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Engineering Manager, Guidance



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
United States
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024

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 Navigation team develops and operates web services powering virtually all of Mapbox’s strategic navigation initiatives in consumer, automotive, and logistics. This is a highly multidisciplinary team, with work spanning distributed systems on AWS to geospatial localization, traffic telemetry, and mapping.

Read about Mapbox Navigation on our blog:

What You'll Do

  • Understand deeply the strengths and gaps of the engineering team, work with leaders to maximize the team’s output

  • Provide strategic direction and innovation in the design and implementation of the guidance suite of capabilities

  • Manage and develop the team through hiring, retaining, mentoring, and continually building the team’s capabilities

  • Drive company, product, and team objectives, carrying your team along in the decision-making

  • Work closely with product to figure out what our customers need, and develop a strategic plan to address their pain

  • Foster a culture of collaboration, innovation, inclusion and data-driven decisions on the team

  • Help your team members and direct reports learn new skills, either through your own guidance or by proactively finding them mentors

  • Develop the long-term business strategy and drive the team’s work product

What We Believe are Important Traits for This Role

  • Experience leading and mentoring a medium sized team

  • Experience driving projects towards deadlines

  • Experience designing large scale distributed systems

  • Depth in multiple software languages applied to systems and scripting

  • Experience leading code reviews

  • Experience building with Cloud Infra, AWS preferred

  • Know your way around Linux-based operating systems

  • Believer in making data-driven decisions

  • Comfortable giving (and receiving) critical feedback

  • Strong emotional intelligence and consensus building skills are a must

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.

Our annual base compensation for this role ranges from $198,000 - $296,000 for most US locations and 5% to 10% higher for US locations with a higher cost of labor. Job level and actual compensation will be decided based on factors including, but not limited to, individual qualifications objectively assessed during the interview process (including skills and prior relevant experience, potential impact, and scope of role), market demands, and specific work location. Please discuss your specific work location with your recruiter for more information.

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