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Senior Software Engineer, Frontend, ProductDev at Lacuna
Palo Alto, CA, US

Senior Software Engineer, Frontend, ProductDev

Our vision

Modern mobility companies – like those operating rideshare, freight, drones and AVs – use digital tools for routing, scheduling, and even basic operations. Cities – which still use paper, signs and people to manage our roadways – have long struggled to keep up. This digital divide has created a quality-of-life crisis for cities and inconsistent, inefficient rules for mobility operators. Longstanding challenges like congestion, pollution, and inequities in access and safety are poised to get even worse.

Lacuna is the first company to bridge the gap between modern mobility companies and cities, building digital tools in open source that make it possible to create and enforce transportation policies digitally. We are a leading provider of digital tools that allow cities to create, communicate, and enforce dynamic transportation policies. Our equity-enhancing and privacy-preserving solutions give cities a full and reliable picture of how their roads and airways are leveraged so that they can create evidence-based policies to address congestion, pollution, access, safety and more. Lacuna paves the way for commercial operators to integrate their modern technologies into cities in a way that works for everyone long-term. Our wholly-owned consultancy, Ellis & Associates, works collaboratively to develop and deliver transportation technology strategic plans and programs, translating city priorities into real outcomes for the public good.  

How you'll have impact

We are seeking an experienced UI engineer on our product development team. You will be responsible for developing transportation related software products, in the form of cloud/web/mobile applications. Leveraging our common infrastructure and core platform, you will develop user interfaces in applications essential to support city, airport, and other Lacuna product areas. This is your opportunity to design a highly reliable and scalable software product that will be leveraged by hundreds of governmental authorities, and will enable millions of users in their daily mobility activities. 

What you’ll need:

  • 3+ Experience building cloud or web applications
  • Proficiency with modern JavaScript in both browser and Node.js environments
  • Experience with React.js or similar UI framework
  • Skill in debugging complex software application, performance tuning and profiling
  • Good teamwork and communication skills
  • Ability to dive into problems independently
  • Comfortable in learning new technologies
  • 5+ years work experience in software development

Gold stars for experience with:

  • TypeScript
  • OAuth2
  • Websockets
  • Urban transportation, micromobility, and city management
  • Experience with Section 508 accessibility design

Lacuna is an equal opportunity employer. In developing products to solve real world problems for our cities, we strive to build a company representative of those cities. We encourage diversity in thought, experience, background and perspective. We are committed to creating such an environment for all employees.