Backend Software Engineer (Data Platform)



Software Engineering · Full-time
San Francisco, CA, USA
170,000 – 250,000 USD per year
Posted on Monday, December 4, 2023

About SignalFire

SignalFire is the first venture capital firm built like a technology company to better solve for the needs of founders. The core of its value-add is Beacon, the AI engine SignalFire has been refining since the firm's launch in 2013. Beacon tracks more than 600 million employees and 80 million companies to guide the fund’s investing and assist portfolio companies with scaling their teams and revenue. SignalFire also helps early-stage founders navigate the toughest parts of building a company at every stage, with expert advisors, 200 skill-building workshops a year, and an in-house team of recruiters, data scientists, PR experts and go-to-market leaders. With over $2.1 billion in assets under management, SignalFire focuses on investing from seed to scale. The firm’s key sectors include AI/ML, developer tools, B2B saas, healthcare, cybersecurity, and consumer.

Role Description

We’re looking for a software engineer to improve how we use data to explore potential investment areas and support our portfolio companies. On the engineering team, you will work closely with our investment, portfolio and talent team members in building world-class software.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Building industry-standard backend architecture, data pipelines, and product requirements for our AI platform, Beacon which helps our firm invest in the best startups in the market
  • Enabling investors to find interesting potential investments with our data-driven sourcing system and product
  • Helping portfolio companies to hire the best early employees with a startup-focused recruiting tool
  • Procuring and evaluating potential new data sources in service of identifying, diligencing, and supporting startups

Your background:

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in Rails, AWS, SQL and Python
  • Experience with ETL, Data Processing, Pipelining, and Sanitizing
  • Experience building backend infrastructure and architecture required to power frontend features
  • BS/MS in statistics, computer science, economics, or a similarly quantitative field
  • Takes pride working on large projects from scratch to completion
  • San Francisco based

Why SignalFire?

  • Part of a small, loosely-structured team where you have autonomy over your work and your opinion is respected
  • Using data and engineering to revolutionize the venture capital industry
  • Work directly with founders and help them solve major problems
  • Drive the forefront of the industry in using a hybrid human + technology approach to investing in and supporting founders

Does this sound like you? If so, we'd love to hear from you. Please email


$170,000-250,000 based on experience

SignalFire is an equal opportunity employer.