Software Engineer


Software Engineer

Los Angeles, CA
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    Mothership is a fast-growing startup modernizing an antiquated industry. Help us redefine the freight industry by introducing low-cost, same-day shipping made possible by route optimization algorithms, predictive dynamic dispatching and unprecedented shipment tracking. As a software engineer on Mothership backend engineering team, you will inject life into a primarily b2b domain, with a creative, consumer-minded approach to encourage both shippers and drivers alike to join the freight shipping revolution.

    Don't miss the opportunity to become a part of a tight-knit group and help shape the trajectory of an early-stage startup.


    • Join a fast-growing engineering team and build backend services to deliver the best freight shipping experience in the universe
    • Build features to enhance our driver mobile app experience and build tools to enhance our sophisticated internal management system to help our operations team succeed
    • Support mobile and web clients through REST APIs, microservices and a realtime database
    • Design, develop and implement optimization algorithms and leverage machine learning and analytics tools to improve our routing and predictions platforms
    • Build for scalability as we quickly grow and expand our network from a few to many cities


    • Bachelor's degree (or higher) in Computer Science or equivalent
    • Strong experience with modern programming language, especially Node.js
    • Experience building scalable REST APIs and microservices to support mobile and web clients
    • Comfortable with fast-paced, collaborative, iterative environment
    • Ambitious, hungry, hustler, get-it-done attitude, team player


    • Experience working at a tech startup
    • Experience with source control, especially Git
    • Experience writing comprehensive unit and integration tests
    • Experience with databases, especially non-relational, document-oriented DBs (MongoDB)
    • Familiarity with web and backend frameworks (React.js, Express.js, Grails, Django)
    • Familiarity with dev-ops tools and SaaS services (Heroku, AWS, Firebase)
    • Familiarity with machine learning, AI platforms


    • Based in Culver City, Los Angeles
    • Competitive compensation package, including equity
    • Health, vision, and dental insurance
    • Unlimited vacation
    • We do not offer visa sponsorship