Data Engineer

  • NCX
  • Remote
  • Dec 02, 2021
Full time role Data Analyst Data Scientist Engineering: All Engineering: Software

Job Description

Who is NCX?

  • The trusted, number one provider of American-made forest carbon credits.
  • Rapidly growing and backed by top investors including Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, Union Square Ventures, Microsoft’s Climate Innovation Fund, and Version One Ventures. We’ve already doubled in size once this year and are on track for another doubling before the end of the year.
  • Creating tangible impact in communities across the US: see what our Landowners and Business partners say about us.

Our technology enables net-zero pioneers like Microsoft to pay landowners to delay timber harvests. Together, we’ve generated an expected climate impact driven by the incremental sequestration of approximately 600,000 metric tons of carbon in the first half of 2021 alone. Join us in shaping the future of forestry and climate economics and see what the world is saying about us.

Our Goal: Create a Massive Positive Environmental Global Impact

We’re democratizing access to forest carbon markets and fighting climate change - that’s no small feat. But our ambition doesn’t stop there.

Up next: wildlife habitats, fire risk reduction, water resources, and more. We are building new economic mechanisms to fully understand and fairly value forests.

At NCX, you will have a massive impact on shaping our growth, culture, and product to best serve our customers all while combating climate change.

Do the Best Work of Your Life

NCX is built on Basemap - our flagship forest inventory data product. Terabytes of geospatial images are integrated with on the ground measurements and processed in the cloud to create a groundbreaking look at earth's forests. This is the base on which new ecosystem service markets will be built.

The Data Engineering team at NCX is responsible for developing and maintaining the infrastructure for transforming remote sensing data and field observations into high resolution estimates of forest composition. As a Data Engineer you will work closely with the Data Science team to efficiently deploy statistical models to produce the Basemap dataset at massive scale.

What You'll Do:
  • Streamline and automate pipelines for working with remote sensing data
  • Collaborate with Data Science team to implement model improvements
  • Optimize model prediction to facilitate rapid deployment of updated models
  • Maintain continuous integration testing workflows
  • Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements: automating manual processes, optimizing data import and delivery, re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability
Sound Like You?
  • 2+ years of professional experience building, deploying, and maintaining production software and systems at scale using modern development practices
  • Experience building and maintaining Python and R packages
  • Experience working with large raster / csv / json datasets in Python and R
  • Experience with cloud computing infrastructure (AWS and/or Azure)
  • Experience working with geospatial and remote sensing data
  • Dedication to code quality, testing, design processes, automation, and operational excellence


Earn an equity stake in a fast-growing, well capitalized start-up.

Setting You Up for Success

  • 100% fully remote workforce
  • Full technology support
  • $1,000 budget for home office set up

Generous Time Off and Perks

  • 20 vacation days 15 company holidays
  • Flexible parental leave
  • Annual in-person All Hands meetings

NCX is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

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Carbon Accounting & Offsetting, Carbon Removal & Utilization Engineering, Ecosystems & Biodiversity

Drawdown solutions

Forest Protection


Third Derivative