Software Development Engineer II, 3D Graphics



Software Engineering
United Kingdom
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Mapbox is building a live location platform. Our maps represent the ever-evolving world, accessing, aggregating, and adapting anonymous data from millions of sensors and phones in real-time. Mapbox has the exciting opportunity to power devices and products across the next frontier in location-based data. Whether you’re watching the delivery of your grocery order on Instacart, tracking your personal best mile on Strava, sending snaps on Snapchat, monitoring your gas budget on Metromile, or checking today’s forecast on The Weather Channel, Mapbox is the location and maps within those apps. We’re changing how people move by live-mapping the world.

What We Do

As the 3D graphics team, we use our engineering skills and curiosity to push the boundaries of what’s possible with interactive maps and how people use location technologies in their daily lives. We work on state-of-the-art platforms, largely open-source, for map interaction and visualization used by millions of people around the globe.

What You’ll Do

  • Work on the world’s leading open source vector map rendering engines.

  • Work on the entire graphics chain, from assisting in data processing pipeline creation to rendering.

  • Work with a modern C++14/17 and a modern TypeScript codebase, using the best practices of software engineering and tools.

  • Solve interesting graphics programming, algorithms, and architectural challenges.

  • Improve the project’s performance, stability, maintainability and simplicity.

  • Experiment with new visualization techniques and fast graphics and geometry algorithms; and see them benefit millions of people in consumer mapping applications.

What We Believe are Important Traits for This Role

  • Curiosity, enthusiasm, eagerness to solve challenging technical problems in the geo and data visualization space using emerging technologies.

  • Empathy and kindness; willingness to learn from different perspectives and patience to help others grow.

  • Strong communication skills and ability to collaborate effectively with distributed teams.

  • Strong in C++, JS/TypeScript, algorithms and performance optimization.

  • Strong in Graphics programming (OpenGL, Metal, Vulkan, WebGL, WebGPU).

  • Strong in 3D Graphic techniques and being able to apply them to a wide range of platforms.

  • Helpful experience that is a plus but not a requirement:

    • Maintaining or contributing to open source projects.

    • Location technologies (maps, GIS).

    • Other programming experience (JavaScript, iOS, Android).

    • Embedded platforms (Linux embedded, Android, QNX).

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.

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