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Back End Engineer

RapidSOS is hiring!  Join a rapidly growing advanced emergency technology start-up in solving one of the greatest challenges of our generation:

  • The Challenge: emergency communication has seen almost no technology innovation in the last 50 years; 250 million 911 calls are made each year with no data, causing 10,120 fatalities when callers couldn’t even be located:
  • RapidSOS Tech: predict and preempt emergencies before they occur, warn users in harm’s way, link any device (car, wearable, IoT, phone) directly to first responders in an emergency with rich data
  • Media/Awards: Won most major start-up awards (including Start-Up of the Year by CTA/CES & Top Innovation of 2015 by MIT) and featured across national media (NYT, Fox, Newsweek, Time, TechCrunch, Fortune, etc.)
  • Business model / markets: $60B is spent annually on third party call centers to speak data to 911 (OnStar, home security, medical alert) – RapidSOS eliminates the need for these call centers, providing faster, more effective service with no COGS
  • Commercialization: 46 signed partners and over 250 companies in its funnel; we are working with the largest tech and telecom companies globally and groups like the White House Data Driven Justice Initiative to deploy the technology to every American;
  • Team: MIT, HBS, Stanford, Wharton, Google, Oracle, Microsoft, Argonne & Oak Ridge National Labs, Bell Labs, venture capital, over 40 tech start-ups
  • Investors: $14M raised from preeminent global investors including several top VCs, the world’s largest public safety company, three former FCC Chairmen, and four billionaire technologists/investors

RapidSOS 3-Min Summary Video:​

What this role is about: We are looking for a strong developer to contribute to creating world-class emergency technology by building out and maintaining our complex backend. You will develop complex backend business logic, RESTful APIs and telephony applications, with a focus on system reliability, scalability and security. Rigorous use of unit and integration test methodologies for new and existing system capabilities will also be a key to success in this role.

What We Offer

  • The chance to work with a passionate team on solving one of the largest challenges globally
  • Competitive salary and benefits and equity participation 
  • Dynamic, fun work environment with a highly talented team
  • Flexible startup work environment and a fun atmosphere
  • Rapid growth opportunities

What We'd Like to See in Our Ideal Candidate


  • BS or Master’s degree in CS or software engineering AND 2+ years work experience in a technical position
  • Strong coding experience – Python is required
  • Solid understanding of software design principles
  • Experience developing highly scalable cloud based service
  • Excitement about creating a life-saving product with a fabulous team

Highly Desired:

  • Experience developing cloud based VoIP and other Real Time  communication services
  • Basic understanding of networking and the OSI model
  • Solid understanding of asynchronous programming
  • Experience in API development targeting Mobile Applications
  • Experience in API development targeting Web based Applications
  • Experience in development of highly-available cloud based services


  • Comfortable working on the command line in a GNU/Linux environment
  • Familiarity with Jira/Git/GitHub
  • Familiarity with Django and MVC frameworks
  • Familiarity with web stacks (HTML/CSS/JS/Ajax/Websockets etc)
  • Familiarity with telephony technologies (SIP, WebRTC, etc)

More about RapidSOS…

Recent Media

Recent Awards

  • 2017 Forbes 30 under 30 awarded to Michael Martin (co-founder and CEO) 
  • 2016 Startup of the Year – Consumer Technology Association
  • Best New Venture – Harvard Business School New Venture Competition
  • Grand Prize Winner - Top Start-Up Representing the Spirit of Harvard – Harvard President’s Challenge
  • Top 3 Innovative World Technologies – SXSW Accelerator
  • Best Mobile Technology at MIT – MIT $100K
  • Most Innovative Company in the Public Sector – Harvard Innovation Challenge
  • Top 10 University Start-Up Globally –
  • Top Technology for US/China – MIT China Innovation Forum
  • NYC's Hottest Startups - Symmetry50
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