Backend Software Engineer - Foursquare Cloud Service

at 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 the world’s largest enterprises and most recognizable brands.

Foursquare’s flexible building blocks include technology to maximize marketing impact and drive incremental real-world engagement (Attribution, Audience, Proximity, SDK);  data to deeply understand points of interest and real-world behavior patterns (Places and Visits), and tools to conduct advanced analysis, data enrichment, unification and visualization (Unfolded Studio).


About the Team: 

The Unfolded Team provides a next-generation analytics platform offering a suite of tools for working with big geospatial data visualizations, that lets users create maps from geospatial data, perform powerful analytics, share and publish maps. 


About the Position:

Reporting to the Sr Manager, Unfolded Cloud in Serbia, the Cloud Engineer will serve an important role in building out advanced analytics services in Unfolded cloud and on-prem / private cloud offerings. The ideal candidate is comfortable working independently,  able to demonstrate initiative and professionalism and attention to detail.

In this role you’ll:

  • Build REST microservices to query, serve, and analyze geospatial data
  • Design and build scalable, performant, and maintainable services to power the Unfolded Cloud
  • Write test automation, conduct code reviews, and take end-to-end ownership of deployments to production
  • Work with the backend, product and sales teams to understand customer needs and translate them into backend engineering projects
  • Maintain and improve existing code with a pride of ownership

What you’ll need:

  • B.Sc. in a technical field such as computer science or equivalent experience
  • 1+ years of experience in building highly interactive SaaS applications using JavaScript / Node.js and modern JavaScript development tooling
  • At ease with technology, able to quickly pick up new platforms and troubleshoot
  • Excellent English, written and oral communication skills
  • Sound judgment, a high degree of professionalism, and the ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Proactive, able to take initiative and work independently
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks
  • Your own unique talents! If you don’t meet 100% of the qualifications outlined above, we encourage and welcome you to still apply!


Nice to have:

  • Experience with other Big Data technologies, like BigQuery, Snowflake, HDFS, Hive, Presto, Arrow, Parquet is always appreciated
  • Experience with geospatial data
  • Experience with spatial indexing systems: H3, S2, geohash


Our Tech Stack:

  • Cloud stack: AWS and Google Cloud Platform
  • Cloud deployment: Kubernetes, containers and Docker, Helm
  • Language: TypeScript (Node.js) and Python
  • Data stores: MySQL, Redis, GCS and S3


Benefits and perks:

  • We are a fully flexible company that allows you to work from any location in Serbia or from our office
  • 20 days of paid vacation
  • Summer Fridays, two non-working Fridays each July and August
  • Home Office Setup - you get all necessary hardware
  • Learning and development programs for individual contributors and managers
  • Individual, professional coaching for all full-time employees
  • Annual Budget for education, professional growth, etc.
  • 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.