learned to fly a plane, and picked up various languages. We encourage everyone to learn about their coworkers through our regular company events and impromptu chats on Slack.

With flexible hours and trust in our colleagues’ abilities, several Azaveans work remotely full-time and even use that as an opportunity to travel around the world. Azavea is here to enrich your life, so you can put your best foot forward while clocked in and on your own time.

 

How is your company structured? 

Azavea has a team-based structure. Our software engineering teams, which are made up of several full-stack engineers and a project manager, build out our tools and services. These teams collaborate with functional teams made up of operations engineers, designers, marketers, business development professionals, and administrators. Team members check in with one another via daily and weekly stand-ups or critiques.

While onboarding, we find one-on-ones or two-on-ones as a helpful tool for supporting a new hire’s learning process. Questions are always encouraged at Azavea.

 

What does the learning and development process at your company look like? 

We’re the type of workplace that wants to lift up colleagues so the mentees can become mentors. We aim to not only build apps, but also the careers of our team members. For example, we provide opportunities for mentorship through our apprenticeship programs.

For skills development, Azavea has a “10% time” policy that allows every employee to use 10% of their work hours to pursue an original project. Not only does this enhance your resume, but it makes you an all-the-more confident technologist. Past 10% time projects at Azavea have included experiments with machine learning, building internal project management tools, reading groups, Coursera courses, and trying various forms of serverless processing with Amazon Lambda.

 

What drives your work?

Azavea is driven by the desire to do good for the public. A lot of the applications we build are designed with a specific audience in mind, and for those people, the tools we create affect their lives in a big way.

Above all, we seek applicants that align with our core values, which are:

Ownership mentality

Kindness, humility and respect

Create more value than you capture

Default to transparency

Focus on learning & growth

Jobs Here are some details behind the employee experience here, including highlighted perks and benefits and notes on the tech they work with.

Perks & Benefits

Health & Wellness Benefits
  • Dental
  • Disability Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Onsite Gym
  • Vision
Other
  • Game Room
  • Remote Work
  • Work from Home
Parental Benefits
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Generous Parental Leave
  • Mother Rooms
Perks & Discounts
  • Casual Dress
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Special Discounts
Professional Development
  • Online Trainings
  • Tuition Reimbursement
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
  • 401K
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
  • Generous PTO
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Days

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