Careers


We're always interested to talk with smart, dedicated people who are interested in joining our team. Positions we are actively looking for include the following:

Software Engineer, Mobile Applications


We are looking for an exceptional software engineer with the capability to design and build practical and engaging mobile applications at the core of a growing Business Intelligence technology company.



Locately is currently building a new mobile research platform designed to offer customers an exciting, rewarding, and fun way to share their opinions and experiences directly from their handheld devices. A successful candidate will innovate within emerging mobile development frameworks to deliver cutting-edge iOS and Android applications to a fast-growing user base. We are a company built around our mobile technology. This candidate would have a high degree of autonomy and would be a critical component of our growing team. Their primary responsibilities would be to build on our portfolio of early stage and emerging mobile products that collect data for ingest by our back-end business intelligence system.



Our small-team environment is fast-paced, expansive, ever-evolving, and highly rewarding. The right candidate must be an experienced mobile developer, a versatile problem solver, and have a passion for data. The experience will be hands-on, working collaboratively with experienced software developers. In the end, the goal is to build products that appeal to a large and growing audience of users, while delivering data and insights that our customers find impactful to their real-world, business decision making.



Qualified applicants should have:

  • Strong interest in building multi-functional, customer-facing mobile applications
  • Deep technical knowledge of mobile software development (either iOS or Android) and past experience deploying applications to the iTunes App Store or Google Play
  • Deep experience with web services architecture, REST interfaces, XML and JSON parsing
  • Considerable experience in object-oriented programming (Objective-C, Python, Java, C# etc.) within a collaborative team environment
  • Bachelor's in Computer Science or equivalent technical experience

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Demonstrated experience with user-facing, graphically oriented UI frameworks (Android, iOS, Sencha Touch and JQuery Mobile), application design, and reactive touch-based UIs
  • Development experience with cross-platform mobile development tools / frameworks (e.g. MoSync, Xamarin, RhoMobile, Appcelerator)
  • Skilled in web frameworks/languages including Django, CSS, JavaScript, and HTML5
  • Experience with location services and background processing APIs in iOS and/or Android

This is a Full time employment role with Locately in the Boston, MA area. You must have work authorization to work for any employer. Locately is not sponsoring work related visas at this time.


If you are interested, please include salary requirements with your cover letter and resume and send to opscareers@locately.com.



Backend Engineer, Application & Infrastructure Technologies


We are looking for an exceptional back-end software engineer with the capability to design and build robust, elegant, and efficient systems at the core of our growing Business Intelligence technology company.


Locately is currently building a new mobile research platform designed to offer customers an exciting, rewarding, and fun way to share their opinions and experiences directly from their handheld device. The successful candidate will innovate within our current and future server-side analytic engines, mobile API, and internal webapps. The objective is to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of data ingest, information processing, data storage/retrieval, geo-spatial analytics and decision-support visualizations. This role involves a mix of software design, coding and testing, as well as prototyping in support of business development. You would also leverage and contribute to our cutting-edge, 100% cloud-based develops infrastructure on Amazon Web Services.


Our small-team environment is fast-paced, expansive, ever-evolving, and highly rewarding. The right candidate must be an experienced back-end developer, a versatile problem solver, and have a passion for data. The experience will be hands-on, working collaboratively with other experienced software engineers to build and optimize large-scale systems.


Your qualifications should include:

  • Strong interest in building sophisticated analytics systems to provision collection tasks, to ingest mobile-sensed data, to analyze and to drive decision making
  • 1-5 years of software engineering experience with extensive exposure to the processing, storage and retrieval of big data sets
  • Strong sense of software craftsmanship, preference for code clarity over cleverness, pride in your work, and a collaborative attitude
  • Deep technical knowledge of Python and relational database technologies including PostgreSQL
  • Proficient in web frameworks/languages including Django, CSS, JavaScript, Ajax, and HTML5
  • Development/operational experience with Unix-based operating systems
  • BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent technical experience

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Experience improving and maintaining Open Source Software
  • Skilled in real-time asynchronous distributed task brokering and messaging using Celery and RabbitMQ
  • Practical experience with AWS cloud server infrastructure and scripting including EC2, EBS, S3, CloudWatch, Route53, DynamoDB and Elastic MapReduce
  • Exposure to Agile software development and test practices
  • Familiarity with geospatial data and algorithms

This is a Full time employment role with Locately in the Boston, MA area. You must have work authorization to work for any employer. Locately is not sponsoring work related visas at this time.


If you are interested, please include salary requirements with your cover letter and resume and send to careers@locately.com.