Senior Backend Engineer, Navigation API at Mapbox
San Francisco, CA, US

Who We Are

Maps are no longer static. Our maps represent the ever-evolving world, accessing, aggregating, and adapting anonymous data from millions of sensors and phones in real-time. Mapbox has the exciting opportunity to power devices and products across the next frontier in location-based data, such as Internet of Things and AR/VR.

 
Whether you’re watching the delivery of your grocery order on Instacart, looking at a gym on ClassPass, sending snaps on Snap, tracking your personal best on Strava, monitoring your gas budget on Metromile, or checking today’s forecast on The Weather Channel, Mapbox is the location and maps within those apps. We’re changing how people move by mapping the world in real-time. We are the developer platform for location.
 

About Navigation at Mapbox

Navigation serves customers with use cases ranging from turn-by-turn navigation in electric vehicles to delivery route planning for fleets of thousands of trucks. Our services are often at the heart of the operations of our customers’ businesses, powering experiences and operations for customers like DPD, Porsche, Doordash and Instacart.

The Navigation team develops and operates web services powering virtually all of Mapbox’s strategic navigation initiatives in consumer, automotive, and logistics. This is a highly multidisciplinary team, with work spanning distributed systems on AWS to geospatial localization, traffic telemetry, and mapping. 

Read about Mapbox Navigation on our blog: https://blog.mapbox.com/tagged/navigation
 

Responsibilities

As a Senior Backend Engineer, you will be responsible for designing, developing and operating significant areas of our routing services. In this role, you can expect to:

  • Design and implement scalable services for our API and routing engine tiers, following best practices for deployment, resilience, and observability.
  • Run and design experiments to evaluate the quality, reliability, and capacity requirements of our user-facing navigation products.
  • Participate in end-to-end feature implementation within the larger navigation team; review code and design documents, shepherd feature releases, and participate in an on-call rotation.
  • Work with product owners, sales engineering, and management to drive future product direction.
Navigation API services interact with many internal systems at Mapbox, making this a high-visibility team with great opportunities to collaborate across the company.
 

Qualifications

  • Experience engineering web services in at least one backend language, e.g., Node, Rust, C++, Go, or Java.
  • Experience building highly-available API services within container-based environments (e.g., Docker, ECS, Kubernetes, etc. on AWS). Proficiency implementing monitoring instrumentation, triaging incidents, resolving customer issues, and continuous product improvement.
  • Knowledge of operating systems and distributed systems (e.g., fault-tolerance, consistency, service discovery, etc.)
  • Experience or interest in solving geospatial problems.

Candidates should also have:

  • A desire to work with individuals with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences.
  • Enthusiasm for learning and knowledge sharing in a multidisciplinary environment, supported by mentorship experience and strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • A rigorous approach to problem solving, using experiments and data analysis to drive quality of service improvements.

What We Value

In addition to our core values, which are not unique to this position and are necessary for Mapbox leaders:
  • We value high-performing creative individuals who dig into problems and opportunities.
  • We believe in individuals being their whole selves at work. We commit to this through supportive health care, parental leave, flexibility for the things that come up in life, and innovating on how we think about supporting our people.
  • We emphasize an environment of teaching and learning to equip employees with the tools needed to be successful in their function and the company.
  • We strongly believe in the value of growing a diverse team and encourage people of all backgrounds, genders, ethnicities, abilities, and sexual orientations to apply.
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