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Mapbox // open source mapping platform
Engineering, Full Time    San Francisco    Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
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What we do

At Mapbox, data is central to our product & operations. Dozens of unique data sources, from satellite imagery to crowdsourced data to real-time probe data, feed our maps & route our customers from place to place. Big data helps us identify problems in our systems & provide insight into how our customers use our products. Powering this engine of data transformation is our Data Tools team: a group of developers who build & maintain a suite of tools & infrastructure that is used to ingest, store, & analyze data at Mapbox. The team supports a diverse internal customer base: hundreds of Mapbox developers who are integrating data into their work in unique & innovative ways at scale.

As Mapbox grows, the Data Tools team serves as the backbone of scaling our cloud-based data platform, which runs on AWS & is powered by Apache Spark applications. The team is a key player in helping Mapbox developers deliver an operationally excellent, high-availability product to our customers. Their scope of work includes building tools for running distributed, resilient, & scalable data processing workloads on AWS, frameworks to support efficient & accurate querying, & mechanisms to ensure secure & cost-effective data storage & cataloguing.

What youll do

Mapbox is looking for a talented & experienced engineer to help grow the foundation of our platform. Were excited to share our passion for scalability with you, & for your perspective to help shape our teams goals. You will be responsible for contributing to, operating, & improving all things related to our data platform. In this role, you can expect to:

  • Support internal customers of the data platform by shipping features to address their needs & consulting on implementation of our systems & tools
  • Simplify & strengthen Mapboxs processes & tools for designing, deploying, & monitoring data processing & querying workloads on AWS
  • Promote a culture of operational excellence by meticulously testing & monitoring our systems & code, & being on-call to support the health of our services
  • Design systems & make decisions that will keep pace with the rapid growth of Mapbox
  • Document your work & decision-making processes, & lead presentations & discussions in a way that is easy for others to understand
  • Uphold a culture of collaboration, transparency, creativity, inclusion, & data-driven decisions

What we believe are important traits for this role

  • Proven ability to design & develop sophisticated, innovative, efficient, & durable infrastructure on AWS or another cloud provider
  • Experience with our tech stack (Spark, Airflow, node.js and/or Python, Docker, AWS) is a plus, as is experience operating applications on cloud-based big data platforms like Qubole or AWS EMR
  • Experience with distributed systems, big data, and/or container-based environments at scale
  • Track record of building self-service & high-quality tools for developers with a customer-driven mindset
  • A desire to share your expertise through documentation, mentorship, & both written & vocal discussion
  • A personal drive to expand your comfort zone by exploring new and/or unfamiliar tasks
  • A desire to work with individuals with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, & experiences
  • Autonomy & proactivity around driving work to completion in the face of ambiguity
  • Strong proficiency in a programming language, testing practices, & thorough documentation skills
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