Senior Software Engineer

Full Time Senior Posted 13 days ago
Main Location
New York City, NY, United States
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Who we are:

Optimal Dynamics’ mission is to automate and optimize the logistics industry through the use of advanced artificial intelligence. We are based on more than three decades of R&D at Princeton University and represent the most sophisticated technology ever developed for the logistics industry. Optimal Dynamics is a well funded, high-growth early-stage company with approximately 20 employees (but changing very quickly!).


New York, NY (Optimal Dynamics will not be asking anyone to relocate until the COVID-19 situation is under control)


  • Health/dental/vision/401k
  • Flexible WFH policy and unlimited PTO/personal days
  • Competitive salary + equity
  • The ability to learn directly from leaders in the field of AI and optimization

About the team:

We are a team of bright, kind, and solution-oriented people focused on creating value for our customers. We can solve problems individually, but understand that the best solutions are found when the team brainstorms ideas together. We are excited about balancing the need to deploy new solutions quickly and still design solutions that are secured, reliable, maintainable and scalable for the long run.

Who you are:

  • You are a quick learner and excited about learning new technologies
  • You thrive in an environment with lots of context and minimal guidance
  • You are passionate about automated testing, code quality and engineering best practices
  • You are adept at communicating and collaborating effectively with others, promoting your ideas as well as being humble when you may be wrong
  • You enjoy taking full ownership of projects from conception to production
  • You like to work within a small team, collaborating with your colleagues (product manager, designer, UI engineers) to ship impactful products

What we’re looking for:

  • 4+ years of experience building, testing, deploying and operating your own projects. Our team practices the DevOps culture and expects that each member of the team can be self-sufficient.
  • Experience designing and developing microservices
  • Have a good understanding of concepts like concurrency and event driven architecture
  • Experience in designing and developing large scale distributed systems

We use these technologies:

  • Python, Django, PostgreSQL, Docker, RESTful APIs, and Kafka for microservices implementations
  • Git/Github for source control
  • Terraform for infrastructure as code
  • AWS services for cloud infrastructure
  • New Relic for performance tracking
  • You are also encouraged to explore and evaluate new technologies

Nice to have:

  • BS in Computer Science or a related degree
  • Experience with Cloud Computing platforms: Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google App Engine or similar
  • Experience with technologies like NoSQL (e.g.Redis, DynamoDB), Kafka, Elasticsearch
  • Experience designing Data Lakes and Data Warehouses
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Senior Software Engineer
Optimal Dynamics