Career Opportunities

MaxMind is interested in adding highly intelligent, motivated, creative thinkers to our management, development, and customer service teams. In business since 2002, we're a profitable and growing leader in IP geolocation and fraud detection.

MaxMind understands the value of assembling a brilliant team, and as such we focus heavily on investing in our employees. Not only do we offer competitive compensation and a satisfying work environment, we also provide extensive benefits. We want our employees to have exciting careers and be healthy while enjoying them.

MaxMind offers a team environment that is highly collaborative, interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial. We value the input of each one of our employees; everyone at MaxMind can have an affect on the direction of the company, and there are many avenues for personal growth.

If you the think you have the skills, we want to hear from you at careers@maxmind.com.

Open Positions

Senior Software Engineer in Test

MaxMind is looking for a talented, experienced, and highly motivated Senior Software Engineer in Test to help us develop and improve our products, websites, and customer portal.

The Position

Your job will be to work with our QA team, developers, and product management to test changes to existing products, as well as test new products to ensure they behave as expected. You will also liaise with our support team so that you are aware of problems being reported by users. You will work with developers to triage these bug reports and make sure they are fixed in future releases.

Things that need testing at MaxMind include our website, our web services, our downloadable databases, client APIs, and more. Your job is to break them all and then help us rebuild them.

We're looking for a detail-oriented person with strong development and communication skills. Whenever possible, we expect you to automate tests using tools like Selenium,TeamCity, virtual machines, etc. When manual testing is needed, you will need to document your test plans for future use. We have great unit tests, and recently developed the infrastructure for integration tests, but we would greatly benefit from improved functional testing.

Our development team is largely comprised of telecommuters, so communication centers around Google Hangouts, group chat, and agile planning tools. Full-time telecommuting is permitted, and we invite candidates from most US states and Canada; we cannot hire telecommuters from AZ, NJ, NY, PA, TX, WA, or outside the US or Canada. We may give preference to those candidates who are near Waltham, Massachusetts or Vancouver, British Columbia.

The salary range for this position starts at $100k/year and is negotiable depending on experience. Employees additionally participate in a performance-based bonus plan.

About MaxMind

As an employee of MaxMind, you'll enjoy the flexibility and autonomy that come with being a member of a small technical team. We're a casual, friendly, results-focused company of about 25 employees. We want you to get things done, but it's also important to have a life outside the office.

Our main office is located near downtown Waltham, MA, outside of Boston, a five minute walk from the nearest commuter rail line and several express bus lines.

In addition to medical, dental, and vision coverage, we offer several other benefits (in the US) including a 401k with employer contribution, FSA, annual performance bonuses, and transit reimbursement. Please inquire about benefits in Canada.

Our Development Practices

Our backend code is largely written in Perl and Go using PostgreSQL and Linux. We maintain high standards for our development practices. All new code is expected to include automated tests run by TeamCity, and all work goes through internal code review on GitHub Enterprise.

We use free software as much as possible, and we release code back to the community when we can do so. We're trying to improve the way we do development, and we expect you to participate in that process.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Minimum Qualifications

  • Excellent programming skills and a proficiency for developing high quality code. We expect this engineer to be able to pair program with our senior software engineers.
  • We mostly use Perl and Go for testing software, but we're happy to hear from developers more familiar with other languages. (A programming exercise will be given to all applicants.)
  • Experience writing tests based on user requirements.
  • Experience with testing tools such as TeamCity, Selenium, JMeter, etc.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with end users to interpret bug reports and document them for developers.
  • Understanding of SQL databases (Postgres, especially )
  • Significant experience developing on a Linux or BSD platform.
  • Experience with version control, preferably Git.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
  • The ability to work with a geographically dispersed team.

Bonus skills

  • Performance testing/benchmarking experience.
  • FS/OSS contributions. Tell us about them!

To apply, please email your resume as an attachment or link in PDF, HTML, or plain text format. Candidates must also include a cover letter. Please include a link to your GitHub account or portfolio if you have one. We want to know about you!

Senior Software Engineer

MaxMind is looking for a talented, experienced, and highly motivated Senior Software Engineer to help us develop and improve our products. Founded in 2002, MaxMind is an industry-leading provider of IP intelligence and online fraud detection tools. MaxMind is privately held and based in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Transaction fraud detection is a constantly changing field, and our work is never done. Fraudsters are always looking for new ways to evade detection, which means we're always looking for new ways to detect them. Our fraud detection service, minFraud, builds on top of our widely used GeoIP products, which associate geographical and other data with individual IP addresses. We screen half a billion online transactions each year and provide IP intelligence data to thousands of companies worldwide.

The Position

As a Senior Software Engineer, your job will be to carry out development projects both big and small. You may work on data collection improvements for our fraud system, fix bugs in our open source APIs, or develop an entirely new service. We're looking for an experienced software developer who can make good technical design decisions, write tests and documentation, and communicate well with non-developers.

Our development team is largely comprised of telecommuters, so communication centers around Google Hangouts, group chat, and agile planning tools. Full-time telecommuting is permitted, and we invite candidates from most US states and Canada; we cannot hire telecommuters from AZ, NJ, NY, PA, TX, WA, or outside the US or Canada.

Compensation includes a starting salary of $120-150k/year and participation in a performance-based bonus plan.

About MaxMind

As an employee of MaxMind, you'll enjoy the flexibility and autonomy that come with being a member of a small technical team. We're a casual, friendly, results-focused company of about 25 employees. We want you to get things done, but it's also important to have a life outside the office.

In addition to excellent medical, dental and vision, we offer Life Insurance, disability, 401k with employer contribution, FSA and transit reimbursement.

Our office is located near downtown Waltham, MA, outside of Boston, a five minute walk from the nearest commuter rail line and several express bus lines.

Our Development Practices

The vast bulk of our code base is written in Perl using PostgreSQL and Linux, with a bit of C where it's needed. Though Perl will continue to be our language of choice for new code, we’re also developing new services in Go when our performance needs demand that we do so. We use free software as much as possible, and we release code back to the community when we can do so. We maintain high standards for our development practices. All new code is expected to include automated tests, and all work goes through code review on our internal GitHub system.

About You

Minimum Qualifications

  • Dynamic language programming experience. We use Perl but we're happy to hear from Javascript, PHP, Python, or Ruby developers as well.
  • Web development, especially RESTful web services.
  • Experience developing for deployment on a Linux or BSD platform.
  • Experience writing tests and documentation.
  • Experience doing code reviews.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
  • The ability to work with a geographically dispersed team.

Bonus skills

  • Data mining, number crunching, and math skills.
  • Experience writing C, especially libraries.
  • Experience writing Go.
  • FS/OSS contributions. Tell us about them!

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter as an attachment or link in PDF, HTML, or plain text format. Resumes in other formats or without a cover letter will not be considered.