RapidSOS vacancy 2022 in New York, NY – Backend Engineer II (Remote)

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Backend Engineer II

In the time it takes you to read this job description, roughly 1,380 emergencies will be handled by RapidSOS.

RapidSOS is hiring! Join an advanced emergency technology start-up in transforming emergency response for hundreds of millions of people globally.

In partnership with public safety, RapidSOS has created the world’s first emergency response data platform that securely links life-saving data from 350M+ connected devices directly to 911 and first responders in an emergency. Through the platform, we’re providing intelligent data that supports over 4,800 Emergency Communications Centers, protecting 90%+ of people in the US, across 150 million emergencies annually.

Partnering with innovative companies recognized as RapidSOS Ready, we’re striving to reach everyone. Together, we’re empowering a faster and smarter response by sending first responders critical data like your exact location, real-time health information, and crash data. We’re united in our commitment to a safer, stronger future where technology and people work seamlessly together to save lives.

RapidSOS is backed by top venture capital firms and the former C-suite of Apple, AT&T, Verizon, Vodafone, Virgin Group, Lucent, Raytheon, the FCC, Harvard Data Initiative, and MIT.

RapidSOS in the last 18 months:

  • Launch in multiple countries internationally
  • Doubled team size
  • Grew revenue 10x+
  • Raised $100M+
  • Managed 200M+ emergencies (on average 400K/day)
  • Helped save thousands of lives

What this role is about:

  • You will be responsible for helping to scope and implement new features and system improvements for the RapidSOS Emergency Data platform that manages 400,000 emergency calls every day, working closely with stakeholders across the RapidSOS Product and Engineering organizations.
  • You will collaborate with a group of dedicated engineers to solve large problems in manageable phases, working to reimagine how emergencies are managed around the world, while building out a highly reliable platform that provides life-saving data to dispatchers covering 92% of the US population.
  • You will work with microservices deployed in a large-scale, high-volume, geographically redundant cloud environment, balancing speed with reliability in an industry where milliseconds count and seconds save lives.

What you’ll do:

  • Develop a deep familiarity with the software and systems that make up RapidSOS’ Emergency Data Platform
  • Work with the Product team to design solutions for the most critical challenges facing our Public Safety and B2B data partners
  • Help lead development of complex projects with many stakeholders
  • Design software and systems for high availability and fault tolerance
  • Use best-in-class software development practices (unit tests, integration tests, performance tests, monitoring, detailed functional specification and test plans) to ensure RapidSOS’ systems remain highly reliable and fault tolerant.
  • Prototype new features to assess feasibility and explore new business ideas
  • Collaborate with other engineers in project development and promoting best practices in software development

What we’re looking for in our ideal candidate:

  • 3+ years professional experience in software development
  • Proficiency in Python
  • BA/BS or higher in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • You enjoy taking on and solving difficult problems in a collaborative environment
  • You are passionate about building and releasing software that serves a vital purpose
  • You have experience working with relational and non-relational databases such as PostgreSQL and message bus systems (RabbitMQ, PubSub, Kafka)
  • You appreciate a culture of respectful but candid communication and feedback
  • You are self-managed, and looking to take ownership of products and systems


  • Familiarity with asynchronous programming concepts, and comfortable with asynchronous systems (message buses, WebSockets).
  • Experience with VoIP

What we offer:

  • The chance to work with a passionate team on solving one of the largest challenges globally n
  • Competitive salary and benefits and equity participation
  • A dynamic, flexible and fun start-up work environment with a highly talented team

It’s our top priority to offer all of our team members fair and equitable compensation that has been thoroughly researched and benchmarked against market data. The budgeted range starts at $110,000 – $150,000. Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience. This does not include equity. #LI-Remote

RapidSOS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or Veteran status.

Company: RapidSOS

Vacancy Type: $110,000/yr – $150,000/yr · Full-time · Associate

Job Location: New York, NY

Application Deadline: N/A

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