Technical Lead - Solutions

What you’ll be doing...

Want to fuel the fire of the MapQuest engines? We’re looking for people to help us. We need people who love technology, especially the ‘under the cover’ stuff. We’re looking for Back End Engineers who are passionate about writing services and APIs. Someone who can bring complex ideas, energy to a team, takes some risks, and challenges our thinking.

You will be designing, creating and maintaining components of our applications for location services. The ideal candidate will possess an understanding of service oriented architecture, with skills in SCALA, or JAVA, in a large cloud environment.


Practices agile development methods and exemplifies core agile values of transparency, collaboration, embracing change and iterative development.  
Demonstrates a working understanding of architecture within their core area of expertise
Exemplifies core engineering best practices (design patterns, standard coding practices, etc.)
Comfortable, positive, and adaptable given ambiguous requirements
Create verification tests and repair defects
Demonstrates ability to ‘keep current’ with emerging technology trends and research
Coaches the team in adopting relevant technologies and processes to build an ethos of craftsmanship within the team
Create verification tests and repair defects
Designs APIs in accordance with MapQuest API standards.
Contributes to the formulation of long-term architecture decisions and technical tradeoffs
Contributes significant impact to processes to improve velocity of software development
Owns the design and development of significant components or modules and contributes to reviews of other components within the overall architecture
Routinely delivers working software solutions that meet user story acceptance criteria.
Provides technical project leadership for complex projects and initiatives
What we’re looking for...

You will need to have

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or Information Technology or equivalent work expeirence
5-7 Years of proven, progressive technical responsibility
Proven track record of delivery
Even better if you have

Master’s degree preferred
Proficiency in Computer Science fundamentals – object oriented design, data structures, algorithm - design, problem solving, and complexity analysis

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