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Android Engineer, Mobile Telemetry

Mapbox, San Francisco

Build experiences for exploring the world


What We Do

The Mobile Telemetry SDK team builds the open source library that powers the collection of anonymous data about the map and device location to continuously update and improve your map experience. Customers of our SDK include apps on Android, iOS, React Native, and Unity. We work with devices of all shapes and forms, from the latest flagship phone to tablets, laptops, smartwatches, HMD, and embedded boards. Our developers build apps, games and navigation experiences that top the App Store and Play Store rankings, and we are constantly working together to help them build what’s next, whether that’s an Augmented Reality game or an Autonomous Driving experience.

What You'll Do

  • Design and implement mobile telemetry components and systems
  • Craft expressive and easy to use APIs for developers using Mobile Telemetry SDK
  • Collaborate closely with other teams across Mapbox to understand and build what is needed to enable delightful mobile developer experiences
  • Build on-device performance measurement tools for continuous optimization of our data collection mechanism
  • Own release and QA cycles of your code

What We Believe are Important Traits for This Role

  • Software engineering skills and software fundamentals
  • Knowledge of software design, systems and architecture
  • Enthusiasm for building components and systems with reliability and long term support in mind
  • Knowledge of core Java/Kotlin 
  • Experience building SDKs in any language is a plus
  • Experience working with Location APIs (Android framework or Google Play Services) is a plus
  • Experience with performance measurement tools specific to Android is a plus
  • Open-minded to explore new languages, skills, techniques, and platforms
  • Desire to learn and to teach

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.

Who We Are 

Maps are no longer static. 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, such as Internet of Things and AR/VR.
 
Whether you’re watching the delivery of your grocery order on Instacart, looking at a gym on ClassPass, sending snaps on Snapchat, tracking your personal best on Strava, 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 mapping the world in real-time. We are the developer platform for location.
 
 
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About Mapbox

Mapbox is the location data platform for mobile and web applications. We provide building blocks to add location features like maps, search, and navigation into any experience you create. We’re changing the way people move around cities and explore our world. Through the apps Mapbox powers, we reach more than 300 million people each month. Location is built into the fabric of our daily experiences. Whether you’re exploring a city with Lonely Planet, sharing with friends on Snapchat, seeing if it’s going to rain on Weather.com, tracking breaking news on Bloomberg, or checking your ETA in Lyft — location is essential to every one of these applications, and they’re powered by Mapbox. We craft beautiful maps and developer-friendly location data, APIs, and SDKs so that you’re free to focus on designing, building, and developing your application. Our open-source tools let analytics companies understand big geo data, drone companies publish flyovers, real estate sites visualize properties, satellite companies process cloud-free imagery, and insurance companies track assets. Mapbox proudly embraces our open-source roots. We work in the open and release as much code as possible. We believe it’s the right thing for people, technology, and business.

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