Senior Data Platform Engineer

Senior Data Platform Engineer

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Life360 is a Remote First company, which means a remote work environment will be the primary experience for all employees. All positions, unless otherwise specified, can be performed remotely (within the US) regardless of any specified location above. 

About Life360

Life360 is on a mission to bring families closer— and that starts with ensuring that loved ones are safe and secure. That’s why millions of families across 140 countries trust Life360 to keep them connected each day, and in life’s unpredictable moments.

From real-time location sharing and notifications, to driving safety features like Crash Detection and Roadside Assistance, we create tools that remove uncertainty from modern life — so families can feel free, together.

About the Job

Life360’s Data, Analytics, Data Science (DAS) Organization is seeking a Sr. Data Platform Engineer with deep experience in large-scale real-time data processing and architecture. This role requires proficiency in Kinesis, Kafka, Spark, Flink or other distributed data processing technologies. The right candidate will have a passion for data ingestion and experience building big-data solutions that are scalable, fault tolerant and highly available. These pipelines are critical to our business and monitoring production production traffic and interactions, this position will be responsible for identifying operational risks and improving the quality and availability of these systems. With over 6 Billion data events a day and a lean team of data professionals, Life360 is a great place for a seasoned engineer to solve challenging problems and make lasting contributions to our data infrastructure.

What You’ll Do

  • Architect, implement, and maintain highly available, fault tolerant data processing applications for internal and external customers
  • Define repeatable patterns for common real-time streaming applications and use cases at Life360
  • Refactoring of existing data processing applications to be more scalable, fault tolerant, and aligned with our supported cloud architectures
  • Own data dependencies of NSQ clusters and document data flows for systems observability
  • Improve monitoring and reliability of our real-time data feeds
  • Implementation of core logging pipelines and refactoring of legacy code written in Go
  • Ensure that our CI/CD pipelines are following best practices, including terraform, chef and autoscaling
  • Coordinating resources for operational oversight and incident response
  • Participate in on-call schedule

What We’re Looking For

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • 7+ years as Software Experience on data platform or backend processing architecture
  • 5+ years professional experience with Java, Scala or Python
  • Strong understanding and production experience with streaming systems like Kafka, Beam, Flink, Kinesis, etc.
  • Experience with asynchronous queue systems, NSQ, RabbitMQ, PubSub
  • Experience designing, building and refactoring scalable APIs
  • Experience with Spark, MapReduce, and Hadoop
  • Production experience with containerized applications on AWS (ECS or EKS)
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and applications with various technology stacks
  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines and Git integration
  • Familiarity with Infrastructure as code solutions: Terraform, Ansible, Chef, etc.

Our Benefits

  • Competitive pay and benefits
  • Medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance plans (100% paid for employees)
  • 401(k) plan with company matching program
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for mental wellness.
  • Flexible PTO and 12 company wide days off throughout the year
  • Learning & Development programs
  • Equipment, tools, and reimbursement support for a productive remote environment
  • Free Life360 Platinum Membership for your preferred circle

Life360 Values

Our company’s mission driven culture is guided by our shared values to create a trusted work environment where you can bring your authentic self to work and make a positive difference 

  • Build A High Performing Team-  Communicate Directly, Be a Good Person
  • Make Things Happen- Take Ownership, Think Long Term
  • Deliver an Exceptional Experience- Users Come First, Quality & Craftsmanship

Our Commitment to Diversity

We believe that different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better results. Together, we continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices of our employees. It fuels our innovation and connects us closer to our customers and the communities we serve. We strive to create a workplace that reflects the communities we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their authentic best selves to work.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Life360. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any legally protected status.  

We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply. We believe that a diversity of perspectives and experiences create a foundation for the best ideas. Come join us in building something meaningful.



Since the majority of our staff is located on the US West Coast, our primary working hours will be 9-4pm PST

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