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Head of Search



United States
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 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 3.5 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

Our mission is to revolutionize the way information is accessed and utilized, and we are seeking a seasoned engineering leader to help lead our search organization into the next phase of growth. The ideal candidate will possess a strong background in scaling organizations, a deep understanding of search technologies, and a proven track record in navigating through ambiguous environments. As the Head of Search, you will leverage cutting-edge technology, while shaping the future of location search services. You will pioneer the vision, create strategy through operational excellence, and drive the execution to achieve market success by delighting our customers.

What You'll Do

  • Own the technical vision, lead the strategy and guide the team to execute towards building the future of Search.

  • Partner with product, design & key stakeholders to help drive key search decisions that influence the business.

  • Coordinating deadlines, setting pricing, developing a marketing strategy, and enabling support teams.

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

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

What We Believe are Important Traits for This Role

  • Organization building: You understand the 10X difference between good and great organizations and strive to be the force multiplier to help your org get there.

  • 10+ years of leadership: You have managed diverse organizations that include engineering and product teams

  • Customer focus. You care deeply about your customers and their problems, and you work tirelessly to innovate on their behalf.

  • Growth mindset: Have the humility to accept mistakes, learn and grow from them.

  • Strong written and vocal communication skills. You can talk and write about complex ideas concisely to a wide audience.

  • Operational excellence: You drive a culture of quality and continuous improvement in your organization

  • Data informed mindset: You believe in the value of data informed decision-making and strive to measure things that are not straight forward but essential. You also have the right instincts to make speedy decisions in the absence of perfect & comprehensive data.

  • Hire & elevate: Great leaders understand the importance of hiring the best talent and creating a culture where team members can learn & grow with the organization. You demonstrate investment in coaching and stretching colleagues across all levels.

  • Experience bringing products to market: You have a proven track record of shipping successful products. You have experience coordinating deadlines, setting pricing, developing a marketing strategy, and enabling support teams.

What We Value

  • 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 $269,000 - $400,000 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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