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Platform Engineer

Engineering | San Francisco, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About us:

Life360 is the largest family network in the world. Our 150 million users make up approximately 50 million families, with a million new families added just last month. Our APIs process over 800 million location points a day, so we have plenty of traffic to play with.

Our platform team ensures that our APIs and services scale up to millions of users in a short period of time. You'll be a very active contributor to our diverse codebase and be expected to lead projects.

Now is the perfect time for you to join the Life360 team. Not only is our userbase growing at a healthy rate, our upcoming product releases are some of the most exciting in the company’s history and you will be an important part of the team.

You're that someone with these relevant skills:

  • Code polyglot: we primarily use Python, Go and PHP

  • Healthy experience with scale; thousands of requests a second don't make you sweat

  • Excellent understanding of data stores, distributed systems, data modeling and their associated pitfalls.

  • Agile software development experience

  • Ability to work in a cross-functional team

  • A desire to bring innovative solutions to the challenges of scaling the API and platform

Some of the things you'll do:​

  • Conduct code reviews and approve pull requests

  • Take specs and translate them into reality

Other things we love about you:

  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience required

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Professional that understands the importance of craftsmanship and incremental delivery

  • Comfortable with the uncertainty of working with new technologies

  • Strong and clear communicator that can listen to their team as well as clearly articulate their ideas

  • A sense of humor and the ability not to take yourself too seriously

  • Experience developing location-based services

  • Experience with NoSQL solutions (Cassandra, Redis)

  • Experience with AWS (EC2, S3, ELB, etc)

  • Know the intricacies of MySQL at scale


  • Competitive pay, equity and health insurance

  • Free snacks, drinks, and food in the office

  • Flexible in-office hours and vacation time

  • $200 a month for transit and health

  • Great location in San Francisco's SOMA

  • Close to Caltrain, BART and MUNI


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.