Senior Software Engineer, IoT

  • Bird
  • Remote, OR 97458, USA
  • Sep 14, 2021
Engineering: Software

Job Description

Who is Bird

Bird is a global team guided by a shared vision: to make cities more livable through safe, sustainable electric mobility. From our first e-scooter ride in 2017 to the thousands of rides taking place every day, our passionate team and award winning custom vehicles have helped riders complete hundreds of millions of carbon-free trips in more than 250 cities around the world. And we're just getting started.


As a Staff Software Engineer you will be working alongside a team, who are directly responsible for creating accessible Vehicle Tools and Systems. You will work on solutions that involve cloud services, IoT connectivity, integration of new vehicles, and vehicle diagnostics. We are working to solve complex problems across multiple platforms (cloud, vehicle, services). The ideal candidate will have industry-leading technical abilities and an established background developing scalable applications.


  • Develop and maintain accessible Vehicle Tools and Systems. That range from web based, desktop, and even mobile products.
  • Build backend APIs and documentation
  • Work closely with various business partners (firmware, manufacturing, and service centers)
  • Write unit, functional, integration and system tests
  • Sharp problem-solving skills, system design, customer oriented, and ability to resolve ambiguous requirements
  • Quarterly travel to Los Angeles


  • BS degree in Computer Science, related STEM field or equivalent experience
  • At least 5 years of relevant professional experience
  • Expertise in one or more object-oriented design methodology and large-scale application development (e.g. Kotlin, Ruby, Python, Go, Java, C++)
  • Designing and developing IoT solutions for customers
  • SQL experience
  • Distributed computing experience including multi-region global platform development
  • Excellent understanding of computer science fundamentals, data structures, and algorithms
  • Expertise in object-oriented design methodology and large scale application development
  • Excellent communication skills with both technical and non-technical audiences

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Functional programming experience
  • Experience with polyglot and cross platform systems
  • Experience with device or vehicle IoT applications
  • Experience with IoT connectivity vendors

Technology we're working with:

  • Go
  • AWS
  • Terraform
  • Kafka
  • Redis
  • Kubernetes

Culture at Bird

We're an ambitious, smart and open-minded team that is passionate about our mission. Each day is unlike the last, as we’re constantly moving forward, challenging each other, and working together to create the future of micro-mobility.

Perks up

We want people to succeed at Bird, so we give our teams plenty of time off to relax and recharge. We also offer a generous employer-paid healthcare package, childcare support, pre-tax spending accounts, mental health resources, a work from home stipend, a wellness stipend, and a whole host of other out of the box benefits that meet you where you are.

Bird is the world

Bird stands for a culture of inclusion. We celebrate different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives —encouraging everyone to bring their authentic selves to work. We have a diverse environment that empowers our team to feel comfortable when they voice their opinions. For these reasons and more Bird is a proud equal employment opportunity employer. We welcome everyone regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetics, and we are dedicated to providing an inclusive, open, and diverse work environment.

Sound like a place you’d like to work? Sweet. Let’s chat.


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