Software Engineer, Back-end

Engineers at Shift build things that matter. Every engineer works on exciting, meaningful projects, and defines our technical and product strategy. We move fast, have fun, and help each other out. We’re looking for experienced backend engineers to build world-class infrastructure with us. This is an opportunity to join a fantastic team at a company with the potential to transform an entire industry.

Our infrastructure engineering team builds the systems, libraries, and platforms that enable our internal logistics and all of our applications to function. These systems help the rest of the company move faster and build better software. They enable Shift to scale to more cities and more users, and they power every fantastic customer experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Take full ownership of features from idea through launch
  • Test and iterate to ship software with proven customer value
  • Set priorities and help us focus on the right things
  • Improve our tech stack, tools, and processes
  • Help and mentor other team members; collaborate as part of a team

REQUIREMENTS

  • 2+ years of experience building back-end systems for production applications
  • Strong knowledge of at least one server-side programming language and related frameworks (Go, PostgreSQL, Salesforce, App Engine, and AWS are what we use, but definitely not required coming in)
  • BS, MS and/or PhD in Computer Science or related technical field

EXTERNAL REFERRAL BONUS!
We offer a generous referral bonus for your assistance in helping us find great engineers. You must know the engineer you are recommending, and they should not be someone we’re already talking to. We may also ask you to help court them if needed. Please send your referrals to [email protected] and a member of our team will follow up with you!

ABOUT US
Shift is a San Francisco-based startup that is transforming the buying, selling, and servicing of used cars into a technology-driven, hassle-free experience. With Shift, one of our friendly car enthusiasts will work as your personal concierge from start to finish, whether it’s bringing a test drive to your door or providing an instant appraisal for the car you want to sell. All of our cars pass a rigorous inspection and come with a seven day money-back guarantee. Financing is also provided on most vehicles. Basically, we save you money, time, and the aggravation of working with a used car dealer.

WHY US?
We’re a team of ex-Google and ex-Dropbox leaders with demonstrated ability to successfully build teams and create game-changing products. We’re backed by leading Silicon Valley investors and poised for enormous growth this year.

Meet Some of Shift's Employees

Jon V.

Head of Engineering

Jon is focused on ensuring that the Engineering Team is happy, healthy, and productive so that it can grow, accomplish its priorities, and collaborate effectively across departments.

Minnie I.

COO & Co-founder

As a the COO & Co-founder, Minnie influences the corporate culture while also running operations—focused on optimizing, standardizing, and automating processes on the back-end to ensure that customers have a great experience.


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