Senior C++ Engineer, Search


Minsk, BY
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 01/13/2021
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  • Company Address: 1509 16th Street NW 2nd Floor, Washington, DC, 20036

About Mapbox

Mapbox is the only mapping platform built just for designers and developers.

Job Description

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 your snaps on Snap, 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 live-mapping the world. We are the developer platform for location.

What We Do

On the Search Core SDK team, we use our engineering and API design skill to build tech that solves complex problems using Mapbox technology, from navigation systems for cars to real-time asset tracking and delivery services, reaching millions of people around the globe.

We design, implement and evolve Mapbox APIs, establishing a connection between native engines and its corresponding mobile and embedded platform SDKs within a competent, cross-functional, passionate and self-organized team.

We work on exposing simple, fast and elegant APIs for performing online and offline searches for street addresses, places, and points of interest around the world. We work to ensure it is easy for any developer to implement Mapbox Search in their mobile and embedded applications

What You’ll Do

As a Software Engineer on the Search SDK, you will be responsible for the product development for a core search library. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Work on the Search Core SDK that’s used as a standalone SDK for embedded apps as well as for connecting native engines with their corresponding platform SDKs

  • Work with a modern C++14/17 code base, using the best practices of software engineering and tools. You'll also work establishing platform bindings to all modern mobile platform languages.

  • Implement real time algorithms running on low power embedded hardware devices as well as mobile platforms;

  • Solve interesting programming, algorithmic, and architectural challenges.

  • Improve the project’s performance, stability, maintainability and simplicity.

  • Work together with internal teams to ensure best practices for cross-platform API design.

What We Believe are Important Traits for This Role:

  • Curiosity, enthusiasm, eagerness to solve challenging technical problems in code generation and interface design space using emerging technologies.

  • Strong intuition and empathy for the needs and challenges mobile developers face.

  • 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. Good communication skills in English, both written and spoken.

  • Strong in C++, algorithms and performance optimization.

  • Implementation of automated testing platforms and unit tests;

  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools such as Git;

  • Maintaining or contributing to open source projects is a plus.

  • Mobile development (Java, Objective-C, Swift) is a plus.

  • Embedded platforms (Linux embedded, Android) is a plus.

  • Location technologies (maps, GIS) is a plus.

  • Search engine experience is a plus.

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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