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Senior Software Engineer - Full Stack Apps



Software Engineering
South San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2023

About Zipline

Do you want to change the world? Zipline is on a mission to transform the way goods move. Our aim is to solve the world’s most urgent and complex access challenges by building, manufacturing and operating the first instant delivery and logistics system that serves all humans equally, wherever they are. From powering Rwanda’s national blood delivery network and Ghana’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution, to providing on-demand home delivery for Walmart, to enabling healthcare providers to bring care directly to U.S. homes, we are transforming the way things move for businesses, governments and consumers.
The technology is complex but the idea is simple: a teleportation service that delivers what you need, when you need it. Through our technology that includes robotics and autonomy, we are decarbonizing delivery, decreasing road congestion, and reducing fossil fuel consumption and air pollution, while providing equitable access to billions of people and building a more resilient global supply chain.
Join Zipline and help us to make good on our promise to build an equitable and more resilient global supply chain for billions of people.

About You and The Role

Zipline is expanding our autonomous drone delivery network around the world, helping people get what they need, no matter where they live. Our software team builds applications and services that power our fleet operations, our warehouse operations, tools for integrating with partners, and apps for our customers to place orders on-demand.

We’re looking for expert software engineers that love shipping great product at fast pace to a truly global audience. This ranges from ordering portals for pharmacists, to inventory APIs to integrate with our partners, to Android apps for healthcare workers in the field. The role includes development across the full-stack of our codebase. The role is end-to-end in the product life cycle, from ideation and requirements gathering, through system design, implementation, validation, and rollout.

What You'll Do

You’ll build ownership for understanding and solving a core customer’s problems, for example:

  • Improve our Air Traffic Control application that gives our regulators real-time oversight of our fleet
  • Design a dependable system for doctors and nurses to order life-saving supplies from Zipline, regardless of their internet connectivity
  • Empower our fulfillment teams with amazing software tools to track inventory, process orders, prepare aircraft, and monitor flight status
  • Own applications and services end-to-end
  • Mentor fellow engineers
  • Ship high-impact functionality on a monthly basis

What You'll Bring

  • 9+ years experience in software engineering
  • 4+ years experience providing technical leadership to cross-team initiatives
  • Expertise in modern web languages, technologies, and best practices
  • Experience architecting and deploying a system of web services
  • Experience designing software for security, scalability, and reliability
  • Experience designing third-party APIs, nuanced ontologies, and sophisticated data models
  • Strong product instincts and empathy for the customer

What Else You Need to Know

The starting cash range for this role is $170,000 - $210,000. 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; 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, ancestry, national origin, religion or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship, or other characteristics protected by state, federal or local law or our other policies.
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!