Golden

east_bay, la, ny, remote, seattle, sf, silicon_valley
11 - 25 Employees
< 10 Engineers
$10M - $25M Funding
Series A

Golden is on a mission to map human knowledge. We are building the world’s first self-constructing knowledge database. 

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Active Roles

Why join us?

  • Product:

    Golden is on a mission to map human knowledge and accelerate discovery and education. We are building the world’s first self-constructing knowledge database and making it easier to explore and contribute to public and private knowledge. Our team uses React, Python, Django, AWS, and Postgres. Your work will relate to the real world in making a product that everyone will use and love.

    Learn more at: https://golden.com/features

  • People:

    We’re a growing team of smart, respectful, and curious folks with diverse backgrounds. We have an international team from the US, Croatia, Czech Republic, Canada, and even the odd Brit or two! We enjoy working with entrepreneurial people that embrace humility and put the customer first. We believe in delighting the customer, focusing on employee wellbeing, and making an impact in our industry.

    A short video highlighting our mission: https://youtu.be/sygtBqitoaw

  • Leadership:

    Golden is venture-backed by a16z, Founders Fund, Giga fund and other top tier investors, and is led by Jude Gomila, a founder of Heyzap (YC ‘09, acquired for $45million in 2016), and investor in over 200 startups. We recently completed our Series A led by a16z and added Marc Andreessen to our board:

    https://golden.com/blog/golden-raises-14-5m-series-a-led-by-a16z/


Engineering at Golden

Engineering team and processes

Structure of the engineering team is fairly flat and meritocratic. We have 10 engineers right now and we refer to the person with the most skill in a certain area to take judgement calls in that area (while cross checking it against our vision and principles). We do daily scrums at 10AM to make sure everyone is on track and not blocked. We also have a full team presentation every Tuesday at 10AM to go over all progress of the last week and what we want to achieve this week. We appropriately check PRs from each other when needed and jump into helping each other if requested.

We are running continuous deployment using CircleCI and have linting setup. Every Friday we check for rogue PRs that are hanging out and clean them up. We run a series of tests before deploying our work into production and usually test in staging systems to make sure the project meets its objectives and it meaningful. Our process is under continuous improvement and we are open all make it better. The processes are build by the engineers as well so that they have consensus and buy in to what we execute on. We have a variety of Slack channels setup to make everyones life much easier.

Technical Challenges
  1. Building a product and related systems for extreme mass usage and scale.
  2. Working on the objective of mapping human knowledge.
  3. Dealing with optimizing algorithms. For example, our diffing engine.
  4. Building complex multi part systems. For example, ontology and attribute mapping, clustering of topics or subjectivity detection in language.
Projects you might work on
  • Create a reverse merge conflict system that can extract previous diffs over a range of data fields.

  • Use NLP to build ontologies around topics and use summerization algos for abstracts in academic papers.

  • Build scrapers and parsers to pull attributes on topics.

  • Build a modern citation system that supports anti evidence, source trust ranking and other features.

  • Create ultra large scale relational databases of topics.

Tech stack
React
Python
Django
AWS
PostgreSQL

Working at Golden

Intellectually curious, meritocratic, pragmatic, growth driven, multi disciplinary, hackerish, learning focused, respectful, do no harm.

Diversity and Inclusion
Perks & benefits
  • Generous Vacation

    25 days PTO + 11 federal.

  • Gym/Fitness

    We like our team members to be healthy. Swim / gym / climb / whatever gets your heart rate above 150.

  • Health Insurance

    Have a good range of options from silver, gold, platinum coverage + vision + dental + FSA.

  • 401(k) Contribution

    4% matching

  • Company Retreats

    We don't have a particular schedule on this but post-Covid we hope to do a company ski trip and off sites when the timing is right.

  • Flexible Hours

    Most of our team are in 9-6/7. We do scrum at 10AM so that is our cut off point to be in for. You can come in earlier if that works for you but always great to hit scrum for 10AM latest.

  • Workshops/Conferences

    We will hit up the correct conferences to make our business grow and learn from the community.

  • Team Activities

    Virtual Happy Hours and unusual skills learning team activities. We have a team of flyers, sailers and climbers.

  • Relocation

    We are willing to help you relocate both time, knowledge and money wise.

  • Other

    Ask us about our book budget. We encourage learning.

  • Work from Home

    The health of you and your family comes first and we are hiring remotely.


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