Staff Software Engineer, Backend

Gretel is solving the data bottleneck problem for developers, data scientists, and AI/ML researchers by providing them with safe, fast and easy access to data without compromising on accuracy or privacy. Designed by developers for developers, Gretel’s APIs make it simple to generate anonymized and safe synthetic data so you can preserve privacy and innovate faster.  We’re disrupting how organizations innovate with data and are looking for a Staff Software Engineer to join our mission! 

The Impact You'll Have

As a Staff Software Engineer, you will be responsible for leading the technical design and development of software solutions, guiding and mentoring other engineers, and ensuring the scalability, reliability, and maintainability of the software products. You will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to define requirements, architect solutions, and drive projects to completion. Examples of technical projects for a Staff Engineer at Gretel include:

  • Scaling our various models (Navigator, ACTGAN, Transform) to extremely large datasets via parallelization, sampling, subsetting, etc.
  • Deployability of our stack in customer environments and the various security/encapsulation implications that come with that
  • Building core, reusable components such as permissions management and logging

What You Will Do

  • Be a core contributor of code, tests, and application/data/systems architecture on a small team of engineers working across the stack
  • You will utilize programming languages like Python, Go, and Java, RDBMS and NoSQL databases, container orchestration services including Docker and Kubernetes, and a variety of AWS tools and services (EC2, S3, Lambda, etc.)
  • Own both customer and developer happiness for your products in production, working with your own and other teams to build operational transparency and resiliency into every layer of deployed applications
  • Coordinate with engineering and product leads to define, prioritize, and task projects that help us meet business objectives with our partners
  • Provide technical leadership, mentorship, pairing opportunities, and code reviews to encourage the growth of team members


  • A minimum of 8+ years of software engineering experience, with a focus on backend development
  • Strong Python, Go or Java coding skills
  • Proven expertise in designing and implementing serverless and microservice architectures using cloud-native technologies 
  • Experience with cloud platforms (e.g., AWS, Azure, GCP) and containerization technologies (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Demonstrated experience in working on complex software projects and a track record of delivering technical excellence
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to troubleshoot complex issues
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • The ability to effectively manage multiple communication channels asynchronously

We think the best ideas come from the blending of diverse perspectives and experiences, which will lead to a stronger company and advancements in technologies.  We hire individuals whose peers call them subject matter experts, whose curiosity draws them to new edges of their field and who like to laugh.  We are deeply collaborative, apolitical and mission-oriented.

Gretel is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals seeking employment and employees at Gretel are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. 

Accommodations: We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all candidates and employees. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please let your recruiter know.


Employee compensation will be determined based on interview performance, level of experience, specialization of skills, and market rate. During the offer discussion, your recruiter will review the finalized base salary, bonus (for applicable roles), benefits and perks (additional information available on our career site), and stock options as they’ll be reflected in the offer letter. 

Employees hired in the U.S. and Canada can expect the below information to reflect a reasonable estimate of the salary offered for this role. Salary ranges are updated regularly using premium market data. (Please note: it is unusual for new hires to receive a base salary at the top of the range. Additionally, the value of’s stock options is not included in the salary bands and may represent a significant portion of your compensation.)

Staff Software Engineer: $210,000-$230,000 USD

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