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Senior Software Engineer

Pano

Pano

Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024
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 and first responders to speed up containment. Pano is already partnering with major utilities, fire authorities, and government agencies in the USA and Australia. Recent 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, Nest, DoorDash and Meta. 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 $40M from leading VC funds.

The Role

For the Senior Software Engineer role, we’re looking for somebody who will drive major projects in unlocking new end-to-end capabilities for our users while building scalable, secure, and maintainable production systems. At Pano, we strongly believe in allowing team members to take ownership of what they do, and our approach to problem-solving relies heavily upon creativity, communication, and collaboration. The ideal candidate has experience building products across the entire stack and a firm understanding of web frameworks, APIs, databases, and multiple back-end languages.

What You’ll Do

  • Work across the entire stack, building highly scalable distributed solutions that enable positive impact for our users and our business
  • Develop new features and infrastructure in support of rapidly emerging business and project requirements
  • Drive new projects, from conceptualization to deployment
  • Ensure application performance, uptime, and scale, and maintain high standards for code quality, maintainability, security, and application design
  • Work with agile development methodologies, adhering to best practices and pursuing continued learning opportunities
  • Participate in on-call rotation to respond to, triage, mitigate, and resolve production issues
  • Create run-books, metrics, and dashboards


What You’ll Bring

  • 5+ years of professional experience in a fast-paced SaaS or a similar business environment
  • 3+ years of hands-on experience as a Software Engineer
  • Expertise in front-end technologies, including JavaScript, TypeScript, CSS3, HTML5, and third-party libraries such as React
  • Experience with server-side Java software development
  • Proficiency with SQL and RDBMS, ideally PostgreSQL
  • Ability to visualize a proposed system and be able to build it
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot and resolve complex technical issues in distributed systems
  • Ability to communicate effectively within the team and across the organization while sharing insights and updates and collaborating to achieve project goals


Nice to Have

  • Hands-on experience with cloud platforms, such as GCP and AWS
  • Experience working with Linux-based systems and containerization and orchestration tools, such as Docker and Kubernetes
  • Familiarity with caching mechanisms such as Redis, Memcached, and Varnish
  • Basic design ability, including knowledge of UI/UX and basic prototype design
  • Familiarity with common DevOps tools and practices, such as Git and CI/CDFamiliarity with SOC2 / ISO 27001 security frameworks
  • Preference for someone in the Pacific / Mountain time zone


$160,000 - $175,000 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.