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Backend Software Engineer

Los Angeles, California

What we’re building

Our vision is to electrify all waterborne vessels, and we're starting with electric watersport boats.

An electric boat is superior to a gas boat in almost every way: not only is it way easier to maintain (the single biggest pain point of owning a gas boat) and a lot cheaper to operate (a day of use costs ~$10 compared to ~$100 for a gas boat), but it’s also quieter, faster, more stable, and cleaner, with no fumes or pollutants.

Battery tech is finally good enough to pull this off, but a truly performant electric boat also requires a strong, lightweight hull to accommodate the large battery. With years of experience in aerospace manufacturing, we believe we can disrupt the gasoline boating industry through first principle engineering, innovative production techniques, and a scrappy start-up approach to problem solving.

What we’re looking for

We’re looking for someone who is excited by our vision, eager for the challenge, and willing to learn on the job. Given that we’re an early stage company, you will be working in a fast-moving, dynamic environment, located in our manufacturing facility in Los Angeles. More than anything, we’re looking for someone that can adapt to the changing needs of the company. That said, there are some responsibilities and qualifications we expect to stay relatively constant for this role.

Core responsibilities

  • Designing, building, testing, and deploying critical backend services, such as APIs and data pipelines
  • Managing network infrastructure and cloud resources
  • Monitoring system metrics and health
  • Identifying opportunities to use software to accelerate the company’s trajectory

Basic qualifications

  • Six or more years of industry experience
  • Experience with backend development (e.g. APIs, databases, or data pipelines) in a production environment
  • Experience with cloud services like AWS, Azure, or GCP
  • Excellent grasp of the fundamentals of software engineering

Bonus qualifications

  • Familiarity with Typescript and/or Node
  • Familiarity with Amazon Web Services and Terraform
  • Familiarity with network or information security
  • Familiarity with continuous integration tools like GitHub Actions
  • Clear written and verbal communication
  • Comfortable working 50 hours a week

At Arc, we encourage diversity and consider all qualified applicants equally for employment, regardless of background, identity, or status. You're welcome to reach out even if you feel you don't meet these qualifications. Passion and aptitude make up for a lot.

What we value

We value these three things above all else:

  • Empathy, for colleagues and for customers
  • Pragmatism, for navigating ambiguity quickly and sensibly
  • Diversity, of background, opinion, culture, etc.

Given that we’re a small team working in a sometimes intense or stressful environment, it’s vital that our values align. We’d be happy to elaborate on any or all of these during the interview process.

What you’ll get

  • Talented teammates that challenge you to be better
  • Access to and input over all aspects of the business
  • A meaningful equity stake
  • An opportunity to have an outsized impact on industry-defining vehicles
  • The ability to drive positive environmental change through your work
  • Nearly free health insurance (we cover 99%)
  • Daily lunches and plenty of snacks
  • Unlimited boat rides!

Since we’re a small team, we can move at whatever pace you’d like. If you’re in a hurry, we can get through the recruiting process in a matter of days. If you want to take your time, we can spread it out over weeks or even months.

Hope to hear from you soon!

The crew at Arc

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