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Foursquare // location enterprise platform
Engineering, Full Time    New York    Posted: Wednesday, April 06, 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 Eng Tooling team is responsible for building & maintaining the systems driving engineer productivity at Foursquare. This includes the tooling used to build & manage millions of lines of code in Foursquare's monorepo, as well as the core tooling, frameworks, & libraries underpinning our microservice architecture & platform. As owners of our developer workflows & online service framework, the Eng Tooling team is empowered to set technical direction for the engineering experience at Foursquare & broadly impactful across product & technical domains.

About the Role

Your primary goal in this role is 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, & developing core codegen, ORM, RPC, & microservice libraries 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, RPC, & application metrics
  • Collaborate with other engineers to build the shared application infrastructure services powering our online Scala services


  • 2+ years of relevant industry experience
  • Experience supporting other engineers in their ability to get their job done
  • Effective communication skills (both written & verbal)
  • Comfortable interacting with engineers outside their immediate team
  • Solid foundation in computer science fundamentals with sound knowledge of data structures, algorithms, & design
  • Proficient with Python or Bash scripting
  • Prior Scala, Java, or other object-oriented programming experience

Nice to have

  • Experience with Scala, Pants/Bazel/Buck, Thrift, AWS, Docker, Terraform, Kubernetes
  • Experience developing/managing online API or RPC services

Perks & benefits

  • Learning & development programs from individual contributors to managers
  • Individual, professional coaching for all full-time employees
  • Flexible time off - rest & recharge when you need it!
  • Comprehensive & competitive health, vision, dental, life insurance
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Home office setup: you get all necessary hardware & internet reimbursement 
  • Family planning programs via Carrot & Maven
  • Employee Resource Groups to help you stay connected

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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