Organization: OpenAQ

Role: Lead Software Engineer (Full-time)

Reports to: Executive Director

Salary+Benefits: Competitive

Location: 100% remote

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OpenAQ is a 501(c)(3) environmental tech non-profit based in Washington, DC, but with a global reach. Our mission is to aggregate and harmonize open air quality data across the globe and to build an ecosystem of people across sectors and geographies to use these open data to fight the unequal access to clean air to breathe — air inequality. …


OpenAQ is now the largest open source global repository of low-cost sensor and reference-grade data

OpenAQ Map with Reference-Grade and Low-Cost Sensor Data

Quick Links

New Features!

  • Now includes low-cost sensor, mobile, and data for extra parameters
  • Explore data through the new Dashboard view on the site
  • Access the full archive of data through the website and API

Adding low-cost sensor data to the platform

Since OpenAQ first got started, the focus has been to ingest reference-grade government air quality data. We have come a long way, with the platform hosting 800+…


Organization: OpenAQ

Role: Software Engineer (Full-time)

Reports to: Executive Director

Salary+Benefits: Competitive

Location: 100% remote

Apply here

OpenAQ is a 501(c)(3) environmental tech non-profit based in Washington, DC, but with a global reach. Our mission is to aggregate and harmonize open air quality data across the globe and to build an ecosystem of people across sectors and geographies to use these open data to fight the unequal access to clean air to breathe — air inequality. As context, according to the WHO, air pollution is responsible for 1 out of 8 deaths, making air pollution one of the biggest public…


A day of listening, sharing and telling OpenAQ’s story

In this update:

As many of you know, today is World Environment Day. Each year there is a theme, which this year is ecosystem restoration. This theme is a timely one when we think about the human health and environmental burdens of air pollution, and the importance of the work we are…


A Special Note to the OpenAQ Community:

Thank you very much for sharing your insights on how you utilize the OpenAQ platform, how you’re engaging with the community, how OpenAQ’s work can improve and expand to meet your air inequality-fighting needs, and how you envision contributing to the platform in the future. We plan to incorporate these findings to improve the OpenAQ Platform and strengthen the OpenAQ Community this year and beyond. Below, we share the survey results.

Objectives of the survey:

  • To understand how the OpenAQ Community is using the data platform
  • To identify the current challenges/barriers faced by…

***Calling all air quality advocates! Please take 10 minutes to complete the 2021 OpenAQ community survey***

Help us reach our goal of 200 responses by March 17th! Last year, the community survey results from the survey informed the build-out of the 2-year API Extension, Research Upload Tool, the Snapshot Tool, and the low-cost sensor pilot.

The more feedback we‘re able to collect, the better equipped we will be to build and enhance the OpenAQ Platform in a way that is reflective of the global community of leaders working to fight air pollution. Please help spread the word! We appreciate your support!


OpenAQ believes creating a diverse community of change-makers across sectors and disciplines will drive equitable solutions to fight air inequality across the globe. The OpenAQ Community Ambassador Program is a 10-month program designed to amplify the impact of individuals who are committed to fighting air inequality through open data and community. The program includes interdisciplinary training, leadership development, and a supportive professional community. Learn more about the program here.

We’re very excited to announce the 5 ambassadors that will join the inaugural OpenAQ Community Ambassador cohort! They will be participating in a 10-month program focused on amplifying the impact of…


FILLING IN KEY DATA GAPS: PLATFORM CONTRIBUTIONS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE

By Chisato Calvert, Deputy Director of OpenAQ

This is part of a contributor’s series featuring stories that highlight members of the OpenAQ Community and their impact.

Just as the world’s tallest skyscrapers require strong foundations from which to be built, the most effective solutions to combat air pollution require access to data. While the data-sharing infrastructure is invisible, we believe that it is foundational for solving one of the biggest environmental health threats of our time.

There is a common misconception that you need to be an “air quality…


We’re excited to welcome Wesley Garcia to the OpenAQ Team! Wes is OpenAQ’s new Community Engagement Intern, and will be supporting various projects that aim to amplify impact to fight air pollution more effectively across the globe. Are you on OpenAQ Slack? Give him a shout out at @wesleygarcia!

I am originally from Phoenix, Arizona and had an adventurous life working aboard cruise ships traveling the seven seas. After discovering my interest in Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) and cartography, I decided to enlist in the United States Air Force to gain more hands-on experience in this field. To further my…

OpenAQ

We're making an open, real-time air quality data hub because we think it'll let people do amazing things. Want to help out? Find us at openaq.org.

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