World Resources Institute (WRI) is a global non-profit, non-governmental organization [501(c)(3)]. Our mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations. We were founded in 1982 and are recognized as one of the top environmental and sustainable development non-profits in the world. Our global network extends to over 1500 staff in close to a dozen countries. Our annual budget is around $200 million USD and we have a 98% score on Charity Navigator.
WRI works on seven global challenges: Food, Forests, Water, Ocean, Energy, Climate, Cities. We work closely with governments, corporations, environmental advocates, academics, and more. Here I am highlighting a few exciting technical job positions, but please look over our careers page (https://wri.org/careers) for all our current opportunities. I would be happy to share more information with you on these positions - my email is in my profile.
Head of Product, Data Lab : https://jobs.jobvite.com/wri/job/oBQVgfwm
You will ultimately own the Data Lab’s digital product strategy, delivery approach, and the relationships with our suppliers. In this role, you will have the opportunity to play a critical role in how we achieve our objectives by helping WRI’s programs, centers and international office develop robust, user-friendly, actionable data products. You will lead the development of a cohesive digital product strategy, and deliver real world impact with products like Aqueduct, Resource Watch and Global Forest Watch.
Senior Software Engineer, Data Lab : https://jobs.jobvite.com/wri/job/oBEYgfwd
As a Senior Software Engineer, you will be responsible for providing day-to-day engineering as well as technical leadership and vision for the shared backend infrastructure that powers WRI’s many impactful data platforms, such as Resource Watch, Global Forest Watch, Global Forest Watch Pro, and Aqueduct. In this position, you will work collaboratively across a matrixed team of product managers, GIS analysts, and both in-house and external software engineers.
Remote Sensing Engineer / Data Science Associate, Forest Restoration : https://jobs.jobvite.com/wri/job/otY6efwv
In this role, you will be part of a team using new methods and the latest data to enhance stakeholder’s trust and confidence in restoring degraded lands across the globe by contributing to large-scale remote sensing efforts to monitor global land cover change. The Global Restoration Initiative works to mobilize action to restore economic and ecological vitality to degraded farms, forests, mangroves, and peatland around the globe.
Data Team Lead, Resource Watch : https://jobs.jobvite.com/wri/job/onzQgfwM
The Data Team Lead will join a team of highly motivated individuals, including members of WRI’s senior leadership, to support the development and management of Resource Watch. You will be expected to learn quickly on the job and will gain experience with working with real-time data connectors, data documentation and analysis, and geospatial visualizations.