Senior Backend Engineer - Fleet Services
Zipline is at the forefront of a logistics revolution: We design, manufacture, and operate our own fleet of autonomous drones, and all ground-based equipment that supports flight, to deliver critical and lifesaving medicine to thousands of hospitals serving millions of people on multiple continents. Our mission is to provide every human on Earth with instant access to vital medical supplies. Do you want to change the world? Join Zipline and help us make this a reality for billions of people.
ABOUT YOU AND THE ROLE
Zipline builds and operates fleets of delivery drones to get critical and life-saving products, fast, to where they’re needed. To power this, our software team is building out long term, scalable solutions to expand rapidly while empowering our world class distribution centers to serve our customers as fast as possible.
In this role you will contribute to, build, and own portions of Zipline’s Fleet Services stack. That includes working our real-time bidirectional communication with our fleet, scheduling of incoming orders, tracking the state of the fleet, and tooling to enable operators to work with our fleet. Our ideal candidate works well in startup environments, is comfortable wearing many hats, and can work with other engineers on the team to produce impressive results.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
- Build and own services to control and optimize our fleet
- Work on scaling novel systems to control a fleet of autonomous Zips
- Work towards improving our microservices architecture
WHAT YOU'LL BRING
- Experience building complex distributed software systems that support production loads
- Expertise in Python, C++, Golang, or other object oriented languages
- Strong fundamentals in microservice design principles
- Understanding of automated testing practices and the ability to apply them to produce solid code that can be iterated on quickly
- A desire to own and produce highly reliable low-latency services with a team
- A Strong Generalist Engineering mindset, ready to dive in and contribute across many facets of Zipline’s software
Nice to haves:
- Experience with taking prototype code and scaling to production
- Experience using kubernetes, CDK, docker, and other cloud technologies
- Experience with AWS technologies
- Experience characterizing the performance of production services and optimizing compute architectures
WHAT ELSE YOU NEED TO KNOW
The starting cash range for this role is $135,000 - $175,000. Please note that this is a target, starting cash range for a candidate who meets the minimum qualifications for this role. The final cash pay for this role will depend on a variety of factors, including a specific candidate's experience, qualifications, skills, working location, and projected impact. The total compensation package for this role may also include: equity compensation; overtime pay; discretionary annual or performance bonuses; sales incentives; benefits such as medical, dental and vision insurance; paid time off; and more.
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!