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Senior/Principal Backend & Platform Software Engineer

BRINC Drones

BRINC Drones

Software Engineering
Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2023

BRINC Drones helps first responders with products that quickly and effectively respond to emergencies. Our technology allows our first responders to get eyes and ears on what's happening in indoor structures when it's too dangerous for people to enter - whether it be a fire, medical emergencies, violence, or search and rescue. We're building our LiveOps, the first iteration of BRINC's web app that will be the backbone of the software solutions that we offer to first responders alongside their drones.

We're looking for a motivated and talented backend/platform engineer to help us build this product from the ground up. Below, you'll find some information about the role, and what skills we're looking for.


  • Own the scalable backend platform that supports our world-wide real-time services
  • Ensure our backend platform is secure, reliable, and performant
  • Build our backend platform infrastructure and tooling
  • Design, implement, build, and deploy web application for users in the field
  • Rapidly prototype new project ideas to customers and internal stakeholders
  • Work with cross-functional hardware and autonomy teams to solve challenges like streaming and displaying live drone data for non-technical users in a variety of formats

Basic Requirements

  • Have a Bachelors, Masters, or PhD in computer science or related field and 4+ years of experience shipping high-quality code and building robust infrastructure
  • Have experience building backend platforms, from APIs to databases and everything in between (bonus if you’ve built real-time data platforms, scalable microservice architectures, and dealing with security & encryption requirements)
  • Have experience with modern cloud infrastructure (AWS, GCP, Azure, etc) and are comfortable switching between software engineering and Cloud DevOps
  • Are familiar with serverless architecture, and understand the tradeoffs between performance and cost when running servers at scale
  • Possess excellent attention to detail, especially around scalability, performance, and security
  • Take a creative approach to problem solving and have exceptional analytical skills
  • Thrive in a dynamic environment with changing needs and requirements
  • Want to work independently and in a small team, take initiative, and can communicate effectively across the organization

Projects you may work on:

  • Streaming various types of data from drones to web and mobile devices
  • Scaling our backend architecture to support massive fleets of drones
  • Extending the functionality of our existing web applications
  • Building and scaling our backend infrastructure

Brinc is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that is resolute in cultivating an environment that promotes safety, diversity, inclusion and equity. We’re committed to hiring the best talent — regardless of race, creed, color, ancestry, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances — and empowering every employee so they can do their best work. If you have a disability or special need, please let our recruiting team know - we strive to provide appropriate accommodation and assistance.

Benefits and perks listed below may vary based on the nature of your employment with Brinc and/or the country within which you work

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans for our employees and their families
  • 401K plan
  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Paid time off
  • Flexible work environment
  • Orca pass (for those in Puget Sound)
  • Free parking (Seattle office)
  • Free snacks, drinks and espresso (Seattle office)

Pay range: $95,000/yr - $225,000/yr. Exact compensation may vary based on skills and experience. Compensation listed below may also be considered in an offer. This will be based on the nature of your employment with BRINC and/or the country within which you work:

  • Equity (stock options)
  • Relocation support
  • Sign-on bonus