Engineering Manager, Nav SDK Core

Mapbox (View all Jobs)

Helsinki, Finland

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Interview Process

1. Conversational interviews 2. Paid onsite project with team.

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Mapbox is the leading real-time location platform for a new generation of location-aware businesses. Mapbox is the only platform that equips organizations with the full set of tools to power the navigation of people, packages, and vehicles everywhere. More than 3.9 million registered developers have chosen Mapbox because of the platform’s flexibility, security, and privacy compliance. Organizations use Mapbox applications, data, SDKs, and APIs to create customized and immersive experiences that delight their customers.

What We Do

The Navigation SDK Core team contributes to the development of navigation components and APIs that expose the Mapbox Navigation Engine and provide surface area for core navigation functionality such as routing, guidance, and voice controls. We work at the core of a Navigation SDK product serving customers with use cases ranging from turn-by-turn navigation to delivery route planning for fleets of thousands of trucks. We get users from point A to point B effectively matching them on roads as accurately as possible. Serving customers like BMW, Toyota, Rivian, Instacart, and Doordash is at the core of our mission, backed by our commitment to technical excellence and collaborative innovation. Our core components are built using C++ for performance and flexibility.

Read about Mapbox Navigation on our blog:

What You'll Do

We are seeking a technical Engineering Manager who is driven by the idea of enhancing and developing core and essential components of current and future implementations of the navigation ecosystem here at Mapbox.

 In this role, you will:

  • Mentor, support and inspire 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 Navigation SDK products.
  • 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

  • 3+ years of leadership experience: You have managed technical teams leading to product execution and business outcome, all the while growing and developing a team of engineering talent.
  • Technical Expertise: You have experience working in C++ and/or Embedded Linux and understand framework based architectures. 
  • 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 navigation SDK. 
  • Customer focus. You care deeply about your customers and their problems, and you work tirelessly to innovate on their behalf. 

Nice to Have:

  • Experience in automotive and/or mobile 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.
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Mapbox is an EEO Employer - Minority/Female/Veteran/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity


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