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.
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 Principal Software Engineer on the Product team, which is focused on the customer and driver experience, 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 and push boundaries are a must.
What you’ll get to do
- Set technical standards, coding guidelines, and best practices for the Engineering organization
- Take charge of architecting business-critical projects and core systems
- Investigate and implement new tools that support our fast paced development
- Build for scalability, as we rapidly expand our network
- Implement features to enhance our mobile driver app experience, our shipper web dashboard, our sophisticated internal freight management system, our routing optimization system, and our integrations with third party freight carriers
- Architect maintainable systems and infrastructure to meet product needs
What success looks like in this role
- Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Computer Science or equivalent
- Experience as a Senior Software Engineer at either a well-established organization or at a high-growth company
- Strong technical leadership skills and ability to make and defend key technical architecture decisions
- Experience designing and building scalable APIs and microservices to support mobile and web clients
- Ability to write comprehensive unit and integration tests and put testing at the forefront
- Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative, and iterative environment
- Ability to jump in and fix or extend open-source projects
- Excellent communication skills, and ability to boil down complex engineering decisions into wording any stakeholder can understand
Technologies we're working with
Perks and Benefits
Highly competitive salary and employee stock options
Full health, dental and vision insurance coverage (PPO)
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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