Open Position:

GIS Analyst

Contract, Location: Portland, ME / Temporarily Remote
Hi! We're Forerunner.
We believe that adaptation is a necessity, not a luxury, and communities deserve access to powerful software that helps them plan for the future. The challenge of climate change is complex – it implicates how municipalities plan, manage capital, and communicate to both residents and higher levels of government. Forerunner helps local communities do these things better by empowering them to access, understand, and mobilize local-level flood risk data at scale. Our software is built to be easy-to-use, so that the planners and floodplain managers preparing for our future can focus on the important stuff.
About the position:
We're looking for a contract GIS Analyst to join our team to provide geospatial map integration, support, and analysis to our customers. In general, you might be a good fit if you:
  • Have demonstrable proficiency working with ESRI's ArcGIS and/or QGIS. Spatial analysis and geographic data management are core to our work – we'll expect you to jump in quickly. Bonus points if you have experience with or interest in flood mapping.
  • Are comfortable with map digitization and GIS analysis. Forerunner offers services to integrate existing maps into our software and generate custom queries. You'll work closely with our engineering team to meet the needs of our partners.
  • Have an eye for detail. Our partners use Forerunner to support their day-to-day work, which encompasses everything from regulatory compliance enforcement to resident outreach. As a result, the data that they rely on is held to a high standard of accuracy.
  • Consider yourself to be a great communicator. We're a small team working remotely, which requires us to be prompt and clear with written and spoken communication.
Our team has a lot to offer.
Forerunner is a seed-stage company with an interdisciplinary team. We are motivated by seemingly intractable problems and work hard to support one another.
We're mission-driven. Our mission orients our business strategy and pushes us to work with a sense of urgency. We’re in the weeds -- our entire team spends time engaging with our partners in the field to better understand the real-world problems they face.
We're a small team. As a member of our growing team, you will quickly become an invaluable part of our organization and have a meaningful impact on our business and technical direction. We welcome unique perspectives and backgrounds. Your opinion matters and we hope you'll share it.
We're a remote-first organization, with an office in Portland, Maine. Many members of our team work remotely, but we have a small office in Portland, ME. We offer schedule flexibility for all of our employees and ask for accountability in return.
We look forward to meeting you. To apply or ask questions, shoot us a message at!
Forerunner is an equal opportunity employer committed to embracing diversity and the perspectives of individuals from all backgrounds.