Senior Software Engineer - Backend

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About Zipline

Zipline builds and operates fleets of delivery drones to get medicine to those who need it, fast, regardless of where they live. To power this, we’re building highly efficient distribution centers with powerful software that empowers our Flight Operators. We’re looking for a software engineer to help bring reliability and scalability to our backend platforms. Our ideal candidate works well in startup environments, is comfortable wearing many hats, and can work in a small team to produce big results.

What You’ll Do

  • Develop and maintain foundational platforms upon which our life-critical flight and fulfillment systems are built
  • Own backend services across our cloud servers and hardware servers 
  • Be part of a small team of engineers building products that drive the business reliability and scalability
  • Set the bar at a company level for testable, observable, production-quality code

What You’ll Bring

  • Experience providing highly available software products to customers
  • Experience with modern programming languages and tooling
  • Collaborative, flexible attitude, and shared passion for our mission 

Nice To Haves

  • Experience with large object-oriented Python systems
  • Experience maintaining high test coverage
  • Experience refactoring code
  • Understanding of what makes bad code: (anti-patterns, cyclomatic complexity, cognitive complexity, ...)
  • Experience designing platforms
  • Experience working with messaging systems and microservices

Currently, we maintain and build a platform that is largely in C++ and Python. Our desire is to increase the Python footprint as we go forward, to do this we will need to solve interesting optimization, maintainability problems as we scale from dozens of DCs to thousands of DCs. This is a unique opportunity to shape and take ownership of these systems.

What Else You Need To Know

This role is working with a team in our South San Francisco HQ but we are open to remote work (from pst - est).

Zipline is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws or our own sensibilities.

We value diversity at Zipline and welcome applications from those who are traditionally underrepresented in tech. If you like the sound of this position but are not sure if you are the perfect fit, please apply!

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C++Languages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Twitter BootstrapLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

What are Zipline Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We pretty regularly participate in and host school and community events for STEM and technology. Our teams in Rwanda participate in Umuganda (community volunteering) every month.
Partners with Nonprofits
We work with groups like Black Girls Code, Drone Legends, and Women & Drones to inspire young kids and get their wheels turning about robots from a young age.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We're a pretty quirky bunch, and it's not rare to find our team doing things like having a mechanical boat race on the bay, DJing at our holidays parties, & going to comedy events together.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Zipline has a compensation philosophy centered around both cash & equity.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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