Senior Software Engineer (Backend)

| Greater NYC Area

About us: 

We are on the brink of the next industrial revolution.

Manufacturing has long been an analog world, but this is about to change.  By introducing machines to the digital world, there’s a staggering opportunity for efficiency and production leaps. Oden is driving this revolution. We’re on a mission to eliminate waste in manufacturing.

We have combined industrial hardware, wireless connectivity, and modern cloud architecture into one simple platform so all manufacturers can analyze and optimize their production, from any device. Efficiency, sustainability, and competitiveness are democratized.

Check out some of our team members discussing life at Oden: Oden's Culture of Empowerment and Impact

The Role

Software Engineers on the Backend team build features to enable a widening array of analytical tasks against manufacturing data. Some of the questions we explore are:

  • How do we compress the complexity of a factory into a single statistic so that an operations manager in Greece can understand a factory’s overall health in real-time or over historical intervals?
  • How do we build partition tolerant services that run both on premise and in the cloud?
  • How do we help an operator in Ohio maximize production while maximizing safety and minimizing waste?

Software Engineers are self-starters and team players, and during the product development lifecycle they collaborate closely with customer success, product, design, frontend, and data science to design the best solution. We believe that the best way to understand the needs of our users is to stand in their shoes, so occasionally we’ll tour factories and engage face-to-face. This position comes with steel toe boots.

It doesn’t matter what industries and languages you have experience in, but it does matter that you’re motivated to learn. At Oden we’re always expanding into new manufacturing verticals, and we’re passionate about using the best tool for the job. Right now we use:

  • Go (primarily), Java, and Python
  • SQL and NoSQL databases for time-series and manufacturing data
  • Open-source cloud infrastructure tools such as Kubernetes, Apache Beam, and Apache Airflow, deployed in GCP and on-prem

What We Value

  • Engineering background in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, or a related field

  • Strong CS fundamentals with proficiency in languages such as Java, C/C++, Go, Python, or similar languages

  • Strong communication skills and ability to collaborate in a cross-functional environment with engineers and non-technical stakeholders

  • People first: We foster trust, collaboration, and personal development in our team, clients, and society

  • Radical transparency: We communicate openly in all directions, embracing failure

  • Rapid evolution: Argue as if you’re right, listen as if you’re wrong

  • Scientific thinking: We operate in a world of data-driven decisions, of calculated opportunity costs, of questioning and reflecting on each move we make

  • Enable true makers: We’re building a community of those who create and move boundaries, with ownership and passion

We’re an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

Diversity at Oden means building a team that is rich across all boundaries of race, ethnicity, gender identification, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age and thinking style. We welcome all backgrounds, life experiences, and worldviews as this is the catalyst for the rapid evolution of our product and our organization. Diversity allows us to tackle new challenges, embrace change, make well-informed decisions, and ultimately Make Things Better. In alignment with our “People First” company value, Oden has a passionate internal team dedicated to the promotion of diversity and inclusion initiatives as a core component of our culture.

Our diversity initiatives apply to our practices and policies on recruiting, compensation and benefits; professional development; promotions; social activities and the ongoing development of a psychologically safe work environment.

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