Software Engineer II at Postmates
San Francisco, CA, US

WHO WE ARE

Postmates enables anyone to have just about anything on-demand. We pioneered the on-demand space and currently serve 80% of US households with a fleet of more than 350,000 Postmates and the largest network of merchants in the US. We’re changing the landscape of commerce by making cities our warehouses, providing the delivery infrastructure, and connecting our customers to any product, anywhere, anytime. Postmates isn’t just an app, it’s a way of life and a part of pop culture. We are the O.G. of on-demand and we’ve given people a new superpower — the ability to Postmate anything from anywhere. We’re building a movement to make Postmates a verb: Postmate it.

WHAT WE DO

Postmates relies heavily on our engineering team to realize this vision. Building a software platform that is reliable, scales, and stays agile under demanding product needs is a serious technical challenge. Postmates is a three-part balancing act connecting customers, merchants, and couriers in real-time. If any piece is out of whack, the whole system suffers. Working with the Postmates engineering team offers an opportunity with explosive growth, cutting-edge technology, a highly visible charter, and a cool user-focused product vision. 

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

Use strong communication skills (verbal and written) to work with product and engineering leaders to help define the strategic direction for the Fleet team. Partner in assisting with all aspects of product development. Partner in the design and implementation of the company’s products as well as determining how to measure the products’ impact. Design data models and build Application Programming Interfaces (API) for new features. Design and build systems to be reliable and scalable. Run experiments to measure the impact of new features and products, and use that information to inform next steps. Improve engineering processes and tools. Educate and mentor other engineers. Must work from company headquarters (201 3rd Street, Suite 200, San Francisco, CA 94103) 3 days a week. May work remotely for remaining 2 days per week.

OUR REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Requirements: Master’s degree or U.S. equivalent in Computer Science, Mathematics, Information Technology, Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related field, plus 3 years of professional experience in working on all phases of software application development lifecycle (including requirement gathering and analysis, planning, design, development, implementation, testing, deployment and maintenance). Must also have the following: 3 years of professional experience in building large scale consumer-facing web applications or services; 1 year of professional experience in using modern server side frameworks (including Django, Spring, Rails, or .NET); 1 year of professional experience in writing software code using programming languages (including Python, Go, Java, or C#); 1 year of professional experience in integrating and optimizing relational databases (including Postgres, SQLServer, or MySQL); 1 year of professional experience in building restful Application Programming Interfaces (API), and integrating APIs with various platforms (including iOS, Android, or Web); 1 year of professional experience in communicating with both technical and non-technical audiences about software application development projects. In lieu of a Master’s degree plus 3 years of experience, the employer will accept a Bachelor’s degree or U.S. equivalent in Computer Science, Mathematics, Information Technology, Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related field, plus 5 years of professional experience in working on all phases of software application development lifecycle (including requirement gathering and analysis, planning, design, development, implementation, testing, deployment and maintenance). Must also have the following: 3 years of professional experience in building large scale consumer-facing web applications or services; 1 year of professional experience in using modern server side frameworks (including Django, Spring, Rails, or .NET); 1 year of professional experience in writing software code using programming languages (including Python, Go, Java, or C#); 1 year of professional experience in integrating and optimizing relational databases (including Postgres, SQLServer, or MySQL); 1 year of professional experience in building restful Application Programming Interfaces (API), and integrating APIs with various platforms (including iOS, Android, or Web); 1 year of professional experience in communicating with both technical and non-technical audiences about software application development projects.

YOUR BENEFITS

Postmates has your back. In our impact-first work environment, we value huge company vision. As you strive to build the future with us, we’ll support you with a competitive salary and equity plan, along with access to our 401k plan and robust benefits including: health benefits, flexible paid time off, parental benefits, and food perks.