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 Snapchat, 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. 

What we do:

As the Map Rendering team, we use our engineering skills and curiosity to push the boundaries of what’s possible with interactive maps and how people use location technologies in their daily lives. We work on a state-of-the-art web platform for map interaction and visualization used by millions of people around the globe.

What you’ll do:

  • Work on mapbox-gl-js, the world’s leading vector map rendering engine.
  • Work with cutting-edge browser technologies and an ambitious, modern codebase — using WebGL, Web Workers, ECMAScript with modules, Rollup, and Flow.
  • Solve interesting graphics programming, algorithms, and architectural challenges.
  • Improve the project’s performance, stability, maintainability and simplicity.
  • Work with the Native/Mobile rendering teams to ensure cross-compatibility of maps across all platforms.
  • Experiment with new visualization techniques and see them benefit millions of people in consumer mapping applications.

What we believe are important traits for this role:

  • Curiosity, enthusiasm, eagerness to solve challenging technical problems in the geo and data visualization space using emerging technologies.
  • Empathy and kindness; willingness to learn from different perspectives and patience to help others grow.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to collaborate effectively with distributed teams.
  • Strong in JavaScript, algorithms and performance optimization.

Helpful experience that is a plus but not a requirement:

  • Graphics programming (OpenGL, WebGL)
  • Linear algebra
  • Native development (C++, mobile SDKs)
  • Location technologies (maps, GIS)
  • Maintaining or contributing to open source projects.

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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