Senior Software Engineer, Data Team
About the role
Our first API helps you programmatically send physical mail at scale. Our second is address verification—officially CASS-certified by the USPS. But our long-term goal is to provide the building blocks for developers to automate the offline world through APIs. We’re looking for great problem-solvers to help us figure out how.
As an early member of our data team, you will help lay the foundation for a trusted and performant data platform that enables the entire company to make rapid data-driven decisions and ship scalable data-driven features. You will work with stakeholders across the company such as Sales, Finance, Marketing, Operations in addition to Data Science and Product/Engineering.
The role includes significant autonomy towards defining problem spaces and a mandate to build viable systems that are both internally- and externally-facing. If you want to have a large sense of ownership, grow extraordinarily in your career, and develop cross-functional skills to maximize impact in a fast-moving hypergrowth startup this is the perfect opportunity for you.
Our engineering team values agility, collaboration, and autonomy. We’re building a team of not just strong problem-solvers, but great collaborators—engineers who are excited to teach and learn from each other, share decisions and information freely, and work together on new problems that no other companies have solved before. Come join the best people in the business!
As a Senior Software Engineer, you’ll... Collaborate closely with data scientists, analysts and infrastructure engineers to translate business challenges into data architecture, pipeline and warehousing solutions. Develop and maintain data infrastructure, libraries and services with software engineering best practices. Champion data governance, security, privacy and retention policies to protect end users, customers and Lob. Build and curate data model expertise and uphold data quality and freshness. Work closely with multi-functional teams to build and ship data-driven product features. Coach and mentor fellow engineers. Be one of the founding engineers on the data team and help build an inclusive, innovative, and unique culture. For this role, we’re looking for... 5+ years of full-time, relevant industry experience. Empathy and effective communication skills: you can walk in the shoes of and advocate for collaborators such as data scientists and product managers. You can explain complex technical issues to both technical and non-technical audiences. Pragmatic and outcome-oriented: track-record of taking projects from inception to completion autonomously. Growth mindset to learn new technologies, dive into unfamiliar problem domains and challenge assumptions. Production experience with Spark, Python, and SQL. Experience with event-driven systems and time-series analysis a plus. About Lob Lob was built by technical co-founders with a vision to make the world programmable. We offer two flagship APIs (print & mail and address verification) that enable companies to send postal mail as effortlessly as sending emails. Lob is venture-backed by the most reputable investors in tech, and we are rapidly growing our team to shape the future of our company and meet the demands of a quickly growing customer base and dynamic product offerings.
We give our employees a lot of responsibility and ownership of their work. You will have fun at work while engaging in challenging projects with the best and brightest.
Perks Health benefits for you and your dependent(s) Healthcare Flexible Spending Accounts Unlimited vacation policy Commuter & Parking benefits (includes monthly stipend) Wellness program (includes monthly stipend or free Barry’s Bootcamp classes!) Paid parental leave Free lunch, dinner, and snacks 401K Dog-friendly office Ground floor opportunity as an early member of the Lob team; you’ll directly shape the direction of our company Our Commitment to Diversity Lob is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity of backgrounds and perspectives to cultivate an environment of understanding to have greater impact on our business and customers. We encourage under-represented groups to apply and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Why you should join Lob
Lob is automating the offline world. Businesses use Lob’s APIs to programmatically create and deliver transactional and marketing direct mail—turning it from a slow, manual process into a timely, relevant, and personalized communication channel. Lobsters—employees at Lob—enjoy a relaxed work environment where curiosity is harnessed for professional and personal growth.
Founded in 2013 and based in San Francisco, Lob is venture-backed by Y Combinator, Polaris Partners, Floodgate, and First Round Capital.