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Motive builds technology to improve the safety, productivity, and profitability of businesses that power the physical economy. The Motive Automated Operations Platform combines IoT hardware with AI-powered applications to automate vehicle and equipment tracking, driver safety, compliance, maintenance, spend management, and more. Motive serves more than 120,000 businesses, across a wide range of industries including trucking and logistics, construction, oil and gas, food and beverage, field service, agriculture, passenger transit, and delivery.

Motive is proud to be a Forbes Cloud 100 company and a 2020 Career-Launching Company by Wealthfront.

About the Role: 

As a Platform Software Engineer, you have the opportunity to work on core engineering problems around scale, resiliency & reliability and help multiple product teams design scalable distributed systems across varied application needs. We are looking for a strong engineer who has experience working with distributed systems at scale. 

What You’ll Do: 

  • Identify and work on the highest impact problems within engineering, lead technical discussions and decisions across multiple backend teams and deliver scalable solutions that can be adopted by those teams. 
  • Design and implement high performance, scalable, reliable, and resilient core services that can be leveraged by other product teams to build scalable & fault-tolerant products 
  • Develop tooling and automate processes to ensure Motive’s backend works well as a distributed system.
  • Help in debugging & solving critical infrastructure issues across multiple backend services
  • Provide mentorship, both formally and informally to engineers at Motive across multiple teams.
  • Articulate a long-term vision for maintaining and scaling the backend Motive systems and the teams running them.

 

What We’re Looking For: 

  • 7+ years of software engineering experience 
  • Experience in building highly scalable services keeping in mind reliability, resiliency, testability and observability
  • Strong coding skills in one or more languages (like Ruby, Go, Java, Python etc)
  • An eye for solving large cross-cutting problems with tooling and abstractions
  • Ability to debug complex systems
  • A mature understanding of making the right trade-offs between ideal and pragmatic solutions 

 

Core Tech Stack

  • Ruby on Rails
  • Go
  • Monorepo, Bazel, CI/CD, and test automation frameworks
  • Container and container orchestration technologies (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Service-oriented architectures and related OSS technologies (e.g. Kafka, nginx, Redis, Postgres, DynamoDB)
  • Cloud-native infrastructure (AWS)

Creating a diverse and inclusive workplace is one of Motive's core values. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. 

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The applicant must be authorized to receive and access those commodities and technologies controlled under U.S. Export Administration Regulations. It is Motive's policy to require that employees be authorized to receive access to Motive products and technology. 

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