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Posted on Saturday, July 29, 2023

Backend Engineer

San Francisco
United States
West Coast
Golden is the future of knowledge. We are in pursuit of the most useful (complete, correct, and valuable) knowledge graph in history.
Our vision is to enable every decision to be made with reliable and complete data, whether that be sales prospecting for your CRM, learning about a newly discovered building material, or discovering which companies are adopting and applying the newest developments in A.I..
Golden is backed by the world's greatest venture capital investors and led by serial entrepreneur and angel investor Jude Gomila.
The ideal candidate for this role is in need of a challenge and can chart paths through the fog of unbounded problem space. They will be developing their projects from conception through execution and launch, owning their success metrics end-to-end.
We are looking for talented back-end engineers to help construct the largest knowledge graph in history.
We’re working on these challenges:
Data - Scaling ETL pipelines to thousands of sources, at-scale data normalization, reconciliation and disambiguation. Billions of triples with complex interactions.
Application Backend — Python, Django: SaaS application with unique considerations of data scale, maintaining a world-class experience for any person on earth to seek knowledge rapidly and easily.
Operations — Postgres, AWS: Maintaining a stable, secure fleet of servers.
We’re looking for someone who is comfortable working across the stack. The ideal candidate has extensive back-end experience and works with high autonomy.
Requirements & Responsibilities
Demonstrated capacity to clearly and concisely communicate about complex technical, architectural, and/or organizational problems and propose thorough iterative solutions.
Experience with performance and optimization problems and a demonstrated ability to both diagnose and prevent these problems.
Advocate for improvements to product quality, security, and performance.
Experience owning a project from concept to production, including proposal, discussion, and execution.
Self-motivated and self-managing, with strong organizational skills.
Develop features and improvements to our product in a secure, well-tested, and performant way.
Collaborate with Product Management and other stakeholders within Engineering (Frontend, UX, etc.) to maintain a high bar for quality in a fast-paced, iterative environment.
Confidently ship features and improvements with minimal guidance and support from other team members. Collaborate with the team on larger projects.
The candidate would ideally be located in the Bay Area and open to a hybrid working arrangement. Excellent remote candidates will be considered but they must be located in the Pacific timezone.
The total compensation package at Golden includes:
Generous base salary
Equity (stock options)
Healthcare Benefits (Health, Dental, Vision)
401k plan & matching
Home office stipend
Our salary and equity ranges are highly competitive and are updated regularly using the most reliable compensation survey data for our industry. New hire offers are made based on a job candidate’s experience, expertise, geographic location, and internal pay equity relative to peers.
About Golden
Golden is on a mission to map human knowledge and accelerate discovery and education. We are building the world’s first self-constructing knowledge database making it easier to explore and contribute to public and private knowledge. Golden leverages human effort by using machine intelligence to make the process of gathering and communicating knowledge simpler. Golden is venture-backed by a16z, Founders Fund, Gigafund and other top tier investors, and is led by Jude Gomila, a founder of Heyzap (YC ‘09, acquired for $45 million in 2016) and investor in over 200 startups. To learn more about Golden visit us at, check out our blog or join the conversation at @Golden
To apply please email your resume and cover letter to