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Bird is a shared electric scooter company.

Vehicle Software Platform Engineer
Santa Monica, CA, US
Job Description / Skills Required

Who Is Bird

At Bird, we’re on a mission to make cities more livable by reducing traffic and carbon emissions with an affordable, convenient, and eco-friendly transportation option. We planted roots in Los Angeles, California. Now, our fleet of electric scooters is available to riders in cities around the world for short trips or the “last mile” of their journey. In our first year, Bird launched in over 100 cities and provided over 10 million rides. And we’re only just getting started.


  • Write and maintain large scale IoT backend software
  • Write and maintain software to provision, debug, and query embedded devices and whole vehicles
  • Write and maintain software systems for warehouse operations
  • Write ad-hoc tools, scripts, and reports to help various Vehicle teams solve problems


  • 5+years of software engineer experience
  • Experience in Golang
  • Experience in Java or Kotlin
  • SQL experience
  • Distributed computing experience including multi-region global platform development
  • Excellent understanding of computer science fundamentals, data structures and algorithms
  • Knowledge of TCP and/or UDP low level functionality
  • Ability to travel
  • Work well under pressure

Technology We're Working With:

  • Golang
  • Embedded C
  • CAN Bus
  • Kotlin
  • Java
  • Android
  • Ruby
  • Windows / Mac / Linux

Culture at Bird

We're an ambitious, smart, and open-minded group. Our employees are passionate about our mission, and eager to complete their work at the highest level. The office itself is up tempo and supportive, because we care about each other. People first, people.

Perks up

We want people to succeed at Bird, so we give our teams plenty of time off to relax and recharge. We also offer a generous employer-paid healthcare coverage, on-demand doctor visits, childcare support, a pre-tax commuter account for mass transit or parking, a wellness stipend, and more.

Bird is the world

Bird stands for a culture of inclusion. We celebrate different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives —encouraging everyone to bring their authentic selves to work. We have a diverse environment that empowers our team to feel comfortable when they voice their opinions. For these reasons and more Bird is a proud equal employment opportunity employer. We welcome everyone regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetics, and we are dedicated to providing an inclusive, open, and diverse work environment.