Software Engineer, Infrastructure

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We care deeply about delivering the best transportation experience; this means the best experience for the passenger and the best experience for the driver. We believe this quality of service can only be achieved with a deep understanding of our world, our cities, our streets… how they evolve, how they breathe. We embrace the powerful positive impact autonomous transportation will bring to our everyday lives and with our ambition, we will become a leader in the development and operation of such vehicles. Thanks to our network, with hundreds of millions of rides every year, we have the means to make autonomy a safe reality. As a member of Level5, you will have the opportunity to develop and deploy tomorrow’s hardware & software solutions and thereby revolutionize transportation.

Working in Autonomous infrastructure team gives a unique ability to understand how all the pieces of self-driving technology fit together: from perception and motion control to data pipelines and sensor integrations. We are building a strong infrastructure foundation for the whole autonomous vehicles program. If you are excited about being a force multiplier in a team of talented engineers working on cutting-edge problems, we should talk!


  • Create an infrastructure that enables rapid iteration across the entire team

  • Design and implement build, release, delivery, and deployment pipelines

  • Enforce best practices for polyglot software systems

  • Manage cloud and on-premise resources to support 200+ TB/day scale

  • Ensure operational excellence of Autonomous software systems

  • Level up, educate, and evangelize software systems knowledge across the entire Autonomous teams

Experience & Skills:

  • Strong knowledge of Software Engineering and Computer Science fundamentals. It usually comes with Bachelors in CS, but doesn’t have to be

  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse range of talented engineers

  • 5+ years of relevant professional experience

  • Extensive programming experience. We love Rust and Scala. We also use C++, Go, and Python. You don’t have to know all of them, but should be excited to work with them!

  • Demonstrable skills with build toolchains. We use Bazel, GCC, and nvcc

  • Experience with infrastructure as code. Terraform is our tool of choice

  • Deep understanding of Linux operating systems and containerization. We use Docker and Kubernetes

  • Extended knowledge of cloud infrastructure. We utilize both AWS and GCP

Nice To Have:

  • Expertise with scaling version control systems, especially Git

  • Experience with multiple programming paradigms

  • Experience with the Linux kernel

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