Full Stack Web Engineer

Foursquare, New York

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About Foursquare:
Since our inception in 2009, Foursquare has been a leading force in changing how location information enriches our real-world and digital lives. As a location intelligence company, Foursquare is comprised of two well-known consumer apps, Foursquare and Swarm, as well as thriving media and enterprise products. Our B2B offerings include Places (for developers), Pinpoint and Attribution (for marketers), and Place Insights (for analysts, based on the world's largest foot traffic panel). With more than 200 people across our offices in New York, San Francisco, and in sales offices around the globe, we’re dedicated to our trailblazing mission—enriching consumer experiences and informing business decisions with location intelligence.

About our Engineering Team:
As a member of Foursquare’s engineering team, we want you to bring experience building real products from the ground up. We're passionate about tackling tough challenges in the location space and look for others who like to dive deep into code and help solve hard problems. You should be comfortable running with your own ideas and eager to learn new skills on a bleeding edge platform. We use a variety of tools, technologies, and languages to build software (Scala, Thrift, MongoDB, Memcached, ES2015+ JavaScript, React/Redux, Webpack, Closure Compiler, Pants) but experience with equivalent ones will do just fine.

In the last year, our small team has shipped countless features and improvements in addition to 4 major new products: Attribution by Foursquare, Pilgrim SDK Dashboard, Foursquare Analytics, and an internal research tool. Our engineers play a key role in product development, from concept to launch, so be ready to bring your creative ideas to the table as we continue to scale up our SaaS web products. We push new versions of the website and API almost every day so it won't take long to get your work out in front of our millions of users.


    • 3+ years of proven experience building software for fast growing web or mobile products
    • Solid foundation in computer science fundamentals with sound knowledge of data structures, algorithms, and design
    • Strong JavaScript skills and experience building highly interactive web apps using modern client-side view frameworks such as React/Redux (preferred), Angular, or Vue.js
    • Experience with Java or other object-oriented programming language or, even better, experience and/or interest in functional languages (we use Scala!)
    • Experience with RESTful web services, both writing your own and consuming those written by others
    • Bonus points for experience building interactive data visualizations using libraries like D3, Highcharts, and Leaflet, and for experience working with big data systems like Hive, Hadoop, Scalding and Spark.
    • Comfortable in a small and fast-paced startup environment
    • Bachelor's Degree or higher in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience

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.

About Foursquare

About us Foursquare is a technology company that enriches consumer experiences and informs business decisions through a deep understanding of location intelligence. Every month, more than 50 million people use the Foursquare City Guide app, Foursquare Swarm check-in app and websites to discover new places, explore the world and check in. Our community of explorers have left 91 million tips and checked in 12 billion times. Foursquare’s Places API powers location data for Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, Twitter, Uber, Airbnb and 100,000 other developers. Foursquare’s business solutions also include Pinpoint, Attribution, Pilgrim SDK and Foursquare Analytics, which empower brands to understand and connect to targeted audiences as well as measure foot traffic and advertising success. Foursquare has over 250 employees based in New York headquarters and offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, and Singapore. Foursquare is proud to be funded by Union Square Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, DFJ Growth, Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners and more. U.S. offices New York City, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles International offices London, Singapore

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