Neighbors (), launched in 2018, is a hyperlocal social networking app providing real-time crime and safety alerts from neighbors and public safety agencies.
With Neighbors, you can always know when and where things are happening in your area, and share updates to keep you and your community informed.
The Neighbors app is available on iOS (4.8 stars), Android (4.6 stars), recently launched on Web, and is also included as an embedded experience within the Ring app.
Neighbors is used by millions of people each month.
A day in the life
The Neighbors App Mission Teams are responsible for the core of the Neighbors user experience. These teams own the core Neighbors backend services and the Neighbors mobile applications.
The teams have built services and apps written in a number of different programming languages including Go, Java, Ruby, Swift, Objective C, and Kotlin.
About the hiring group
The Neighbors experience is built around a social network feed, with a feed being defined by a user’s alert area . Alert areas are unique for every customer, and are defined using geospatial data.
The backend team is responsible for managing geospatial data systems, originally powered by PostGIS, and now powered by ElasticSearch.
Geocoding, geospatial queries, geographic points (latitude / longitude) and geographic shapes (, zip code, county, city, state) define how End Users, Public Safety Agencies, Third Party News Services, and the Neighbors News team interact with one another.
These teams use a diverse set of AWS technologies including : S3, DynamoDB, SQS, Kinesis, API Gateway, Cloudwatch, Elastic Search, Lambda, Cloud Auth, Redshift, Athena, Pinpoint, PostGIS along with Amazon’s standard Builder Hub Tools.
The team consists of a combination of backend, full-stack, and mobile application developers.
The role :
As a Software Development Engineer, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the definition, vision, design, roadmap and development of core applications and services within the Neighbors team at Ring.
This role will work closely with a cross-functional team of engineers (mobile, front-end, backend), product managers, designers, and marketers to design, test, learn, and iterate on solutions in a fast-paced environment.
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