Mapbox is hiring an

Engineering Manager, Core SDK

Helsinki, Finland

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, 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

The Core SDK team develops the foundational components of Mapbox’s SDKs. Our scope is broad and ranges from maintaining a middleware component providing foundational functionality to our core engines and mobile SDKs, a client-side implementation of our telemetry platform, and a platform bindings generator that exposes our business logic APIs to mobile platforms like Android, iOS, and others.

Through the Mapbox Maps, Navigation and Search SDKs, we help customers deliver impactful experiences on devices of all shapes and forms, from the latest flagship phone to tablets, laptops, smartwatches, HMD, and embedded boards. Our developers build apps, games and navigation experiences that top the App Store and Play Store rankings and enhance the in-car driving and delivery experience. We are constantly working together to help them build what’s next, whether that’s an Augmented Reality game, a popular consumer app, or an autonomous driving experience.

What You'll Do

  • Mentor and support engineers on the team, helping them grow in their career.
  • Foster a culture of collaboration, innovation, inclusion and data-driven decisions.
  • Drive company, product, and team objectives, carrying the team along in the decision-making.
  • Work with Product and Engineering Teams to define the roadmap for the Core SDK.
  • Collaborate on what our customers need, and develop a strategic plan to address them, for example via RFCs or FAQs.
  • Contribute to business and product planning.

 What We Believe are Important Traits for This Role

  • 5+ years of leadership: You have managed technical teams leading to product execution and business outcome while growing and developing a team of engineering talent.
  • 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. 
  • High standards for work. You drive a culture of quality on the teams you work with and know how to drive healthy tension between quality and velocity. You help to foster end to end development of clearly designed API interfaces, documentation, thorough test coverage, and effective code reviews.
  • Operational excellence: You drive a culture of quality and continuous improvement in your organization and personally embody a passion for monitoring, metrics, triage, resolving customer issues and iterative improvement.
  • Ownership & execution: Own the vision, lead the strategy and guide the team to execute towards building the future of our Common SDK. 
  • Customer focus. You care deeply about your customers and their problems, and you work tirelessly to innovate on their behalf. 
  • Strong written and vocal communication skills. You can talk and write about complex ideas concisely to a wide audience. 
  • Experience with software development. 

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.


By applying for this position, you acknowledge that you have received the Mapbox Non-US Privacy Notice for applicants, which is linked here.  Completing this application requires you to provide personal data, such as your name and contact information, which is mandatory for Mapbox to process your application. 


Mapbox is an EEO Employer - Minority/Female/Veteran/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity



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