Senior Software Engineer, Data

at Mothership open_in_new
Culver City, CA, USA
Job type
full time
Job level
mid level
$145,000 - $165,000
1 year ago
python node-js pandas flask snowflake

Job description

We are building the future of freight

At Mothership, we believe in unlocking the world's potential through speeding up the delivery of everything people need. Started in 2017, we’re backed by some of venture capital’s best investors and have already become the logistics backbone for many of today’s most innovative companies.

As a Senior Software Engineer on the data team, you’ll build the underlying platform that powers our data science efforts across the company. Our fulfillment process heavily relies on data to make real-time decisions and you’ll be building the infrastructure to store and serve that data. As an early member of our growing data science team, you’ll be setting the direction of our data engineering efforts and architecting systems that will shape our company for years to come.

The ideal individual for this position is someone who cares deeply about reliability and is looking for extreme ownership to spread wings and test limits. They’re focused on action and lead by example in a hands-on and collaborative way.

What you'll get to do

  • Architect our data pipelines so that different departments can quickly and efficiently store and consumedata at scale.
  • Maintain data quality and accuracy across our records by creating systems to monitor our data for anomalies and inconsistencies.
  • Optimize our data collection processes, enforce clean schemas for data storage, and create a data lake for storing currently unused data.
  • Ensure that our data pipelines are highly reliable.

What success looks like

  • 5+ years experience in building data platforms at scale.
  • Strong coding and design skills (Python and SQL a big plus).
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work in a collaborative environment.


  • Experience working at a tech startup.
  • Experience working with geospatial data at scale.
  • Experience working with BI platforms.
  • Experience with ETL pipelines.

Technologies we're working with

  • NodeJS + Express
  • Mongo
  • Redis
  • Snowflake
  • Python
  • Pandas
  • Flask
  • React & React Native
  • Redux
  • SQS

What you'll get from Mothership

  • Highly competitive salary and employee stock options.
  • Full health, dental and vision (PPO).
  • Unlimited paid time off.
  • Work at our bright, window filled, open floor plan office in West Los Angeles.
  • Equipped with the latest MacBook and sit / stand desk.

Culture at Mothership

We’re an ambitious, endlessly curious, and open-minded group. Our team is passionate about our mission and eager to produce work at the highest level. The office is upbeat and supportive, because we care about each other and believe positive momentum equals better outcomes.

Sound like a place you’d be a great addition to? Let’s chat.

Interested in the position? Apply now!