Backend Engineer

RapidSOS is hiring!  Join a rapidly growing advanced emergency technology start-up in solving one of the greatest challenges of our generation:

  • The Challenge: 911 was built 50 years ago for a landline system and has seen limited change since. The result is 250M 911 calls a year are managed with basically voice only. Watch John Oliver discuss the challenge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-XlyB_QQYs
  • RapidSOS Tech: Partnering with Internet of Things (IoT) companies and the public safety community, RapidSOS provides a rich data link to public safety sending lifesaving data to aid in emergency response
  • Media/Awards: Won most major start-up awards (including Start-Up of the Year by CTA/CES & Top Innovation of 2015 by MIT) and featured across national media (WSJ,NYT, WIRED, TechCrunch, Newsweek, Time, Fortune, etc.)
  • Team: MIT, HBS, Stanford, Wharton, Google, Oracle, Microsoft, Argonne & Oak Ridge National Labs, Bell Labs, venture capital, over 40 tech start-ups
  • Investors: $65M of capital raised from preeminent global investors including several top VCs, Microsoft, and former leadership of Apple, AT&T, Verizon, Vodafone, Lucent, Raytheon, and three former FCC Chairmen


Watch the RapidSOS 3-Min Summary Video

What this role is about: We are looking for a strong developer to contribute to creating world-class emergency technology by building out and maintaining our complex backend. You will develop complex backend business logic, RESTful APIs and telephony applications, with a focus on system reliability, scalability and security. Rigorous use of unit and integration test methodologies for new and existing system capabilities will also be a key to success in this role.
What We Offer
  • The chance to work with a passionate team on solving one of the largest challenges globally
  • Competitive salary and benefits and equity participation
  • Dynamic, fun work environment with a highly talented team
  • Flexible startup work environment and a fun atmosphere
  • Rapid growth opportunities
What We’d Like to See in Our Ideal Candidate
  • BS or Masters degree in CS or software engineering AND 2+ years work experience in a technical position
  • Strong coding experience Python is required
  • Solid understanding of software design principles
  • Experience developing highly scalable cloud based service
  • Excitement about creating a life-saving product with a fabulous team
Highly Desired:
  • Experience developing cloud based VoIP and other Real Time  communication services
  • Basic understanding of networking and the OSI model
  • Solid understanding of asynchronous programming
  • Experience in API development targeting Mobile Applications
  • Experience in API development targeting Web based Applications
  • Experience in development of highly-available cloud based services
  • Comfortable working on the command line in a GNU/Linux environment
  • Familiarity with Jira/Git/GitHub
  • Familiarity with Django and MVC frameworks
  • Familiarity with web stacks (HTML/CSS/JS/Ajax/Websockets etc)
  • Familiarity with telephony technologies (SIP, WebRTC, etc)
If you’re curious to learn more about RapidSOS, you can check out our full press list!
RapidSOS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or Veteran status.
Company: RapidSOS
Job Type: Engineering
Location: New York
Added: February 1, 2019