Backend Engineer (Scala) at Wise Systems | Powderkeg

Location: Remote

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Engineering

Who we are:

Wise Systems builds autonomous dispatching and routing software that is used by some of the world’s largest fleets to improve both fleet efficiency and customer service. At Wise, we believe that companies don’t have to sacrifice efficiency to dramatically improve their customer service, and we’ve built the platform to transform delivery operations.

Based in Cambridge, MA, Wise Systems was started out of MIT and has grown steadily, building an incredible, diverse team that shares a deep commitment to our customers’ success. Wise also has a highly engaged network of advisors, mentors, and investors passionate about enabling new standards and capabilities in delivery and logistics through engineering and data science.

As we continue to grow we’re excited to bring together people who are curious, ambitious, and creative. If you are excited about solving real-world problems and building powerful and usable products, we need you.

What we are looking for:

Wise Systems is looking for an experienced Scala backend engineer to work on ensuring that our platform conforms with the needs of our customers. This engineer will deliver impact across our business objectives by developing the backend systems that support our product.

As our product scales to optimize the globe, we seek an engineer with experience developing serverless applications who is fast and adaptable, and able to quickly context switch to new projects. You will be expected to be a problem solver and have the opportunity to work toward the development of new features while also providing strategic guidance in areas impacting the overall system architecture.


  • Strong ownership of the full backend stack - from design through to deployment and beyond
  • Design, develop and implement large-scale distributed systems with large volumes of data, focusing on scalability, latency, and fault-tolerance
  • Work with Solutions Architecture and Product teams to negotiate product requirements
  • Analyze and improve efficiency, reliability, and scalability of the platform


  • Understanding and knowledge of functional programming principles
  • Familiarity with Design Principles and Patterns3+ years hands-on design and coding with ScalaAkka experience preferred
  • Experience with AWS services common to serverless architectures (Lambda, API Gateway, etc.)
  • Experience building REST APIs and other common application architectures in a serverless context
  • Proficient understanding of data infrastructure and backend systems
  • Experience with SQL and NoSQL databases
Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Backend Engineer (Scala)
  • Company
    Wise Systems
  • Location
    Cambridge, MA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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