Software Engineer - DPIO

at Foursquare
Seattle, WA

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 (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 (Studio).

About the Position

Foursquare is looking for a Software Engineer to join our team! While we would prefer candidates based in or around our office hubs in New York City, Chicago, Seattle, or San Francisco, we're also open to considering remote applicants for this role.

About the team:

The Data Platform - IO team is responsible for building and maintaining a platform that enables data ingestion and delivery across all of Foursquare’s data products. The team works closely with several engineering teams, product managers, technical project managers, and customer success teams to ensure the platform allows data to flow between internal and external locations in a timely manner.

About the role:

As a software engineer on the Data Platform - IO team, you will contribute to self-service platform infrastructure that facilitates large-scale data ingestion and delivery. You will ship software with high visibility and of strategic importance to Foursquare, directly impacting revenue and developer experience. You will focus on improving the scalability, maintainability, and usability of this big data platform while increasing the number of connections the platform has to internal and external data sources.

In this role, you’ll 

  • Influence key decisions on architecture and implementation of scalable, automated data processing workflows
  • Build big data processing pipelines using Spark and Airflow
  • Focus on performance, throughput, and latency, and drive these throughout our architecture
  • Write test automation, conduct code reviews, and take end-to-end ownership of deployments to production
  • Write, deploy, and monitor services for data access by systems across our infrastructure
  • Participate in on-call rotation duties

What you’ll need 

  • BS/BA in a technical field such as computer science or equivalent experience
  • 0-3 years of experience in software development working with production-level code
  • Proficiency in one or more of the programming languages we use: Python, Java,  or Clojure
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to identify and communicate data-driven insights
  • Experience with relational or document-oriented database systems, such as Postgres and MongoDB and experience writing SQL queries
  • Experience with cloud infrastructure services, such as AWS(S3, EMR, EC2, Glue, Athena, SQS, SNS) or GCP
  • Experience with data processing technologies and tools, such as Spark, Hadoop(HDFS, Hive, MapReduce), Athena, Airflow, Luigi
  • Strong algorithms and data structures knowledge
  • Comfort with Unix/Linux and the command line
  • Your own unique talents! If you don’t meet 100% of the qualifications outlined above, we encourage and welcome you to still apply!

Benefits and Perks

  • Flexible 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
  • Equipment Setup - you will receive all necessary hardware for your job function
  • Professional Development - annual learning stipend for your career development goals
  • Family Planning and Fertility Programs - programs via Carrot 
  • Employee Resource Groups - to help you stay connected
  • Hybrid Work Schedule for in-person collaboration on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays beginning April 1, 2024. For roles considered remote, this will not apply.

At Foursquare, we are committed to providing competitive pay and benefits that are in line with industry and market standards.  Actual compensation packages are based on a wide array of factors unique to each candidate including but not limited to skill set, years & depth of experience, and specific office location.

The annual total cash compensation range is $88,000 - $147,250, however actual salaries can vary based on a candidate’s qualifications, skills and competencies, as well as location. 

Salary is just one component of Foursquare’s total compensation package, which includes restricted stock units, multiple health insurance options, and a wide range of benefits!

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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