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Staff Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Shift5 is seeking a full-time Senior Software Engineer to join our growing team. In this role, you’ll build and deploy high-impact features into Shift5’s product suite. Specifically, we’re working to convert an existing Python based solution to a micro-services approach using Golang. You’ll play a critical role in designing, building, and delivering the technology stack that:

  • Serves the user’s digital touch points into the Shift5 product ecosystem
  • Composes the middleware that drives the core engine of our solutions
  • Sustains the backend components that source, analyze and enrich the vast amounts of Operation Technology-based data captured by our hardware platform

You’ll operate in a team based environment with engineers, product managers, program managers and designers to conceive, implement and shape major features. Engineers are key contributors in shaping this design process and you’ll be a major factor in generating high-impact products that literally save lives. This role resides in our Product Engineering team and reports directly to our Vice President, Engineering.

Shift5 is a rapidly growing data and cybersecurity scale-up. We specialize in capturing and analyzing serial bus data in real time, providing anomaly detection and operational intelligence required to act. Our insights provide real-time alerting and historical trends to assure mission readiness and cyber survivability, and our innovative technology enables military systems to deter adversaries, protect warfighters, and maintain their competitive edge. We are a collaborative, passionate and driven cadre of cyber security experts. Our engineers are multidisciplinary, and our team is dynamic. We’re a growing company focused on helping our customer’s fleets run smarter and safer by capitalizing on mountains of data resting right about the wheels. Come join us.

In this role you will be expected to:

  • Interpret requirements and design specifications to develop, debug, test and maintain software solutions deployed against a broad array of platforms, environments and cloud solutions
  • Facilitate architectural designs that meet business requirements, security and quality standards
  • Migrate existing Python based solutions into Golang based microservices
  • Mentor and coach other team members and peers to continually improve
  • Actively participate in our agile development processes, including the use of Test Driven Development (TDD)
  • Maintain current knowledge of relevant technologies and developments in the software engineering space

We're looking for someone who is/has:

  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent
  • 8+ Years of experience in software development
  • Strong proficiency in at least two (2) of the following: Python (preferred), Golang (preferred), C, C++
  • Experience leading a team of software engineers and instilling best practices
  • Deep understanding of software engineering practices and concepts
  • Demonstrated experience with REST API’s, TDD, AWS, CI/CD, Docker, Google ProtoBufs, Linux
  • Prior experience with CANbus, MIL-STD-1553, SAE J1939, ASCB, ARINC 429 is extra helpful
  • US Citizenship
  • Active (or ability to hold/obtain) a US Government Top Secret security clearance

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and stock options in a fast-growing startup
  • Employer-paid medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Health Savings Account with annual employer contributions
  • 401k with employer contributions
  • Life Insurance
  • Uncapped paid time off policy
  • Flexible work & remote work policy
  • Tax-deferred public transit benefits with Metro SmartBenefits (DC/MD/VA)

We are committed to building an inclusive culture of belonging that embraces the diversity of our people and represents the communities in which we work and the customers we serve. We know the happiest and highest performing teams include people with diverse perspectives and ways of solving problems. We strive to attract and retain talent from all backgrounds and create workplaces where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work.

Shift5 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability, age, marital status, ancestry, projected veteran status, or any other protected group or class.