Senior Software Engineer, Backend


  • Location
    • Santa Monica, CA
  • Date Posted
  • 18 Sep 2020
  • Function
  • Software Engineering
  • Sector
  • Mobility

At Bird, we’re on a mission to make cities more livable by reducing traffic and carbon emissions with an affordable, convenient, and eco-friendly transportation option. We planted roots in Los Angeles, California. Now, our fleet of electric scooters is available to riders in cities around the world for short trips or the “last mile” of their journey. In our first year, Bird launched in over 100 cities and provided over 10 million rides. And we’re only just getting started.

Who are you?

You are an experienced software engineer looking to tackle some of the most challenging technical problems impacting the world of micro-mobility. You enjoy solving complex data problems and working closely with cross-functional teams, including Product, Data, and Ops.

You will be building and supporting our core backend services that are the backbone of Bird’s success.


  • Build backend APIs that power our native client application
  • Write and maintain documentation that is easy to understand and adds value to the code
  • Collaborate with various business partners (product, mobile, firmware team, UI/UX) to build end-to-end solutions

Write detailed design documents

  • Write functional and integration tests for backend services
  • Large scale data processing to respond to user behavior and optimize operations


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related STEM field
  • 7+ years of industry experience
  • Experience in Java, Kotlin or other JVM based languages (Scala, Clojure, Groovy, JRuby)
  • SQL experience (Postgresql is a plus)
  • Excellent understanding of computer science fundamentals, data structures and algorithms
  • Expertise in object-oriented design methodology and large scale application development

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Culture at Bird

We're an ambitious, smart, and open-minded group. Our employees are passionate about our mission, and eager to complete their work at the highest level. The office itself is up tempo and supportive, because we care about each other. People first, people.

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 coverage, on-demand doctor visits, childcare support, a pre-tax commuter account for mass transit or parking, a wellness stipend, and more.

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.