Software Engineer - Backend (Dispatch/Tracking)

Published on April 21, 2023

Motive builds technology to improve the safety, productivity and profitability of businesses that power the physical economy. And we need your help to do it.

Who we are: 
Motive builds technology to improve the safety, productivity, and profitability of businesses that power the physical economy. Motive combines IoT hardware with AI-powered applications to connect and automate physical operations. Motive is one of the fastest-growing software companies in the world, serving more than 120,000 businesses, across a wide range of industries including trucking and logistics, construction, oil and gas, food and beverage, field service, agriculture, passenger transit, and delivery.
Motive is built on four foundational attributes; Own It, Less but Better, Build Trust, and Unlock Potential. This has taken our company to great heights, including being recognized by Fortune for Best Workplaces, Forbes Best Startup Employers, and Comparably for our Best Global Culture, Sales Team, Leadership Team, Career Growth, and CEO for Diversity. We’re proud to receive an employee net promoter score of 63 (according to Comparably) which places Motive in the top 5% of companies with 4,000 employees or more. 
Today, our team is made up of more than 3,000 employees, located across the world, providing support to a wide range of customers. While most of our employees are remote, many have the opportunity to work on-site at any of our 8 global office locations. Visit our careers website to learn more about opportunities at Motive. 
About the Role: 
We are not solving a small problem, and we’re not addressing a small market. We are addressing significant issues faced by trillion-dollar industries that power the physical economy, including logistics, transportation, food & beverage, plumbers, HVAC, construction, and oil & gas. These businesses continue to be the lifelines of our economy even during the COVID pandemic. The opportunity here is enormous, and you will have a massive impact.
The Dispatch / Asset Tracking team develops software that increases customer efficiency by managing, visualizing, and tracking daily deliveries. By providing real-time visibility across all the different operations, we elevate the customer experience and secure lifelong customers. 
You will be joining a team that is operating in a fast-paced agile environment. As an engineer, you will be an active hands-on contributor, providing guidance as you help lead and influence the technical direction of the team with projects around geolocation, scheduling, routing to name a few.
What You’ll Do: 
  • Build software that is reliable, available, maintainable, scalable, serviceable and secure.
  • Implement software development best practices for estimation, code reviews and testing.
  • Build appropriate monitoring, logging, debugging for the health of the system.
  • Actively work on our cloud native architectures.
  • Communicate effectively across multiple teams and projects.
  • Mentor and learn from the developers within the engineering organization.
What We’re Looking For: 
  • Self-starter who likes solving difficult and ambiguous problems with a solid Computer Science foundation.
  • 3+ years software product development experience building product, infrastructure, distributed systems, data models, APIs and reports.
  • Experience in Ruby on Rails, Golang, or similar language
  • Experience with relational and NoSQL databases such as PostgreSQL, DynamoDB, Redis, ElasticSearch
Pay Transparency
Your compensation may be based on several factors, including education, work experience, and certifications. For certain roles, total compensation may include restricted stock units. Motive offers benefits including health, pharmacy, optical and dental care benefits, paid time off, sick time off, short term and long term disability coverage, life insurance as well as 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). Learn more about our benefits by visiting
Motive Perks & Benefits.

The compensation range for this position will depend on where you reside. Motive uses three geographic zones to determine pay range. For this role, the compensation ranges are: 
San Francisco, California
$139,000—$181,000 USD
U.S. metropolitan areas: Los Angeles, San Diego, New York City Area, Seattle, Washington D.C.
$125,000—$172,000 USD
Other locations in the United States
$111,000—$153,000 USD
Creating a diverse and inclusive workplace is one of Motive's core values. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. 
Please review our Candidate Privacy Notice here.
The applicant must be authorized to receive and access those commodities and technologies controlled under U.S. Export Administration Regulations. It is Motive's policy to require that employees be authorized to receive access to Motive products and technology.