Staff Software Engineer - Application Backend



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Who Are We
Industrial labor is incredibly dangerous work - almost 3 million people in the US per year are injured in the workplace for entirely preventable and at times, fatal or debilitating causes. Protecting these essential people who power our world is what motivates Voxelitos, and we'd love for you to join us. At Voxel, we're passionate about revolutionizing workplace safety and operations with groundbreaking, full-stack AI and computer vision technology.
Voxel’s site intelligence platform helps safety and operations leaders see the unseen risks, make strategic decisions, and prevent workplace incidents before they happen. Our customers include Fortune 500 companies across major grocers and retailers, manufacturers, food and beverage warehousers, supply chain and logistics service providers. Based in SF with team members sitting all over the globe, Voxel is backed by industry leading VC’s.
We are seeking experienced software engineers to design and implement backend APIs and services which power Voxel’s core customer experience. This role will collaborate with many teams across the company to deliver robust, high performance, and scalable technical solutions. Successful candidates have a track record of delivering scalable, production quality services in data-intensive environments. They also have a proven track record of leading customer-centric technical projects and delivering customer value.

What You'll Do

  • Collaborate with engineering and non-engineering teams across the company to better understand our users and how our technology can meet their evolving needs
  • Lead engineering projects from scoping to implementation to maintenance
  • Research, propose, and design backend services and APIs based on the needs of customers and internal systems
  • Implement backend services and APIs (Node/TypeScript, GraphQL/REST/gRPC, AWS)
  • Perform data modeling and data management (PostgreSQL, Protobuf, AWS)
  • Monitor, measure, and improve system quality using a data-driven approach
  • Utilize and contribute to software engineering best practices (Git, CI/CD, observability, test automation, etc.)
  • Author and contribute to technical documents, such as design documents or system documentation
  • Mentor and guide the technical development of other engineers

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • 8+ years of experience developing data-intensive backend APIs and service at scale
  • 3+ years of experience leading cross-functional engineering projects
  • Proven track record of customer-centric technical leadership and delivering customer value
  • Solid engineering and coding skills (preferably Node/TypeScript or another strongly-typed language)
  • Production experience with cloud platforms (GCP, AWS) and cloud native architecture
  • Production experience with container technologies (Docker, Kubernetes, etc.)
  • Production experience with distributed systems, data stores, data modeling, indexing and associated trade-offs
  • Production experience with software testing and automation

Bonus Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience developing backend services with TypeScript
  • Experience with TypeScript build tools beyond configuration (tsc and alternative compilers, bundlers, etc.)
  • Experience with performance analysis of JavaScript applications
  • Experience working in close collaboration with frontend engineers and product managers
  • Experience with Bazel (especially TS/JS rules)
  • You adore strict mode and despise the `any` type
Why Join Us?
Join a visionary team revolutionizing safety and operations, directly impacting the well-being of millions of essential workers. This is your chance to build an extraordinary business and foster a vibrant company culture that demands your absolute best. Alongside AI experts, experienced entrepreneurs, and passionate problem-solvers, you'll play a pivotal role in shaping the company's growth trajectory and market position. Enjoy a competitive salary, benefits, and a dynamic work environment.
Extensive / Generous health, dental, and vision insurance.
Highly competitive paid parental leave and support system.
Ownership in the business through an Equity Incentive Plan.
Generous paid time off and / or flexible work arrangements.
Daily meals in-office, vibrant company events, team-building.
401K retirement plan, HSA options, pre-tax Commuter Card.