Senior Engineer - Backend Platform (Multiple Openings)

Redwood City, CA
Engineering – Technical /
Full-time /
Zūm has reimagined student transportation, the nation's largest mass transit system. Our integrated end-to-end cloud-based platform provides a modern service for school districts purpose-built around the needs of kids and the expectations of their families. Zūm provides one seamless, real-time interface for parents, drivers, schools, districts, administrators, and operators, to transport children safely and with increased visibility and personalized care. Our multi-sized vehicle approach includes an electric vehicle-first commitment, reduces student commute times by up to 20%, and coupled with our marketplace, delivers added fleet efficiency and optimization. We have been driving the industry forward since 2015, and with more than 8 million miles completed to date, we are leading a new era of safe, reliable, efficient, and sustainable transportation.

Zūm is the leader in student transportation and logistics. We are building the next generation of technology and services platform to bring student transportation into a new age while enabling equity, innovation, efficiency, and sustainability. We are a well-funded Series E company ($1.3B Valuation) company, backed by top global VC firms. We are actively growing and scaling our product and engineering teams.

We are looking to add Senior Engineers to our backend engineering team. You will have opportunities for hands-on contribution in building Zum’s technology platform. If you are a self-driven developer who enjoys solving complex problems and building impactful solutions, you will love this job.

What to expect in this role:
      You will be the owner of one or more backend platform verticals 
      You will get to build customer-facing product features and build/expand platform capabilities as you see fit for your needs to deliver business value
      You will get to build and optimize CI/CD pipeline 
      You will build microservices with the latest technologies like Kubernetes, Kafka, Postgres, gRPC, etc.
      You will get to actively contribute towards establishing good engineering practices - write high-quality, maintainable, testable and scalable code, and perform code reviews
      You will develop applications to improve visibility and traceability across the system using tools like Datadog, Rollbar, Segment, etc.
    Flexibility to maintain a physical presence in the office for a minimum of three days per week.

Basic technical skills for this role:
      Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science or equivalent degrees
      5+ years industry experience as a Software Engineer
      Experience in building enterprise software platforms
      Hands-on architecture design and coding skills
      Experience working with relational and non-relational databases
      Excellence in one or more programming languages - Node.js, Java, Python
      Hands-on experience with deploying and managing apps on the cloud - AWS/Google

Other skills required to succeed in this role:
      Strong technical experience and eagerness to establish good engineering practices
      Good planning, organization, and decision-making skills
      Good communication with engineers, product managers, and other stakeholders 
      Good sense of humor with a great ability to work with others
The targeted base salary range for this role is listed in the compensation section below. Actual salary may be above or below this range based on factors such as location, skills, and relevant experience. In addition, this position may include additional compensation in the form of bonus, equity, or commissions. If you are a full-time salaried or hourly worker, we offer the following benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k), Holidays, Wellness, Vacation, and more. The targeted pay range for this role in US CA is: $180-220k

Zum Services, Inc. and all its subsidiaries provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.