Senior Backend Engineer

Remote, San Francisco, CA, United States, Silicon Valley, CA, United States, Mountain View, CA, United States


Role Locations

  • Remote
  • San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Silicon Valley, CA, United States
  • Mountain View, CA, United States


51 - 100 people


185 E Dana St
Mountain View, CA, 94041, US

Tech Stack

  • TypeScript
  • JavaScript
  • Node.js
  • Python
  • PostgreSQL
  • Redis
  • GraphQL
  • React
  • React Native
  • AWS
  • EC2
  • RDS
  • Kubernete
  • Terra
  • Docker
  • CircleCI
  • Cypress
  • iOS
  • C
  • C++
  • Ardupilot
  • Simulink
  • SolidWorks

Role Description

Our next teammate has experience building next-generation real-time backend applications.

Reporting to our Distributed Systems Lead, and as a dedicated Backend expert, you will make significant contributions to our software and systems, helping shape the most powerful Mission Control and Fleet Management systems anyone has ever seen.

To get an idea of your final product, check out the Matternet Station:

You will

Be trusted to take point on complex product initiatives and run them to completion with minimal supervision

Work with the rest of our software team and across engineering disciplines to build the infrastructure that our air and ground assets rely on: real-time drone tracking system, back office asset management system, customer facing tools

Support frontend and API consumers with integration


6+ years of real-world experience

Ability to meet within Pacific Time Zone

A product-first approach to building software; you care about the real world functionality of your programming

Experience working with Javascript/Typescript and NodeJS

Experience working in real-time cloud systems

Experience with relational DBs like PostgreSQL and ORMs

You’ve worked peripheral tech like AWS, Docker, and Kubernetes

Great additions

Ability to travel to MTV HQ on occasion

You are familiar with MQTT based messaging

You are familiar with real-time message processing with Kafka

You are familiar with GraphQL and Express

You’ve worked with frontend technologies like React

You think autonomous aerial vehicles are as cool as we do

About Matternet

Matternet has developed best-in-class technology for on-demand, aerial delivery in urban environments. We provide our technology platform-as-a-service to healthcare and logistics organizations.

To date, Matternet technology has enabled 10,000+ commercial drone flights.

In March 2017, we became the first company in the world to be authorized for commercial beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations of drone logistics networks over cities in Switzerland. In March 2019, Matternet and UPS announced a partnership to provide drone delivery services to US healthcare systems, starting with WakeMed Health in NC and most recently at Wake Forest Baptist Health. In October 2019, Matternet's technology enabled the first (full Part 135 Standard certification) FAA-Approved Drone Airline, UPS Flight Forward (USPFF), providing fast expansion to healthcare facilities across the US. September of 2020 launched our first partnership on the Asian continent, with Japan Airlines. We rang in 2021 by expanding European operations with Labor Berlin, initiating the first ever urban BVLOS medical drone delivery network in the largest city of the EU.

Join us as we build the future today, creating the next paradigm of transportation!

Company Culture

We believe our Values speak for themself, and hope they align with yours!

We are safe above all else: Our technology can save or take a person’s life. We do not negotiate on the safety of the systems we design, build, and operate.

We deliver: We work smart, not just hard. If our efforts are not yielding results, we pause and regroup. We deliver our product so that our system can deliver its payload, safely and reliably.

We are a team: We win together and lose together. We are one another’s toughest critics, biggest challengers, and loudest supporters. We speak candidly and listen humbly. We are accountable to each other for our own contribution to the success of our mission.

We are creative: We are innovative and inventive. We have the courage and discipline to explore the non-obvious path and to create original thoughts and things. We search relentlessly for aesthetic, simple solutions.

We are deliberate: We are rigorous, intentional, and detail-oriented in our work. We plan upfront to grease the path to execution and prevent mistakes. We openly recognize and reflect on failure to improve our product and processes.

We make the world better: We design and build products to give everyone everywhere access to physical goods. With zero emissions aerial transport and ground infrastructure, we preserve our planet.

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