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Foursquare // location enterprise platform
Engineering, Full Time    Seattle    Posted: Thursday, April 22, 2021
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Foursquare is the leading independent location technology company, powered by our deep understanding of how people move throughout the world. Our solutions help businesses make smarter decisions, developers create more engaging experiences, & brands build more effective marketing strategies.

Foursquares platform includes Attribution, Audience, Pinpoint, Proximity, Places, Pilgrim SDK & Visits. As the industrys first & only accredited company for location data from the Media Rating Council (MRC), this foundation powers all our solutions those that exist today & those we have yet to build. Over 14 billion consumer-verified place visit confirmations help us keep our map & models fresh & up-to-date, building a phones-eye-view of the world with 105 million unique places of interest worldwide.

About the Team: 

The Developer & Consumer team is responsible for the Foursquare technology that people outside of the company interact with to build & consume location in exciting & engaging ways. That spans from the Places API & Pilgrim SDK to our apps Foursquare City Guide, Swarm & Panel app. We spend time building features & products that give developers the tools to make location an integral part of their own applications & provide compelling user experiences centered around location to users of our apps. The Developer & Consumer team is a high impact team & a core piece of the Foursquare business with direct impact on the broader company success.

About the role:

Your primary goal in this role will be to increase the productivity of internal engineers using the Foursquare monorepo by improving everything around the build experience, & therefore you will have an impact on many product & technical domains across Foursquare. Lowering build system compile times, optimizing build scripts, configuring local Artifactory repositories, creating tooling for engineers, making CI/CD systems responsive & fluid, & facilitating easier integration testing are all efforts you can undertake in this role. 

Responsibilities of the role:

  • Enhance & support the build system that enables the Foursquare monorepo
  • Develop & improve the build & containerization pipelines for all online Foursquare services
  • Work closely with other engineers to make their lives better & improve the experience working in the Foursquare codebase
  • Contribute to core foundational software libraries in areas such as codegen, ORM, & application metrics
  • Collaborate with other engineers to build the shared application infrastructure services used by our Developer & Consumer products


  • 4+ years of relevant industry experience, especially shipping sweeping technical updates & features
  • 1+ year of experience building software targeted at the development loop experience, e.g. build tools, artifact caching, dependency optimizations, IDEs
  • Experience supporting other engineers in their ability to get their job done
  • Effective communication skills (both written & verbal)
  • Solid foundation in computer science fundamentals with sound knowledge of data structures, algorithms, & design
  • Proficient with Python & Bash / shell scripting
  • Prior Scala, Java or other object-oriented programming experience
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced startup environment
  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in a computer science related field or related industry experience

Nice to have:

  • Experience with Scala, Pants/Bazel, Thrift, AWS CodeBuild, Docker, Terraform

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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