SW Tech Lead

Bright Machines

Bright Machines

San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2024
The only way to ignite change is to build the best team. At Bright Machines®, we’re innovators and experts in our craft who have joined together to create a new category of manufacturing that will help transform the industry. We believe software and data are the answer, thoughtfully applied to solve our customers’ unique challenges. Through intelligent automation, we give factories newfound flexibility, scalability, and resilience. We deliver products to meet the demands of today while building a platform to take advantage of what comes next.
Working with us means you’ll have the opportunity to make lasting, impactful changes for our company and our customers. If you’re ready to apply your exceptional skills to create the factory of the future, we’d love to speak with you.
As a Tech Lead you’re a link between business solutions and software development, and you know how to combine enterprise architecture and its different viewpoints – from business to information architecture – to a functional solution. This is a Principal Level technical engineering role where you possess deep understanding and experience on various coding methods and computer languages, you know how to lead and guide software development.
As a Tech lead you can be both hands on, and you can also effectively communicate your design, solution or technical decisions to high level stakeholders and customers. In this role you will be working on solution architectures, solution ideation, design, and implementation as part of your role.
This is a unique opportunity to be part of a greenfield development effort that will change the way companies build and produce products. If you’re ready to apply exceptional engineering practices and build the software that will define the next generation in manufacturing, this is your opportunity to “Be Bright”.


  • Technically lead and mentor a team of talented Backend and Frontend developers
  • Architect and build a highly-scalable highly-available and highly-secure SaaS system for diversified and complex data flows
  • Have end-to-end ownership: Design, build, ship, measure, and maintain our backend services
  • Collaborates with other professionals to determine functional and non-functional requirements for new software or applications
  • Demonstrate technical cloud architectural knowledge
  • Work in an Agile/Scrum environment to deliver quality-high software against aggressive schedules


  • You have knowledge in several technological stacks at a high level and should be interested in constantly educating yourself about upcoming technologies. We are currently working with Java and Python
  • You are able to identify business requirements, design entire system; choose system architecture at each level and technologies for its implementation
  • You are highly familiar with cloud platforms, and have experience in both AWS and Azure
  • You believe in DevOps, testing, Information Security and Security Operations
  • You are able to talk with customers in the language of business, managers of all levels, business analysts and developers in their languages
  • You have at least 2 years prior experience as a technical lead/software architect


  • Experience with serverless technologies and architecture
  • Experience with hardware systems


  • You think big
  • You take ownership and drive change
  • You always act with integrity, keep your commitments, and practice transparency
  • You are customer obsessed
  • You thrive in a great team environment to always get the win
We’re looking for people who believe they can personally help modernize a global industry and want to work alongside passionate teammates who share their vision. As a global company working toward a common goal, we have a highly collaborative and inclusive approach to work, striking a balance between celebrating team success and focusing on individual growth.
We exist to transform the way things are made. Join us on the journey.
Bright Machines was named a “Technology Pioneer” by the World Economic Forum, one of “America’s Most Promising Artificial Intelligence Companies” by Forbes, and an Inc. “Best in Business” winner.