Senior Software Engineer - Great Expectations


Great Expectations' mission is to revolutionize the speed and integrity of data collaboration. Our software platform, Great Expectations is the leading open source tool for data testing, documentation, and profiling. Data teams all over the world use Great Expectations to instrument and understand their data and machine learning pipelines.

This is an exciting time at Great Expectations. We are building a brand new product, Great Expectations Cloud, that helps teams adopt and productionize Great Expectations, a shared, open standard for data quality. The product provides a hosted solution with easy configuration and improved collaboration. With Great Expectations, teams can efficiently profile data, create and monitor data quality tests, and build shared dashboarding and monitoring capabilities for their organization’s data quality.

We are looking for someone who will:

  • Be responsible for key components of the product including API design, service architecture, persistence, and user management

  • Develop new features for Great Expectations Cloud, following best practices for architecture and writing clear, efficient code

  • Be a strong advocate for best practices, including coaching and mentoring others on how to best build high-quality SaaS solutions

  • Work closely with Product and UX as part of an agile team focused on rapid delivery and feedback

  • Leverage test driven development, continuous integration, and monitoring to ensure high quality and stability

  • Work as part of a full stack, remote team that is passionate about building great software

  • Work confidently in React and Python, and interact with a variety of data systems and testing tools, improving the codebase to ensure it is clear and easily approachable

  • Design and build schemas using GraphQL and Rest

  • Support and develop other software engineers by providing coaching and mentorship

  • Define architecture and best practices

As part of Great Expectations, you will also have opportunities to support the community and evangelize Great Expectations through conference talks, workshops, and blog posts, as well as the chance to work closely with our Open Source community.

Why join Great Expectations?

Glad you asked! We offer…

  • A world class team, with deep roots in open source, cutting-edge software and data development backed by some of the best open source and data infrastructure investors in the industry: Index, CRV, and Root Ventures. We are actively cultivating a new cultural blend of excellent data engineering and AI-enabled technical workflows.

  • A fast-growing company with lots of opportunity for learning and personal growth.

  • A front-row seat to the rapid evolution of data science and engineering. Data work is going through a renaissance, and—as the leading provider of a key piece in the new technology ecosystem—Great Expectations is right in the middle of it.

  • A kind, curious, and open-minded company culture. We are always seeking ways to improve ourselves and our processes; we keep these conversations open to the whole team. We prioritize empowering our team members rather than a command and control hierarchy.

  • A distributed team with lots of flexibility around timing and individual work preferences. We currently have teammates in We currently have teammates in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. We’d love to add your state.

  • And of course, competitive compensation (base salary + equity package) with available Medical, Dental, Vision and 401K with 5% employer match.

The salary range for this role is $167,500-$220,000 plus equity. Our offers are made by taking into account the skill level, experience and location of the specific candidate. In addition to our compensation package, we offer a competitive suite of benefits.

Job requirements

Strong candidates for this role will have already had experience with B2B SaaS development, including frequent server-side iteration and experimentation; frequent deployments to production through CI/CD; and rapid development cycles.

Great engineering is more than just technical proficiency. We expect everyone to bring good ideas and habits, so that they can contribute to a collective culture of best practices. The best candidate will:

  • Minimum eight (8) years work experience as a software engineer, including significant experience with data-centric systems, API development, and/or distributed architectures. More experienced candidates are also welcome to apply

  • Strong expertise in both frontend and backend development, with experience developing in JavaScript, React, and Python in a professional context

  • Significant experience building SaaS applications

  • Demonstrated ability to estimate story points, prioritize tasks, set and meet sprint commitments, within an agile team and collaborate with a broader team

  • Passion for hands-on work, and building the team as well as the product

  • Robust grounding in principles of computer science and software design

  • Technology in your heart, and a passion for continuous learning

  • Strong communication skills—in writing, over Zoom, and on Slack

  • Commitment to a culture of transparency, cooperation, and mutual support in the context of an entirely distributed team

It’d be nice if you also had:

  • Experience with GraphQL via Apollo Client

  • Proficiency working with at least cloud platform (AWS, Google Cloud Platform, etc.)

  • Data in your blood; the more curiosity you have about a wide variety of data from all walks of life, the better


Great Expectations is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with Federal law and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 22.1800, the selected candidate will be required to provide documentation that will verify their identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

Please note that while the position is remote, we currently require applicants to be located in the United States and cannot offer visa sponsorship at this time.


Job Profile


Competitive compensation with benefits Distributed team with flexibility Front-row seat to data science and engineering evolution Kind, curious, and open-minded company culture Opportunity for learning and personal growth World class team


API design AWS Continuous Integration Data engineering Documentation GraphQL Profiling Python React REST Service architecture Test Driven Development

  • Advocate for best practices
  • Define architecture and best practices
  • Develop new features for Great Expectations Cloud
  • Leverage test driven development and continuous integration
  • Support and develop other software engineers
  • Work closely with Product and UX