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Software Developers

Please note: Bird Studies Canada’s National Data Centre is on the lookout for skilled software developers on a contract basis (e.g. between 1 and 12 months) who can help with the development of software for its bird conservation and citizen science programs, including its web platform NatureCounts ( and for various components of the Motus Wildlife Tracking System (

The successful candidates will have several years of experience, preferably in 2 or more of these areas:

–          user web interfaces with Java Servlets and JSP

–          Java -based web API’s

–          development of R packages

–          SQL language

Expertise in the following topics would also be valuable assets:

–          a strong interest or relevant experience in bird conservation or citizen-science

–          working with large scale relational datasets (e.g. hundreds of millions of records) and SQL query optimization

–          familiarity with version control software (e.g. git)

–          familiarity with Linux and Windows server, SQL server, mySQL and cloud services (e.g. AWS) environments

–          software usability

–          accessibility and privacy requirements

–          HTML5, CSS, JQuery, Javascript, JSON, etc.

–          GIS map servers (e.g. geoserver)

–          C++

–          mobile development (html5, Android, iOS)

If you think you have the skills and the motivation to work with us, please send your resume to Denis Lepage, Senior Director, Data Science and Technology

Bird Studies Canada is our country’s leading science-based bird conservation organization. Our mission is to conserve wild birds of Canada through sound science, on-the-ground actions, innovative partnerships, public engagement, and science-based advocacy. Bird Studies Canada’s National Data Centre manages one of the largest biodiversity database collections in the world, with over 700 million occurrence records. We create tools and services that help acquire and share data, as well as inform interested audiences on the status of birds in Canada and beyond.



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