Backend Software Engineer


About Iggy 🌱

Iggy was created to enable Data Scientists to build better ML models with location data. Founded by an Ex-Airbnb data scientist (Lindsay), who saw an opportunity to transform the way that companies build innovative products using location data. Iggy provides Data Scientists easy access to incredibly rich location data and insights.

Today we are an early-stage company partnering with customers in the Real Estate Industry to refine our first data enrichment product for Data Scientists. But the possibilities from there are endless – we plan to expand to more verticals and provide more services, all built on the foundation of our incredibly rich geographic data.

We’re a seed-stage startup backed by some amazing institutional investors including First Round Capital and Amplify, an incredible micro VC Brianne Kimmel/WLV, the Airbnb Alumni Investment Syndicate AirAngels, as well as founders from Plaid, Looker, Instacart, and other high value-add investors.

You'll be joining a small, fun, mission-oriented and mature team. We're intentional about the products we build and the culture we create. We value creativity, curiosity, problem-solving, kindness and diversity. We love what we do for work, and we do other things too: our founder is an avid rock climber, traveler, and cheese fanatic. Other team members cook and garden, play video games and ride motorcycles. We value who you are outside/beyond work and are excited to support you in your passions.

Please read our diversity statement here.

About the Role

We are hiring a Software Engineer to work with the team building the Iggy location data platform. You’ll be part of a cross-functional team, designing and building scalable APIs and infrastructure.

We’re looking for someone with the confidence to move quickly and make big decisions, the humility to own mistakes you make along the way, and the resilience to weather the ups and downs of a category-defining startup.

You should be comfortable across the backend and frontend, as well as with cloud infrastructure. Knowledge and experience working with geospatial data and/or apis is useful but not required. **You will have wide latitude on architectural decisions and implementation. You will be a critical team member on our journey from 0-1, with massive impact.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Work with the team to design and build server-side architecture.
  • Build solid useable APIs and the client sdks to match.
  • Own your code in production.
  • Ensure code has solid monitoring and alerting that makes tracking down issues fast.
  • Participate in troubleshooting, remediation, and root cause analysis of application errors so we can learn from them and improve.
  • Build automation and develop operations tools and application dashboards.
  • Scale our infrastructure and APIs to meet the needs of a growing company.
  • Develop, configure, and maintain scalable storage and indexing solutions for our ever growing collection of data.
  • Ensure future ability of you and your colleagues to make confident changes to the codebase without regressions with well defined automated tests.

About You

  • 2-3+ years of experience in software development.
  • Strong knowledge of Python or similar language.
  • Experience working with cloud infrastructure, AWS, GCP, Azure, etc.
  • Excellent written communication and the ability to communicate technical concepts and decisions to stakeholders
  • Desire to have impact across the product and understand customers so you build for them.
  • Experience working with geospatial data and api a bonus, but not required.

We'd love to see a side project/portfolio or even better, a blog post from any potential candidates!

Benefits 🎁

We offer a robust package of benefits that includes:

  • Remote First Company - work from where you want to live (in the US)!
  • 100% Company paid premiums for medical, dental and vision
  • 50% paid premiums for dependents
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Employer-paid Life Insurance and AD&D Benefits
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Flexible Time Off 
  • Professional Development 
  • Team off-sites

Iggy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive environment for all current and future employees.

How to Apply

Email us at and specify the job you are applying for in the subject line. Applications that include links to github, portfolio, and/or blog posts will be fast-tracked for review. No agencies please.