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Lead Software Engineer - Product



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Software Engineering, Product
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, March 8, 2023

What is Baton?

Baton is the Silicon Valley based technology innovation lab for Ryder, a leading logistics company with 260,000 vehicles under management and $10.7 billion purchased and/or executed in customer freight moves. In September of 2022 Ryder acquired Baton to be their technology innovation lab. Prior to Ryder, Baton was a venture backed start up that was voted the #4 most disruptive company in freight (Amazon was #3)!

The problem we’re solving

Our mission is to eliminate waste in supply chain by creating a digital platform that uses AI to improve how freight is planned. There are 500 million hours wasted in trucking each year, over 3 billion gallons of fuel wasted per year from trucks idling, and 1 in 5 trucks on the road driving empty at any given point. This has a massive impact on the environment, the lives of millions of drivers, and ultimately, the cost of transportation that we all pay.

ROLE: Lead Product Software Engineer

LOCATION: Hayes Valley, San Francisco, CA


  • Take end-to-end ownership of FE stack for our user facing products -- from defining the technical roadmap to execution, you’ll be the go-to person when it comes to new products and product features.
  • Invent and tinker. Imagine completely new ideas, experiment, and build transformative products and solutions for the freight industry.
  • Provide technical mentorship to a growing team of world class engineers.


  • 4+ years experience in software development, 1+ year as a technical lead
  • Development experience with modern web frameworks
  • Experience with React
  • Willingness to learn new technologies
  • Experience building large scale user facing products with React

Nice to have

  • Experience with Python
  • Familiarity with UI/UX best practices
  • Interest in the freight and logistics space

Compensation Range: The annual base salary range for this position is $188,000 - $261,000*. Compensation will vary based on factors including skill level, proficiencies, transferable knowledge, and experience. In addition to base salary, Baton full-time employees are eligible for an annual performance bonus

Why you should join

  1. Have immediate impact
    • With Ryder’s existing customer base of 50,000+ companies and an internal headcount of 43,000 the scale and impact of our products will be large and far reaching, from day one.
  2. Opportunity to grow and lead in a fortune 500 company
    • We are primed to rapidly grow our team size in the next 12-18 months in efforts to build innovative products to help propel the transportation industry into the future.
    • You’ll get to work in a high paced, startup-like environment, while having the stability and backing of Ryder and their full executive team.
  3. Creative, fast paced environment to solve impactful problems in supply chain
    • Our team isn’t afraid to do what it takes to get the job done - whether that’s hacking something together to quickly test a prototype, hanging out at a warehouse all day to make sure we understand exactly what needs to be built, or designing and deploying innovative technology based solutions.
    • We’re going to design completely new tools for an industry that hasn’t been rethought in decades. And to do this we need people who think differently.

The Perks

  • Competitive salary and bonus structure
  • Hybrid work schedule
  • 401k with matching
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision health coverage
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Collaborative, fun, and tech forward office in Hayes Valley (San Francisco)

This job is no longer accepting applications

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