At BrightDrop, we are reshaping e-commerce by developing smarter, greener, and more efficient ways to deliver goods and services to your door, while delivering a brighter future for the cities where we live. We are building an ecosystem of all-electric, zero-emissions delivery solutions – from electric vehicles, to ePallets and software that leverages real-time data to drive intelligent optimizations for e-commerce. To deliver on our mission we are growing fast and building a team, based in Palo Alto, with offices in Atlanta and Detroit, that is customer-focused, agile and passionate about innovating for a more sustainable future.
From engineering to product management and operations, BrightDrop is looking for people who can combine a passion for technology and sustainability with high doses of curiosity and rigorous thinking to deliver a better future.
Backed by General Motors, BrightDrop is striving to improve the communities where we live and deliver a better future for generations to come. We hope you’ll join us.
In this Staff Software Engineer role, you will play a major role in setting the technical direction, and leading effort in developing scalable and performant backend services and systems for BrightDrop’s new electrified last-mile delivery ecosystem. This role provides a unique opportunity where you will be working across all of the BrightDrop software products, and truly steering the future of BrightDrop’s system architecture, APIs, products, and customers. We are an innovation first team, and we need your help to ensure we meet the highest standards. Come join us and let’s innovate!
What you get to do in this role:
Scope and lead large technical projects with large impact across multiple teams
Building a robust platform to support BrightDrop’s future
Design, build, and maintain scalable, reliable and performant services and systems
Serve as a role model for software design and scalable system architecture by developing, sharing, elevating the quality bar and engineering efficiency for software teams at BrightDrop
Build and launch new capabilities and products that bring significant value to customers internal and external
Work effectively with stakeholders across the organization including dependency engineering teams, product, design, infrastructure and operations
Mentor senior engineers to be the next generation of technical leaders
Explore new technologies and enrich our technological stack
Advise BrightDrop leadership team on key technical considerations and roadmap
8+ years of hands-on backend software development
Proven expertise in building highly performant and scalable large-scale distributed systems and Service-Oriented architecture
Proven experience in system architecture design and take from concept to production
Have served as the technical lead across multiple teams within engineering
Have owned the technical roadmap for large business areas
Have proven track record in writing high quality production code that is tested thoroughly, supported by clear documentation and has appropriate production observability
Strong understanding and experience with NoSQL and relational DB
Experience in one of the JVM languages Java / Scala / Kotlin + SpringBoot. Language can be learned and we care much more about your general engineering skill than knowledge of a particular language or framework
Experience with at least one of the public cloud providers Azure, AWS, GCP
Experience with IoT stack is a big plus
BS/MS/PhD in Computer Science/Engineering preferred
The expected base compensation for this role is: ($179,960 - $265,810 USD Annual). Actual base compensation within the identified range will vary based on factors relevant to the position.
Bonus Potential: An incentive pay program offers payouts based on company performance, job level, and individual performance.
Benefits: GM offers a variety of health and wellbeing benefit programs. Benefit options include medical, dental, vision, Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Accounts, retirement savings plan, sickness and accident benefits, life insurance, paid vacation & holidays, tuition assistance programs, employee assistance program, GM vehicle discounts and more.
Our vision is a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion and we embrace the responsibility to lead the change that will make our world better, safer and more equitable for all.
Why Join Us
We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day – individually and collectively – to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Our Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.
Total Rewards | Benefits Overview
From day one, we're looking out for your well-being–at work and at home–so you can focus on realizing your ambitions. Learn how GM supports a rewarding career that rewards you personally by visiting Total Rewards resources.
General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers. We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statements
The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at Careers.Accommodations@GM.com or call us at 800-865-7580. In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.