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Scala Backend Engineer

BestMile Sàrl

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Scala Backend Engineer


BestMile is a fast growing Swiss startup with offices in Lausanne (Switzerland) and San Francisco developing cloud technology that leverages the full potential of autonomous vehicles to tackle urban mobility challenges. BestMile is building a distributed and scalable platform to control and optimize fleets of driverless vehicles in real time around the world. We are looking for a talented Senior Backend Engineerto join our team.

As a Senior Backend Engineer, you must have solid and demonstrable Scala/FP-centric experience designing and implementing high quality and maintainable solutions to complex technical challenges.

You also want to solve tough problems, we’ll tackle building heuristics and algorithms that bring a new layer of intelligence to the data we aggregate. In addition you’ll have to solve problems with data extraction and processing as well as machine learning and search to maximize the value of our data.


  • Expert knowledge in one or more of the following languages – Scala, Haskell, Java
  • Previous experience improving a pre-existing codebase and ability to read source code to understand data flow and origin
  • A passion for highly quality code and strong abstractions
  • Experience building modern, data-driven, web APIs with emphasis on strong software design methodologies
  • Experience building or using GIS (geographic information systems)
  • Valid swiss work-permit

Bonus points

  • Academic background in computer science (BSc or MSc)
  • Typesafe Stack (SBT/Play/Akka/Slick)
  • Apache Spark (Streaming/GraphX)
  • Apache Kafka/Samza ; Amazon Web Services
  • Google Protocol Buffers
  • PostgreSQL (PostGIS)


  • We’re a rapidly growing startup!
  • You’ll work with cutting-edge technologies.
  • You’ll have impact on people’s life through autonomous mobility.
  • You’ll join an amazing team of people passionate about what they do!


BestMile is a technology startup developing cloud technology that leverages the full potential of autonomous vehicles to tackle urban mobility challenges. A spin­off of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), BestMile provides a fleet management platform designed to connect, operate and optimize any fleet of autonomous vehicles. It manages both scheduled trips and on­ demand service, and is independent of any vehicle manufacturer, thus allowing customers to remotely manage heterogeneous fleets composed of autonomous vehicles of different types and brands. With its cutting­ edge technology, BestMile is shaping “individual robots” into an intelligent, innovative and flexible mobility system.

Apply:If you are a team player and have a true passion to evolve in a cutting edge technology company, please send us your motivation letter and resume with references on our website.