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Software Engineer

Foursquare, Chicago

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Foursquare is the leading independent location technology company, powered by our deep understanding of how people move throughout the world. Our solutions help businesses make smarter decisions, developers create more engaging experiences, and brands build more effective marketing strategies.

Foursquare’s platform includes Attribution, Audience, Proximity, Places, Pilgrim SDK and Visits. As the industry’s first and only accredited company for location data from the Media Rating Council (MRC), this foundation powers all our solutions — those that exist today and those we have yet to build. Over 14 billion consumer-verified place visit confirmations help us keep our map and models fresh and up-to-date, building a phone’s-eye-view of the world with 105 million unique places of interest worldwide.

About the Team

Los Angeles teams contribute to our Places, Audience, Proximity, and Visits products. Our teams help to build data processing infrastructure to derive insights from billions of location data points every day. In this role, you will ship products with high visibility and of strategic importance to Foursquare, and contribute directly to revenue. Help us build and collaborate with Product, Engineering, and Data Science teams to create tools and processes to bring research and machine learning models to production.

Our Tech Stack

  • Languages: Java, Scala, Python, Clojure, Ruby
  • Tools for pipeline orchestration: Airflow, Luigi
  • Frameworks: Spark, MapReduce, Scalding, Spring Boot
  • Infrastructure: AWS, Hadoop, Kubernetes, Docker
  • Other technologies: Postgres, Hive, HBase, MongoDB

Responsibilities of the role:

  • Influence key decisions on architecture and implementation of scalable data processing and analytics structure.
  • Work with the Data Science team to bring machine learning models into production.
  • Build Hadoop MapReduce and Spark processing pipelines.
  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • 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.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to identify and communicate data-driven insights.
  • Strong algorithms and data structures knowledge.
  • Comfort with Unix/Linux and the command line.

Nice to have:

  • Experience with Hadoop MapReduce and/or Spark data processing pipelines, and machine learning technologies.
  • Experience with relational or document-oriented database systems.
  • Prior software internship experience.

Perks and benefits:

  • Learning and development programs from ICs to managers
  • Individual, professional coaching for all full-time employees
  • Flexible time off - rest and recharge when you need it!
  • Comprehensive and competitive health, vision, dental, life insurance
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Home office setup: you get all necessary hardware and internet reimbursement 
  • Family planning programs via Carrot and Maven
  • Employee Resource Groups to help you stay connected

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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