Senior Backend Engineer

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About the Role
The Senior Backend Engineer will play a lead role in architecting, implementing and deploying our systems, tools, and services at Chariot. We're building all of our systems from the ground up so they are agile and we can move fast. Our riders and drivers depend on our systems every day, and you'll play a central role in bringing Chariot to the masses.
As a core member of a cross-functional team comprised of engineers, PMs, designers and data scientists you will work collaboratively to build new products and support our existing ones. You will also collaborate with the product management team in both analyzing requirements and defining the end product.
Experience and Qualifications
  • Competency in core computer science data structures and algorithms
  • 4+ years of demonstrated experience building, testing and shipping commercially available software products
  • RESTful API design
  • Architecting software and cloud infrastructure at scale
  • Relational and key-value data stores such as MySQL, PostgreSQL and Redis
  • Impressive scale
  • Experience with AWS
  • Knowledge of a variety of languages is desired and encouraged: Python, Ruby, Go, Java, C/C++ and others
  • Knowledge of mapping technologies
  • Unit and Integration testing


  • Computer science degree or equivalent experience

About Us

Founded in 2014 in San Francisco, Chariot is expanding quickly across the U.S., providing tens of thousands of rides per week. As a cornerstone of Ford's urban mobility strategy, Chariot is an independently-run company that has the resources to scale its concept worldwide.

Our Vision:

Everyone lives in a city of their own. Chariot helps you get there, your way.

We partner with cities, each one unique. Together, we work to ease the pain points and plug gaps in public transit. Because we want to cut congestion, create real jobs, and bring a little humanity to the mayhem.

We’re Chariot. We’re here to create smart transit personalized for everyone.

Our Culture:

Together, we’re working to change the way people experience their cities. We’re creating an entirely new way to ride—and we’ve gathered the most talented, diverse, and spirited people from all over the world to make it happen.

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Perks & Benefits:

Chariot rides

Unlimited rides on Chariots (enough said!).

Snacks & drinks

Healthy (and a few not-so-healthy) snacks and drinks to keep you energized.

Ford discounts

Generous discounts on eligible Ford vehicles.

Growth opportunities

Major opportunities to grow at a fast-growing company.