Senior Software Engineer

| Culver City
We are building the future of freight
Mothership's groundbreaking technology is unlocking the world's potential by making freight delivery more efficient. Started in 2017, we're backed by some of venture capital's best investors and have already become the logistics backbone for many of today's most innovative companies.
To double down on that success, we’re looking for highly driven and detail-oriented individuals looking to add value, solve problems and join a rocket ship. If that's you, come help us reshape logistics. Together we'll replace tired and comfortable incumbents with a modern marketplace built around speed, ease of use and fairness. 
As a Senior Software Engineer on the Backend team, you'll get to build highly scalable backend services to deliver the best freight shipping experience in the universe.
The ideal candidate for this role should have experience designing, building, and iterating on scalable back-end systems and critical business logic. We're looking for an engineer who shares our passion for delighting customers with incredible software. Our team works in a collaborative, fast-paced environment, so great communication skills and a willingness to take risks & push boundaries are a must.

What you'll get to do

  • Investigate and evaluate new tools that support our fast paced development
  • Architect systems and libraries that bridge infrastructure and product development
  • Build for scalability as we quickly grow and expand our network from a few to many cities
  • Build features to enhance our driver mobile app experience and build tools to enhance our sophisticated internal management system to help our operations team succeed
  • Enable new paradigms for product teams (event-sourcing, streams)

What success looks like in this role

  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 5+ years in a Senior Software Engineer role at either a well-established organization or at a high-growth company 
  • Strong experience with a modern programming language
  • Significant experience building scalable REST APIs and microservices to support mobile and web clients
  • Experience writing comprehensive unit and integration tests
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, collaborative, and iterative environment
  • Not afraid to jump in and fix or extend open-source projects if required
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Experience with AWS and/or Kubernetes (EKS) is a plus
  • Experience working a tech startup is a plus

Technologies we're working with

  • TypeScript
  • Golang
  • Python
  • NodeJS
  • Kubernetes
  • Terraform
  • Kafka
  • Redis
  • Postgres
  • Firebase

Perks and Benefits
Highly competitive salary and employee stock options
Full health, dental and vision (PPO)
401k
Unlimited paid time off
Work at our bright, window filled, open floor plan office in Culver City, CA
Equipped with the latest technology
Culture at Mothership
We’re an ambitious, endlessly curious, and open-minded group. Our team is passionate about our mission and eager to produce work at the highest level. The office is upbeat and supportive, because we care about each other and believe positive momentum equals better outcomes.
If this sounds like a place you’d be a great addition to? Let’s chat.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • TypescriptLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • PandasLibraries
    • React NativeLibraries
    • OpenStreetMapsLibraries
    • Google OR-ToolsLibraries
    • MapboxLibraries
    • Scikit LearnLibraries
    • GatsbyLibraries
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • FirebaseDatabases
    • RedshiftDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • PeriscopeAnalytics
    • AmplitudeAnalytics
    • FullstoryAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • AbstractDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • ContentfulCMS
    • HubSpotCRM
    • IntercomCRM
    • IntercomEmail
    • SendGridEmail

Location

We're based in the hip arts district of Culver City near LA's best hangouts and just two blocks south of the La Cienega / Jefferson Expo Line stop.

An Insider's view of Mothership

What are some social events your company does?

Scotch Thirty is a social tasting club, held every Thursday.

Jonathan

Sr. Engineering Manager

What does your typical day look like?

Run fast and do more with less. This is not about saving money, it’s about being creative. Our ability to do more with less will define how successful we are. It’s also about preservation. We want to enable the entire world to do more with less. Our minds and creative energy are our resources.

Brad

Sr. Account Executive

What makes someone successful on your team?

Be curious, be creative, and do right by your fellow humans.

Lauren

Director of Talent

What is your vision for the company?

This is your legacy. Let's build something you’re proud of. Something you will forever tell your friends and family about. As this evolves, this should be an eye opening journey few will ever get to experience. Be present for the journey and shape this company so that it stands out as one of the most important pieces of your life story.

Aaron & Gregg

Co-founders

What's something quirky about your company?

We love movies about trucks. #overthetop

Connor

Sr. Director of Logistics Partnerships

What are Mothership Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Mothership hosts company outings Quarterly.
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Parking
We offer employees Free on-site garage parking.
Pet Friendly
Mothership's pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Mothership hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
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