Developer Support Engineer (Chicago)

| Chicago
About Foursquare:

Foursquare is a technology company that enriches consumer experiences and informs business decisions through location intelligence. A community of more than 50 million people use the Foursquare City Guide and Foursquare Swarm apps and websites to discover new places, explore the world and check in. They have written more than 95 million tips and checked in over 12 billion times. Foursquare powers location data for Snapchat, Apple, Uber, Twitter and 125,000 other developers. Foursquare’s business solutions also include Pinpoint, Attribution, Pilgrim SDK and Foursquare Analytics, which empower brands to understand and connect to targeted audiences as well as measure foot traffic and advertising success. 

About the role: 

Technical Services is a global implementation, support and operations team, with a mission to delight our customers with care. Our team is the face of Foursquare to most of developers. We want their Foursquare experience to set new standards. Our team cares for developers by solving problems and scaling solutions, incubating new products, and sharing user feedback with internal teams to influence product development. We technically support, scale and execute our enterprise deals and just about everything in between. Our customers include consumers, partners, developers, and our own BD/Sales and Account Management Team..

Responsibilities:

  • Collect requirements, provide guidance and best practices to our attribution products and location technologies to achieve business goals.
  • Collaborate with engineers through the entire software development lifecycle to solve complex engineering problems in product, tools and testing for clients.
  • Work with Sales teams to identify business opportunities leveraging and building location solutions tailored to partners needs.

  • Manage technical relationships with a select client portfolio.

 Qualifications:

  • Strong programming background with full stack development experience.
  • Background and experience working in AdTech (DSPs, DMPs, AdServers etc).
  • Experience with SQL, Linux, and cloud/distributed computing platforms (Hadoop, App Engine, etc.). Experience with programming and scripting.
  • Proven ability to adapt your message to the technical level of the audience, presenting technical materials to large groups.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
 
Location preference: Location can be flexible in any of the following cities: NYC, SF, CHI, LA, Portland
Foursquare is proud to foster an inclusive environment that is free from discrimination. We strongly believe in order to build the best products, we need a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds. This leads to a more delightful experience for our users and team members. We value listening to every voice and we encourage everyone to come be a part of building a company and products we love.
 
Foursquare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • HiveDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases

Location

20 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60606

An Insider's view of Foursquare

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started as an individual contributor working on the Swarm app, which then expanded into all kinds of projects, from investigating where our failure points are in the check-in funnel to the revival of our mayor game. I was promoted to tech lead in two months, manager of the Swarm and City after a year, added on the City Guide teams and eventually

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What are Foursquare Perks + Benefits

Foursquare Benefits Overview

We like to provide our employees with the best benefits and perks possible! We offer full coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and disability. Employees are also eligible for a monthly $50 gym reimbursement and health savings account contribution. We provide our employees with paid parental leave, flexible time off, and fertility care reimbursement. Employees have access to snacks, catered lunches, and subsidized meals.

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