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Software Engineer


Software Engineer
Los Angeles, CA Entry-Level Paid


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. WHAT YOU'LL DO: - 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 REQUIREMENTS: - 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 BONUSES: - 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 ABOUT THE ROLE: - Based in Culver City, Los Angeles - Competitive compensation package, including equity - Health, vision, and dental insurance - Unlimited vacation - We do not offer visa sponsorship