Lead Software Development Engineer (Lead SDE)
INRIX - Kirkland, WA

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INRIX (based in Kirkland, WA) is seeking a top-notch Lead Software Development Engineer to take the helm of a high performing team building robust, hosted location based traveler services. The qualified candidate will be an experienced software lead with recent hands-on experience developing high performance components providing location and context based services via web services, Windows services, and on client devices. Knowledge of GIS/LBS and high volume data delivery concepts preferred.

Primary Responsibilities:
In this position, the Lead Engineer will head a core team of high productivity developers working on the development of INRIX Traveler Services. These services are targeted towards automotive and mobile devices. INRIX has a solid traffic data delivery platform, and will be building on that technology to create new and unique location based to people on the move. The Lead Engineer will be expected to work closely with program and product management of both server and mobile components to design and deliver these worldwide travelor services.


10+ years software development experience.

3-5 years of experience providing management to at least 4 direct reports.

Experience in designing, implementing and deploying components which run on large scale distributed applications and web services in a Windows Server environment. This should include both Windows services and web services as both designer and developer. Successfully shipping/deploying and maintaining these services is a key part of this qualification.

Experience in developing on C# environments is also critical, as well as practical experience deploying components based on .NET 4.0 tools and concepts. Server-side Java experience may be substituted for C# experience.

Experience working with stored procedures and SQL Server 2005/2008 is necessary. Experience working with large amounts of data (giga/terabytes) is highly desired.

Experience with probability and statistics is highly desired.

The successful candidate will be a team player, capable of collaborating in a startup environment.

Maturity, solid experience working as a full time employee for a significant period of time, and a desire to be a part of something brand new are essential.

Educational requirements:
The candidate should have earned at least a Bachelors degree in Computer Science or a related discipline. Masters or greater preferred.

INRIX Perks:
INRIX motorboat – Get your boat license and we’ll pay for the gas. You can walk from your office to the dock in 15 minutes. Take your family and friends skiing or tubing. Yes, it’s big and it’s fast!

Free car – Well not really free... but we have a couple new test cars with the latest traffic technology that you can take home. We pay for the gas.

Electric Vehicle Charger onsite

Great Benefits – We’re as good, or better than most companies our size. We even pay 100% of our employees’ medical, dental, vision, and disability premiums.

Lots of free food – We have free onsite snacks and drinks; Friday family style lunches, and stocked fridges with lunch items for everyday! The food comes to you so that you write lots of good code (at least we’re honest).

Bonuses 2x per year and Stock Options – Because you like to be rewarded and recognized for your hard work.

Open Ended Vacation Policy – You’re an adult and can manage your own vacation time. Work hard; play hard, and don’t bother counting the days.

Family – We don’t believe that you should miss your child’s play because you have to attend a meeting. The CEO even sends a handwritten card and gift to your child on their special day. How many CEO’s do that?

INRIX is making a positive impact in the world:
INRIX, Inc. is the fastest growing traffic intelligence platform in the world delivering smart data and analytics to solve transportation issues worldwide. INRIX is leading efforts to leverage Big Data to reduce the economic, environmental and individual toll of gridlock.

To learn more about joining the traffic technology revolution behind the next generation of transportation, navigation and location-based service applications, visit www.INRIX.com.

Are you ready to join a different kind of company? Exciting things are happening all the time. Come join us!