Senior Backend/API Engineer

Getaround, San Francisco, CA

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As a Getaround Backend/API Engineer, you will be part of a small team developing the APIs and backend infrastructure supporting our web, mobile, and hardware products. 

We’re looking for an experienced, strong engineer that can design and build API endpoints and services to support those APIs. You should be able to wrangle data, optimize App Engine entity groups, and understand the different trade-offs one has to make when building applications that scale.

What you'll be doing

  • Designing and implementing APIs and core services in Python on Google App Engine
  • Developing models and business logic
  • Architecting servers and services that enable new product features
  • Building out newly enabled product features
  • Monitoring system uptime and errors to drive us toward a high performing and reliable product


  • Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent degree
  • 4+ years industry experience
  • Experience designing and building APIs for mobile apps
  • Experience building services for systems at scale.
  • Worked collaboratively on a software development team

Additional Awesomeness

  • Google App Engine or Amazon EC2 experience
  • Experience in Python and data modeling
  • Experience building frontend code(including CSS)
  • Git and distributed revision control experience
  • High-profile work on commercial or open-source projects
  • Passion for cars and pioneering next-generation transportation
  • Take ownership in your work, and understand the need for code quality, elegance, and robust infrastructure
  • Have a sense of what makes a great user experience, and bring that to everything you build
At Getaround, we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that no matter your race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, your perspective has value.

Come join us in continuing to make Getaround a great place to work!

About Getaround

About us Getaround is an on-demand carsharing marketplace powered by our proprietary hardware technology, the Getaround Connect. Headquartered in San Francisco since 2009, we won TechCrunch Disrupt in 2011, and launched on-demand carsharing just two years later. Getaround has grown to over 200,000 members across the US by allowing users to rent, unlock and drive — all with your phone. Rates start at $5/hour including insurance and no membership fees. Car owners conveniently share their cars earning $500-$1000 a month.

Want to learn more about Getaround? Visit Getaround's website.