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
The Map design team is a small, versatile group of software engineers, product designers, and cartographers who are obsessed with finding systematic solutions to hard problems, and, in the process, inventing the future of how people interact with location. Our work drives the maps that millions of users interact with every day in apps like Snapchat, Facebook, and Weather.com.
We’re looking for a Senior Map Designer to join our team and help create the vision for the most beautiful maps that users around the world can use out-of-the-box or customize using Studio, our design software, or our APIs and SDKs. The Senior Map Designer will execute the designs for this vision and collaborate with other teams, such as the map renderer and map data teams, to ensure the product delivers on quality, performance and desirability.
What You’ll Do
- Drive the roadmap for the core map styles that Mapbox ships as part of their product portfolio, working closely together with the geo-data team
- Hands on design work of the maps, from ideation to delivery
- Enhance and maintain the core map styles
- Participate in user research/customer success conversations to be close to customer needs
- Provide requirements for internal tooling around the cartographic design workflow
- Work directly with developers to develop and maintain design systems
- Work with cross-functional teams to help define the map renderer specification
- Assist enterprise customers with map design requests, from building custom base maps to providing consultations on customer’s maps
What We Believe are Important Traits for This Role
- Proven experience designing maps
- Experience designing sustainable systems
- Excellent visual design skills to demonstrate ideas
- Attention to detail
- Discipline to manage your own schedule in alignment with the team’s overall needs
- Able to perform in a fast-changing environment
- Excellent communication skills – written and verbal
- Open-minded to teach and learn
- Expertise with design tools, such as Adobe Creative Suite or Sketch
- Ability to create rendered map mock-ups
- Expertise in visual/graphic design
- Bonus: Mapbox GL style specification, including expressions syntax
- Bonus: Mapbox Studio
What We Value
In addition to our core values, which are not unique to this position and are necessary for Mapbox leaders: