Sr. Backend Engineer

San Francisco or Denver
Engineering /
Full-Time /
As a Sr. Backend Engineer on our application team at Windfall, you will be building the system for ingesting and processing our customer data. It is the “brains” of everything our customers interact with. Communication and collaboration are at the heart of Windfall and you will work closely with our product and our other engineering teams. You will personally design and build a scalable distributed system capable of supporting Windfall’s next phase of growth.

Not all applicants will have skills that match a job description exactly. Windfall values diverse experiences in other industries, and we encourage everyone who meets the required qualifications to apply. While having “bonus” qualifications make for a strong candidate, we encourage applicants with alternative experiences to also apply. We are always looking for people who will bring something new to the table.

We’re on a mission to change how organizations perceive and use people data. And we hold true to our core values of: (1) Be an excellent communicator; (2) Operate with transparency; (3) Provide leverage, not optimization; (4) Make a difference every day; and (5) Act with integrity and trust.

What you will do:

    • Architect and build distributed services which will power Windfall’s customer facing applications
    • Plan for scale in building solutions for today that will also set us up for future success and growth
    • Work closely with other backend, frontend, and data engineers to build a seamless product for our customers
    • Drive technical design, specifications, and implementation for our various backend services
    • Integrate and model complex customer data for powerful segmentation tools and enrichment workflows

Some technologies you will use:

    • Cloud platform - GCP
    • Programming languages - Java, Kotlin
    • Web framework - Spring Boot
    • Messaging system - Google PubSub
    • Data warehouse & databases - Postgres, BigQuery
    • Kubernetes & Docker


    • 5-8 years of experience
    • Professional backend software engineering experience
    • Expert object-oriented programming understanding
    • Experience using transactional databases
    • Experience building distributed systems
    • Understanding of web development & frontend communication
    • You communicate as well as you code
    • You can simplify complex problems into simple solutions
    • You balance a strong sense of ownership and responsibility in your work with collaboration and team alignment
    • You are comfortable making trade-offs between quality, complexity, and speed-of-delivery
Additional Information:
The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across California. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. We also offer a comprehensive benefits package, which you can explore on our careers site.

California: Salary range is $150k-$185k
Colorado: Salary range is $140k - $175k

About Windfall
Windfall is a people intelligence and AI company that gives go-to-market teams actionable insights. By democratizing access to people data, organizations can intelligently prioritize go-to-market resources to drive greater business outcomes. Powered by best-in-class machine learning and propensity modeling, Windfall activates insights into workflows that engage the right people for each respective organization. More than 850 data-driven organizations use Windfall to power their business.

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