Senior Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

About Foursquare

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 our mobile apps CityGuide and Swarm, as well as the world’s largest enterprises and most recognizable brands, like Amazon, Microsoft, Samsung, Spotify, Uber, Airbnb and others.

Foursquare’s flexible building blocks include technology to maximize marketing impact and drive incremental real-world engagement, data to deeply understand points of interest and real-world behavior patterns and tools to conduct advanced analysis, data enrichment, unification and visualization.

Learn more at location.foursquare.com

About the Position

Foursquare is looking for a Senior Staff Engineer to join our team in Serbia.

About the team:

The successful candidate will join the Foursquare Studio team. The Studio team set out to bring the most advanced geospatial technologies to the world that are powerful and easy to use. The team is building an analytics platform for accessing, enriching, analyzing, and visualizing geospatial data. We serve a variety of different customers and use cases from in-depth reporting to advanced geospatial visualization.

About the role

The Senior Staff Engineer will work on our backend systems and shared platform services. An ideal candidate for this role is proficient in designing and building scalable web services for shared services like assets management, data querying, authentication, billing, and identity. They also will have experience in improving the internal developer experience of the team through a deep understanding of popular build tooling and systems. The successful candidate is expected to contribute in all stages of design, implementation, build, and observability for systems that handle traffic from many products. In addition, they will be able to communicate decisions, updates, and trade-offs to external parties, including the product and go-to-market teams, and play a vital role in decision-making.

In this role, you’ll

  • Design, build, and maintain scalable, reliable, and high-performance backend systems for Foursquare Studio
  • Analyze complex customer requirements to understand needs and translate them to engineering work and objectives
  • Architect or incorporate new tools and technologies to optimize development, monitoring, and quality assurance of our products
  • Act as a force multiplier, supporting and mentoring junior engineers, conducting code reviews, and coordinating cross-team efforts
  • Implement and advocate for best practices in testing, code quality, and CI/CD pipelines
  • Shape broad architecture decisions, and participate in planning and Product decisions

What you’ll need

  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or related field
  • 10+ years of industry experience building and supporting distributed web service
  • Extensive experience with JavaScript and TypeScript, particularly in a Node.js environment, as well as proficiency in backend programming with Python
  • Experience with web build tooling such as Babel, Next.js, and Esbuild
  • Familiarity with database technologies (SQL and NoSQL)
  • Experience with cloud platforms (AWS, Google Cloud) and containerization (Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Experience with CI/CD tools and practices
  • Strong foundation in algorithms and data structures and their real-world use cases

Benefits and Perks

  • 25 days of paid vacation
  • Private medical insurance
  • Education stipend
  • Home Office Setup, you get all the necessary hardware
  • Summer Fridays, two non-working Fridays each July and August
  • Learning and development programs
  • Professional coaching
  • FitPass
  • Restricted Stock Units

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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