RMS - Backend Software Development Engineer

Come Join Us
Come work in an exciting environment in which you’ll use your passion, experience, and strong analytical skills to help bring new technologies to public safety and leave a positive impact on the world. We cultivate an environment that favors agility, initiative, and creative thinking. Our mission is to protect life, making the world a safer place through smart devices and software services. We genuinely love what we do and are looking for others who share this passion.

Your Impact
Have you ever wondered if you can write code to save lives? At Axon our mission is to protect life. We are passionate about bringing state of the art technology to law enforcement so officers can focus on helping their communities instead of fighting with bad software.

We're building a brand new product, from the ground up, that is going to give police officers the time, tools, and insights to make our communities safer. We're looking for talented back-end engineers to help us bring this vision to life. You will be invigorated by the opportunity to be an early member of the team, and enjoy building a solid foundation for a very visionary product. Should you join the team, you will be surrounded by like minded people who are passionate about our mission to protect life. We are allergic to red tape, meaningless process, crufty code, and jerks.

The Record Management System tech stack
Our product is still super early, but here’s what we’re working with so far:

Backend – Golang. No previous experience needed, but we’re strongly biased towards easy to understand, clean code.
Frontend – React (and opportunity to do React Native, and Electron apps in the future)
Data – Several. Right now, we’re prototyping different ways to handle the intrinsically graph oriented nature of the relationships between entities (people, crimes, vehicles, property, locations, etc).
Orchestration, Deployments, Operations – TBD, but gravitating towards Kubernetes, Docker, Vitess.io\

What else makes RMS unusual?
We believe in pushing autonomy as deeply as possible into the team. A deep understanding of our customers is critical to achieve this autonomy and move quickly. As a result, every engineer on the team spends personal time with law enforcement officers and agencies. Your first police ride-along will be awesome!

Skills Preferred

  • You have demonstrated success in current career
  • You are passionate about how technology helps people in their daily lives
  • You love delighting end users
  • You hunger for novel challenges
  • You have proficiency in language(s) of your choice. Some we use: Go (Golang), Scala, Javascript

Skills Required

  • 3+ years professional experience

  • Some experience with the following:
  • You have deep backend knowledge
  • You have experience with scalable datastores as part of large deployments in the cloud
  • You code beautiful, simple, comprehensible API and other integrations
  • You love building something awesome and lasting even though you didn't know anything about it when you started

Compensation and Benefits

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life 
  • Supportive parental leave policy
  • Unlimited paid-time-off
  • 401K
  • Commuter options
  • Stocked kitchen
  • Awarded 14th best place to work in the state of Washington and the geekiest office space in Seattle
  • Opportunities to ride along with real US police officers in real life situations, see them use technology, and get inspired. 
  • And much more...

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


Meet Some of Axon's Employees

Bryan W.

Vice President, Software Engineering

From building a top-talent team to creating cutting-edge technologies, Bryan and his co-workers are responsible for supporting Axon’s engineering efforts and experiences.

Surbhi S.


Surbhi writes the code that controls what Axon body cameras can do to help law enforcement officers out in the field during their day-to-day duties.

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