Senior Backend Engineer ($10K/successful referral)

San Francisco
Smarking is looking for an excellent senior backend engineer to help us scale the initial success of the company to the next level. Ideal candidates will be passionate about working in an early-stage tech company in the urban mobility world with initial product-market-fit and growing it to the next stage with rocket ship speed. As a senior member of our engineering team, you will be responsible for: 1) building robust and high-quality vendor integration code, data pipelines, and relevant internal tools to continuously enhance our data infrastructure; 2) scaling backend system to handle rapidly growing data volumes and streaming needs; 3) building and scaling complicated machine learning algorithms; 4) speeding up CI/CD pipelines. The senior backend engineer will lead major engineering projects with the highest impact on our business and operations.

Smarking is an ambitious tech company with hyper-driven MIT PhDs, data scientists, engineers, transportation experts, and battle-tested business professionals who are committed to solve the notorious parking problem via a unique angle. By providing the very first business intelligence and yield management enterprise SaaS to the parking industry, Smarking is establishing itself as an emerging leader in the massive and conventionally overlooked $100B+ parking market in the US.

Smarking aims to enable highly efficient urban mobility by digitizing parking spaces and distributing parking inventory dynamically, in order to get the world ready for the connected, shared, and autonomous future. Backed by a group of top investors such as Y Combinator and Khosla Ventures, Smarking has brought real-time and predictive analytics to thousands of parking locations for cities (e.g. Miami, Houston, Santa Monica), commercial real estate owners (e.g. Bookfield, Tishman Speyer, Hines), and parking operators (e.g. ABM, VPNE, Premier). For the first time, cities and parking operators can make informed decisions for planning, operations, and pricing in real-time with the help of our products. Smarking also built the first ever dynamic pricing engine for the industry, working in a similar way as pricing engines for the hotel and airline industries, producing 40%-400% revenue uplifts in more than ten metro regions in the country.

Our backend stack includes Python, Postgres, Flask, Docker, Redis, ElasticSearch, Airflow, Terraform, and AWS services such as EC2, S3, RDS, and ECS.


    • 5-10+ years of experience designing, refactoring, scaling, and implementing large-scale distributed backend systems.
    • Extensive experience building and scaling real-time data streams.
    • Extensive experience building data ETL pipelines.
    • Experience in testing frameworks and CI/CD pipelines.
    • Hungry for impact and growth, motivated for constant learning, proactive at collaboration, and strong sense of responsibility.
    • Strong communication skills with both technical and non-technical audiences.
    • Bonus points: Experience with our tech stack. Experience with machine learning and predictive analytics. Experience in front-end development (Javascript/React/Typescript).


    • Competitive salaries and stock options
    • 100% medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage
    • 401K – 3% paycheck hard match by company
    • Free monthly parking nearby office or commuter benefits for public transit
    • Monthly gym subsidies
    • Unlimited paid time off

Please send your resume to for an interview. We look forward to hearing from you!

We need great engineers, and we need them quickly! If you refer someone to Smarking for an engineering role, we hire that person, and he/she successfully passes our first 3 months, we’ll pay you $10k! If you know of someone, submit an e-mail with link to a job posting from, your contact info, and the candidate’s resume or LinkedIn URL, to All rights reserved by Smarking for qualification of any referral.