People Matter

Software Engineer (Mid-Level to Senior)



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Job Description

The trucking industry is the backbone of the global economy. More than 70% of what we consume in the U.S. is moved by trucks. Those trucks are powered by over 3.5 million drivers per year and create over $700B in annual revenue. Trucking is a massive industry but it is a traditional industry and like many traditional industries, it is ripe for innovation.

CloudTrucks is building the operating system for trucking and is the first platform specifically designed to empower truck drivers. Our all-in-one, “business in a box” solution optimizes and automates operations and accelerates cash-flow for drivers, so they can focus on building their business.

Being an all-in-one platform, our product development teams tackle a broad range of complex challenges ranging from understanding geolocation and logistics route optimizations, to IOT and SaaS integrations, to business workflow automations, to building fintech products.

As a software engineer, you will leverage your skills and expertise to make key technical decisions and deliver products that meaningfully impact and empower the truck drivers on our platform, as well as our internal-facing teams.

Examples of projects that you may work on

  • Build a referral program so drivers are rewarded when they refer others to the platform.

  • Leverage LLMs to build a document processing engine that is able to ingest unstructured or heterogenous data (e.g. PDFs, scanned images, etc) and extract structured data and insights. Leverage this capability to automate business critical workflows.

  • Build deep integrations and partnerships across the multi-billion dollar trucking ecosystem. Surface these capabilities as products and features on our platform.

  • Improve our scheduling and route optimization algorithms so drivers receive the jobs that maximizes their take home while respecting their personal preferences.

  • Redesign the infrastructure of our Tier 1 integrations service to handle 100x the current load, with high performance, visibility, and resilience to failures.

  • Build a financial ledger system to track and manage all cash movement, inflows, and outflows across the CloudTrucks platform. Use this system to move millions of dollars each month.


  • Design, test, ship, and maintain solutions to problems and products.

  • Take complete ownership over projects and features. Work across a range of systems and technologies to deliver end-to-end solutions.

  • Partner with cross functional teams to ensure a complete and delightful customer experience.

  • Help set and improve our engineering processes, standards, and tooling.

What we are looking for

  • Strong technical background, including 3+ years of industry experience as a software engineer working on production systems.

  • Self-motivated and comfortable operating in a dynamic environment with a strong sense of ownership.

  • Takes a user-focused approach, shipping incrementally with rapid iterations.

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills. As a small engineering team, we work closely with each other and other cross functional teams across the company.

  • Experience with web technologies and system design.

Nice to haves

  • Full-stack experience.

  • Experience with our technical stack: Python, Django, PostgreSQL, Javascript, Typescript, React, Google Cloud

A bit about our culture

We value high autonomy, ownership, and delivering results - in short - whatever it takes to set our customers up for success. We encourage each other to push the envelope, execute quickly, and be resilient to failure. We also work occasional late nights or weekends to deliver an above-and-beyond customer experience, while respecting and celebrating each other's personal background, values and commitments. In return, we are well compensated, take pride in seeing outsized impact to our product, and have memorable experiences learning and growing alongside a truly exceptional set of peers.

About CloudTrucks

CloudTrucks is a virtual trucking carrier in the multi-billion dollar trucking space. Core to this industry are over 3.5M truck drivers. They move more than 70% of all goods transported around the U.S., yet operate in a highly fragmented industry with huge opportunities for products, services and automation. We strive to deliver solutions that help truck drivers operate with much greater efficiency, increase their revenue, and offload business complexity. We are looking for uniquely exceptional people to join us on our journey as we massively scale into an industry-defining business.

We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.