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Platform Engineer

Crunchbase

Crunchbase

Software Engineering
Multiple locations
Posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2022

About Crunchbase

Crunchbase helps over 75 million people around the world connect with the companies and people that matter. Powered by best-in-class proprietary data, Crunchbase is democratizing access to opportunities so salespeople, entrepreneurs, investors, job seekers, and others can accelerate innovation for a better future. We’re proud to build intelligent products that shape how companies and people connect and enable them to communicate in a more meaningful way.

We are committed to a positive, diverse, and inclusive culture by hiring for potential, focused on the inclusion of people who have different ways of thinking, different viewpoints, different backgrounds, and different skill sets. We value a transparent and open culture that positively impacts our teams and our products.

Crunchbase has a remote-first approach, and is open to hiring in residents of these states:
California, Colorado, Illinois, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming

Our inclusive remote-first culture, generous PTO policies, competitive pay, and employee wellness benefits set us apart!

Platform Engineering at Crunchbase

The APIs and Distributed Systems built by our engineers ensure we have a scalable, real-time platform capable of serving Crunchbase data to our users, products, customers, and partners. Our brand is our dataset, but building out a solid and rich user experience and ergonomic mechanisms for accessing that data requires building many pieces of associated tooling, documentation, and libraries.

What You’ll Do:

  • Build systems capable of serving as the brains of complex distributed products
  • Make important engineering decisions that balance numerous non-engineering factors with technical considerations
  • Think in microservices and APIs - develop and expand our ecosystem of composable, reusable, isolated, single-purpose services
  • Create highly testable and rock-solid service implementations
  • Continuously measure and optimize the performance, effectiveness, and uptime of backend services -- participate in a data-driven culture
  • Thrive in a constantly evolving environment, continuously working to adapt our process to new circumstances driving our culture of mentorship

What We’re Looking For:

  • 2+ years of experience with strongly-typed, object-oriented languages, such as Scala, Java, C#, or Kotlin
  • History of leading projects with a demonstration of domain expertise
  • Exhibits technical judgment while building applications with functional architectures
  • Practical understanding of computer science and software engineering fundamentals
  • Motivation to participate in ongoing learning and growth through pair programming, code reviews, application of new technologies, and best practices
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with our tools (Scala, Postgres, Kafka, Docker, Kubernetes) is a plus, but not required -- if you know something better, we may use that instead!
You may also be entitled to receive equity and benefits.
Salary Range
$160,000$177,500 USD

What Crunchbase Offers:

  • Competitive salary and equity
  • Remote first policy
  • Generous Reimbursement policy for learning and development activities
  • Monthly fitness / mental health reimbursement
  • 14 weeks of fully-paid time off for new parents
  • Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Volunteering Paid Time Off
  • Incredible medical, vision and dental benefits for employees and their families
  • Free One Medical Group membership for employees and their families
  • 401(k) and Roth plans, and free annual financial adviser check-in
  • Monthly internet stipend
  • Work from home allowance to purchase furniture for your work from home space
  • Annual carbon offset
  • Matching charity contributions for our Townhall awards
  • A team of creative, transparent entrepreneurs driven to accomplish our mission
At Crunchbase, we value team members who are passionate and enthusiastic about what we're building here. We believe there is no "perfect" candidate, and want to encourage applying even if all the requirements listed aren’t met. If you're passionate about Crunchbase and looking to learn and grow, then we look forward to reviewing your application!
Crunchbase does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, veteran status, military obligations, or marital status. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. Every day our team is honored to work with entrepreneurs and innovators from every corner of the globe, and we aim to build a team that reflects the diversity of our customers. Each individual at Crunchbase brings their own perspectives, work experiences, lifestyles, and cultures with them, and we believe that a more diverse team creates more innovative products, provides a better service to its customers, and helps us all grow and learn as individuals.