Backend Software Engineer – OTA

ALIS Software LLC
September 17, 2022
San Jose, CA
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About the Role

One of Client's’ core products are to offer OTA (over-the-air) software updates to a fleet of vehicles. We believe all the new vehicles will have some form of connectivity to the cloud in a few years. We are building a deployment engine that powers millions of vehicles with millions of software updates. This is not an easy problem to solve, especially in the automotive industry: vehicles could go offline anytime, poor network connectivity is a norm, updates need to happen only in safe circumstances… the list could go on.

As part of the team, you will be tackling one of the most challenging and critical problems in the OTA domain at planet scale, untangling various race conditions and scaling issues in a large distributed system.

Your responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Design and implement a highly scalable, reliable distributed system that orchestrates vehicle package/configuration upgrade among millions of vehicles

Build an end-to-end secure package distribution system by leveraging the Security framework Work closely with firmware engineers, frontend engineers and product owners to implement essential features.

Define API as building blocks for customers to automate their entire deployment flow

Understand the pattern of vehicle and cloud communication and come up with creative solutions to handle various race conditions efficiently


Excellent understanding of computer science fundamentals, data structures, and algorithms

Experience in designing and implementing the micro-services in production-grade.

Willingness to wear multiple hats and adapt to a fast-paced startup environment

Proficient in writing at least one programming language (e.g., python, golang) in production-grade.

Experience in the public cloud and cloud-native technologies. E.g., AWS, GCP, Azure.

Experience in developing large-scale deployment/workflow orchestration systems.

Good understanding of security, certificate, and encryption, and familiar with update frameworks like TUF or Uptane

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