Staff Engineer - Platform

| Greater LA Area
We are building the future of freight

Mothership's groundbreaking technology is unlocking the world's potential by making freight delivery more efficient. Founded 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.

As a Staff Software Engineer on the Platform team, you'll get to build highly scalable, distributed services to deliver the best freight shipping experience in the universe.

The ideal individual for this position is someone who relishes the opportunity to push product from the ground up and is looking for ownership to spread their wings and test the limits. You’re focused on action and lead by example in a hands on and collaborative way.

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 and fault tolerance as we expand our network across multiple regions and clouds
  • Automate infrastructure provisioning through Kubernetes operators, making it safe and repeatable
  • Enable new paradigms for product engineering teams (event-sourcing, streams)
  • Promote best practices and provide mentorship for the engineering team

What success looks like in this role

  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 6+ years of experience at either a well-established organization or at a high-growth company
  • Experience working a tech startup
  • Significant experience building scalable REST APIs and microservices to support mobile and web clients
  • Experience diagnosing and troubleshooting distributed microservice interactions
  • Strong experience with a modern programming language
  • Experience writing comprehensive unit and integration tests
  • Experience working with modern identity and authorization services and protocols
  • Experience with AWS and/or Kubernetes (EKS)
  • Experience managing common distributed datastores for backend services, like PostgreSQL, Redis, Kafka, Elasticsearch
  • 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
  • Great at time management, ability to self-direct research

Technologies we're working with

  • Golang
  • Kubernetes + in-house operators
  • Kafka
  • Postgres
  • Redis
  • Typescript
  • Python
  • CNCF Projects (Harbor, Drone, Spinnaker)

Salary, Benefits & Perks

  • Full health, dental and vision insurance coverage
  • 401k (4% company match)
  • 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
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    • AmplitudeAnalytics
    • FullstoryAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
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    • AbstractDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • ContentfulCMS
    • HubSpotCRM
    • IntercomCRM
    • 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 Wednesday.

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 ability to give and receive feedback.

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 sync
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
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Mothership provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
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
Pet Friendly
Mothership's pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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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