Generalist Software Engineer

at Golden
San Francisco

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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.

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 office
  • Knowing when to be hacky and when to be perfect
  • Hard working and passionate about what they work on
  • Preferred 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 doesn't hurt (ML, NLP, Stats, data science, algos, see the ML focused position if more applicable)
  • Note: these are not requirements, but having expertise in any of the above is an advantage

Advantages of working for Golden:

  • Work on a 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 tools
  • A founder that will go out of their way to solve problems
  • Educational and learning-based culture
  • Be part of hiring

Apply at [email protected]

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