Lob is hiring a

Senior Software Engineer - Data

San Francisco, United States

Lob was built by technical co-founders with a vision to make the world programmable.

We offer two flagship APIs (print & mail and address verification) that enable companies to send postal mail as effortlessly as sending emails. Lob is venture-backed by the most reputable investors in tech, and we are rapidly growing our team to shape the future of our company and meet the demands of a quickly growing customer base and dynamic product offerings.

As a proud Pledge 1% company, we’re committed to leveraging our product, partnerships, and people to drive positive social impact through Lob.org, and are on a mission to make direct mail more sustainable.

We offer remote working opportunities in AZ, CA, CO, DC, GA, IL, MA, MD, MI, MN, NC, NV, NY, OR, PA, TX, UT, and WA. You can also work onsite at our San Francisco headquarters.

If you are looking for a progressive, fun-spirited, and mentally stimulating environment, come join us at Lob!

Senior Software Engineer - Data

As an early member of our Data team, you will help lay the foundation for a trusted and performant data platform that enables the entire company to make rapid data-driven decisions and ship scalable data-driven features. You will work with stakeholders across the company such as Sales, Finance, Marketing, Operations in addition to Product and Engineering.

The role includes significant autonomy towards defining problem spaces and a mandate to build viable systems that are both internally- and externally-facing. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to have a large sense of ownership, grow extraordinarily in their career, and develop cross-functional skills to maximize impact in a fast-moving startup.

As the Senior Software Engineer - Data, you’ll…

  • Collaborate closely with product and other stakeholders to translate opportunities into scalable data architecture, pipeline and warehousing solutions;
  • Exemplify high quality software engineering practices by designing, developing and operating data infrastructure and business critical pipelines at scale;
  • Bring a mindset that fosters gaining the best insights from our data; help other teams identify metrics to monitor and ways to improve the quality of the data they produce and analyze;
  • Champion data governance, security, privacy and retention policies to protect end users, customers and Lob;
  • Support and mentor fellow engineers and data team members through code reviews, design review, and 1:1 conversations;
  • Work with our Engineering leadership to support and grow the culture of our engineering team.

What will you bring to this role…

  • 5+ years experience working in analytics, engineering, data science or a similar role;
  • A track record of building incredible data engineering teams;
  • 3+ years of experience designing, developing and operating live production systems using Spark, Python and Relational SQL (PostgreSQL/MySQL);
  • Empathy and effective communication skills: you can effectively advocate for the needs of product managers and analysts. You can explain complex technical issues to both technical and non-technical audiences;
  • Experience with modern batch & real-time data processing technologies.

At Lob, we are looking to #LevelUp and #EmpowerDiversity, we invite you to apply if you possess even some of these:

  • Experience with a modern public cloud-based data stack on AWS, Snowflake, or other modern data warehouse systems;
  • Experience with Airflow, dbt, or other modern workflow management systems;
  • Experience with developing data architectures to support ML and/or DS needs;
  • Being able to maintain and operate data infrastructure with IaC tooling such as Terraform;
  • Bringing something new: Built a cool tool? Open source contributions? We’d love to hear and learn about them.

We’re not just building a platform to make the world programmable. We’re also designing a great place to work, and ​​a ground floor opportunity as an early member of the Lob team; you’ll directly shape the direction of our company.


  • Health benefits for you and your dependent(s)
  • Medical Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Unlimited vacation policy
  • Wellness program (includes monthly stipend or free Barry’s Bootcamp classes!)
  • Paid parental leave
  • 401K
  • Paid volunteer time off to support the organizations you care most about
  • Commuter & Parking benefits (includes monthly stipend) for those based out of our San Francisco office
  • Free lunch, snacks and dinner when working at our San Francisco office
  • Dog-friendly San Francisco office
  • Allowance for in-person team meetings (all flights and accommodations covered) for those not based out of our San Francisco office
  • Home-office setup and phone/internet stipend for those not based out of our San Francisco office

Our commitment to diversity

Lob is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity of backgrounds and perspectives to cultivate an environment of understanding to have greater impact on our business and customers. We encourage under-represented groups to apply and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or criminal history in accordance with local, state, and/or federal laws, including the San Francisco’s Fair Chance Ordinance.


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