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Software Development Engineer - Data Automation (Local or Remote)

Department: Engineering
Location: , United States


onX is a pioneer in digital outdoor navigation. With offices in Missoula and Bozeman, Montana, we are inspired by the landscapes that surround us. We bring our outdoor passion to work every day with a singular goal–to awaken the adventurer in everyone. We do this by engineering industry-leading technology, and by crafting dynamic outdoor experiences. 

Through multiple years of growth, we haven’t lost our entrepreneurial ethos at onX. We offer a fast-paced, tech-forward environment where ownership and accountability are essential.


onX is seeking a Software Development Engineer to join the Data Automation team with a passion for working with large data sets and process optimization.  As an onX Software Development Engineer, you will be an integral part of a core engineering team building scalable end-to-end data pipeline and workflow automation that provide mapping technology for outdoor adventure. This is a great opportunity to be a part of a dynamic growing company focused on providing the richest and most innovative mapping experience and guidebook content to inform your every adventure. This position will report to a Manager of Software Development. 


Missoula, MT; Bozeman, MT; or Remote from the USA only.  Additionally, being authorized to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment. We do not sponsor work visas (of any kind ) for this position at this time. 


(Essential Job Duties)

  • Develop algorithms for processing map data 

  • Build services to host map data for mobile and web applications

  • Optimize processes for maximum speed and scalability

  • Tune database queries and indexes

  • Write unit, integration, and acceptance tests

  • Assist in the creation, deployment, and management of services in Kubernetes

  • Collaborate in architectural decisions involving our services

  • Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders

  • Embody onX's company values


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience 
  • Minimum 5 years of professional software development experience 
  • Strong background in relational databases such as PostgreSQL and MySQL
  • Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders
  • Proficient with Python 
  • Technical skills in data analysis,  schema design, and data modeling.
  • Experience in developing ETL pipeline 
  • You have experience building and debugging distributed, scalable architectures
  • You’ve worked with microservices and have a strong computer science foundation
  • You are well-versed in modern API design and development
  • You believe that your profession is a craft and you’re driven to improve every day
  • You are an advocate for the customer and their experience
  • You want to work with other happy, talented engineers
  • You write great code and take ownership


  • Experience participating in architectural decisions
  • Comfortable with cloud services such as Google Cloud Platform or AWS
  • Understand how to leverage and extend existing onX services
  • Experience with geospatial databases such as PostGIS
  • Experience in Go
  • Familiarity with MapBox tools and libraries
  • Familiarity with GIS libraries
  • Experience in data warehouse solution such as BigQuery
  • Familiarity with Kubernetes
  • Experience with working with a distributed team 
  • Experience in a high growth technology company


The following physical requirements represent those that are required to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Sitting - [90%]
  • Standing - [0%]
  • Walking - [10%]
  • Bending - [Occasionally]
  • Kneeling - [Some]
  • Lifting - [Up to 25 pounds]
  • Reaching - [Regularly]
  • Telephone Use - [Yes]
  • Computer Use/Manual Dexterity - Yes
  • Ability to travel - Depends on location; remote employees typically travel to Montana at least twice per year


  • Competitive salaries, annual bonuses, equity, and opportunities for growth
  • Comprehensive health benefits including a no-monthly-cost medical plan 
  • Parental leave plan of four or six weeks fully paid
  • 401k matching at 100% for the first 3% you save and 50% from 3-5%
  • Company-wide outdoor adventures and amazing outdoor industry perks
  • Annual “Get Out, Get Active” funds to fuel your active lifestyle in and outside of the gym
  • Flexible time away package that includes PTO, STO, VTO, quiet weeks, and floating holidays


Our principles guide the decisions making of our company.  They define the culture at onX, what we have learned through experience, and are the code by which we operate. They are fundamental, enduring, and actionable–a benchmark by which we measure the team behavior and performance. 

We put the customer first.

We are passionate.

We win as a team.

We take ownership

We work with urgency.

We are curious and seek the truth.

We innovate & take risks.


Position open until filled

onX is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Equal Pay for Equal Work

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