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Software Development Engineer II, Studio



Software Engineering
Helsinki, Finland
Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2023

Mapbox is the leading real-time location platform for a new generation of location-aware businesses. Mapbox is the only platform that equips organizations with the full set of tools to power the navigation of people, packages, and vehicles everywhere. More than 3.9 million registered developers have chosen Mapbox because of the platform’s flexibility, security, and privacy compliance. Organizations use Mapbox applications, data, SDKs, and APIs to create customized and immersive experiences that delight their customers.

What We Do

The Map Design team is a warm, supportive, and versatile group of software engineers, product designers, and cartographers. We love finding systematic solutions to hard problems, and, in the process, inventing the future of how people interact with location. Beautiful, intelligent, well designed maps are a cornerstone of what makes Mapbox maps special, and the Map Design team creates tools to make that happen.

What You'll Do

Mapbox is looking for a talented Software Development Engineer II to join our Studio team. You will:

  • Lead contributions to Mapbox Studio, our flagship map design tool. Studio is a complex React / Redux app that requires fluency in Javascript, Typescript, and web technologies. Ship simple, approachable, performant, testable code.
  • Facilitate and make informed technical decisions that drive the long term vision for maps at Mapbox.
  • Build workflow tools that enable our map designers to create beautiful maps faster and easier.
  • Solve complex architecture problems in an extensible, maintainable way. Bring clarity to complex technical problems across the organization.
  • Participate in the design process by listening to users, attending design critiques, and providing guidance and feedback informed by a deep understanding of technical constraints.

In this role, expect to:

  • Collaborate with the team to identify and scope out well-defined tasks
  • Execute on the scope and be accountable for delivering on time with quality
  • Able to write approachable, performant code with comprehensive tests and thorough documentation.
  • Love to make your customers and colleagues jobs easier through automation
  • Design systems and make decisions that will keep pace with the rapid growth of Mapbox’s customer base.
  • Promote a culture of operational excellence by meticulously testing and monitoring our systems and code, writing documentation, and being on-call to support the health of our services.
  • Reduce technical debt, share your knowledge, and invest in your teammates’ health and happiness, while optimizing application performance and accelerating feature velocity.
  • Dedicated to passing on the knowledge you’ve gained to others through pair programming, code reviews, and devlogs

What We Believe are Important Traits for This Role

  • Demonstrated ability working with web and/or client-side technologies.
  • Hands on experience in Javascript (ES6), Typescript, HTML, CSS and have experience developing full-featured client-side applications using modern Javascript technologies such as React
  • Expertise with state management solutions like Redux. Know how to design states of the application/component
  • Experience in integrating the REST APIs.
  • Hands-On exposure with multiple styling solutions, CSS
  • Familiarity with code versioning tools, such as GitHub
  • Ability to engage, learn and contribute quickly to the initiatives
  • Experience with testing and test frameworks (e.g. Cypress, Jest) is a plus
  • Passion for the operational excellence of your systems including aspects of: monitoring and metrics, triaging regressions, resolving customer issues, and improving a product continually over time.
  • Able to perform independently all the development tasks, based on designs and specs.
  • A desire to share your expertise through documentation, mentorship, pairing and both written and verbal discussion.

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.

Mapbox is an EEO Employer - Minority/Female/Veteran/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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Mapbox is an EEO Employer - Minority/Female/Veteran/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity