Justin Deoliveira


As CTO, Deoliveira is responsible for several of the company’s key technical initiatives. These include making key strategic technical decisions; implementing measures to continuously improve the software development process; and identifying key trends in search to help drive the evolution of the Voyager product. He also enjoys mentoring and training other engineers on the team, along with rolling up his sleeves and writing code as often as he can.

With his strong background in both open source and Java development, hiring Deoliveira in 2015 as a Software Engineer was the perfect fit for Voyager. His primary responsibilities included writing code on a day-to-day basis, with a focus on the back end search engine and indexing pipeline.

Prior to joining Voyager, Deoliveira was Director of Engineering at Boundless Spatial, a web mapping platform based on open source spatial technologies. He helped launch Boundless Spatial when it was previously known as OpenGeo. While at OpenGeo, Deoliveira worked on products within the OpenGeo Suite, the primary one being GeoServer. During that time he also became a member of the GeoServer product steering committee – a role he still maintains to this day. When the company transitioned to Boundless Spatial, Deoliveira acted as technical leader of the organization and helped to direct all of the company’s engineering efforts.

Before that, Deoliveira worked as a Developer at a company called Refractions, a consulting firm specializing in geospatial solutions, where he first gained exposure to GIS and web mapping systems. With its focus on open source, Refractions started the well known PostGIS project. This gave Deoliveira the opportunity to contribute to and participate in a number of open source projects, the most widely recognized being GeoServer.

Deoliveira holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. He currently lives in Canmore, Alberta, in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains with his wife and son and in his spare time you can find him mountain biking or enjoying a good craft beer.

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