Staff Engineer (Greater LA Area, CA)

| Greater LA Area
Employer Provided Salary: $148,000-$242,250 Annually
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Employer Provided Salary: $148,000-$242,250 Annually
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About Foursquare 

Foursquare is the leading independent location technology and data cloud platform dedicated to building meaningful bridges between digital spaces and 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, and achieve better business outcomes. A pioneer of the geo-location space, Foursquare’s location tech stack is being utilized by the world’s largest enterprises and most recognizable brands.

About the Position

Foursquare is looking for a Staff Engineer to join our team! 

About the team: 

The successful candidate will join the Places team, which is the main owner of Foursquare’s Places products. 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 and 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 and many more.

About the role: 

The Staff Engineer will work on our end-to-end data pipelines. These can include data processing and/or machine learning pipelines that predict places attributes, like open/closed, reality, and confidence on places firmographic information — how confident are we that the stored address of a place is correct, or its coordinates lie within a certain building? The successful candidate is expected to contribute in all stages of design, implementation, orchestration, and deployment pipelines and tools that handle vast amounts of data in a distributed environment. In addition, they will be able to communicate decisions, updates, and trade-offs to external parties, including the product and go-to-market teams, and play a vital role in decision making.

In this role, you’ll

  • Build, deploy, and orchestrate big data processing pipelines, that directly enhance our Places products and client deliveries
  • Work with Data Scientists to bring into production machine learning models that predict Places attributes and quality
  • Architect or incorporate new tools and technologies to optimize development, monitoring, and quality assurance of our pipelines
  • Act as a force multiplier, supporting and mentoring junior engineers, conducting code reviews, and coordinating cross-team efforts
  • Shape broad architecture decisions, and participate in planning and Product decisions

What you’ll need 

  • B.Sc. in a technical field such as computer science
  • 7+ years of experience in software engineering working with production-level code
  • Proficiency with at least one object oriented programming language (preferred Scala, Java, Python)
  • Experience with distributed computing frameworks, such as Spark and Hadoop MapReduce
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks
  • Experience with machine learning, MLOps tools, pipeline scheduling/orchestration tools (e.g., Airflow), and containerized management (e.g., kubernetes) is a plus
  • Your own unique talents! If you don’t meet 100% of the qualifications outlined above, we encourage and welcome you to still apply!

Benefits and Perks

  • Fully Flexible Workplace - work from home, one of our offices or a combination of the two!
  • Unlimited PTO - rest and recharge when you need it!
  • Industry Leading Healthcare - comprehensive and competitive health, vision, dental, life insurance
  • Savings and Investments - 401(k) with company match
  • Home Office Setup - you get all necessary hardware and internet reimbursement 
  • Family Planning and Fertility Programs - programs via Carrot and Maven
  • Employee Resource Groups - to help you stay connected

Things to know…

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 and backgrounds. This leads to a more delightful experience for our users and team members. We value listening to every voice and we encourage everyone to come be a part of building a company and 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.

At Foursquare, we are committed to providing competitive pay and benefits that are in line with industry and market standards.  Actual compensation packages are based on a wide array of factors unique to each candidate including but not limited to skill set, years & depth of experience, and specific office location.

Salary is just one component of Foursquare’s total compensation package, which includes restricted stock units, multiple health insurance options, and a wide range of benefits!

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We have a strong history of fun events in the LA office like an annual Beach Day and Dodger Game! Since going remote, there have been awesome monthly curated events such as terrarium making and Japanese water marbling classes. Not to mention all the fun competitions for big prizes that happen in between!


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Foursquare's working with the best location intelligence data in the industry and we're putting together the sorts of tooling that our customers are going to love! I can't divulge exactly what we're working on yet, but it’s going to be exciting.


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How does the company support your career growth?

I'm continuously encouraged to connect with colleagues across different teams to discover new opportunities and explore those that interest me. I also appreciate having recurring 1:1 discussions with my manager about what's happening with the company at large and how I can set myself up for success and continuous growth throughout my career.


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Creativity most often come from spending time with our customers, and thinking about how we as a business can solve their problems. So I encourage my team to maniacally focus on solving our customer's problems. And out of that type of focus comes new product ideas, new features and ultimately bigger and more interesting client relationships.


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