Backend Software Engineer

Sterling, Virginia
Work Type: Full Time

Hours: Full-time

Location: Molg HQ in Sterling, VA (Northern Virginia)

Salary: $100-120k range, including 401k, equity, and full healthcare benefits


Tackle the fast growing e-waste problem by making electronics manufacturing circular. 

Molg builds robotics microfactories and software to autonomously assemble and disassemble complex electronic products like laptop PCs, servers, and battery packs. Working with some of the leading computer + server manufacturers as well as industrial companies like Stanley Black and Decker, we are building the circular manufacturing technology to recover existing in-market devices for reuse and recycling as well as helping develop the next generation of circular-focused devices at the design level. 


Work with a talented cross-functional team of software, mechanical, electrical, and robotics engineers to develop our core technologies in assembly intelligence from CAD and 3D models as it relates to our robotics and microfactories. As a Software Engineer, you will be responsible for:

  • Design, develop, and maintain scalable and resilient microservices that power Molg's robotic systems.

  • Architect, implement, and manage containerized applications using Docker or similar technologies.

  • Build and maintain APIs to facilitate seamless communication between different components of our systems, ensuring high performance and availability.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams including frontend engineers, data scientists, and product managers to integrate new features and improve existing functionality.

  • Optimize system performance and ensure high reliability and availability of backend services.

  • Implement best practices for software development, including code reviews, automated testing, and continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD).

  • Troubleshoot and resolve complex technical issues across the backend infrastructure.


  • 3+ years of industry experience

  • Proficient in modern software development (e.g. python, ROS, github, docker, etc)

  • Passionate about robotics, automation, and control systems

  • Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently both verbally and in writing


We spend our days building robotic systems, developing complex assembly intelligence software, and designing the next generation of circular products for our customers. Given the importance of working hands-on with physical systems, we are a 100% in-person team collaboratively working in our industrial space in Chantilly, VA, down the road from the largest data center market in the world.  Our facility includes a variety of robots, CNC milling machines, 3D printers, and all the tools needed to build and test our products. It is important to us that anyone on our team that is interested in learning how to use our various pieces of equipment and machinery is taught and can gain the skills and appreciation for making physical things.   

While we are primarily funded by our work with Fortune 100 companies, we are also supported by amazing backers like Elemental Excelerator and Techstars. 


  • We’re a small collaborative team with big ambitions, and there’s a good amount of context-switching. We expect people to be autonomous and drive their own work to completion.

  • We are a profitable business that is primarily funded from customer revenue, which means we are scrappy and looking to build a great sustainable company for years to come.

  • As a growing company and startup, priorities may shift as customer or business requirements change. We strive to empower individuals with context and decision-making power to meet this need. 

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