Senior Server Engineer

San Francisco, CA, United States

Automatic (by Sirius XM)

Role Location

  • San Francisco, CA, United States


101 - 250 people


128 King St
San Francisco, CA, 94107, US

Tech Stack

  • C
  • Python
  • Lua
  • C++
  • Swift
  • Objective C
  • Java
  • Kotlin

Role Description

Location: San Francisco, CA

Position Summary:

SiriusXM is looking for a strong collaborative team player to work within our Automatic Labs (Connected Car) division on the backend Applications Team. The backend team is responsible for the design and implementation of various microservices in the Automatic Labs Platform. This includes defining the detailed technical architecture, working closely with the Product team, working closely with other development groups within a larger team (including front-end applications, content tools, analytics and machine learning), analyzing requirements, and positioning them with the development. This individual should be well aware of the ongoing evolution of the mobile platforms, data and machine learning, and also be aware of the overall technology evolution in the connected devices sector.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Design and implementation of APIs to support both external platform users, as well as internal cross service applications. Design and implementation of Real Time APIs to support both external platform users, as well as internal cross service communication. Identify and eliminate potential performance problems in those APIs including optimizing data stores. Improve the reliability and fault tolerance of our infrastructure. Provide scalable solutions to handle the large amounts of telematics data we collect including managing large relational datastores, message queues, distributed service architecture. Design and implementation of authentication and authorization for external facing services. Facilitate the troubleshooting of pre and post-production issues working closely with the development team. Ensure system security externally to protect against a variety of web-based attacks, as well as internally to guard against unintentional data access. Ensure collaboration with Sr. Management to help generate task breakdowns, and accurate schedules. Adhere to rules established to enforce test driven development, maintaining wiki pages, code style and code group/peer review.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or other technically related field or equivalent, relevant experience. 5+ years of experience designing and developing applications. 5+ years of working experience in Python or similar high level OOP language. 3+ years of experience in building scalable backend applications.

Requirements and General Skills:

Comfortable taking the lead on projects and working without lots of oversight. Familiarity with deploying applications on top of Amazon Web Services. Ability to effectively work cross functionally in a fast paced and sometimes ambiguous work environment. Strong organization skills. Excellent problem solving skills. Ability to work independently and in a team environment. Willingness to take initiative and to follow through on projects. Willingness to learn new technologies. Excellent time management skills, with the ability to self-prioritize, and work under shifting deadlines. Must have legal right to work in the U.S.

Technical Skills:

Demonstrable skills in designing/deploying a scalable environment using 3rd party cloud services (AWS, Google Cloud, etc.). Experience working with large scale relational, distributed databases (PostgreSQL is a plus). Strong comprehension of web services and service oriented architecture. Strong comprehension of high availability, multi-tier, mission critical system design. Working knowledge of microservices, message oriented middleware, nginx. Experience with non-relational datastores. Fluency in Python or equivalent high level OOP language. Working knowledge of relational databases.

As an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status.

The requirements and duties described above may be modified or waived by the Company in its sole discretion without notice.

About Automatic (by Sirius XM)

We're a platform for smartcar apps. Apps on our platform allow drivers to diagnose engine problems without a mechanic, use enhanced security features, detect crashes automatically, and get roadside assistance.

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