SafeGraph is looking for a Backend Engineer to join our growing team. This will be the very first developer hire dedicated to owning a greenfield real-time backend system to power our new experience in spotlighting, serving and purchasing data at a fast growing, early-stage startup. You’ll work extensively a cross-functional team of marketing, growth, and our web designer to build out user experience for SafeGraph’s next generation products.

About you:

  • Have attention to detail and bias for action
  • Are passionate about real-time big data architecture, care deeply about customer experience, looking to work in a fast-paced environment, focusing on hard problems where the solutions are often not predefined.
  • You’re autonomous, work well remotely, and a world-class communicator


  • Minimum 3+ years of backend engineering work experience.
  • Proficiency in writing production-quality code, preferably in Java, Scala or Python.
  • Familiarity with all things building data products – schema design, modeling, optimization, scalability.
  • Deep understand of real-time system, responsive API design, scalability and performance tuning.
  • Excellent communication skills.


  • Experience with AWS.
  • Experience working with huge data sets.
  • Deep understanding of Apache Spark and distributed data systems – that allows you to solve production-scale problems.
  • Experience with open source development.

About SafeGraph:

  • Our goal is to be the dominant place to get any data on a physical Place. We sell our product – our datasets – to data scientists and machine learning engineers at companies of all sizes.
  • At SafeGraph, we’ve taken a measured approach to build a long term company. We were profitable in 2019, have hired experienced leadership from the start and care deeply about democratizing access to data to everyone.
  • We currently have ~70 employees and are growing quickly. We recently raised a $45 million Series B ($65 million raised to date), and the CEO was previously the founder and CEO of LiveRamp (NYSE:RAMP).
  • While SafeGraph was started in San Francisco, we’ve been fully distributed across North America since 2019, and currently have small offices (in non-pandemic times) in SF, NYC & Denver. We get the entire company together in the same place as often as possible, and cannot wait to do this again soon
  • We offer our employees a robust set of benefits, including health, dental & vision insurance coverage, a 401k, work-from-home stipend, mental health benefits, and much more.
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Don’t fit this description perfectly but still think this is the role for you? Apply and let us know why!