Job Vacancy Software Engineer – Places Foursquare

Job title: Software Engineer – Places

Company: Foursquare

Job description: Foursquare is the leading independent location technology and data cloud platform dedicated to building meaningful bridges between digital spaces and physical places. Our proprietary technology unlocks the most accurate, trustworthy location data in the world, empowering businesses to answer key questions, uncover hidden insights, improve customer experiences, and achieve better business outcomes. A pioneer of the geo-location space, Foursquare’s location tech stack is being utilized by the world’s largest enterprises and most recognizable brands.

About the Position

As a Software Engineer on the Places team, you’ll work on the pipelines, tools, and automation systems that power the Places database. We use popular open-source technologies alongside a custom in-house storage and curation platform to cluster, clean, and synthesize data at scale. Our day to day work often involves complex distributed systems problems but we also handle our share of “small data” solutions and optimizing QA workflows.

Ideal candidates will be excited about implementing robust, data-oriented software systems in production but will also be capable at the messier aspects of digging into data quality problems and turning analysis into clearly communicated summaries and recommendations. In this role your contributions will impact our largest engineering team and one of the company’s primary products.

In this role, you’ll

  • Develop and maintain Spark and Hadoop MapReduce workflows
  • Build internal tools for data ingestion and investigation
  • Implement software quality practices like automated testing, continuous delivery, monitoring and observability to help make our data systems more reliable and robust

What you’ll need

  • Solid foundation in computer science fundamentals with sound knowledge of data structures, algorithms, and design
  • Strong Java or other object-oriented programming experience or, even better, experience and/or interest in functional languages (we use Scala!)
  • Comfortable in a small and fast-paced startup environment

Our Tech Stack

  • Languages: Java, Scala, Python, Clojure, Ruby
  • Tools for pipeline orchestration: Airflow, Luigi
  • Frameworks: Spark, MapReduce, Scalding, Spring Boot
  • Infrastructure: AWS, Hadoop, Kubernetes, Docker
  • Other technologies: Postgres, Hive, HBase, MongoDB

Benefits and Perks

  • Fully Flexible Workplace – work from home, one of our offices or a combination of the two!
  • Unlimited PTO – rest and recharge when you need it!
  • Industry Leading Healthcare – comprehensive and competitive health, vision, dental, life insurance
  • Savings and Investments – 401(k) with company match
  • Home Office Setup – you get all necessary hardware and internet reimbursement
  • Family Planning and Fertility Programs – programs via Carrot and Maven
  • Employee Resource Groups – to help you stay connected

Things to know…

Foursquare is proud to foster an inclusive environment that is free from discrimination. We strongly believe in order to build the best products, we need a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds. This leads to a more delightful experience for our users and team members. We value listening to every voice and we encourage everyone to come be a part of building a company and products we love.

Foursquare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Location: Los Angeles, CA

Job date: Thu, 21 Jul 2022 22:23:05 GMT

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