Staff Software Engineer

  • One Concern
  • Remote
  • Sep 01, 2021
Engineering: Software

Job Description

"So, what do you do?"When you join One Concern, your answer will be about how your work helps to protect people from extreme and unpredictable events. And how your team is working to solve humankind’s greatest challenge. If an uncommon answer to a very common question intrigues you, please continue reading. One Concern brings disaster science together with machine learning for better decision-making. We quantify resilience from catastrophic perils, empowering leaders to measure, mitigate, and transfer risk. We believe that by pioneering cutting-edge science, we can make disasters less disastrous and, ultimately, build planetary-scale resilience. One Concern is growing rapidly and we are looking for passionate, motivated, and high-reaching engineers to join our team. Our engineering challenges are unique, so you should be comfortable in uncharted territory and excited to create systems that can support cities of 100,000 and 10 million people alike. As a Staff Software Engineer, you will be responsible for helping to shape and guide the direction of our technology eco-system as well as take on component implementations yourself. You will apply and teach best practices in development processes where needed, and use a light touch where not needed. You will foster transparency and collaboration - bringing people together to work on the system solution. You will act as a mentor for more junior engineers and demonstrate pragmatism in favor of ‘the perfect’. You will keep abreast of new technologies, but be a cautious early adopter, recognizing the need to build a stable solution familiar to team members.


  • Collaborate with product, data science Ph.Ds, fellow engineers and operations to deploy micro-services and data pipelines for ML models
  • Lead stand-ups, actively communicate between teams
  • Collaborate with the team to find the right place to implement a solution, as opposed to the place that is in front of you
  • Work with or create geospatial aware infrastructure services
  • Collaborate with Product Team on ideation, timelines and engineering effort
  • Ensure that your component does what it says on the box, is easy to operate and meets the quality expectations through automation
  • Must be available to work on-site when One Concern's office re-opens, currently projected for 2021

Our stack

  • Postgres
  • React
  • Tensorflow
  • Kubernetes
  • TypeScript
  • Python
  • Go


  • 7+ years relevant experience building large-scale infrastructure applications or similar experience
  • Experience architecting, developing and scaling production pipelines involving live data and ML flows
  • Proficiency in creating complex data workflows
  • Experience in software development using general-purpose programming languages (e.g., Python, Go).
  • Strong knowledge of relational databases, preferably PostgreSQL in particular with PostGIS
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Hands-on technical leadership experience leading project teams and setting technical direction
  • Must be available to work on-site 2-3 days a week

Nice to Have

  • Fluency in Python and Go
  • Proficiency in Kubernetes.
  • Fluency in PostGIS
  • Familiarity with both relational and non-relational databases
  • Experience building creative end-to-end Machine Learning systems
  • Experience working with large datasets
  • Experience interacting and working alongside data scientists
  • Experience working on systems that involve geospatial mapping
  • B.S/M.S in Computer Science, Engineering or Mathematics

Perks and benefits

  • Market-competitive salary plus equity
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Daily lunches, and a fully-stocked kitchen
  • Generous PTO policy
  • Team off-sites
  • Flexible working hours

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Climate Risk, Supporting Catalysts