Engineering Manager Places

Chicago, Illinois, United States💰 USD65K - USD120K🕖 1 year ago

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

The Places Team is responsible for building and curating Foursquare's Places Database. We combine billions of individual pieces of information into a comprehensive dataset of hundreds of millions of places around the world. The database spans every type of point-of-interest across the world with over a thousand different types of places such as restaurants, stores, parks, hotels, and colleges. In addition to powering our branded products, Places powers customer applications ranging from maps, navigation, analytics and everything in between for tens of thousands developers, including Apple, Microsoft, Uber and many more. Users, including software engineers, data scientists, analysts, and product managers, mix real time precision edits with a git-like branch and merge model for large scale changes.

Foursquare is seeking an Engineering Manager to lead our Places Inputs and Ingestion team, responsible for the software and infrastructure that powers our consumption and processing of all of the data that makes it into our Places product. 

In this role, you’ll

Be responsible for the team’s execution and ability to ship high quality software in a fast paced environment. You’ll be responsible for setting the team technical direction and roadmaps, making sure the right process is in place to help the team deliver. You will help to cultivate the growth of the engineers on the team and their career paths at Foursquare.

Manage and coach a team(s) of talented backend and data engineers

Responsible for the team's technical roadmap and direction, working closely with Product Management, and other Places teams to achieve company goals

Manage the development of scalable and reliable systems for processing large amounts of data

Identify and track critical diagnostic metrics for the health and growth of our core data metrics

Evaluate and introduce new technologies, processes and policies when necessary.

Partner with other engineering and product teams and department stakeholders to align on and drive forward broader engineering and company initiatives

Grow and build a diverse and effective team by recruiting for the team, establishing hiring and retention goals, interviewing norms, and evolving the onboarding process for new team members

What you’ll need

 4+ years of proven industry experience developing and operating frontend or backend software

1+ years experience managing an engineering team or being a team lead

Exceptional communication skills with the ability to convey intricate systems and logic to both technical and non-technical audiences

Proficient in capacity planning and sprint planning, working with Product Management and Engineering Leadership to help execute on a roadmap

Track record of reliably shipping and scaling high-quality products as an individual contributor and/or manager

Excellent problem solving and large-scale systems debugging skills, and analytical skills to find answers

Nice to have

Experience building large scale backend software or data pipelines

Consider yourself a player-coach, with the ability to jump into an IDE and help get a feature shipped, in addition to helping the team to do their best work

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.

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