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Server Software Engineer, Strava Metro

Strava, San Francisco, CA

Strava's mobile app and website connect millions of runners and cyclists through the sports they love


As a server engineer for Strava Metro, you will build the systems and services that support our web and enterprise applications. In this role, you will work on Strava’s geo engineering systems to ensure that the commute data Metro provides is accurate and reliable. You will improve existing geo services including working on better map alignment tools as well as design and implement new services that support the frontend of the Metro product. You will support short-term feature velocity while also planning and executing longer-term technology initiatives.

About the role

You will be joining our Metro product team which builds products to empower urban planners, city governments, safe infrastructure advocates and academics to understand mobility patterns, identify opportunities for investment and evaluate the impact of infrastructure changes.This is a dynamic group that includes engineers, a product manager, a designer and an analyst working together to achieve our product goals. We value individual ownership, feedback, initiative, and collaboration. In this role you will work on projects like taking our geospatial data from over 2 billion activities and determining aggregations across demographic, activity type, and time-slices for what streets, intersections, and trails they have crossed.

You’re excited about this opportunity because you will:

  • Build services that surface new, valuable insights based on historical Strava usage.
  • Work on complex geo data sets and solve challenging analytical problems.
  • Learn from experienced geo platform and distributed systems engineers.
  • Care deeply about improving transportation infrastructure by using billions of global activities to understand movement patterns worldwide.

You will be successful here by:

  • Demonstrating empathy for city planners and the cyclists their work affects.
  • Taking ownership of your work, partnering with cross-functional peers to ensure services are properly scoped and implemented.
  • Being willing to explore and learn new technologies outside of your comfort zone.

We’re excited about you because you have experience with:

  • Data processing technologies (Spark or other) and relevant AWS technologies (S3, EC2, etc)
  • Working with relational or NoSQL databases in Production (MySQL, Redis, or Cassandra).
  • Building services in a production environment (using Ruby, Java, Scala, Go, Python etc). We work in Ruby and Scala.
  • Building services based on geo or other large datasets

We'd love to talk to you about the future of Strava’s core technologies and your role in developing it. Please take a look at the links below to learn about the exciting work we are doing.

  • Strava | Metro describes what Metro does
  • The Engineering Blog covers a wide range of topics, from how we rebuilt our leaderboard systems to how we have refined our interview process.

Strava Labs shows off some of our R+D efforts, and gives a sense of the power and scale of Strava’s datasets.

About Strava

Strava is Swedish for “strive,” which epitomizes our attitude and ambition: We’re a passionate and committed team, unified by our mission to build the most engaged community of athletes in the world. Every day, we’re searching for new ways to inspire athletes and make the sports they love even more fun. But it’s not only about achieving – we’re an inclusive team, dedicated to elevating each other and the members of our community. That balanced approach has helped us revolutionize our industry, and we’re just getting started. Millions of athletes are on Strava, millions more will come. When you’re ready for a challenge and a team that will support you along the way, join us.

Backed by Sequoia Capital, Madrone Partners and Sigma Partners, Strava is expanding in order to exceed the needs of our growing community of global athletes. By joining our team, you will help push Strava forward in fresh, innovative ways. You will engage in interesting and challenging work that will improve the lives of our athletes every day. And in the same way that Strava is deeply committed to unlocking the potential of our athletes, we are dedicated to providing a world-class workplace where our employees can grow and thrive. Join us!

Strava is an equal opportunity employer. In keeping with the values of Strava, we make all employment decisions including hiring, evaluation, termination, promotional and training opportunities, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical handicap, mental disability, medical condition, disability, gender or identity or expression, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, marital status, height and/or weight.

About Strava

Strava is composed of dedicated, fun-loving individuals, unified by our mission to build the most engaged community of athletes in the world. And it feels like we’re onto something big. Millions of athletes are already on Strava, with thousands more joining every day, and we’ve assembled an awesome team to keep us growing all around the world.

Want to learn more about Strava? Visit Strava's website.