Senior Software Engineer at Mothership

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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.
We are looking for engineers who are passionate about ownership and who are interested in reshaping the way we think about freight. Together we'll replace the inefficiencies of a dated industry with an optimized, egalitarian marketplace built around speed and ease of use.
As a Senior 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 is someone who has 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 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
  • Guide other engineers and take ownership of the products you build
  • 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 
  • Experience with modern programming languages (such as Javascript/Typescript, Python, Java) and strong core computer science principles
  • 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
  • You’re not afraid 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

  • TypeScript
  • NodeJS
  • Express
  • Python
  • Kubernetes
  • Kafka
  • Redis
  • Postgres
  • Firebase

Perks and Benefits
Highly competitive salary and employee stock options
Full health, dental and vision insurance coverage
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
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • TypescriptLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • PandasLibraries
    • React NativeLibraries
    • OpenStreetMapsLibraries
    • Google OR-ToolsLibraries
    • MapboxLibraries
    • Scikit LearnLibraries
    • GatsbyLibraries
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks


 1 S Dearborn St. 20th Floor , West Loop, Chicago, IL 60603

An Insider's view of Mothership

What are some social events your company does?

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


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.


Sr. Account Executive

What makes someone successful on your team?

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


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


What's something quirky about your company?

We love movies about trucks. #overthetop


Sr. Director of Logistics Partnerships

What are Mothership Perks + Benefits

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
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) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
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