Software Engineer - Backend Systems

Zipline, USA - CA - South San Francisco

Lifesaving Deliveries by Drone

Zipline is developing the most advanced fleet of autonomous vehicles in the world to serve its mission of providing life-saving medical products across the planet. To do this, we're building a small team of the best and brightest software engineers to come up with simple solutions to really hard problems.

We're looking for a software engineer who sees themself as a strong generalist, and a passion for building core backend systems that power our lifesaving applications.

Types of projects you'll work on:

  • The backend of a webapp that allows our regulators to safely oversee fleets of drones
  • A server application that aggregates, processes, and uploads flight log data from drones
  • A system that generates flight routes, validates them, then releases them to operations

You'll mesh with the team if you:

  • Care deeply about efficiency and productivity
  • Are passionate about the experience of software engineering as much as the output
  • Love designing elegant systems that allow for reuse and composability
  • Aren't afraid to dig into any piece of code you come across

Strong candidates will have many of these skills:

  • Fluency in Python, C, and C++
  • Strong debugging and problem solving skills
  • Experience with Linux-based server environments
  • Familiarity with containerization tools such as Docker
  • Knowledge of assorted database technologies and messaging frameworks
  • You're a software generalist and can contribute to all parts of the stack when needed
We value diversity at Zipline and welcome applications from those who are traditionally underrepresented in tech. If you like the sound of this position, but are not sure if you are the perfect fit, please apply! 

Our mission is to provide every human on Earth with instant access to vital medical supplies. To achieve this, we are building an awesome team of smart, dedicated engineers who come from all sorts of backgrounds. If you are unsure if you meet all the requirements listed above but still think you provide value not explicitly listed, we'd love for you to apply!

About Zipline

More than two billion people lack adequate access to essential medical products, such as blood and vaccines, due to challenging terrain and gaps in infrastructure. Zipline improves access to these supplies by flying over impassable mountains and washed-out roads, delivering directly to remote clinics. We centralize supply and provide on-demand deliveries, completely reducing waste and stock-outs. Zipline provides a seamless delivery system at an affordable price, obsessing over every detail, so you can focus on patient health.

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