Software Engineer, Generalist
Golden is looking for pragmatic, hungry and devastatingly curious hackers to join its mission in organizing the world’s knowledge. The company is in relative stealth right now, backed by tier A investors and is led up by serial entrepreneur Jude Gomila (ex founder of Heyzap acquired for $45m 2016 / YC '09 and investor in 100+ startups). We are looking for a python focused, multi disciplinary backend generalist with a knack for picking up new technologies and programming languages. As an early team member you would be working in a startup environment with high autonomy and a rapid development pace. Among other areas, the work will touch upon general web app product building, scrapers, data structures, databases, schemas, apis and feature/product building. At the same time, work will also relate to the real world in making a product that people use and love. We are looking for special early engineers to join us. Apply via .
We are looking for:
  • A brilliant software engineer
  • Multi-disciplinary generalist with a knack for picking up new technologies and languages
  • Experience building complex web apps
  • Python
  • Full time in San Francisco
  • Hard working and passionate about what they work on
  • Preferred PhD, Masters or BS in CS/EE or a related discipline. We also consider exceptional applicants with other backgrounds (e.g., self-taught)
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Interest in knowledge and the pursuit of knowledge
Bonus points:
  • Number 1 bonus point is being a true generalist
  • Heavy python experience
  • Database, complex data schema experience
  • Having worked on projects at scale
  • Dev ops experience (this is not a devops role, more sushi roll)
  • Django experience
  • React experience (though this is a backend role, still will come in handy)
  • Personal side projects
  • Not required but does not hurt (ML, NLP, Stats, data science, algos, see the ML focused position if more applicable)
Advantages of working for us:
  • Work on an important mission and product
  • High work autonomy and work ownership
  • Work closely with the founder and founding team
  • Shape and improve the company culture
  • Fun / relaxed office environment
  • Experienced founding team
  • San Francisco based office with good transport links
  • Tier A venture backed company
  • Medical insurance, vision, dental
  • Employee SAFE terms (ask us about it)
  • Long-term company
  • Design-driven, product-focused company
  • Choice/influence on engineering tools
  • A founder that will go out of their way to solve problems
  • Educational and learning-based culture
  • Be part of hiring