sr full-stack sw engineer

Zipcar·San Mateo, CA

Ketan Anjaria

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Hi there. We’re Zipcar, the world’s leading car-sharing network, driven to make cities better places to live.

Since 2000, we’ve worked hard to turn a brilliant and disruptive idea into a movement that serves more than a million members worldwide. We’re keeping the pedal to the metal and growing every day. That’s why we need talented, passionate people with great ideas to join the Zipcar family.

Want to work for a company that is shaping the future of urban mobility? Ready to join a dynamic, playful, diverse, and respectful company that’s seriously changing the world? Then apply! To learn more, visit or

Zipcar is the world’s largest shared-mobility company. We are adding senior talent to our engineering team at our Silicon Valley office in San Mateo. We have a rich software stack with which we solve a wide range of challenges: embedded custom hardware and firmware, mobile-first user experience, analytics, scalable real-time scheduling and monitoring, etc.

The technology choices we’re standardizing on are:

  • Service-oriented architecture (SOA) using message queues for internal communication, with services mainly written for the JDK (Java/Groovy/Scala/Clojure) and Ruby
  • Native mobile applications on Android and iOS – mobile-first wherever it makes sense
  • Responsive client applications built on Ember, integrating mapping and other 3rd party services
  • Big Data technologies like Hadoop, Cassandra, Apache Spark, Clojure, Haskell, machine learning, to make informed business decisions
  • Modern continuous integration and deployment, using technologies including Concourse, Docker, and BOSH

We are looking for capable, passionate people with great ideas to join the Zipcar family. Our work environment is as supportive, diverse, and as fun as our brand. If you’re results-oriented, dedicated, and ready to contribute to an unparalleled member experience for our community of Zipsters, we encourage you to apply.

To learn more about Zipcar, what we do, and how we do it, visit For further employment opportunities, visit


  • Design, implement, deliver, and maintain applications and features for Zipcar members, customer support, and administrators
  • Work closely with product designers, product managers and quality engineers to turn requirements and design documents into elegant code and delightful user experience
  • Use modern tooling for rapid development, integrated testing, and high performance
  • Mentor junior engineers, contribute to architecture decisions, conduct insightful code reviews
  • Strive for continuous improvement of the Zipcar member experience


  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Substantial experience and skill in technologies including
    • Web services written in Java (preferred) and/or Ruby
    • Service-oriented architectures and messaging systems (e.g. RabbitMQ)
    • Databases (relational and document)
    • Functional, unit, and integration testing
  • Shipped robust, high-performance, high-scalability applications to production
  • Knowledge of a variety of web APIs such as Twilio, AWS, Stripe, etc.
  • Clear verbal and written communication; demonstrated ability to collaborate with peers from a variety of disciplines

The Ideal Candidate Has:

  • Breadth and depth of skill to build scalable applications
  • An obsession with delivering outstanding customer experience
  • Desire to learn new tools, frameworks, languages
  • Experience with various software lifecycle tools such as Git, JIRA, etc.
  • A commitment to Zipcar’s ideals of sustainable resource sharing and urban mobility

As a member of the Zipcar Team you get a great benefits package including health and dental insurance, 401k, vacation time, paid holidays, personal and sick leave, along with a full complement of other insurance and support programs.

Because our work has a global impact, we enthusiastically support each employee’s commitment to creating a better world by offering:

  • Free Zipcar membership & discounted driving rates for you and your significant other
  • Paid volunteer time off
  • Bicycle commuter reimbursement
  • Paid parental leave for mothers & fathers
  • Training and development programs To accelerate career growth
  • Global footprint of job locations and opportunities
  • Flexible and open work arrangements
  • Fun, respectful, passionate, and collaborative environment
  • Educational Assistance Program
  • Company sponsored parties, outings, and events
  • Discounts on a variety of products and services through Zipcar partners

Zipcar is an EEO Employer

*To all recruitment agencies: *Zipcar does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Zipcar employees or any other company location. Zipcar is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes


Full Time