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Software Development Engineer, Virtual Vehicle Hub

Platform Science

Platform Science

Software Engineering
San Diego, CA, USA · Remote
Posted on Saturday, April 15, 2023

Who We Are

At Platform Science, we’re working to connect everything that moves.

Founded in 2015, we are an open IoT platform that partners with innovative fleets, application developers, vehicle manufacturers, and equipment providers in the transportation industry to deliver revolutionary solutions to supply chain professionals across the globe.

Our employees are an engaging, diverse group of people who believe in the power of great ideas. We hire people with different experiences and perspectives to build a company culture that fuels growth through innovation.We value thoughtful actions and empathy for others. We approach challenges with resiliency and creativity, while encouraging transparency because, no matter our backgrounds or responsibilities, we are one team.

About The Role

Virtual Vehicle is the heart of the connected experience for bringing data from many different sources, enriching it with the data necessary to interpret it, then making it available to everywhere fleets would like it processed. The hub team manages core entities such as accounts, users, roles and permissions, and trucks. We provide the core UI and the APIs that power both it and other services.

Our developers work primarily in full stack TypeScript. Our backend is a collection of heavily horizontally scaling services, built on Node/Express, in AWS. Our frontend is Vue/Vuetify driven, running headless and connecting to those backend APIs with the same types of access our customers also enjoy.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Collaborate productively, and take personal responsibility, in technical planning and exploration for large projects
  • Develop highly scalable API based services, in Node/Express/TypeScript, within AWS, that are a pleasure for consumers to work with
  • Build thoughtful, intuitive, Vue/Vuetify front ends for browser based consumers of those APIs
  • Always be willing to take on learning new technologies and approaches, ready to build tomorrow


  • Comfortable with Agile/Scrum, two week Sprints, and Jira
  • Able to consistently deliver on promises
  • A team player who is excited to lift others on the team up
  • Not afraid to ask for help
  • A true full-stack developer, with a passion for, and skills on, both the front and back ends
  • Experienced with one or more modern Front End frameworks such as Angular, React, or Vue
  • Experienced with Node and Express
  • Experienced with API design, development and maintenance in production (REST)
  • Have an ability to discuss the fundamentals of testing, its different types and why they matter
  • Experienced with CI/CD, deployment tools, pipelines and processes
  • Familiar with software development best practices and principles
  • Collaborate with a team on planning complex, large scale initiatives
  • Able to demonstrate ownership of, not just participation in, multiple successful, related projects
  • Breadth and depth of experience with multiple server-side languages/frameworks.
  • Serverless API Development:
    • API Gateway, ECS, EKS, Lambda, Node, Serverless/SAM
  • Experience with Graph based APIs such as GraphQL
  • Experience with designing and maintaining high availability systems
  • Database design and administration experience
  • Mentoring and teaching experience
  • A bachelor’s degree in software engineering or equivalent

Platform Science Benefits Highlights

The company offers various benefits to regular, full-time employees including:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability insurances
  • AD&D and life insurance
  • 401k plan
  • Paid vacation, sick leave and holidays
  • Six weeks of paid parental leave

For more information please see the Benefits Highlights brochure for regular, full-time employees.

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This is an exempt role. Our job titles for each posting may span across more than one job level. The estimated base salary for this role is between $98,085 and $168,385. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target range for new hire base salaries across all US locations. Compensation packages are based on many factors unique to each candidate, including but not limited to skill set, work experience, relevant trainings and certifications, business needs, market demands and specific geographical location. The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future. This role may also be eligible for bonus, equity, and benefits.

Please note that the compensation details listed in US role postings reflect the base salary only, and do not include bonus, equity, or benefits.

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