Staff Software Engineer, Backend Cloud Platforms

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 talented Staff Software Engineer to join our mission! 

The Impact You'll Have

As a Staff Software Engineer focused on backend and cloud technologies, you will play a critical role in enhancing the reliability, efficiency, infrastructure, and security of Gretel's platform. In this position, you will be responsible for building and maintaining robust backend systems and integrations within cloud environments. This work is highly impactful and will contribute to the growth and success of Gretel’s platform with new and existing customers.

What You Will Do

  • Work closely with the backend engineering team, building direct and native integrations with partner platforms
  • 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.)
  • Be a core contributor of code, tests, and application/data/systems architecture on a small team of engineers working across the stack
  • 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


  • A minimum of 8+ years of software engineering experience, including significant experience building on cloud provider platforms
  • 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
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • The ability to effectively manage multiple communication channels

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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