Software Development Engineer

Santa Monica, CA
Engineering / Software
At Ring, we come to work every day with the mission of reducing crime in neighborhoods. Over the past few years we have learned that when neighbors, the Ring team, and law enforcement all work together, we can create safer communities. 
The Neighbors App was built for this very reason. Available to everyone with an iOS or Android device, Neighbors sends you real-time crime and safety alerts from your neighbors, law enforcement, and the Ring team. Simply put, Neighbors is the new neighborhood watch.

The Neighbors team are seeking engineers who will help us create the next generation of apps, and services.  In this role, you will work closely with a cross-functional team of engineers, marketers, designers, and product managers to design, test, learn, and iterate on solutions in a fast-paced environment.

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The Role: 
As a Software Development Engineer, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the definition, vision, design, roadmap and development of core services at Ring.

The ideal candidate

    • Has a strong foundation in software development, design patterns, and cloud computing. 
    • Has experience working with large scale cloud systems, understanding how to architect and build them 
    • Is highly effective and thrives in a dynamic environment with multiple, changing priorities 
    • Knows what is important when shipping products to customers and has been through the process from start to finish 
    • Promotes robust and maintainable code, clear documentation, and can deliver high quality work on tight schedules 
    • Is comfortable with proactive outward communication and technical leadership and never shies away from a challenge 
    • This role involves design, architecture, implementation, and operation of the large-scale cloud systems that make our neighborhood safer. You will be given the opportunity to autonomously deliver the technical direction of these services, and the feature roadmap. You will work with extraordinary talent and have the opportunity to hire and shape the team to best execute on the product.

Basic qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field 
    • 5+ years of experience building successful production software systems 
    • 5+ years of experience with OO design/development skills 
    • 3+ years of experience in REST architecture for web services 
    • 3+ years of experience in a variety of modern programming languages (Java, C/C++, Go, Ruby, Python) and open-source technologies (Linux, SQLite, OpenGL, Spring, Hibernate)    

Preferred qualifications

    • Master’s degree in Computer Science or related field 
    • Experience with working on AWS services (S3, CloudFormation, DynamoDB, EC2). 
    • Experience developing cloud software services and an understanding of design for scalability, performance, and reliability 
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills 
    • Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, continuous deployments, testing and operations    
About Ring

Ring's mission is to reduce crime in neighborhoods and empower consumers by creating a Ring of Security around homes and communities with its suite of smart home security products: Ring Video Doorbell, Ring Video Doorbell Pro, Ring Stick Up Cam and the new Ring Floodlight Cam. With these security devices, Ring has created the neighborhood watch for the digital age and continues to keep homes around the world safe. For more information, visit With Ring, you're always home.

Ring LLC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Ring Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

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