Senior Backend Software Engineer, Map Tools

Java PostgreSQL Docker Terraform Spark Python C#

We are seeking talented Backend Software Engineers to help develop and roll out the next generation of our advanced tools to support autonomous driving. We are building services and pipelines that generate, enrich, and host map data. We ensure that all other systems in the company that require map data have a reliable source. We support the evolving map data needs of our researchers and engineers.

Things you'll get to work on:

  • Support full software development life cycle
  • Design, plan, and implement future improvements of the mapping data pipeline for scalability and performance
  • Be a resource and guide to less experienced staff or to those with other specialties
  • Write high-quality, idiomatic, and maintainable code

Education and Experience we hope you'll come with:

  • BS or MS in Computer Science or a related field
  • 5+ years of relevant experience developing Web services and data pipelines
  • Proficiency with Python, C# or Java and in writing idiomatic code
  • Proficiency in designing and managing databases (such as PostgreSQL) and data storage schemes (such as Parquet in S3)
  • Experience in Amazon Web Services (or other cloud provider solutions), Docker, and Terraform (or other infrastructure-as-code solutions)
  • Experience in Test Driven Development and writing testable code
  • Experience in troubleshooting and tuning systems
  • Knowledge of large-scale data processing (such as Apache Spark) and workflow engines (such as Airflow or Argo Workflow)
  • Ability to articulate ideas to a non-technical audience

Bonus points for:

  • Knowledge of geospatial data, libraries, and tools
  • Good knowledge of a particular development ecosystem, such as developing modules, publishing packages, and using various dev tools (linting, code analysis)

Motional is a driverless technology company making autonomous vehicles a safe, reliable, and accessible reality. We’re driven by something more.

Our journey is always people first.

We aren't just developing driverless cars; we're creating safer roadways, more equitable transportation options, and making our communities better places to live, work, and connect. Our team is made up of engineers, researchers, innovators, dreamers and doers, who are creating a technology with the potential to transform the way we move.

Higher purpose, greater impact.

We’re creating first-of-its-kind technology that will transform transportation. To do so successfully, we must design for everyone in our cities and on our roads. We believe in building a great place to work through a progressive, global culture that is diverse, inclusive, and ensures people feel valued at every level of the organization. Diversity helps us to see the world differently; it’s not only good for our business, it’s the right thing to do.  

Scale up, not starting up.

Our team is behind some of the industry's largest leaps forward, including the first fully-autonomous cross-country drive in the U.S, the launch of the world's first robotaxi pilot, and operation of the world's longest-standing public robotaxi fleet. We’re driven to scale; we’re moving towards commercialization of our technology, and we need team members who are ready to embrace change and challenges.

Formed as a joint venture between Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv, Motional is fundamentally changing how people move through their lives. Headquartered in Boston, Motional has operations in the U.S and Asia. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.


Motional AD Inc. is an EOE. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. To comply with Federal Law, we participate in E-Verify. All newly-hired employees are queried through this electronic system established by the DHS and the SSA to verify their identity and employment eligibility.

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