Sr. Software Engineer

Foster City

The Role

We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer, Cloud and Data,  to join our engineering team as a key contributor. Your primary responsibility will be to continuously improve Motiv’s field data collection and management processes and infrastructure.  As we scale up our fleet, effective management of field data, firmware upgrades, and configuration management grows in importance. Join our team and help blaze new EV data trails. Your expertise and attention to detail will be critical in our drive toward freeing fleets from dependence on fossil fuels.


  • Key contributor to our field-data collection and management infrastructure technical roadmap, reporting to the Software Engineering Manager
  • Work with Product Management, Embedded Engineering, Manufacturing and Customer Support to provide scalable solutions to grow with our business
  • Maintain and improve Motiv’s legacy field-data management infrastructure, based on various cloud services, Python, and databases
  • Work with Embedded Engineers to streamline vehicle data gathering, configuration, and upgrade performance and cost models
  • Facilitate data migrations as necessary
  • Adhere to best-practices for software development, deployment, and quality assurance
  • Manage software products through their full life-cycle

Required Experience and Skills

  • BS in Computer Science, or Software Engineering
  • 5-7 years’ experience in large-scale data, IoT, and cloud computing
  • Must be fluent in Linux and Windows environments, Python and SQL
  • 3 years’ experience designing and developing AWS solutions, including EC2, S3, RDS, IoT
  • Deep understanding of OSI networking and security

Preferred Skills

  • MS in Computer Science or Software Engineering
  • Experience with MQTT, Apache Guacamole, NextCloud, InfluxDB, Docker
  • Exposure to developing web and mobile front-end applications
  • Experience in automotive technologies and EV industry

Benefits & Perks

  • Competitive benefits package including Medical (including 24/7 online access to a physician), HSA, Vision, Dental &  401k
  • We offer a generous PTO policy, Group Universal Life, Voluntary Personal Accident and Voluntary Disability Insurance
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Educational Assistance Employee Program 
  • Healthy Work / Life Balance
  • Fresh daily snacks & catered lunch every Friday to all Foster City employees
  • Perks at Work - Discounted learning, tickets, electronics, travel, health, restaurants & retail
  • Free Online Training & Development
  • We are bicycle-friendly, with bicycle storage available to all Foster City employees with a 5 minute walk to the scenic Bay Front

About Motiv

Founded in 2009, and headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, Motiv Power Systems, a leading provider of software and technology to electrify medium duty commercial vehicles, is committed to freeing fleets from their dependence on fossil fuels. Motiv’s EPIC (Electric Powered Intelligent Chassis) are CARB certified, GSA approved, and available for many configurations including step vans, box trucks, work trucks, shuttle buses, school buses, trolleys, and other specialty vehicles. An EPIC offers uncompromised performance and functionality without the pollution, noise, heat, and vibration of gasoline or diesel power.

Motiv is the only Ford eQVM-approved provider of all-electric chassis for commercial trucks and buses and benefits from engineering insights and support from Ford to ensure safety and reliability. With more than 500,000 miles logged among several of the largest fleet operators in the United States, the EPIC family eliminates 100% of vehicle emissions, dramatically reduces operating and maintenance costs, and creates a healthier environment for riders and communities, while also reducing driver fatigue.

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