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Manager, Data Systems

Native, a Public Benefit Corporation

Job Description

Manager, Data Systems

Location: US-based remote

About Native:

Since 2000, Native has worked with companies to develop authentic solutions to their sustainability challenges and to implement community and landscape-scale projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, strengthen businesses, and contribute to progress on climate change around the world.

We construct unique projects to meet climate goals, drive business value, and deliver tangible benefits to stakeholder communities – from partners and customers to employees and shareholders. Our methods enable companies to put their sustainability strategies into practice by investing in new climate action projects within their value chain. Since Native’s founding, we have prioritized projects that promote equity and agency by generating economic, social and resilience benefits to indigenous and local communities.

Diverse perspectives and experiences make our team and our work more impactful. We’re committed to building an equitable, and inclusive work environment where we can continually learn from each other, and in turn can strengthen the people, communities, and companies at the heart of Native’s climate action initiatives. We’re seeking a Manager with significant geospatial analysis expertise to join us in advancing this work and enhancing our culture.

Your scope of work:

Systems engineering and database management (40%):

  • Developing, constructing, testing, and maintaining architectures that align with Native's business requirements.

  • Planning, managing, and working with external IT providers to support end-to-end data architecture across Native’s business.

  • Supporting database design and integration as well as the development of database software to efficiently store, manage, and visualize data (ex: through SQL, Salesforce, Tableau).

  • Identifying and managing technology best practices across work streams at Native, including preparing reports, documentation, and operating manuals.

  • Provide technical support and training to Native staff or project partners to facilitate effective interaction with Native’s database software, cloud platforms, or analysis tools (ex: ArcGIS, R, Excel).

Data science and analysis (60%):

  • Developing, programming, and maintaining custom applications, scripts, and tools using ArcGIS, R, Python, Excel or others to automate analyses, workflows, and processes in collaboration with teammates.

  • Building tools to increase the efficiency of data collection from project partners, stakeholders, and publicly available datasets.

  • Conducting research and analyzing large amounts of both spatial and tabular data to inform project evaluation, due diligence, long-term performance monitoring, and forecast trends such as climate, vegetation, carbon stocks, or land use change.

  • Designing, producing, and automating reports as well as interactive and/or graphic data products like maps, charts, or StoryMaps to clearly and efficiently communicate complex scientific topics to different audiences and meet business needs. 

  • Assisting Native staff in deploying analytics programs, machine learning, and statistical methods for applicable end-uses. 

  • Preparing data for predictive and prescriptive modeling.

Your background includes:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience in data science, engineering, computer science, GIS, environmental science, or related field with 4+ years of practical experience.

  • Proficiency in designing and querying relational databases in SQL, Access, others.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of implementing database management best practices across diverse user types and ability to synthesize, interpret, and communicate scientific information to a wide variety of audiences. 

  • Experience providing technical support for GIS tools, scripts, custom applications, or software.

  • Understanding and use of multi-user repositories such as GitHub, APIs, or other tools to efficiently relate data across multiple people and analysis platforms. 

  • Multi-language proficiency in SQL, Python, Java, and/or R and the ability to code scripts or software routines to automate workflows based on analyst needs.

  • Strong knowledge of ESRI software suite (ArcGIS Pro, etc.) and ability to analyze various types of spatial data using best practices, like projections, polygon topology, image corrections.

  • Experience implementing and managing multi-user geodatabases as well as building and packaging geospatial tools for analysis or mobile data collection.

  • Experience with advanced analyses in Excel, macros, or other add-ins.

  • Ability to efficiently visualize various forms of data through ArcGIS Online, Tableau, Salesforce, or other software. 

  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office and Google Suite.

  • A high degree of emotional intelligence and familiarity working with global stakeholders. 


  • Proficiency in mobile data collection methods including ESRI mobile applications for data collection.

  • Knowledge and integration of Google Earth Engine analyses into script- or ArcGIS-based workflows.

  • Understanding of process-based or biogeochemical models (carbon, forestry, hydrology, etc.).

  • Knowledge and integration of data workflows into Salesforce, including querying from and writing to the Salesforce environment.

  • Experience within carbon offsets, conservation, grasslands restoration, reforestation, regenerative agriculture, or renewable energy sector.

Benefits include:

  • Competitive compensation and PTO

  • Employer-sponsored healthcare (medical, dental, vision)

  • Life and short-term disability insurance

  • Flexible-spending account

  • 401K and employer match

  • Paid volunteer time

  • Flexible working hours

  • Home office set up stipend

  • Monthly work from home stipend

Hesitant to apply? Even if you don’t believe that you meet 100% of these skills or experiences but feel that this is a great role for you, apply! We’d still like to hear from you.

Native believes an equitable and inclusive work environment and a diverse, engaged team are key to providing excellent stakeholder experiences. We’re searching for teammates who can enhance our culture and make our business better, and we strive to provide all applicants with an equitable and accessible recruitment process.

Native provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Native complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


What’s Native’s approach to remote work?

Native is a remote-first company, with most roles, including this one, able to be fully remote within the United States. Some roles need to be in-person at Native’s Burlington, VT office and will be designated as such when that’s the case. 

What are Native’s return-to-office plans?

Native has an office space in Burlington, VT that is available to employees. Native will not be requiring employees to report to work in person, unless their specific role requires it and is designated as such. When possible, Native’s full team comes together in-person twice per year.

What’s the interview process like?

After submitting an application, if you’re selected to move forward, you will be contacted by our team for an interview. After your initial interview, you will meet two or three times with various members of the hiring team, and finally present a case study or hiring exercise to the hiring team. 

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