Senior Backend Engineer

  • Overview

    We start building a team for our new client, Cyngn, and looking for an experienced backend engineer to join this endeavor together with us.

    Cyngn is a Silicon Valley-based autonomous vehicle startup backed by leading Venture Capital firms, including Andreessen Horowitz, Benchmark Capital, and Index Ventures. Cyngn is a team of engineers and scientists, and they believe in building the best products through open and honest collaboration. Cyngn is constantly experimenting, asking questions, listening to feedback, and acting.

    The journey of creating and building is just as important as the final product. Cingn prides itself on its trusting and creative work environment; it is what has led them to build one of the world’s leading autonomous vehicle solutions. Their advanced self-driving system is cost-effective, modular, and broadly applicable across a variety of industries and vehicles by leveraging applied artificial intelligence, leading-edge sensors, and robotics.

  • Responsibilities

    • Act as a technical lead for complex backend services

    • Work closely with Architects to address complex software/system architecture issues

    • Bridge the gap between high-level architecture and the detailed solutions design input needed to deliver product

    • Work closely with product management on understanding requirements and translating into technical solutions

    • Jump in and solve complex technical problems and design issues

    • Drive adoption of advanced cloud-based features and capabilities where it makes sense

    • Providing mentoring and guidance through code reviews, design reviews, best practices

    • Drive CI/CD capabilities to achieve continuous deployment

  • We Require

    About you:

    • You’re obsessed with creating scalable applications using Java

    • You take pride in the quality and thoughtfulness of your code, which is modular, flexible, well designed and documented

    • Peer code reviews are your preferred way to collaborate and learn the system

    • You proactively seek out and help to minimize pain points within Cyngn infrastructure and codebase

    • You stay abreast of the latest technologies and share what you learn with others

    • You are not afraid of failing while experimenting with different technologies, development methodologies, and tools

    • You are fascinated by other cultures and interested in building strong relationships with team members across the globe

    Key skills required:

    • 7+ years of relevant experience, preferably with Java

    • Experience developing using Agile methodologies

    • Experience working on large scale, complex applications

    • Experience with SaaS and cloud environments (Azure, GCP)

    • Experience with multi-tiered architectures, distributed systems, high-availability systems

    • Expert-level knowledge of ORM using any of the following databases: MS SQL Server, Cassandra, MongoDB, PostgreSQL

    • Experience with REST API development

    • Excellent teamwork and communication

    • Ability to gain alignment across cross-functional boundaries

    • Ability to challenge the norm and maturity to advocate for changes for the greater benefit of the business

    • Proven ability to take the product through all stages of development from concept to launch at scale

    • Experience building autonomous vehicle technology is a plus

    • BS/MS CS or equivalent qualitative degree

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