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Senior Software Engineer, Unified Metrics Platform



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Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA · San Francisco, CA, USA · Seattle, WA, USA · Sunnyvale, CA, USA · Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, December 16, 2023

About the Team

The Unified Metrics Platform Team is a relatively new team that has taken on the charter of building a single source-of-truth internal platform for all business metrics at Doordash. This platform aims to unify multiple existing metrics systems which together offer a complex mix of overlapping and disparate features into a consistent offering that provides all necessary features that our customers need in a simple and intuitive manner. The goals of the platform are to standardize metric definitions, standardize access to metrics data for consumption as well as standardize metric computations across the full spectrum of batch to near real-time. Our customer personas include C-suite executives, business leaders and decision makers, product owners, analysts, data scientists, product engineers, data engineers, ML engineers, marketers, operators and many others. Their use cases span across experimentation, dashboarding, alerting and reporting among many others.

This team requires engineers with an exciting and dynamic mix of skills including customer-first product thinking, startup-oriented mindset and a knack for balancing velocity of development with solid engineering quality. The ideal engineer is able to prioritize ruthlessly, is creative in achieving maximum impact for minimum effort and understands how to build a platform that balances democratized feature sets with the right guardrails for governance. They should also be comfortable working with a wide array of cross-functional stakeholders and deeply understand stakeholder needs to inform product decisions.

About the Role

We are hiring for senior software engineers who can play a pivotal role in this small but highly ambitious Unified Metrics Platform team for building the next-generation metrics platform at Doordash.

You will report into the Engineering Manager on the Unified Metrics Platform team in our Data Platform organization. Once our offices reopen, we expect this role to be hybrid (Bay Area or Seattle) with some time in-office and some time remote.

You're excited about this opportunity because you will...

  • Work on building a highly tailored metrics platform for Doordash
  • Interact with many different cross-functional stakeholders across multiple lines of business
  • Exercise your product thinking skills with a startup-oriented mindset
  • Build a platform that spans service-oriented architectures, data pipelines, messaging systems and intuitive user interfaces
  • Evaluate and make build-vs-buy decisions for different parts of the platform
  • Go breadth-first or depth-first into multiple use cases such as experimentation, dashboarding, reporting, anomaly detection and alerting etc.

We're excited about you because you have…

  • B.S., M.S., or PhD. in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Exceptionally strong knowledge of CS fundamental concepts and OOP languages
  • 5+ years of fullstack industry experience (backend)
  • Located in the Bay Area or Seattle
  • Deep understanding of REST principles and experience working with and implementing backend APIs.
  • Experience with Java/Kotlin/Python
  • Experience with any of the “Big Data” technologies (e.g. Postgres, Redis, Elasticsearch, Snowflake, Mode, Segment, Spark etc.)
  • Prior experience coming up with product proposals, and then evangelizing and implementing them successfully is a plus
  • Prior experience building platforms that balance democratization with guardrails is a plus
  • Prior experience building metrics platforms is a huge plus
  • Nice to haves
    • Experience running experiments or conducting data analysis
    • Familiarity with a cloud based environment such as AWS

About DoorDash

At DoorDash, our mission to empower local economies shapes how our team members move quickly, learn, and reiterate in order to make impactful decisions that display empathy for our range of users—from Dashers to merchant partners to consumers. We are a technology and logistics company that started with door-to-door delivery, and we are looking for team members who can help us go from a company that is known for delivering food to a company that people turn to for any and all goods.

DoorDash is growing rapidly and changing constantly, which gives our team members the opportunity to share their unique perspectives, solve new challenges, and own their careers. We're committed to supporting employees’ happiness, healthiness, and overall well-being by providing comprehensive benefits and perks including premium healthcare, wellness expense reimbursement, paid parental leave and more.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

We’re committed to growing and empowering a more inclusive community within our company, industry, and cities. That’s why we hire and cultivate diverse teams of people from all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We believe that true innovation happens when everyone has room at the table and the tools, resources, and opportunity to excel.

Statement of Non-Discrimination: In keeping with our beliefs and goals, no employee or applicant will face discrimination or harassment based on: race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital/domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability status, or veteran status. Above and beyond discrimination and harassment based on “protected categories,” we also strive to prevent other subtler forms of inappropriate behavior (i.e., stereotyping) from ever gaining a foothold in our office. Whether blatant or hidden, barriers to success have no place at DoorDash. We value a diverse workforce – people who identify as women, non-binary or gender non-conforming, LGBTQIA+, American Indian or Native Alaskan, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, differently-abled, caretakers and parents, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Thank you to the Level Playing Field Institute for this statement of non-discrimination.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, and any other state or local hiring regulations, we will consider for employment any qualified applicant, including those with arrest and conviction records, in a manner consistent with the applicable regulation.

If you need any accommodations, please inform your recruiting contact upon initial connection.


The location-specific base salary range for this position is listed below. Compensation in other geographies may vary.

Actual compensation within the pay range will be decided based on factors including, but not limited to, skills, prior relevant experience, and specific work location. For roles that are available to be filled remotely, base salary is localized according to employee work location. Please discuss your intended work location with your recruiter for more information.

DoorDash cares about you and your overall well-being, and that’s why we offer a comprehensive benefits package, for full-time employees, that includes healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan including an employer match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, wellbeing benefits, paid time off, paid parental leave, and several paid holidays, among others.

In addition to base salary, the compensation package for this role also includes opportunities for equity grants.

California Pay Range:
$208,000$282,000 USD
Washington Pay Range:
$208,000$282,000 USD

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