Software Engineer - Platform

As a Platform Engineer at Socotra, your responsibility will be to drive innovation across the Socotra platform. Operate across the range of platform services powering Socotra, from workflow creation to high­ fidelity data ingestion to search and analytics. Show up with a core need to solve fundamental problems in developing regions and a desire to learn about different cultures through our customers in the fastest growing markets Africa and Asia.


  • Power Socotra’s multi­region, backend platform with significant features
  • Build customer-­driven functionality to engage and empower Socotra’s users
  • Dive into problems ingesting, organizing, and analyzing big data
  • Create polished and consistent backend infrastructure
  • Thrive in a DevOps culture focused on quality, consistency, culture, and iteration


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related technical field
  • Skilled in Java
  • Proficient in Algorithms

Nice to Haves

  • Strong sense for proper testing methodologies
  • Familiarity with big­ data, search, and analytics technologies
  • Experience with distributed systems
  • Ability to operate in a UNIX environment
  • Previous knowledge of AWS, Spring, DynamoDB, SQL, Tomcat, Docker, Python, and/or Ruby


  • Meaningful equity at an early stage company
  • Daily catered lunch and countless snacks
  • Great location in San Francisco's SOMA district (close to public transport)
  • Top-tier health benefits
  • Fitness stipend
  • Commuter benefits
  • Fun team offsites (past examples: skiing in Tahoe, Yosemite summer trip, cocktail class, baseball games, and more)

This position is based in San Francisco and includes salary and equity commensurate with experience. 

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