Sr. Software Engineer (Desktop App)

$150,000 - $180,000 yearly
  • Anaconda
  • 21 Jun, 2022
Full time Software Engineering

Job Description

Sr. Software Engineer (Desktop App)

at Anaconda (View all jobs)
Remote, US

Role: Sr. Software Engineer (Desktop App)

Reports to: Manager, Engineering

Department: Engineering

Location: Remote, US

Job Type: Full Time, Exempt


Help us Deliver Technology for Human Sensemaking 

Anaconda is the world’s most popular data science platform. With more than 21 million users, the open source Anaconda Distribution is the easiest way to do data science and machine learning. We pioneered the use of Python for data science, champion its vibrant community, and continue to steward open-source projects that make tomorrow’s innovations possible. Our enterprise-grade solutions enable corporate, research, and academic institutions around the world to harness the power of open source for competitive advantage and groundbreaking research.

Anaconda is seeking people who want to play a role in shaping the future of enterprise machine learning, and data science. Candidates should be knowledgeable and capable, but always eager to learn more and to teach others. Overall, we strive to create a culture of ability and humility and an environment that is both relaxed and focused. We stress empathy and collaboration with our customers, open-source users, and each other. 

Here is why people love most about working here: We’re not just a company, we’re part of a movement. Our dedicated employees and user community are democratizing data science and creating and promoting open-source technologies for a better world, and our commercial offerings make it possible for enterprise users to leverage the most innovative output from open source in a secure, governed way.


Anaconda is seeking a talented Sr. Software Engineer (Desktop App) to join our rapidly-growing company. This is a career defining role where you will take point in rebuilding a product from scratch that has millions of active users across the world. You’ll make key ownership decisions on tech stack, product direction, and team culture.

This is an excellent opportunity for you to grow your leadership, tech chops, and impact a huge number of people across the world of data science and ML engineering, and developers.

What You’ll Do:

  • Be a highly technical member of the Anaconda Clients team in rebuilding a key desktop app and having a major impact into the features and tech
  • Rebuild from the ground up our incredibly popular Navigator desktop app product with millions of downloads a month
  • Highly involved in everything from system design to hands on coding
  • Help shape a new team and encourage a culture of learning and knowledge sharing
  • Leading technical meetings and actively own ideas from conception to delivery
  • Mentor others in technical areas and/or coordinate with other members on their tasks that map to the team/department goals (i.e. set the direction)
  • Grow and lead the engineering culture of the team
  • Create an easy to use front end on the desktop client side, while also building out any cloud based services as needed.

What You Need:

  • Experience working on or very familiar with desktop applications
  • Experience with a major frontend framework such as Angular, React, or Vue
  • A history of building fully tested and scalable solutions
  • Worked on product teams delivering features with public end users
  • Experience in leading larger initiatives
  • A knowledge of how to assess technology and building out products from the ground up
  • An openness to try out new things and iterate

What Will Make You Stand Out:

  • Experience building native desktop apps
  • Experience across multiple operating systems
  • Contributed to open source. Bonus if you are a maintainer of an open-source project
  • Understanding of the data science workflow and data community

Why You’ll Like Working Here:

  • Unique opportunity to translate strong open source adoption and user enthusiasm into commercial product growth
  • Dynamic company that rewards high performers.
  • On the cutting edge of enterprise application of data science, machine learning and AI
  • Collaborative team environment that values multiple perspectives and clear thinking.
  • Employees-first culture
  • Flexible working hours
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, HSA, Life and 401K
  • Paid parental leave - both mothers and fathers
  • Pre-IPO stock options
  • Open vacation policy and monthly company days off known as Snake Days
  • 100% remote and flexible working policy – we embrace this fully through how we operate as a company

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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