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Foursquare looks for full team of West Coast engineers

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If you’re an engineer on the West Coast looking to join a hot startups, here’s a good reason to prepare your resume. According to a company blog post, popular mobile check-in application Foursquare has decided to put together a full team of engineers in its new West Coast office.

Foursquare is going from basically squatting at the Square office in San Francisco to claiming additional space for a larger team of engineers, who are needed in part to handle the company’s monthly user growth of 30 percent.

Co-founder and chief executive Dennis Crowley told VentureBeat, “We’re looking to fill 10-15 spots, but we’re not racing to fill them. We just want the flexibility to hire great engineers that aren’t ready to move to NYC.”

The announcement comes soon after the launch of a strategic partnership with Pepsi and Safeway that integrates check ins with loyalty rewards for a pilot program at Vons grocery stores.

The New York City-based company, founded in 2009, has raised more than $21 million in funding and currently has more than 4.5 million users.