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Senior Software Engineer - Infrastructure DevOps



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 11, 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: Senior Software Engineer - Infrastructure DevOps

LOCATION: Hayes Valley, San Francisco, CA


We are looking for an experienced Senior Software Engineer - Infrastructure DevOps to join our team. The ideal candidate should have a deep understanding of software development, deployment, and operations. They should be able to design, implement, and maintain complex infrastructure systems that are reliable, scalable, and secure.


  • Ensure effective collaboration between teams and improve team-wide development velocity by streamlining and automating development workflows.
  • Create scalable infrastructure platforms to support various internal and external products.
  • Build on-demand release capabilities for zero-down-time deployments, supporting a faster feedback loop between developers and users.
  • Improve user experience by increasing system performance and reliability.
  • Provide real-time visibility across teams and services through monitoring, alerting and logging
  • Stay up-to-date with emerging DevOps trends and technologies and evaluating their potential impact on the company's systems and processes
  • Contributing to the development of DevOps best practices and standards within the company
  • Developing and implementing security policies and procedures to ensure the protection of company and customer data


  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in DevOps, software development, or a related field
  • Proficiency with AWS
  • Familiarity with containerization technologies, such as Docker and AWS ECS or Kubernetes
  • Experience with infrastructure automation tools, such as Terraform, AWS CDK, and Github Actions

Nice to have:

  • Experience with data streaming infrastructure such as Kafka and Flink
  • Experience with Azure
  • Interest in the freight and logistics space

Compensation Range: The annual base salary range for this position is $155- $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.

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)