Mapping Human Knowledge

Our team at Golden is on a mission to re-imagine what it means to share and discover valuable knowledge from across the world.

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Help people share & discover human knowledge.

We live in a world that is information rich and knowledge poor. Golden’s purpose is to be the world’s best source of canonical knowledge, making insight truly accessible.

"Come build the company you want to work for."

Jude Gomila, CEO & Co-Founder

Meet the Team

Our team is comprised of engineers and designers based in San Francisco.

Vi Chang


Growth-minded, tenacious, resilient. Vi is a lifelong autodidact, high school dropout, and valedictorian graduate from Hawaii. She loves learning, yoga, climbing, and the outdoors. Her 5-year plan includes being a dog mom and founder of a health tech startup.

Jed Christiansen

Business Development

Jed is a builder and operator. He created Seed-DB and built products at Techstars. Previously Jed built a partnerships team at Google, consulted for banks in London, and ran submarines in the US Navy. He has an MBA (Cambridge), an MS (London School of Economics), and a BS in Aerospace Engineering (University of Michigan). He has sea stories, but you definitely won't hear all of them.

Paul Chun


Paul works between architecture, development, devops, and product at Golden. Previously co-founded business intelligence company Rivalfox. Oregon MBA, polyglot programmer, monoglot human.

Carla Faraguna

Ops and People

Carla takes care of People and Operations at Golden. Carla spent 5 years at Fandom and enjoys wearing all the administrative hats from HR to OM. Her passions include traveling to far-flung scuba diving locations, trekking in the mountains, and bringing her infectious energy into building Golden’s office and culture.

Jude Gomila

Founder, CEO

Previously Jude started Heyzap which is now used by 100,000 mobile apps. He enjoys building products, tinkering, reading, thinking and investing (from 3D printed rockets to supersonic planes). He holds an MEng from University of Cambridge in Engineering.

Tianchang He


From Wuhan, China, Tianchang is a recent grad with an MA from Stanford’s Electrical Engineering program. Previously, he attended Duke University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, receiving a BA in Physics from both. He is enthusiastic about visual art, design, entrepreneurship, web development, and deep learning, and is also a movie fanatic. His favorite is The Dark Knight, and he’d love to tell you why.

Michael Mangus


Michael is Golden’s NLP and augmented intelligence specialist. Previously, he was a founding member of the Media Neuroscience Lab at UCSB (PhD ‘15) and a debater on the NDT/CEDA circuit for the University of Pittsburgh.

Thomas Shaddox


Thomas builds products by working across all parts of the Golden tech stack. Originally hailing from Missouri, Thomas loves backpacking in the mountains of California, putting together LEGOs, and trivia nights.

Jan Stepnicka


Self-educated front-end developer with a master's degree from Civil Engineering. When not in front of a computer, Jan spreads joy through the game of soccer or through his guitar.

David Stumm


Often found hood up and feet on desk, David focuses on Golden’s backend. Previous to Golden, David studied Computer Science at the University of Toronto and did backend engineering at Heyzap for multiple years.

Brilliant Benefits & Perks

At Golden we offer benefits and perks to create the best possible environment for you to work and thrive.

Premium Health

Located in the
heart of San Francisco

Healthy PTO
(Paid time off)

Tasty Lunches
& Office Snacks

Driven Culture

Latest Technology
& Hardware

Vision & Dental

Retirement Plan


Explore Open Roles

We are growing fast. See an open role that's a perfect fit? Simply click through to the respective page to apply.


Lead Designer San Francisco



Growth / Partnerships San Francisco

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