Why Latitude?

Latitude Geographics is a software and services company that is headquartered in Victoria, BC. Since 1999, our Geocortex mapping technology has helped customers make better, important decisions that impact real people, society at large, and the natural world. For example, we help:

Latitude Geographics helps customers make better, important decisions that impact real people, society at large, and the natural world.
  • Citizens evacuate before hurricanes;
  • Scientists track the movements of species like polar bears;
  • Agencies clean up after oil spills;
  • Engineers create safer highways;
  • Businesses figure out where to locate;
  • Firefighters save lives and protect critical infrastructures; and
  • Companies remediate contaminated sites.

Latitude is a great place to work: we engineer software using new technologies; we follow and help define emerging best practices; and we love implementing good ideas. And, while we usually aren’t the kind of company to chase after awards, we were honoured to be recognized by the Victoria Advanced Technology Council (VIATEC) as the “Technology Company of the Year” for 2015.

We believe strongly in a meritocracy, and in treating others how we’d want to be treated. We’re always striving to build a better company, and to do that well requires top-notch people working together.

Though we also like to have a bit of fun, we work hard and our standards are high. If you’re truly interested in contributing your best and reaching towards your full potential to help build something special – something extraordinary – let's explore if Latitude is a fit with your background and future.

Latitude Perks

Everyone likes a list, but let’s get real. A bunch of the things below are little perks, occasional events, and semi-tangible desirables.

Bottom line, nobody wants to join a lousy company, surrounded by a bunch of jerks and office politics. Nobody wants to be seduced by some website, then discover a toxic culture or a sketchy business model once they’re a few weeks in.

We’re pretty comfortable going on record saying we’re a great place to build your career. We’re certainly not perfect, but we’re always working to improve. We strive to pay fairly and equitably, hire and retain great people, and make our company the kind of place that's actually nice to come to every day (we’ve even instituted a no "jerk" policy). We thank people for a job well done, smile, and stay true to doing right by everyone. Over the last 15+ years we’ve built a business based on steady, sustainable growth. We operate conservatively. We’re debt free, profitable, and growing. We think our future is bright.

Latitude co-workers collaborating

Team / Career Growth

  • Top-notch colleagues that like and respect one another
  • We listen to peoples' ideas—and act on them
  • A supportive environment with opportunity for training, professional development and advancement
  • Challenging, interesting work
  • Cutting edge technology (that makes the world a better place)
  • Opportunities to travel internationally
  • One year placements to our Rotterdam office in the Netherlands
  • Bottomless book budget
  • Company summer and winter parties (that are fun to attend)
Latitude team member presenting

Reputation

  • We're recognized experts in our field—people around the world seek us out
  • Our clients like us
  • We're debt-free and profitable, with historic annual growth of 15%-100% (we were #34 on PROFIT magazine's 2006 list of Canada's Fastest Growing Companies and #35 in 2007; we have been in business for over 15 years)
  • We only take on ethical projects (our software license agreements even tie in the UN Declaration of Human Rights, the Geneva Conventions of 1949, and/or the Geneva Protocols of 1977)
  • Fair, equitable salaries, a good group benefits program, and profit sharing
Looking out the the Victoria Inner Harbour

Office: Victoria

  • A cool "non-Office Spacey" downtown location overlooking Victoria's Inner Harbour
  • Company ocean kayaks stored at a nearby marina (a five minute walk away)
  • An amazing rooftop patio (complete with BBQ and ping pong table)
  • Secure bike storage & showers
  • The Latitude Legends softball team hits the field every spring
  • Lunchtime yoga on Wednesdays and Fridays
  • Thursday lunchtime speakers (lunch supplied)
  • Good coffee (we know how important this is) and free healthy snacks
Victoria Office

300 - 1117 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC

The Latitude patio

Office: Kitchener-Waterloo

  • A cool downtown location, close to restaurants, Victoria Park, and transit hub
  • A shower for after your lunchtime workout or bike to the office
  • Discounts and free passes to local recreation facilities such as GoodLife, Queen Street Yoga, and the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex
  • Good coffee (we know how important this is) and free healthy snacks








Victoria Office

41 King St W Kitchener, ON

Current Opportunities

We're actively hiring for the positions below and would love to have a chat with you!