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Mapbox // open source mapping platform
 
Washington D.C., San Francisco, California, Remote    Posted: Thursday, May 06, 2021
 
   
 
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Maps are no longer static. Our maps represent the ever-evolving world, accessing, aggregating, & adapting anonymous data from millions of sensors & phones in real-time. Mapbox has the exciting opportunity to power devices & products across the next frontier in location-based data, such as Internet of Things & AR/VR.

Whether youre watching the delivery of your grocery order on Instacart, looking at a gym on ClassPass, sending your snaps on Snap, tracking your personal best on Strava, monitoring your gas budget on Metromile, or checking todays forecast on The Weather Channel, Mapbox is the location & maps within those apps. Were changing how people move by live-mapping the world. We are the developer platform for location.

What We Do

Mapbox is building a live location platform. Our maps represent the ever-evolving world, accessing, aggregating, & adapting anonymous data from millions of sensors & phones in real-time. Mapbox has the exciting opportunity to power devices & products across the next frontier in location-based data. Whether youre watching the delivery of your grocery order on Instacart, tracking your personal best mile on Strava, sending snaps on Snapchat, monitoring your gas budget on Metromile, or checking todays forecast on The Weather Channel, Mapbox is the location & maps within those apps. Were changing how people move by live-mapping the world.

Solutions Architects (SA) are technical & business experts who work with customers & partners to help them design solutions to location problems from scaling consumer applications, to live asset tracking, to data visualization & in-car navigation.

What Youll Do

As an SA youll have technical expertise in one or more of these areas - Android, iOS, and/or web. For this specific role, were looking for a senior web developer with expertise in solutions, sales, and/or partner engineering. You should have deep knowledge of web technologies & be capable of rapidly prototyping & benchmarking solutions. Additionally, you will need to be a thought leader, both inspiring partners of what is possible with Mapbox & influencing our broader partner strategy.

Your primary role will be to partner with our Business Development team to qualify, onboard, & advise our strategic partners on architecture & operational models that optimize Mapbox for our joint customers.  The strategic partners youll be working with span multiple categories including system integrators (SIs), channel resellers, technology providers (ISVs), data providers & the major Cloud platforms. 

When not working directly with partners, you will team up with fellow Mapboxers to put your deep partner knowledge to use identifying common customer problems, developing solutions, & sharing them with customers & partners to drive adoption at scale. 

What We Believe are Important Traits for This Role

Mapbox Solution Architects are great engineers & better problem solvers. They maintain technical expertise in their chosen field while simultaneously educating themselves on new technologies. They actively partner with teammates, customers & partners to share their knowledge, drive results, & identify opportunities to grow the business. The ideal candidate exhibits the following traits:

  • 4+ years of experience in software engineering, technical consulting, solutions architecture, or product management. 
  • 3+ years of experience working or building with modern web tooling. Javascript is a requirement. This experience extends into front-end frameworks such as React, Svelte, & Vue on the front-end; & backend systems like databases & APIs.
  • Strategic & creative problem-solving - a demonstrated ability to get to the why of every technical requirement & discern between the must-haves & nice-to-haves.
  • Well-developed communication skills - the ability to write & speak about complex concepts to any audience, from developers to executives.
  • Relentless focus on customer experience & solution quality, simplicity, & efficiency.
  • Desire to explore, learn & teach.

What We Value

In addition to our core values, which are not unique to this position & are necessary for Mapbox leaders:

  • We value high-performing creative individuals who dig into problems & 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, & innovating on how we think about supporting our people.
  • We emphasize an environment of teaching & learning to equip employees with the tools needed to be successful in their function & the company.
  • We strongly believe in the value of growing a diverse team & encourage people of all backgrounds, genders, ethnicities, abilities, & sexual orientations to apply.

By applying for this position, you acknowledge that you have received the Mapbox Non-US Privacy Notice for applicants, which is linked here.  Completing this application requires you to provide personal data, such as your name & contact information, which is mandatory for Mapbox to process your application. 

Mapbox is an EEO Employer - Minority/Female/Veteran/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

 
 
 
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