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Foursquare // location enterprise platform
Engineering, Full Time    New York    Posted: Saturday, May 15, 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

We are looking for an engineer to join our Places Quality & Clustering team. We combine billions of individual pieces of information into a comprehensive dataset of hundreds of millions of places around the world. From restaurants to bars, stores to parks, hotels to colleges, our database spans every type of point-of-interest across the world. The Foursquare places database is considered the largest & highest quality independent dataset in the world. In addition to powering our branded products, Places is the location layer for the internet, powering the location features of tens of thousands developers including Apple, Microsoft, Uber & many more. We are currently looking for a Software Engineer or Senior Software Engineer depending on your experience.  

Responsibilities of the role:

  • Build Hadoop MapReduce & Spark processing pipelines using Scala & Python
  • Write test automation, conduct code reviews, & take end-to-end ownership of deployments to production
  • Work with Data Scientists to bring machine learning models into production
  • Build internal tools for monitoring & investigation purposes


  • BS/BA in a technical field such as computer science or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of software engineering experience 
  • Experience with Hadoop MapReduce and/or Spark data processing pipelines
  • Experience with analytics systems (e.g. OLAP, BI tools) and/or ML technologies a plus
  • Proficiency in Scala, Python, Java, and/or Ruby
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to identify & communicate data-driven insights
  • Experience with services like (EMR & S3) on AWS  

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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