Staff Platform Engineer

San Francisco, CA, Los Angeles, CA, or New York, NY /
Engineering /
Full-time
About Crunchbase
Crunchbase is the best place to discover innovative companies, connect with the people behind them, and uncover new opportunities. Over 55 million professionals—including entrepreneurs, investors, market researchers, and salespeople—trust Crunchbase to inform their business decisions. We believe diverse thinking fosters the discovery of new solutions and surfaces old problems that need answers. We are democratizing access to opportunities so that people and companies with different perspectives can accelerate innovation for a better future. We are proud to build products that will shape how companies and people connect for the future.

Crunchbase is 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.

Engineering at Crunchbase
The Crunchbase engineering team is a dynamic, fast paced team that is committed to quickly delivering features, evaluating their performance, and iterating towards the product vision shared by the company.

We are organized in vertical teams that include cross-functional engineers as well as functional guilds aimed at working tightly with the product team to deliver high quality code while iterating quickly on features.

We value open and honest communication, and strive to create an environment where opinions and views can be shared and considered in an effort to reach the best decision.

Knowledge Graph Team at Crunchbase
The Crunchbase Knowledge Graph team is working on automatically processing massive amounts of unstructured data, understanding the content of the information, categorizing the information, extracting useful information from text, and converting the data into a knowledge graph.

We are hiring a Staff Platform Engineer skilled in Python to be one of the first engineers on our brand new Knowledge Graph Team. We are seeking a candidate with strong Backend Engineer fundamentals, extensive experience in metadata design, implementation, system architecture design and backend data service development.

What You'll Do

    • Help bring our data science models into live production, building features like company recommendations.
    • Help design, evaluate and improve machine learning model based features.
    • Work in a team with data scientists and data engineers to quickly deliver features from cradle to production.
    • Work closely with the Product team to define the scope of the features and iterate on features
    • Write high quality maintainable and tested code that runs as part of our production platform

Who We're Looking For

    • You have a solid understanding of computer science and software engineering fundamentals.
    • You have strong Python foundations
    • You have experience with Kubernetes, Kafka, and an eventual consistent system
    • You have successfully built and shipped Python services in a microsystem architecture
    • You care about agile software, cross team collaboration and data driven development and evaluation.
Why Crunchbase
Crunchbase values fostering growth and developing our craft by offering a generous Learning and Development reimbursement policy for all employees to use towards classes, events, conferences, and more. We look for ways to give back to our community by giving 4 days off for volunteering per year. We understand the value of taking time to refresh and offer flexible paid time off. We are working to build a better future for everyone, and offer an annual carbon-offset paid by Crunchbase for all employees. These are just a few examples of our generous benefits package, check out our careers page to find out more.


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. 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.