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Senior Software Engineer - Infrastructure



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

Who We Are

Baton is seeking ambitious individuals who desire the autonomy and agility of a startup environment combined with the backing, power, reach, and stability of a highly respected logistics industry giant.

Baton is the Silicon Valley-based technology innovation lab for Ryder, a leading logistics company that owns 260k trucks and manages $7.4B of freight.

Prior to the September 2022 acquisition, Baton was a venture-backed start-up that operated a fleet of trucks and hung out at truck stops to truly understand the challenges at hand.

The Problem We’re Solving

Our mission is to eliminate supply chain waste 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 goods that we all pay. Baton is fixing that, and you will too through the impactful work you’ll do here.


Senior Software Engineer - Infrastructure


Hayes Valley, San Francisco, CA


  • Take ownership of our near real time data streaming platform -- from data pipelines to data model all the way up to the API layer to, you’ll be the go-to person when adding new features
  • Design the data streaming and messaging architecture, and own the data landscape, including near real-time data ingestion, processing, and data consumption
  • Work closely with a diverse set of stakeholders to distill complex data problems into elegant technical solutions
  • Invent and tinker. Imagine completely new ideas, experiment, and build transformative solutions for the freight industry


  1. Proficient with backend language (python, java or modern backend programming language)
  2. Ability to build a data infrastructure from scratch
  3. Ability to architect complex data models supporting a real-world business
  4. Ability to provide mentorship to junior engineers; distill complex topics down to simple ideas


  1. Interest in the freight and logistics space
  2. Strong data analytics background
  3. Infrastructure development experience with real time big data infrastructure (such as Kafka or Flink)
  4. 5+ years of full time software development experience


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

Compensation Range: The annual base salary range for this position is $156,000 - $217,000*. 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.

Tags:* Python, Golang, AWS, Python, Kafka, Databricks, Spark, Big Data*

Why You Should Join

  • Have an 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.
  • Opportunity to grow and lead in a Fortune 500 company
    • You’ll get to work in a rapidly growing, startup-like environment while having the stability and backing of Ryder and its full executive team.
  • Creative, fast-paced environment to solve impactful problems in supply chain
    • 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.