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Senior Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

Mapbox is the leading real-time location platform for a new generation of location-aware businesses. Mapbox is the only platform that equips organizations with the full set of tools to power the navigation of people, packages, and vehicles everywhere. More than 3.5 million registered developers have chosen Mapbox because of the platform’s flexibility, security and privacy compliance. Organizations use Mapbox applications, data, SDKs and APIs to create customized and immersive experiences that delight their customers.

What You'll Do

  • Lead the design and development of software systems and features.

  • Design, write, integrate, and deploy software to improve the search engine and API.

  • Define project priorities and organize sprint work.

  • Mentor team members on software design, testing, and execution techniques.

  • Gain full expertise of the search engine and API.

  • Promote a culture of operational excellence by meticulously testing and monitoring our systems and code, and being on-call to support the health of our services.

  • Research and learn geographical context around feature improvements, such as where an airport’s entrance is or the order of Japanese house numbers.

  • Other duties as assigned.

What We Believe are Important Traits for This Role

Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical field followed by 5 years progressively responsible software development experience OR Master’s degree or foreign equivalent in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical field and 3 years of software development experience.

  • 2 years of programming experience with one or more of the following: Java, C++, Rust, or Node.js.

  • 3 years of full stack debugging experience and performance profiling.

  • 3 years of experience with SQL database systems like MySQL or PostgreSQL.

  • 3 years of experience with information retrieval systems such as Elastic Search.

  • Any amount of experience with or demonstrated knowledge of the UNIX command line and common commands. Knowledge may be demonstrated through education, training and/or experience.

Position eligible for 100% remote work; job may be performed anywhere in the US.

What We Value

In addition to our core values, which are not unique to this position and are necessary for Mapbox leaders:

  • We value high-performing creative individuals who dig into problems and opportunities.

  • We believe in individuals being their whole selves at work. We commit to this through supportive health care, parental leave, flexibility for the things that come up in life, and innovating on how we think about supporting our people.

  • We emphasize an environment of teaching and learning to equip employees with the tools needed to be successful in their function and the company.

  • We strongly believe in the value of growing a diverse team and encourage people of all backgrounds, genders, ethnicities, abilities, and sexual orientations to apply.

Our annual base compensation for this role ranges from $167,025 - $225,975 for most US locations and 5% to 10% higher for US locations with a higher cost of labor. Job level and actual compensation will be decided based on factors including, but not limited to, individual qualifications objectively assessed during the interview process (including skills and prior relevant experience, potential impact, and scope of role), market demands, and specific work location. Please discuss your specific work location with your recruiter for more information.

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Mapbox is an EEO Employer - Minority/Female/Veteran/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.