Geospatial Data Engineer
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.
Mapbox is the Big Data location company that lays behind the scenes of most popular applications. Our portfolio of geodata is the basis for all of our maps, whether it is a visual or a navigation map; whether it is a map for business intelligence, logistics, or consumer social app; whether it is roads, buildings, points-of-interest, or mountains on a satellite imagery map, the common foundation on all of them is Data.
Data teams at Mapbox are responsible for sourcing, processing, conflating and delivering high quality location-oriented data to enable internal and external customers. One of those data teams, the Boundaries team, is responsible for Mapbox’s best in class geographic boundaries that are delivered across multiple layers of our map and via our Search Geocoder . The team organizes geographic information on a global scale for our customers in an intuitive hierarchy. Specifically, this means normalizing multiple data sources into consumable, high-quality data layers that accurately and precisely captures millions of boundary polygons.
Some blog posts about our work over the last year:
Our world is not static and, therefore, our data cannot be static. It needs to be constantly updated and available for Mapbox developers to utilize when they want to build a BI dashboard, create a navigation app or customize the world for their audience. We want to expand our Boundaries data offerings to allow our users to consume more of our data to create their version of a living map and location service. This role will be focused on data engineering for feature expansion, improving coverage, increasing polygon precision and building pipelines to ingest new data sources.
Problem Solving Approach
In addition to our core values , which are not unique to this position and are necessary for Mapbox leaders:
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