Jobs at eBird

Team eBird is based out of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology at the Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary in Ithaca, New York. We are a passionate team that includes birders, software engineers, user interface and design experts, data scientists, and database gurus who are committed to building tools to engage a global community to deliver high quality data for science and conservation. As a nonprofit science and conservation organization with more than 250 staff members and a vibrant department within Cornell University, we offer the resources of a world-class university and the impact of an innovative nonprofit organization supported by more than 150,000 members and donors.

These jobs below work most closely on eBird, Merlin, Birds of the World, Macaulay Library and BirdCast. View all the Cornell Lab of Ornithology openings here.

Current Job Postings

Lead Mobile Software Engineer

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Lead and direct an engineering team to design, implement, and maintain complex mobile applications that reach more than three million active users a month. The Lead Mobile Software Engineer will manage software engineering projects, architect application solutions, and serve as a primary technical liaison between internal teams and external customers to advance both the Merlin and eBird apps. This role will supervise and mentor a team of technical staff and participate actively in the design and evolution of Cornell Lab technical infrastructure, including the transition to more scalable, agile, cloud-based systems.

Conservation Media Assistant Editor

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The Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Center for Conservation Media is hiring an Assistant Editor to work closely with our team of producers and post-production staff. The role includes media management, project organization, and editing support. This position is based in Ithaca NY with some flexibility for occasional remote work.

Senior Technology Officer

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Develop a roadmap for technical infrastructure that advances the Cornell Lab’s strategic objectives while overseeing a team of product program technology leaders across the Lab. We’re seeking a forward-thinking and entrepreneurial candidate with significant leadership experience in the tech industry, who is motivated to integrate science, technology, and people to make a difference for conservation and inspiring the public to embrace and protect healthy ecosystems. This role requires in-depth, hands-on experience managing complex web applications hosted on premise and in the cloud. Business administration experience and extensive knowledge of data architectures, data infrastructure, data governance, data management and analytics are also required.

Don’t see a position right for you, yet working at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology with Team eBird is your dream job?

We’re always on the lookout for talented, passionate people who share the values of the organization. We welcome letters of interest and resumes at any time even if you don’t see an open position that aligns with your skills and interests at this time.

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