What is Baton?

Baton is the Silicon Valley based technology innovation lab for Ryder, a Fortune 500 logistics company that owns 260k trucks and manages $7.4B of freight. In September of 2022 Ryder acquired Baton to be their technology innovation lab. Prior to Ryder, Baton was a venture backed start up that was voted the #4 most disruptive company in freight (Amazon was #3)!

The problem we’re solving

Our mission is to eliminate waste in supply chain by creating a digital platform that uses AI to improve how freight is planned. There are 500 million hours wasted in trucking each year, over 3 billion gallons of fuel wasted per year from trucks idling, and 1 in 5 trucks on the road driving empty at any given point. This has a massive impact on the environment, the lives of millions of drivers, and ultimately, the cost of transportation that we all pay.



Senior Software Engineer - Infrastructure


Hayes Valley, San Francisco, CA



  1. Take ownership of our near real time data streaming platform -- from data pipelines to data model all the way up to the API layer to, you’ll be the go-to person when adding new features.
  2. Design the data streaming and messaging architecture, and own the data landscape, including near real-time data ingestion, processing, and data consumption.
  3. Work closely with data stakeholders to distill complex data problems into elegant technical solutions.
  4. Invent and tinker. Imagine completely new ideas, experiment, and build transformative solutions for the freight industry.


  1. 5+ years experience in software development
  2. Infrastructure development experience with big data infrastructure such as Databricks, Kafka, Spark, etc
  3. Comprehensive knowledge of modern big data

Nice to have

  1. Interest in the freight and logistics space
  2. Strong data analytics background
  3. Prefer experience with Python or Go/Golang


  1. Competitive salary and bonus structure
  2. Hybrid work schedule
  3. 401k with matching
  4. Medical, Dental, and Vision health coverage
  5. Employee Stock Purchase Program
  6. Collaborative, fun, and tech forward office in Hayes Valley (San Francisco)

Tags:* Python, Golang, AWS, Python, Kafka, Databricks, Spark, Big Data*

Why you should join

  1. Have immediate impact
    1. With Ryder’s existing customer base of 50,000+ companies and an internal headcount of 43,000 the scale and impact of our products will be large and far reaching, from day one.
  2. Opportunity to grow and lead in a fortune 500 company
    1. We are primed to rapidly grow our team size in the next 12-18 months in efforts to build innovative products to help propel the transportation industry into the future.
    2. You’ll get to work in a high paced, startup-like environment, while having the stability and backing of Ryder and their full executive team.
  3. Creative, fast paced environment to solve impactful problems in supply chain
    1. Our team isn’t afraid to do what it takes to get the job done - whether that’s hacking something together to quickly test a prototype, hanging out at a warehouse all day to make sure we understand exactly what needs to be built, or designing and deploying innovative technology based solutions.
    2. We’re going to design completely new tools for an industry that hasn’t been rethought in decades. And to do this we need people who think differently.

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