Engineering Manager - Maps


San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 05/27/2021
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  • Company Address: 875 Stevenson Street Suite 700, San Francisco, CA, 94103

About Nextdoor

Nextdoor is the neighborhood hub for trusted connections and the exchange of helpful information, goods, and services. We believe that by bringing neighbors together, we can cultivate a kinder world where everyone has a neighborhood they can rely on.

Job Description

Nextdoor is the neighborhood hub for you, your neighbors and the broader local community. Nextdoor’s purpose is to cultivate a kinder world where everyone has a neighborhood they can rely on.

Building connections in the real world is a universal human need. That truth, and the reality that neighborhoods are one of the most important and useful communities in our lives have been guiding principles for Nextdoor. Today, neighbors rely on Nextdoor in neighborhoods around the world in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Australia and Canada, with many more to come.

Meet your Future Neighbors

The goal of the maps team is to enable Nextdoor to build context aware experience of any neighborhood with a sense of place and the power of proximity. Maps will support use cases across Nextdoor including members, businesses, brands and agencies. As the maps team, we have a unique opportunity to develop uniquely Nextdoor experiences that help anyone find the neighborhood’s inside scoop and connect with like minded neighbors and those who can help.

As the team lead, you will be crucial to defining, architecting and building the core maps system and team that enable neighbors to experience a sense of place as they participate in the Neighborhood. As the engineering leader you will be leading a team that is defining and executing on the 0-1 initiatives for 2021 and laying the foundation for the growth years to come.

Responsibilities to The Team

  • Provide architectural guidance and mentorship to up-level the engineering organization
  • Provide technical guidance at the architecture and product level.
  • Ensure quality and timeliness of shipped software.
  • Ensure project health and progress using project management tools such as JIRA.
  • Facilitate collaboration across engineering teams.
  • Recruit, build, coach and mentor, reinforcing engineering excellence.
  • Promote a culture of feedback and transparent communication.
  • Review others’ work and share knowledge

What You’ll Bring to The House

  • BS, MS or PhD in relevant technical field, or equivalent work experience. 
  • 3+ years of hands-on technical management experience leading a full stack team.
  • Familiarity with OpenStreetMap (OSM) or commercial map data(Google, Mapbox, etc)  and tool chains.
  • Experience with geospatial, location based services.
  • 8+ years’ experience in software design, development, and algorithm related solutions
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable in a dynamic start-up environment
  • Strong desire to learn about new technologies and systems.

Bonus Points

  • Experience working with Places of Interest (POI).

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