Staff Software Engineer- Data Products

Staff Software Engineer- Data Products

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Do you believe that people should compassionately support one another to create a better world? Well, we do!

Serving as the world’s most trusted fundraising platform, GoFundMe is committed to creating a better world by making it safe and easy for people to support causes they’re passionate about. When someone sees a need—whether it’s in their neighborhood or across the globe—they can turn their compassion into action through GoFundMe. Our customers have raised over $15 billion for their personal causes, making GoFundMe a top 200 website in the US based on traffic, with a monthly audience of over 100 million people.

Data is at the center of all decisions and strategy at GoFundMe. This architect/engineer will be a key part of our growing Data Mobile and Discovery Experiences department as we build scalable data platforms and services to enrich user experiences through data products and enable analytics, data science and machine learning operations - all efforts leading towards business growth and fostering of a global culture of peer-to-peer giving. This role requires knowledge of a wide variety of technologies that deal with the data lifecycle - creation, ETL, analytics, deployment of data to create AI applications and services to enrich product experiences. If you are interested in working in a fast-paced environment and like being challenged with fun data problems to solve, come join us in our Los Angeles or Redwood City offices.

The Job…

  • Develop microservices and enhance data streaming infrastructure to drive recommendations, feeds, search and other products
  • Build instrumentation SDKs to instrument user behavior in our web and native app products 
  • Design infrastructure for model deployments and drive the machine learning lifecycle
  • Architect for data access patterns and guide development of prediction pipelines 
  • Collaborate with analysts, product managers and application engineers to multiply impact and prioritize proactively 
  • Leads exploration of and adoption of industry patterns and best practices


  • 5+ years designing, building and deploying backend services to power varied applications
  • Experience with web APIs and data integrations across internal and external systems
  • Expertise in writing and optimizing SQL queries
  • Experience with Kafka
  • Experience with distributed processing frameworks like Spark
  • Knowledge of Python, PHP, Scala or Kotlin 
  • Understanding of data science and machine learning approaches a plus
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering 

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.

Learn more about GoFundMe...

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