Geospatial Project Manager (Remote Considered) - Missoula

$95,000 - $110,000 yearly
  • onXmaps, Inc.
  • Hybrid (Missoula, MT, USA)
  • Apr 15, 2024
Full time Data Project Management Software

Job Description


As a pioneer in digital outdoor navigation with a suite of apps, onX was founded in Montana, which in turn has inspired our mission to awaken the adventurer inside everyone. With more than 300 employees located around the country working in largely remote / hybrid roles, we have created regional “Basecamps” to help remote employees find connection and inspiration with other onXers. We bring our outdoor passion to work every day, coupling it with industry-leading technology to craft dynamic outdoor experiences.

Through multiple years of growth, we haven’t lost our entrepreneurial ethos at onX. We offer a fast-paced, growing, tech-forward environment where ownership, accountability, and passion for winning as a team are essential. We value diversity and believe it leads to different perspectives and inspires both new adventures and new growth. As a team, we’re hungry to improve, value innovation, and believe great ideas come from any direction.


As the Offroad Vertical Geospatial Subject Matter Expert (SME), you will be responsible for driving and supporting the offroad vertical content needs throughout the Geospatial team and WHERE domain. You will be accountable for leading content discussions, guiding the development of solutions and proposals, steering collaboration with teammates across the larger organization, and driving the delivery of geospatial content projects specific to motorized road and trails, motorized vehicle use, and other offroad activities. You will collaborate with developers, designers, and product managers on a fast-paced and performant team that is designed to create a high-quality product that delights our users. This role lives within the Where domain which is responsible for all cartography, data processing, and sourcing for onX. This role will also be part of a larger team of Geospatial Subject Matter Experts, each of which supports one of the verticals within the onX ecosystem.

As an onX Offroad Vertical Geospatial Subject Matter Expert (SME), your essential job duties and responsibilities will look like: 

  • Serve as the primary Geospatial expert on the offroad vertical team, providing guidance, understanding customer data problems, and being the voice on Geospatial-related technical solutions specific to motorized road and trails, motorized vehicle use, and other offroad activities.
  • Create and achieve, in partnership with the sponsor, clear and attainable project objectives that align with stakeholder expectations and business goals
  • Collaborate with Where team developers to ensure that Geospatial functionality is implemented according to best practices and optimized for performance for offroad activities.
  • Create, contribute, and utilize version control software (GIT) to collaborate with the Geospatial team.
  • Create documentation and white paper/knowledge base training documents (OG)
  • Initiate the project with the charter, negotiate for project resources, and execute a project kickoff
  • Provide recommendations for procedural improvements
  • Analyze data, create dashboards, and monitor data health metrics to provide insights that inform business decisions related to offroad users and their activities.
  • Provide Geospatial data editing, conflation and Quality Control specific to motorized road and trails, motorized vehicle use, and other offroad activities.
  • Communicate complex Geospatial concepts related to offroad activities to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Research & evaluate Geospatial data sources related to offroad activities and make recommendations for new data sources or improvements to existing sources.
  • Conduct research and stay up-to-date with industry trends and best practices related to offroad activities.
  • Collaborate with product personnel and executives to identify functional project and content requirements and priorities.
  • Provide and lead strategic advice and support to the vertical team and surrounding content initiatives.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with external partners and vendors to ensure high-quality Geospatial data sources and solutions related to offroad activities.


  • Bachelor's degree in Geospatial Science, Geography, or a related field.
  • At least 5 years of experience in the Geospatial industry
  • Expert in Geospatial software such as QGIS.
  • Experience with Geospatial databases and data analysis tools such as PostGIS.
  • Experience in managing projects, developing project plans, and estimating timelines
  • Self-starter with excellent problem-solving and analytical skills with minimal supervision.
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to explain complex Geospatial concepts related to offroad activities to non-technical stakeholders.
  • A shared passion for and ability to demonstrate onX’s Company Values.
  • Permanent US work authorization is a condition of employment with onX.
  • (When applicable) This position requires that a portfolio of work samples be submitted for consideration. 


Though not required, we would be thrilled to consider candidates with any of the following:

  • Scripting skills using SQL and Python or a similar language.
  • Previous experience with a product that goes beyond the screen and into the physical world.
  • Familiarity with Motor Vehicle Use data and/or data related to offroad activities.
  • Passion for the outdoors with an interest in exploring off pavement
  • Have experience working in and collaborating with a distributed team.
  • Self-starter with the ability to find solutions for unstructured problems.


onX has created a thriving distributed workforce community across several US locations. This position can be performed from an onX corporate office, “Basecamp,” or “Connection Hub”.

  • Corporate Offices: onX was founded in Montana with offices in Missoula and Bozeman. If you prefer to work in an office at least part of the time, this is a great option.
  • Basecamps: onX’s Basecamps are established virtual workforce communities where a sizable number of distributed team members group for work, volunteering, socializing, and adventure. 
    • Our current Basecamps are located within a 90-mile radius of the following: Austin, TX; Denver, CO; Kalispell, MT; Minneapolis, MN; Portland, OR; Salt Lake City, UT; and Seattle, WA. 
  • Connection Hubs: onX’s Connection Hub locations are smaller, emerging communities of distributed team members.
    • Our current Connection Hubs are located within a 60-mile radius of the following: Boise, ID; Charleston, SC; Charlotte, NC; Dallas/Fort Worth, TX; Phoenix, AZ; Richmond, VA; Spokane, WA; and Vermont.


onX is committed to compensating all employees fairly and equitably for their contributions. For this position, applicants can expect to make between $95,000 to $110,000 upon hire. The pay range will vary based on experience, skills, certifications, and education among other factors as required in the job description. In addition, full-time onX employees are eligible for a grant of common share options with a vesting schedule and a potential annual bonus of 10% based on company performance.


  • Competitive salaries, annual bonuses, equity, and opportunities for growth
  • Comprehensive health benefits including a no-monthly-cost medical plan 
  • Parental leave plan of 5 or 13 weeks fully paid
  • 401k matching at 100% for the first 3% you save and 50% from 3-5%
  • Company-wide outdoor adventures and amazing outdoor industry perks
  • Annual “Get Out, Get Active” funds to fuel your active lifestyle in and outside of the gym
  • Flexible time away package that includes PTO, STO, VTO, quiet weeks, and floating holidays


In this role, success is driven by cognitive abilities such as concentration and problem-solving, essential for our computer-centric tasks. onX will explore reasonable accommodations to ensure that individuals with diverse abilities can fully engage in and contribute to the essential physical and mental functions of the job. If you need assistance or accommodation, please contact us at


Our principles guide the decisions making of our company.  They define the culture at onX, what we have learned through experience and are the code by which we operate. They are fundamental, enduring and actionable–a benchmark by which we measure the team behavior and performance.

We put the customer first.

We are passionate.

We win as a team.

We take ownership. 

We work with urgency.

We are curious and seek the truth.

We innovate & take risks.

Position open until filled. 

At onX, we believe that diversity makes us better.  Bringing together a diverse set of backgrounds, ideas, and opinions helps us to achieve our mission to awaken the adventurer in everyone. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. onX is committed to equal opportunity not only in our hiring practices but also in our employment practices, including but not limited to development, compensation, and promotion. We strive to build an inclusive work community where everyone can be their authentic self, and together, we win as a team. Come join us!

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