Lead Platform Engineer

Getaround, San Francisco

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As a Lead Platform Engineer, you will be leading a team developing the platform for Getaround's next generation of Connected Car technology. Leveraging our Getaround Connect™ in-vehicle device, you will help deliver new services to our customers and simplify the car sharing experience. 

We’re looking for an experienced, strong engineer that can design for scale, wrangle through data, optimize systems, and has worked with different varieties of NoSQL databases. Your role will include building and supporting cloud infrastructure, architecting, building web APIs and tools. You’ll need to take ownership and pride in your work which means you understand the need for code quality, elegance, and developing robust infrastructure.

If you are a quality hacker that enjoys a fast and furious startup environment, lives on overdrive, and can chart your own course, then apply now!

What you'll be doing

  • Developing core infrastructure that supports all other engineering teams
  • Developing APIs, systems and services for the Getaround platform
  • Architecting servers and services that support terabytes of data from connected cars and enable new product features
  • Building systems to monitor system performance and reliability at scale
  • Building tools that will allow us to manage millions of connected cars in real-time
  • Leading and mentoring a small team of platform engineers


  • 5+ years experience building scalable systems
  • 2+ years experience as a team-lead and a strong desire for a leadership role.
  • Experience building high-performance databases and data modeling
  • Strong SQL proficiency with 3+ years of experience(SQL-92)
  • Familiarity with NoSQL databases like Cassandra, MongoDB, Google Cloud Datastore
  • Understanding of data processing using tools such MapReduce or Spark
  • Intimate knowledge of the Linux command line including shell scripting
  • Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent degree with relevant experience
  • Proficiency with Git or other revision control systems

Additional Awesomeness

  • Google App Engine, GCE or AWS experience
  • Experience writing code in Python, Scala, Go or Bash
  • High-profile participation in commercial or open-source projects
  • Passion for cars and pioneering next-generation transportation

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.