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Foursquare // location enterprise platform
Engineering, Full Time    Serbia    Posted: Thursday, September 22, 2022
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Foursquare is the leading independent location technology & data cloud platform, dedicated to building meaningful bridges between digital spaces & 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, & achieve better business outcomes. A pioneer of the geo-location space, Foursquares location tech stack is being utilized by the worlds largest enterprises & most recognizable brands.

Foursquares flexible building blocks include technology to maximize marketing impact & drive incremental real-world engagement (Attribution, Audience, Proximity, SDK);  data to deeply understand points of interest & real-world behavior patterns (Places & Visits), & tools to conduct advanced analysis, data enrichment, unification & visualization (Unfolded Studio).

About the Team:

The Enterprise Solutions Engineering team is responsible for building & maintaining custom solutions for Foursquare Enterprise Clients & providing best in class technical solutions across all of our product offerings.  We work directly with clients & partners providing technical guidance & making sure they are able to use Foursquare products & data effectively.  We are a high-impact team of developers working on the bleeding edge of the full suite of Foursquare products & data working closely with our Customer Success & Product Management teams as well as with clients & partners.

About the Position:

As a Client Solutions Engineer you are responsible for building & delivering custom datasets & interim solutions using location & POI data for Foursquares Enterprise clients. You provide our Customer Success team guidance on our capabilities & understand how to break down hard problems - providing incremental solutions that create value for customers. You will work on the bleeding edge of our products & data - solving a multitude of challenges with varying levels of ambiguity.    You are a technical point of contact for clients - providing support & guidance to ensure clients are able to build solutions & power their own products using Foursquare data.

In this role youll:

  • Scope, design, build, deliver & maintain custom datasets & workflows that help internal stakeholders & our clients use our products in new & exciting ways & enable our product team to gather early market feedback
  • Work directly with Enterprise clients to ensure they can ingest & process FSQ data
  • Identify & document solutions to customer problems 
  • Test & analyze to ensure the quality of all client deliverables
  • Work with product to ensure alignment with product roadmap on any interim solutions
  • Work with engineering to resolve any issues found within upstream data dependencies

What youll need: 

  • 3-5 years of experience in a similar role or similar working experience
  • 3+ years of programming experience (we use Python, Spark, & Scala primarily) 
  • 2+ years experience with SQL (we use Postgres, Athena, & Hive)
  • Fluent in shell scripting & comfort with command-line utilities for moving & working with files & data
  • Experience with AWS (EMR is a plus)
  • Experience with Git
  • Demonstrated experience supporting external clients (preferably), or internal stakeholders
  • Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

Nice to have:

  • Experience with working across several teams (technical & non-technical) in a cross-functional role
  • Experience with explaining technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders 
  • Experience with planning, organizing, & executing improvements on components & feature areas
  • An understanding of Location/GIS industries & data

Our Tech Stack:

  • Languages: Python, Scala
  • Tools for pipeline orchestration: Airflow, Luigi
  • Frameworks: Spark, MapReduce
  • Infrastructure: AWS, Hadoop, Kafka, Kubernetes, Docker
  • Other technologies: Postgres, Hive, HBase, MongoDB

Benefits & perks:

  • We are a fully flexible company that allows you to work from any location in Serbia or from our office
  • 20 days of paid vacation
  • Summer Fridays, two non-working Fridays each July & August
  • Home Office Setup - you get all necessary hardware
  • Learning & development programs for individual contributors & managers
  • Individual, professional coaching for all full-time employees
  • Annual Budget for education, professional growth, etc.
  • Restricted Stock Units

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 & backgrounds. This leads to a more delightful experience for our users & team members. We value listening to every voice & we encourage everyone to come be a part of building a company & 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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