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BrightDrop - Staff Backend Engineer

  • Localização
    • Palo Alto, California
  • Agendar Full time
  • Postou


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

Additional Description


  • 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

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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.