Staff Data Engineer



Software Engineering, Data Science
Canada · Remote
Posted on Saturday, April 27, 2024

About Life360

Life360’s mission is to keep people close to the ones they love. Our category-leading mobile app and Tile tracking devices empower members to protect the people, pets, and things they care about most with a range of services, including location sharing, safe driver reports, and crash detection with emergency dispatch. Life360 serves approximately 66 million monthly active users (MAU) across more than 150 countries.

Life360 delivers peace of mind and enhances everyday family life with seamless coordination for all the moments that matter, big and small. By continuing to innovate and deliver for our customers, we have become a household name and the must-have mobile-based membership for families (and those friends that basically are family).

Life360 has more than 500 (and growing!) remote-first employees. For more information, please visit

Life360 is a Remote First company, which means a remote work environment will be the primary experience for all employees. All positions, unless otherwise specified, can be performed remotely (within Canada) regardless of any specified location above.

About the Job

At Life360, we collect a lot of data: 60 billion unique location points, 12 billion user actions, 8 billion miles driven every single month, and so much more. As a Staff Data Engineer, you will contribute to enhancing and maintaining our data processing and storage pipelines/workflows for a robust and secure finance data lake. You should have a strong engineering background and even more importantly a desire to take ownership of our data systems to make them world class.

The Canada-based salary range for this position is $190,000 to $240,000 CAD. We take into consideration an individual's background and experience in determining final salary- therefore, base pay offered may vary considerably depending on geographic location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The compensation package includes a wide range of medical, dental, vision, financial, and other benefits, as well as equity.

What You’ll Do

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Design, implement, and manage scalable data processing platforms used for real-time analytics and exploratory data analysis.
  • Manage our financial data from ingestion through ETL to storage and batch processing.
  • Automate, test and harden all data workflows.
  • Architect logical and physical data models to ensure the needs of the business are met.
  • Collaborate with finance and analytics teams, while applying best practices
  • Architect and develop systems and algorithms for distributed real-time analytics and data processing
  • Implement strategies for acquiring data to develop new insights
  • Mentor junior engineers, imparting best practices and institutionalizing efficient processes to foster growth and innovation within the team

What We’re Looking For

  • Minimum 5+ years of experience working with high volume data infrastructure.
  • Experience with Databricks, AWS, dbt, ETL and Job orchestration tooling.
  • Extensive experience programming in one of the following languages: Python / Java.
  • Experience in data modeling, optimizing SQL queries, and system performance tuning.
  • You are proficient with SQL, AWS, Databases, Apache Spark, Spark Streaming, EMR, and Kinesis/Kafka
  • Experience working with freemium models, tiered subscriptions, Subscriptions Billing Systems (Apple, Google, Recurly, Chargebee), integrations with systems like NetSuite Financials, and tax district and currency conversion providers.
  • Experience in modern development lifecycle including Agile methodology, CI/CD, automated deployments using Terraform, GitHub Actions etc.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in the latest open source and data frameworks, modern data platform tech stacks and tools.
  • Always be learning and staying up to speed with the fast moving data world.
  • You have good communication skills and can work independently
  • BS in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Mathematics, or equivalent experience

Our Benefits

  • Competitive pay and benefits
  • Medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance plans
  • RRSP plan with DPSP company matching program
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for mental well being
  • Flexible PTO, several company wide days off throughout the year
  • Winter and Summer Week-long Synchronized Company Shutdowns
  • Learning & Development programs
  • Equipment, tools, and reimbursement support for a productive remote environment
  • Free Life360 Platinum Membership for your preferred circle
  • Free Tile Products

Life360 Values

Our company’s mission driven culture is guided by our shared values to create a trusted work environment where you can bring your authentic self to work and make a positive difference

  • Be a Good Person - We have a team of high integrity people you can trust.
  • Be Direct With Respect - We communicate directly, even when it’s hard.
  • Members Before Metrics - We focus on building an exceptional experience for families.
  • High Intensity High Impact - We do whatever it takes to get the job done.

Our Commitment to Diversity

We believe that different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better results. Together, we continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices of our employees. It fuels our innovation and connects us closer to our customers and the communities we serve. We strive to create a workplace that reflects the communities we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their authentic best selves to work.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Life360. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any legally protected status.

We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply. We believe that a diversity of perspectives and experiences create a foundation for the best ideas. Come join us in building something meaningful. Even if you don’t meet 100% of the below qualifications, you should still seriously consider applying!