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Foursquare // location enterprise platform
Engineering, Full Time    Seattle    Posted: Tuesday, June 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

The Delivery team is responsible for sending data to Foursquares partners. We work with data platform teams across the company to understand what information we have, how it can be accessed & extracted, & where it needs to be sent. The Delivery team writes & operates the software to accomplish these goals, ensuring that data deliveries are prompt, correctly formatted, & confirmed received by our partners. In this role, you will ship a platform product with high visibility & of strategic importance to Foursquare, & contribute directly to revenue.

Our Tech Stack

  • Languages: Java, Python, Clojure, Ruby, SQL
  • Frameworks: Airflow, Spark, Hadoop MapReduce, Spring Boot
  • Infrastructure: AWS (S3, EMR, EC2, etc.), Kubernetes, Docker, Mesos
  • CI/CD: Jenkins, TeamCity
  • Other technologies: Postgres, Hive, Athena

Responsibilities of the role:

  • Influence key decisions on architecture & implementation of scalable data processing & analytics structure.
  • Build Hadoop MapReduce & Spark processing pipelines.
  • Focus on performance, throughput, & latency, & drive these throughout our architecture.
  • Write test automation, conduct code reviews, & take end-to-end ownership of deployments to production.
  • Write, deploy, & monitor services for data access by systems across our infrastructure.
  • Participate in on-call rotation duties.


  • BS/BA in a technical field such as computer science or equivalent experience.
  • 0-3 years of experience in software development working with production level code.
  • Proficiency in one or more of the programming languages we use.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to identify & communicate data-driven insights.
  • Experience with relational or document-oriented database systems.
  • Strong algorithms & data structures knowledge.
  • Comfort with Unix/Linux & the command line.

Nice to have:

  • Experience with Hadoop MapReduce and/or Spark data processing pipelines.
  • Prior software internship experience.
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