Software Engineer, Full-stack

About Shift
We believe car buying should be fun, fair, and accessible to everyone. We’ve set out to transform an industry, using technology to bring transparency and convenience to the car buying process. 

And we aren’t stopping there. We aim to bring that same transparency and convenience to car ownership too, with payments, maintenance, and insurance in one easy app. At Shift, we’re building the tools that empower people to buy, own, and sell the cars that make life go.

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 a Silicon Valley startup with a second engineering office in the Arlington area. We’re looking for experienced full-stack web engineers to help us build the world's best logistics and operations apps. This is an opportunity to join a fantastic team at a company with the potential to transform an entire industry. We’d love to talk to you about what we’re doing!

RESPONSIBILITIES

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

REQUIREMENTS

  • 2+ years of experience writing production full-stack software (our backend is written in Go, we deploy every day using AWS, and we store data in PostgreSQL and Salesforce)
  • Familiarity with modern web languages and frameworks (we use React and modern HTML/CSS)
  • BS, MS and/or PhD in Computer Science or related technical field



On diversity
Our company depends on balance and equality — between buyers and sellers, among employees, and in our relationships with customers.

Our mission to evolve car ownership and transform an industry is a challenging one. It can only be achieved by a team of diverse problem-solvers — engineers, designers, business people — from the same broad demographics as our customers.

Why join now?
We’ve built a small but highly talented team backed by $120 million in funding from investors like DFJ, Goldman Sachs, and BMW iVentures. We’ve got product-market fit, but there’s still a ton of room to innovate and make your mark on the product and on the company. 

Shift is the Bay Area’s #1 seller of used cars with $100 million in cars sold per year. We’re serving most of California and are gearing up to scale to new markets. With a solid business model and no clear winner in our space yet, this is a hugely exciting time to join the team.

Meet Some of Shift's Employees

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.

Dominic O.

Software Engineer

As a software engineer focused on improving the iOS app, Dominic spends the vast majority of his time coding to make the app more responsive to user needs.


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