Software Engineer: Backend

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About Swiftlane

Swiftlane is an early stage, VC funded startup based out of San Francisco. We are a strong team of over 30 members, working on creating a very unique and modern experience for building security. Swiftlane provides the ability to open doors using just face recognition. Swiftlane’s products allow visitors to start two video intercoms from a door, to a person and remotely unlock doors. It’s designed to modernize the access control experience for offices and large apartment buildings. Our founding team built many great experiences at companies like Facebook, Instagram, and Lyft Self driving team. 

Job Description | Software Engineer: Backend

Are you interested in working on an early stage startup in San Francisco, with a team of strong talented engineers in a fast paced environment? Every day you would get to make key technical decisions and design and implement complex systems from scratch. Here are some examples of projects you would work on:

What You Would Do

  • Design, build, and maintain APIs, web socket based applications, services, and systems
  • A system developed in Python backend, React, Google Cloud with modern Kubernetes based stack
  • Implement APIs and microservices in Python
  • Deploying services on Google Cloud
  • Work with a strong engineering team
  • Learn how to deploy deep learning systems in production
  • Implement complex services that involves message queues and large scale data processing
  • Design and implement machine learning training systems
  • Develop high performance ML inference services and APIs
  • Build API integrations with third party APIs
  • Debug production issues across services and multiple levels of the stack
  • Work with engineers across the company to build new features at large-scale
  • Improve engineering standards, tooling, and processes
  • Maintain CI / CD and reliability systems
  • Write tensorflow models and help data scientists be productive with training their models
  • Setting up infrastructure using Kubernetes, Helm, Terraform and Packer

Required Technical Skills

  • Strong software engineering experience
  • Experience developing cloud based applications in AWS or Google Cloud
  • Experience developing in Python
  • Knowledge of system design, high quality code and writing well tested code
  • Experience in Javascript, Java or Go is a plus.
  • Experience using containers and orchestration using Kubernetes is a plus.
  • Understanding of cloud and web security is essential to succeed in this role
  • Experience building highly scalable systems and ability to design and implement complex system architecture
  • Ability to move fast and deliver on your project to completion and iterate
  • Expertise writing software in more than one programming language and ability to pick up new languages
  • Strong infra experience using AWS or Google cloud
  • Ability to write well tested code
  • Understanding of github and git based workflow
  • Experience in building machine learning / deep learning models or platform is a strong added bonus

Non Technical Skills

High sense of ownership and desire to build an incredible product.

Ability to communicate and articulate effectively in English with team members across the globe. We look for effectiveness around written and verbal communication, and less about how fast you can speak. 

It’s important that you take initiative to make things better, constantly improving the code base as well as overall system reliability.

It’s important that you are looking to have a personal impact through your work, inside the company.

Interested and flexibility to work as a remote engineer. Open to working with PST time zone overlap.


To apply for this position, send an email to with the link to this job posting and a little information about yourself. We look forward to talking with you!

PDF: SwiftReader X Video Intercom Overview

Access a PDF overview of SwiftReader X from Swiftlane. A modern upgrade to apartment and condo building entrances. Get a complete overview of the features of Swiftlane’s Video Intercom solution.