Radar Labs

ny, remote
26 - 50 Employees
11 - 25 Engineers
$25M - $50M Funding
Series B

Full-stack location infrastructure. Build location-based product experiences with just a few lines of code. Open-source SDKs, flexible APIs, and industry-leading accuracy.

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Why join us?

  • In the last year, 100B api calls have been made to radar.com from over 100M devices and some of the largest companies in the world are using us. Our steady state traffic is 3,000 qps and we peak at 10,000 qps.

  • At Radar we're creating a SaaS platform that allows engineers to build location-based features into their apps: Our mission is to create the location layer of the internet.

  • Our team is 40 people coming from companies like Google, FB, Foursquare, and Mapbox. We raised a large Series B through Accel (top-notch VC).


Engineering at Radar Labs

Engineering team and processes

Our Engineering team uses 1-week sprints. We meet Monday morning to figure out our goals for the week. We do code reviews in Github and have automatic deploys (merging to master deploys to staging, merging to production deploys to production). All engineers have their own personal servers that deploy their local changes when they push their branch. We use Shortcut for issue tracking. We have bi-weekly engineering meetings with open agendas. We do retrospectives twice a quarter along with the product and design teams. At the end of each quarter we do a week long fixit where we pause on product work to pay down tech debt, improve our tools and operational efficiency.

Technical Challenges

• Our SDK's have been installed on 100M devices over the past year. Our api's support 3000 queries per second in the steady state, and spike up to 10,000 queries per second. We generate 100GB of data exhaust into our data lake per day. We have scalability challenges across mobile, api, and data lake

• Any mobile engineer can get a single latitude-longitude point on their local device purely using standard iOS and Android APIs. But doing that on a device in the wild, in the face of app standby buckets, background execution limits, and doze mode (multiplied by device fragmentation) is quite challenging. Now do all that, but make it battery efficient and respect Android Core Vitals. And by the way, the rules change with every OS release. And this is just the mobile part of the stack. This is not easy.

Projects you might work on
  • Fleet Analytics

    As a developer tool, it's important that provide observability to our users. Radar customers need to understand how location is working across their fleet of millions of devices to help them understand:
    - How accurate are the locations I'm a getting across my fleet? What's the distribution of accuracies?
    - What percentage of my fleet has granted location permissions in foreground or the background, and how does that correlate with the amount of in-app activity?
    - When a new OS release comes out, how does that affect quantity of the location readings being collected across the fleet?

    Supporting these use cases requires collecting telemetry and sensor data from devices, ingesting it into a data lake, and generating analytics tables and queries, and then exposing this in the web dashboard that our customers use.

Tech stack
TypeScript
AWS
MongoDB
React
Kotlin
Objective-C
Swift
Python
Scala

Working at Radar Labs

Our company values are:

Go big or go home We're ambitious. We think big, innovate, and expect to win.

Play offense We're proactive. We take action, create opportunities, and execute together.

Keep it simple We're thoughtful. We find simple solutions to complex problems and make location easy for our customers.

Raise the bar. We're strategic. We challenge and empower each other to do our best possible work.

Enjoy the ride. We're optimistic. Startups are a journey, so we support each other and take time to celebrate wins along the way.

Perks & benefits
  • Generous Vacation
  • Gym/Fitness
  • Maternal/Paternal Leave
  • 401(k) Contribution
  • Health Insurance
  • LGBTQ+ friendly
  • Dedicated Human Resources team
  • Relocation
  • Work from Home
  • Visa Support
  • Team Activities

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