Senior Backend Software Engineer


 145k - 200k
 United States  (San Francisco)
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Who we are
The problem: Every minute matters in fire response.  As climate change amplifies the intensity of wildfires—with longer fire seasons, dryer fuels, and faster winds—new ignitions spread faster and put more communities at risk. Today, most wildfires are detected by bystanders and reported via 911, meaning it can take hours to detect a fire, verify its exact location and size, and dispatch first responders. Fire authorities need a faster way to detect, confirm, and pinpoint fires, so that they can quickly respond—preventing small flare-ups from becoming devastating infernos.
About Pano:Pano is a venture-backed early-stage climate tech startup that is the leader in wildfire early detection, leveraging the latest advancements in IoT, AI, satellites, and SaaS software to deliver actionable intelligence to customers. Pano leverages mountaintop cameras and satellites to detect the first traces of smoke and put real-time fire images in the hands of asset owners andfirst responders to speed up containment. Pano is already partnering with major utilities, fire authorities, and government agencies in the USA and AustraliaRecent media coverage includes being named one of the Top 10 most innovative companies in AI of 2023 by FastCompany and recipient of the Innovative Mobile Service and Application Award at Mobile World Congress through our partnership with T-Mobile.
Pano brings together a diverse team bridging frontline, wildland firefighting experience with best-in-class know-how in operations, logistics, artificial intelligence, and software. Our team is composed of experienced technology professionals from companies such as Apple, Cisco, Nestand DoorDash. Headquartered in San Francisco with an office and factory in the Mission District, our hybrid team works from locations around the world. Founded in mid-2020, we’ve raised over $30M from leading VC funds
The Role
The Senior Backend Software Engineer will develop the backend infrastructure for the core Pano application that enables customers to view cameras, investigate smoke, and respond to fires. You'll be part of a team that's developing novel software solutions to enable real-world handling of a key environmental challenge. As a self-motivated and enthusiastic member of our team, you will work in an agile environment and balance developing critical new features with improving the core technical underpinnings of our system.

Key Responsibilities:

    • Develop web backend service in Java for Pano’s software that will scale as the company grows, be supportable, and be extensible
    • Design and implement REST API and Multi-threaded Image Processing Pipeline 
    • Work with partners to build core product features meeting security, privacy, and business requirements (e.g. ISO 27001)
    • Work through the phases of the software development process, including design, implementation, testing, deployment and maintenance
    • Collaborate with product management, engineering, and quality teams to develop innovative solutions


    • 8+ years of object-oriented software experience plus a BS in Computer Science or equivalent
    • 5+ years of hands-on Java development experience.
    • Experience working with cloud service providers
Preferred Qualifications
    • Experience with Google Cloud
    • Experience with containerization including Kubernetes
    • Experience with REST APIs in Java and JAX-RS
    • Experience with databases including PostgreSQL
    • Excellent communication skills
$145,000 - $200,000 a year
Final salary offered is based upon multiple factors including individual job-related qualifications, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and location. In addition to salary, this position is also eligible for stock options. We offer comprehensive health insurance, paid time off and 401k. 
Pano is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and supporting our team-members regardless of where they come from. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
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