Cloud Infrastructure Lead Software Engineer

San Carlos, CA
Full Time
Beacon AI is seeking a Cloud Infrastructure Lead to own our cloud footprint and spearhead major projects aimed at improving flight safety through advanced data streaming and API management.  We are looking for an experienced leader with deep expertise in cloud technologies and a proven track record in handling data-intensive applications, particularly in streaming data from aircraft and other mobile platforms to and from the cloud. You will be responsible for the planning, implementation and growth of the backend services involving large amounts of data in the cloud. You will need to flourish as part of a growing team and communicate effectively with other engineers, QA, and product management.The ideal candidate will thrive in a product-driven workplace and has a strong desire to build something from the ground up.

What you’ll do:
  • Infrastructure Oversight: Plan and enhance the cloud infrastructure to support high-volume, mission-critical systems, ensuring robustness and scalability.
  • Lead the Development and Management of all APIs: Design, implement, and maintain APIs for both internal and external data sources, including real-time data streaming from aircraft and support for web/iPad applications.
  • Bulk Data Management: Oversee bulk data ingestion processes into AWS services, ensuring efficiency and security in data handling.
  • Setup, and Main Beacon AI’s Cloud Infrastructure: Should be comfortable setting up cloud infrastructure using IaC tools like AWS CDK, with associated CI/CD and testing components.
  • Advanced Troubleshooting: Provide expert-level troubleshooting and debugging for cloud applications, with a focus on uptime and reliability.
  • Team Leadership: Guide and mentor a team of engineers in developing and deploying serverless applications, fostering an environment of innovation and high performance.
  • Performance Optimization: Analyze and optimize system performance for applications interfacing with time series data and multimedia streams, ensuring high reliability and responsiveness.
  • Data Security Practices: Implement and maintain rigorous data security practices and protocols to protect sensitive information and comply with industry standards and regulations.
What will make you successful:
  • Deep Sense of Ownership: Demonstrates a firm commitment to end-to-end responsibility, from ideation through deployment and beyond, ensuring project success and user satisfaction.
  • Comfort with Ambiguity: Thrives in uncertain and evolving environments, making sound decisions and progressing effectively without having every detail mapped out.
  • Extensive Cloud Experience: Deep knowledge of AWS services, including AWS Lambda, API Gateway, AWS Cognito, DynamoDB, and IAM, necessary for robust serverless architecture implementation.
  • Proven API Expertise: Demonstrated experience in building and managing REST APIs, especially in Node.js or similar environments.
  • Data Handling Proficiency: Ability to manage large-scale data transfers and streaming efficiently and securely.
  • Leadership Skills: Strong leadership and communication skills to lead a diverse team and collaborate effectively with QA, product management, and other engineering teams.
  • Critical Problem-Solving: A strong analytical mindset to troubleshoot issues and optimize the performance of high-traffic applications. Exhibits initiative to identify blockers and generate solutions independently, ensuring continuous project momentum and team productivity.

Bonus Points:
  • Experience - 8 years of industry experience, or a Masters in a Software-related field
  • Experience with DevOps and DevSecOps practices.
  • Experience working with AWS Greengrass and IoT Core
  • Experience working with low latency streaming applications
  • Background in security engineering.
  • AWS specialty certifications.
  • Familiarity with GraphQL, TypeScript, and other modern development tools.
  • Prior experience with aviation, nautical, or automotive robotics technology.

Why Join Us:

At Beacon AI, you will lead initiatives that directly enhance the safety and efficiency of flight operations globally. You will work in a product-driven environment that values creativity, innovation, and dedication to quality. Join us to be at the forefront of technological advancements in the aviation industry.

Benefits Section:
  • Comprehensive Healthcare Coverage: Enjoy peace of mind with our generous health, vision, and dental benefits, with 75% of costs covered by the company for the employee.
  • Paid Time Off: Recharge and relax with 3 weeks of paid vacation, in addition to 14 company-paid holidays each year.
  • Connectivity Stipend: Stay connected with our cell phone benefit, ensuring you have the tools you need to excel in your role.
  • Health and Wellness Allowance: Use this towards a gym membership or subscription to a meditation app, empowering you to prioritize self-care and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  • Financial Planning: Prepare for the future with our 401(k) program. While we currently do not offer matching, we are committed to enhancing this benefit in the future.

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