Software Engineer(s) - Backend Platform

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.

We are growing and scaling fast. Our teams are small and nimble. We iterate quickly and release every week. We are looking for Software Engineers who can own and solve problems and is not afraid of making future architectural decisions in the Zūm Platform. If you are a self-driven motivated leader who enjoys solving problems in large scale distributed systems domain, you will love this job. You’ll work on the company’s backend systems to build, maintain and improve key functionalities of Zūm’s business, to help schools, students and parents.

Job Responsibilities:

    • Build up robust and efficient backend systems to support business requirements.
    • Build up fast and reliable services to support requirements from users and customers.
    • Build up always available systems to make Zum services safe, reliable, and rich feature to satisfy all schools, students, parents, and drivers.
    • Build up micro-service based fast development systems 

Job Requirements:

    • 5+ years industry experiences
    • Experience in Node.js and NoSQL database or related technologies with proven work products you can share with us.
    • Experience building REST API-based platforms
    • Experience in large scale distributed systems
    • Hands-on experience with deploying and managing apps on cloud - AWS/Google
    • Ability to work under aggressive deadlines and scale up, experience with startups
    • Ability to plan and deliver on time under pressure 
    • Experience with Angular/Mobile technologies (Swift/Java) to support frontend engineers
    • Knowledge of Javascript 
    • Strong problem-solving skills and practical application of data structures
    • Good sense of humor with a great ability to work with others
    • Good communication skills 
    • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in computer science or quantitative field with a strong math and science background

Perks and Benefits:

    • Ability to have a huge impact at an early-stage, mission-driven startup
    • Competitive compensation, including cash and equity
    • Medical, dental, and vision benefits, including paid membership to One Medical
    • Delicious and healthy daily catered lunch
    • Unlimited vacation policy
    • Fun office environment, overlooking the beautiful waters in Redwood Shores
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: $120-180k

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.