2022-12-02 Google Operations Center
Software Engineer - Backend
Palo Alto, California (United States)

About Wing: 

Wing is reshaping the future of delivery. We are an on-demand drone delivery service that can deliver food, medicine or other items within minutes. We’ve also developed an uncrewed traffic management platform to safely route drones through the sky. Our service is faster, safer and produces far less pollution than traditional delivery. Originally created in 2012 within X, the Moonshot Factory, Wing is now an Alphabet company.

We've since grown to a 300-strong, close-knit team of Aviators, Pilots, Engineers, PMs, UXers and more, working across hardware, software, technical infrastructure and flight operations.

In 2021 Wing completed 100k deliveries across three continents and opened the first drone delivery operation in a major U.S. Metro, Dallas

2022 is set to be even bigger, as we work with new partners to scale fast, safe and environmentally conscious delivery to millions. 

About the Role: 

Wing is looking for a Backend Engineer to join our team in Palo Alto, CA. In this role, you’ll collaborate to architect, design and implement our API services. You will be part of a core development team working alongside frontend engineers and product managers. Your day may involve brainstorming new features, delivering on defined roadmaps, or hustling to meet customer expectations. Your work will be touched by real users as Wing launches unique airspace and delivery products to the public.

Wing’s UTM products and services are deployed across different business verticals and geographies; in a multitude of form factors for first and third party clients. As a Backend Engineer, you’ll work on a diverse team of passionate individuals aspiring to make drone delivery an accessible reality for the world. Our engineers establish best practices to enable rapid iteration of resilient software products and enable company goals of scale, efficiency, and profitability. 

The team covers a wide variety of domains, so if you're excited about building systems that will be used by real-world customers, developing scalable backend services, implementing features for Drone Pilots around the world, or enjoy working with large-scale technical infrastructure, come join our team!

What You’ll Do: 

  • Design and implement cloud-based software applications
  • Usher the software you build through requirements gathering, design, development, testing, and production deployment
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams across Wing to tackle novel challenges in a growing field
  • Work on cross-disciplinary problems such as ensuring safe and legal delivery flights and integration with federated Unmanned Traffic Management systems
  • Further develop your software development skills, learn about drone aviation, and work with a supportive, growth-oriented team

What You’ll Need: 

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science, a related field or equivalent practical experience
  • 3+ years of professional experience as a software engineer
  • Experience developing and maintaining production systems deployed to the cloud
  • Experience building large scale front end web applications
  • Experience working in C++ and Python

Bonus: 

  • Experience with Angular
  • Experience in highly regulated environments, such as aerospace or healthcare
  • Passion for Aviation and Drone technologies
Compensation and/or leveling depends on experience.
At Wing, we don’t just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.
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