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Senior Software Engineer, Backend

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Posted 12 days ago

Job Type

Full Time


$150k - $180k







  • Mission/Vision: Scout Motors revolutionizes the SUV marketplace with all-electric, iconic American vehicles, emphasizing exploration, innovation, and respect for the environment.

  • Key Responsibilities: Lead the architecture, design, and development of backend systems for digital products, including mobile applications, EV charging services, and vehicle connectivity solutions.

  • Growth Opportunities: Opportunity to join an iconic brand, innovate from the ground up, and gain experience with advanced technologies and industry trends.


Scout Motors

Here at Scout Motors, we're carrying forward the heritage of one of the most iconic American vehicles in history. A vehicle dating back to 1960. One that forged the path for future generations of rugged SUVs and will do so once again.

But Scout is more than just a brand, it’s a legacy steeped in a culture of exploration, caretaking, and hard work.

Scout is all about respect.  Respect for the environment by developing all-electric vehicles with the capability to get you to any location.  Respect for the past and the future by taking an iconic American brand that hasn’t been around for a while, electrifying it, digitizing it, and loading it with American innovation.  Respect for communities by creating a company that stands for its people and its customers.  And respect for both work and play, with vehicles that are equally at home at a camp site, a job site, or on a Tuesday commute.

At Scout Motors, we empower our talented, inclusive, and entrepreneurial teams to innovate. What makes a Scout? Someone who is a visionary and a leader, who seeks new paths and shares lessons learned. A knowledgeable doer who collaborates across the company to build better. A go-getter with unrivaled passion.

Join us at Scout Motors and be part of shaping the future of transportation. If you're ready to drive change and make history, apply now!

What you’ll do

Become part of an iconic brand that is set to revolutionize the all-electric pick-up truck & rugged SUV marketplace by achieving the following:

As the Sr Software Engineer for Scout Motor’s digital products, you will play a key role in the development and enhancement of our software products, from concept to deployment. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to design, develop, and implement scalable and robust solutions that meet our customers' needs and exceed their expectations. Some of the key products as part of digital portfolio are – mobile and desktop applications, vehicle connectivity solutions, marketing tools, merchandise offerings, mapping services, route optimization, EV charging services and more. You will work with engineering managers, staff engineers, and cross-functional partners to design the technical underpinnings of the product.

  • Lead the architecture, design, and development of complex software systems, ensuring scalability, reliability, and performance.

  • Collaborate with product managers, designers, and other stakeholders to understand requirements and translate them into technical specifications and deliverables.

  • Implement single sign-on solutions to allow users to authenticate once and access multiple applications securely. Design, implement and support identity, access and profile related services for multiple web applications, mobile apps and vehicle apps supporting internal and customer as users.

  • Implement best practices and standards for software development, including code reviews, testing, and documentation.

  • Mentor and coach junior team members, providing guidance and support to help them grow and succeed.

  • Stay current with emerging technologies and industry trends, continuously learning and experimenting with new tools and techniques to improve our software development process.

Location & Travel Expectations: The responsibilities of this role require attendance at in-person meetings and events occasionally. This role may be based out of a Scout Motors location in Fremont, CA or Remote, United States. This role is not eligible for remote work in New York City. Applicants should expect that the role will require the ability to convene with Scout colleagues in person and travel to participate in events on behalf of the company from time to time.

What you’ll bring

We expect all Scouts to have integrity, curiosity, resourcefulness, and strive to exhibit a positive attitude, as well as a growth mindset. You’ll be comfortable with change and flexible in a fast-paced, high-growth environment. You’ll take a collaborative approach to achieve ambitious goals. Here’s what else you’ll bring:

  • Bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, Engineering, or a related field.

  • 5+ years of experience in software development, with a focus on back-end technologies.

  • Proficiency in one of Go, Node.js, Python, Java or Ruby.

  • Experience with both relational and/or non-relational databases (e.g., MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Redis).

  • Experience with identity management systems (e.g., Azure AD, AWS Cognito, LDAP, Okta, Keyclock) and directory services for user authentication and management.

  • Strong understanding of software architecture, design patterns, and best practices.

  • Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills, with a passion for finding elegant solutions to complex challenges.

  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, collaborative environment, both independently and as part of a team.

  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to clearly articulate technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hands on experience building on AWS using Go and/or Python.

  • Experience building systems in auto industry

  • Full-stack development

What you'll gain

The benefits of joining Scout include the chance to build products and a company from the ground up.  This is a chance to create something new and lasting – with an iconic brand at its foundation.  In addition, Scout provides competitive compensation and benefits to support your physical, mental, and financial wellbeing. Program specifics are detailed in company policies and employee benefit guides, select highlights:

  • Competitive insurance including:

    • Medical, dental, vision and income protection plans

  • 401(k) program with:

    • An employer match and immediate vesting

  • Generous Paid Time Off including:

    • 20 days planned PTO, as accrued

    • 40 hours of unplanned PTO and 14 company or floating holidays, annually

    • Up to 16 weeks of paid parental leave for biological and adoptive parents of all genders

    • Paid leave for circumstances related to bereavement, jury duty, voting time, or military leave

  • Corporate Vehicle Program with:

    • Eligibility to lease up to 2 vehicles at competitive rates

Pay Transparency

This is a full-time, exempt position eligible to receive a base salary and to participate in an annual performance bonus program. Final salary offered will be determined based on factors including but not limited to the candidate's skills and experience. The annual performance bonus program is preset and not candidate dependent.

Initial base salary range = $150,000-$180,000

Internal leveling code: IC9

Notice to applicants:

  • Residing in San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Scout Motors will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

  • Residing in Los Angeles: Scout Motors will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

  • Residing in New York City: This role is not eligible for remote work in New York City.

Equal Opportunity

Scout is committed to employing a diverse workforce and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, or any other characteristics protected by law. Scout is committed to compliance with all applicable fair employment practice laws.


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