Senior Software Engineer, Data Products

Senior Software Engineer, Data Products

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Want to help us, help others? We’re hiring! 

GoFundMe is a global community of over 100 million people with a common purpose of helping one another. Our mission is to help people help each other by making it safe and easy for people to ask for help and support causes—for themselves, each other, and their communities. Since 2010, GoFundMe has become a trusted global leader in online fundraising, with $17 billion raised from over 200 million donations. Our vision is to become the most helpful place in the world.

Join us! The GoFundMe team is searching for our next Senior Software Engineer to help our Data and AI Platforms team.

The goal of the Data and AI Platforms team is to build the foundations to power intelligence in GoFundMe’s products and services. Furthermore, data is at the center of all business decisions and product strategy at GoFundMe. As a software engineer on the team, you will play a key role in architecting scalable systems that process and deliver petabytes of data. Your work will enable business analysts and data scientists to generate insights and machine learning engineers to ship models and APIs to drive discovery experiences for GoFundMe app users.

This role requires and expands your technical expertise in a wide variety of technologies involved in distributed data processing, real-time event streaming, data warehousing and delivering robust backend systems to power recommendations. Come join us and build world-class Machine Learning infrastructure and petabyte-scale consumer app telemetry systems!

The Job…

  • Build and manage robust data infrastructure to process and analyze event streams with tens of billions of events / month
  • Given requirements and constraints, build and enhance system architecture by leveraging a deep understanding of technologies available for storage, streaming and orchestration
  • Leverage distributed frameworks like Spark to parallelize and scale analysis, feature generation and data preparation
  • Empower all engineers, data analysts and machine learning engineers by warehousing disparate sources of data using Redshift
  • Build systems to productionize Machine Learning models to power sophisticated recommendation systems.
  • Establish best practices to test, deploy and release infrastructure and code changes
  • Research and stay up to date on newest approaches and solutions available within AWS and the open source community


  • Have 2+ years of experience with distributed data processing frameworks like Spark
  • Have 2+ years designing, building and deploying backend services to power varied applications
  • Have a good understanding of databases and best practices in optimizing queries
  • Have experience working with data warehousing solutions like Redshift or Snowflake
  • Have experience designing, developing and productionizing APIs 
  • Experience designing, developing and maintaining ETL/data-warehousing pipelines for structured and unstructured data is a plus
  • Experience with Kafka/Kinesis and event streaming infrastructure is a plus
  • Understanding of data science and machine learning technologies is a plus
  • Have a B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science or related engineering discipline
  • Have knowledge of Python and/or Scala

Why you’ll love it here...

  • Market competitive pay
  • Rich healthcare benefits including employer paid premiums for medical/dental/vision (100% for employee only plans and 85% for employee + dependent plans) and employer HSA contributions. 
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company matching
  • Hybrid workplace with fully remote flexibility for many roles
  • Monetary support for new hire setup, hybrid work & wellbeing, family planning, and commuting expenses
  • A variety of  mental and wellness programs to support employees   
  • Generous paid parental leave and family planning stipend
  • Supportive time off policies including vacation, sick/mental health days, volunteer days, company holidays, and a floating holiday
  • Learning & development and recognition programs
  • Gives Back Program where employees can nominate a fundraiser every week for a donation from the company
  • Inclusion, diversity, equity, and belonging are vital to our priorities and we continue to evolve our strategy to ensure DEI is embedded in all processes and programs at GoFundMe. Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team is always finding new ways for our company to uphold and represent the experiences of all of the people in our organization.
  • Employee resource groups
  • Your work has a real purpose and will help change lives on a global scale.
  • You’ll be a part of a fun, supportive team that works hard and celebrates accomplishments together. 
  • We live by our core values: consider everything, do the right thing, spread empathy, delight the customer, and give back.
  • We are a certified Great Place to Work, are growing fast and have incredible opportunities ahead!

GoFundMe is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that actively pursues candidates of diverse backgrounds and experiences. We are committed to providing diversity, equity, and inclusion training to all employees, and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, nationality or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy status, marital status, age, medical condition, mental or physical disability, or military or veteran status.

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