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Senior Software Engineer II - May Mobility

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Job Title
Senior Software Engineer II
Job Location
Ann Arbor, MI
Job Description

May Mobility is transforming cities through autonomous technology to create a safer, greener, more accessible world. Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, May develops and deploys autonomous vehicles (AVs) powered by our innovative Multi-Policy Decision Making (MPDM) technology that literally reimagines the way AVs think. 

Our vehicles do more than just drive themselves - they provide value to communities, bridge public transit gaps and move people where they need to go safely, easily and with a lot more fun. We’re building the world’s best autonomy system to reimagine transit by minimizing congestion, expanding access and encouraging better land use in order to foster more green, vibrant and livable spaces. Since our founding in 2017, we’ve given more than 300,000 autonomy-enabled rides to real people around the globe. And we’re just getting started. We’re hiring people who share our passion for building the future, today, solving real-world problems and seeing the impact of their work. Join us.

Job Summary

The Autonomy Interactions Team is responsible for building the tools and systems that run and communicate with our vehicles to support our roboticists, global operations, and integrations. If it is managing vehicle communications, providing exemplary rider experiences, or developing our remote guidance tool our group has numerous ways to make their mark. Members of this tight-knit group act as a force multiplier, increasing the efficiency and productivity of other engineering teams.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Build full stack systems that are highly responsive, scalable and resilient
  • Provide a strong example of ownership of the projects in which they are involved.
  • Develop RESTful APIs and messaging solutions as a foundation for new features and to support scalable architecture
  • Be the driving force for adoption of frontend and backend Web and mobile frameworks, and identify opportunities to modernize existing experiences
  • Mentor Junior engineers to help them progress professionally
  • Manage documentation, quality of team code, processes, and best practices.
  • Provide modern and intuitive user experience
  • Work independently to develop complex features with little oversight.

Skills and Abilities

Success in this role typically requires the following competencies:

  • Talent and passion for engaging with customers to gather requirements, identify shortcomings, and develop new features.
  • Strong knowledge of REST APIs and messaging solutions such as NATS, Kafka, Kinesis, SQS/SNS
  • Strong sense of ownership and a results oriented mindset.
  • Attention to detail
  • Rigorous testing methodology
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Working knowledge of telemetry systems and real-time data processing

Qualifications and Experience

Candidates most successful in this role typically hold the following qualifications or comparable knowledge or experience:


  • B.S. Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, HCI/UX, or an equivalent degree and 5 years of industry experience
  • Hands-on experience with full stack development with expertise in frontend frameworks such as React, Angular, Vue
  • Experience with backend technologies such as Rust, Node.JS/Express, Java/Spring, Python, Go
  • Hands-on experience with AWS or other cloud services.
  • Experience with robotics, automotive engineering, or start-ups is not required
  • Ability to pass a driving record check


  • Expertise with QUIC, optimizing low throughput connections, streaming audio and streaming video.
  • M.S. Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or HCI/UX and 5 years of industry experience
  • Experience developing Single Page Applications (SPAs) and Progressive Web Applications (PWAs)
  • Experience building and managing large-scale systems in a cloud environment
  • Experience designing and building modern, accessible and delightful user interfaces

Physical Requirements

  • Standard office working conditions which includes but is not limited to:
    • Prolonged sitting
    • Prolonged standing
    • Prolonged computer use
    • Lift up to 50 pounds
  • Hybrid role based out of Ann Arbor, Michigan.
    • Hybrid employees work remotely from their home or alternative work space as well as from one of our offices or sites at an agreed-upon cadence set by their leader and based on the nature of their role.1-3 days per week in office as agreed to with manager based on job function

Please note that the salary range for this role is based on a Michigan-based employee.  Our salary ranges can vary for other locations in the United States.

Salary Range
$158,500$190,000 USD

Benefits and Perks

  • Comprehensive healthcare suite including medical, dental, vision, life, and disability plans. Domestic partners who have been residing together at least one year are also eligible to participate! 
  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Healthcare and Dependent Care Accounts available.
  • Rich retirement benefits, including an immediately vested employer safe harbor match.
  • Generous paid parental leave with immediate eligibility as well as a phased return to work. 
  • Flexible vacation policy in addition to 18 paid company holidays.
  • Total Wellness Program providing numerous resources for overall wellbeing   
Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and/or people of color are less likely to apply to a job unless they meet every qualification. At May Mobility, we’re committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workforce, so if you’re excited about this role but your previous experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification, we encourage you to apply anyway! You may be the perfect candidate for this or another role at May.

Want to learn more about our culture & benefits? Check out our website!

May Mobility is an equal opportunity employer.  All applicants for employment will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetics or any other legally protected basis.   Below, you have the opportunity to share your preferred gender pronouns, gender, ethnicity, and veteran status with May Mobility to help us identify areas of improvement in our hiring and recruitment processes. Completion of these questions is entirely voluntary.  Any information you choose to provide will be kept confidential, and will not impact the hiring decision in any way. If you believe that you will need any type of accommodation, please let us know.

Note to Recruitment Agencies: May Mobility does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Furthermore, May Mobility does not pay placement fees for candidates submitted by any agency other than its approved partners.

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May Mobility Headquarters Location

Ann Arbor, MI

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May Mobility Company Size

Between 200 - 500 employees

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May Mobility Total Amount Raised


May Mobility Funding Rounds

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  • Series D

    $105,000,000 USD

  • Grant

    $3,000,000 USD

  • Series C

    $111,000,000 USD

  • Series B

    $50,000,000 USD

  • Series A

    $22,000,000 USD

  • Seed

    $11,500,000 USD

  • Pre Seed

    $120,000 USD

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