Python Software Engineer - Vehicle Device

San Diego, California, United States · Engineering expand job description ↓


Interested in joining one of San Diego's top tech startups as a Python Software Engineer - Vehicle Device to help revolutionize the transportation industry?

Who you are:

We are looking for a qualified Python Software Engineer to join our Vehicle Device Team that will help us continue to build out our Connected Vehicle software suite. Our products are bringing IOT concepts to the vehicle world. In this role you will interact with hardware, software, and vehicles. You will be responsible for interacting with and developing software for Embedded Linux Devices that talk to a vehicle’s CAN bus and report telematics data.


What you bring to the table:

  • 3+ years Python programming
  • Strong experience with Linux/Unix Administration (preferred embedded device Linux variants such as OpenWRT or Yocto with BusyBox a plus)
  • Experience with Atlassian suite of tools (Jira, Bit Bucket, Confluence, etc)
  • 1+ year of real world experience with Vehicle CAN bus protocols (OBD-II and J1939) preferred
  • Experience with software distribution via package management solutions (opkg, pip, etc)
  • Understanding of basic Networking
  • Experience working with Web Services
  • Good technical foundation with ability to pick up new skills and adapt quickly
  • Desire to learn new technologies while supporting existing
  • Some nice to haves; Embedded experience, working with Hardware, IoT, AWS, REST, C experience, OOP languages, Java, Mobile Dev Experience, Vehicle Simulator Experience (Vector CANalyzer, AU Simulators, Intrepid NeoVi/Vehicle Spy, ELK stack)

What will make you stand out:

  • Gitflow knowledge and experience
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent written communication skills



  • Growing company with endless opportunity
  • Fun and energetic team fostering creativity and innovation
  • Fast-paced development environment where you will see the results of your work immediately
  • Work with an intelligent team and solve meaningful problems
  • Exposure and experience working within a broad technology stack
  • Team learning Fridays
  • Office outings to celebrate achievements
  • Casual dress
  • Flexible hours


  • We are a San Diego made company
  • Just a few short miles from the beach
  • 266 days of sunshine a year
  • Located in the growing UTC area
  • New office with top floor views


  • Snacks all day, every day
  • On-tap Cold Brew and Kombucha
  • Catered lunch every Friday
  • Walking distance from UTC mall and a variety of other local restaurants

Health and Wellness

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, & Life insurance Options (some options are 100% covered by Platform Science)
  • Free membership to on-site gym
  • Bi-Weekly Chair Massage
  • Optional standing desks

Time off

  • 12 paid Holidays
  • 15 vacation days
  • 3 sick days


  • Competitive Base Salary
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Eligible for participation in employee stock option plan

Who we are:

Founded in 2015, Platform Science replaces legacy telematics solutions with a revolutionary IoT ecosystem designed to unlock the value of disconnected data streams throughout the transportation and logistics industry. Partnering with industry leaders across the supply chain, Platform Science has developed tools that provide first-of-their-kind solutions to today’s problems, and an unlimited canvas to innovate and create new solutions as our customer’s needs, business, and industries evolve. At a time when both regulation and innovation are causing change at a pace never seen before, Platform Science was built to arm its customers with the tools to compete with change, and come out ahead.

VC backed and collaboratively developed with international leaders in supply chain logistics, we are well positioned to disrupt both the $20B fleet management sector and over $10T dollar logistics space. With over 100 million miles on the road we are in production deployment infusing cutting edge technology into an industry primed for innovation.

Based out of San Diego our team is composed of product development experts, data scientists, leading software/hardware technologist and transportation industry veterans . We have embraced San Diego as home base for innovation, ground true vehicle testing and as the natural playground we love. Our diverse team embraces creative thinking as we pride ourselves as collaborative force for innovation in IoT.

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