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Posted: October 26, 2021

Job title:
Perl/Go Software Engineer in GeoIP Build - Remote Opportunity

Company name: MaxMind, Inc.

Terms of employment: Salaried employee

Hours: Full time

Onsite: no

MaxMind  ( is looking for a talented and highly motivated
person to help us build, release, and improve our IP intelligence (GeoIP)
databases. Our GeoIP data is used by thousands of companies around the
world, including many of the world’s most visited websites. You will play
an important role in improving the quality and usefulness of our GeoIP

This is a full time remote position, and we welcome candidates
to apply from the following US states CA, CO, FL, LA, MN, NV, NY (excluding
New York City and Yonkers), NC, NV, OR, PA, TX, WA and anywhere in Canada.

MaxMind does not currently sponsor US employment visas. For Canadian
candidates, you must be eligible/authorized to work in Canada.

Position Overview

Every week we release a few dozen GeoIP databases in
various formats. As a member of our team you will:

- Improve our GeoIP
database verification processes
- Further automate GeoIP database build
- Update legacy code to modern standards
- Find and correct tricky
data issues
- Have a voice in future direction of GeoIP database products

You will work closely with other software engineers on the GeoIP build
team. We also have a larger team of software engineers who are responsible
for customer facing APIs and system architecture and are available for code
review and mentorship.

Our salary range for Engineering roles begins at
$125k USD or $150k CAD (in Canada), with the specific offer depending upon
skills and experience. See more about benefits and compensation below.

Development Practices

Our GeoIP build code is largely written in Perl and
runs on Linux. We are currently migrating some of that code to Go. We
maintain fast development cycles and identify small, incremental
improvements that add up over time. All work goes through internal code
review on GitHub Enterprise.

Desired skills:
Minimum Qualifications

- Programming experience in Perl (a programming
exercise will be given to all applicants)
- Experience with or a
willingness to learn Go
- Experience with Linux/Unix and command line tools
- An interest in wrangling large amounts of data
- A willingness to work
with and make incremental improvements to a legacy codebase
- The ability
to work with a geographically dispersed team

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