Our Mission: Smarter, safer, connected driving in any vehicle
Driving technology always feels old. Not by a little bit. Years and years out of date. Is that really just “the way things are”? We don’t think so and we’re here to fix that. We believe vehicles can be 1000x smarter, safer, and more connected to the world around us. We’ve started on this mission by building a mobile-based connected vehicle platform used by millions of drivers in over 150 countries. In 2019, we joined forces with Honda as their first startup acquisition, and now we’re expanding our vision by bringing together software and hardware to build new products that solve real needs for millions of drivers around the world.
About the Role
The Senior Backend Engineer is responsible for designing, delivering and operating services on cloud infrastructure that support drivers on day-to-day activities such as navigation, preferences, authentication and so on. You will work directly with product owners, mobile and embedded application engineers to understand the product needs for online services you will be in charge of. You might also engage directly with external teams to learn about existing corporate systems, experiment with them and participate in architecture and integration decisions.
What You Will Do
Design testable, scalable and observable backend servicesDevelop, in a team, end-to-end backend service solutions, including database design, cloud infrastructure services selection and setup, monitoring and alertingTroubleshoot production issues, develop and release hotfixesContribute to CI/CD pipeline infrastructure
What We Are Looking For
5+ years of experience as a software engineerExperience architecting, building, and operating cloud native backend services in one or more programming languages such as Go, Kotlin, Java, Python, TypeScript, etcExperience with SQL and NoSQL databasesExperience working on large teams that follow software development best practicesA flexible attitude and entrepreneurial mindset. Be willing to engage outside of your usual responsibility area, learn new technologies and tackle challenges beyond backend developmentSomeone who thinks that cars and motorcycles can be 1000x better than they are today.Able to collaborate in English and to understand technical documentationPermission to work in Japan
Nice to Have
Experience with a major cloud provider such as GCP, AWS, or AzureExperience with infrastructure as code (e.g. Terraform) Japanese language ability always welcome
Drivemode is proud of a very diverse team with employees coming from 5 continents/11 countries as of today. Diversity in our workplace has played an important part in our success; we recognize each employee’s unique background, knowledge, experiences, ideas, and viewpoints which are all critical in developing a product that has the greatest impacts on drivers all over the world.
Drivemode provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or any other characteristics that make you unique.