Map Designer II - Remote, United States

Mapbox is the leading real-time location platform for a new generation of location-aware businesses. Mapbox is the only platform that equips organizations with the full set of tools to power the navigation of people, packages, and vehicles everywhere. More than 3.9 million registered developers have chosen Mapbox because of the platform’s flexibility, security, and privacy compliance. Organizations use Mapbox applications, data, SDKs, and APIs to create customized and immersive experiences that delight their customers.

What We Do

The Map Design team is a small, versatile team of product designers and cartographers who are obsessed with finding systematic solutions to hard problems, and, in the process, inventing the future of how people interact with location. Most recently, we launched Mapbox Standard, a 3D basemap that is setting new standards for digital map design.

We’re looking for a Senior Map Designer to join our team and set the vision for the most beautiful maps that users around the world can customize using Mapbox Studio or use out-of-the-box via our SDKs. The Senior Map Designer will execute the designs for this vision and collaborate with other teams, such as product, data and engineering teams, to ensure the product delivers on quality, performance and desirability.

What You'll Do

  • Drive the roadmap for basemaps that Mapbox ships as part of their product portfolio, working closely with engineers from the map rendering and geodata teams
  • Hands-on design work on maps from ideation to delivery
  • Lead concept design for future map-related products
  • Work with cross-functional teams to help define the map renderer specification and be a bar-setter for visual quality
  • Participate in user research/customer success conversations to be close to customer needs
  • Build static and interactive prototypes for sales and customer conversations
  • Assist enterprise customers with map design requests, from building custom base maps to providing consultations on customer’s maps
  • Contribute to internal tooling around the cartographic design workflow

What We Believe are Important Traits for This Role

  • Located in the Eastern Time Zone
  • Proven experience designing maps or map-related products
  • Excellent visual design skills to demonstrate ideas
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to rapidly prototype product ideas using Figma or code
  • Discipline to manage your own schedule in alignment with the team’s overall needs
  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal
  • Open-minded to teach and learn
  • Expertise with design tools, such as Figma or Adobe Creative Suite
  • Expertise in UX design or visual/graphic design
  • Experience in shipping successful software products

What We Value

In addition to our core values, which are not unique to this position and are necessary for Mapbox leaders:

  • We value high-performing creative individuals who dig into problems and opportunities.
  • We believe in individuals being their whole selves at work. We commit to this through supportive health care, parental leave, flexibility for the things that come up in life, and innovating on how we think about supporting our people.
  • We emphasize an environment of teaching and learning to equip employees with the tools needed to be successful in their function and the company.
  • We strongly believe in the value of growing a diverse team and encourage people of all backgrounds, genders, ethnicities, abilities, and sexual orientations to apply.

Our annual base compensation for this role ranges from $127,000 - $189,000 for most US locations and 5% to 10% higher for US locations with a higher cost of labor. Job level and actual compensation will be decided based on factors including, but not limited to, individual qualifications objectively assessed during the interview process (including skills and prior relevant experience, potential impact, and scope of role), market demands, and specific work location. Please discuss your specific work location with your recruiter for more information.

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Job Profile


North America


United States


Diversity encouragement Flexibility Parental leave Supportive health care


Cartography Communication Graphic Design Map design Product Design Prototyping Sales User Research UX design Visual design

  • Assist enterprise customers
  • Build prototypes
  • Contribute to internal tooling
  • Drive basemap roadmap
  • Lead concept design
  • Participate in user research

Located in the Eastern Time Zone


America/Anchorage America/Chicago America/Denver America/Los_Angeles America/New_York Pacific/Honolulu UTC-10 UTC-5 UTC-6 UTC-7 UTC-8 UTC-9