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Senior Software Engineer - Machine Learning and Experimentation

Cambridge, Massachusetts; Kirkland, Washington; San Francisco, California; Sunnyvale, California


GoDaddy engineers are shifting the global economy to support small businesses worldwide to create beautiful online experiences for their customers that help them grow and manage their business. We work fearlessly to build innovative solutions, platforms and business applications tailored to the unique needs of the small business owner. Using a collaborative, agile, small team approach we make cutting edge technologies simple and effective. Our team of technologists do the heavy lifting, so our customers can focus on making their dreams come true.

  • Full-time
  • Level: Mid
  • Travel: Yes

Success Profile

What makes a successful Senior Software Engineer - Machine Learning and Experimentation employee at GoDaddy?
Check out the traits we're looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Problem-solver
  • Focused
  • Organized
  • Self-starter
  • Strategic
  • Visual
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  • Adaptable
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Communicator
  • Multi-Tasker
  • Creative
  • Perceptive
  • Tech Savvy
  • Quick-Thinking

Job Description

About GoDaddy

GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With 19 million customers worldwide, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. Our mission is to empower entrepreneurs everywhere, making opportunity more inclusive for all. To learn more about the company visit

We are looking for a Senior back-end engineer be a part of our team working on technology to help GoDaddy improve our customers' businesses. We are a dynamic and growing company that loves what we do and are looking for passionate people to share our vision. We leverage experimentation to make data-driven decisions and combine personalization, machine learning, and cutting edge software systems to build services that help other GoDaddy teams provide the best experience for our customers


We care about hiring great engineers rather than a specific language skill set, but many people want to know what tech we're using right now. The development stack spans API services (Python and Go) & devops (Kubernetes and Docker) along with current back-end technologies including scikit-learn, deep learning frameworks like TensorFlow, and cloud computing platforms like AWS. What is more important than anything specifically on the list is your willingness to grow, learn, and adapt as our technology choices progress. A history of demonstrated adaptability will be to your advantage. Many of the decisions for new projects will be directly driven by you, and you will own your code from inception through production.

  • Participate in development of pipelines for collecting data, and training and deploying machine learning models.
  • Help ensure the quality and performance of your team's code by performing code reviews and defining best practices.
  • Write code with the unit and integration tests to verify it.
  • Participate in designing APIs to help power our internal application platform.
  • Participate in devops, release, and on-call activities in support of your code.
  • Engage with engineers & stakeholders across GoDaddy to solve problems with broad impact (from group-wide to company-wide impact).
  • Continuously improve agile practices within your team and across GoDaddy.
  • Write, edit and improve technical documentation.
  • Collaborate in a distributed team.

Basic Qualifications

We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer with 3 - 5 years of experience. Software engineering experience is critical for this role. We own the machine learning and experimentation stacks end-to-end and expect team members to make code contributions across them. Don't worry if you think that you don't meet all the qualifications here. The tools, technology, and methodologies we use are constantly changing. We value talent and interest over specific experience.

  • Experience designing, building, and shipping backend systems with multiple tiers, including API, caching, and data access layers.
  • Experience with back-end technologies, such as Python, Go or JavaScript, etc.
  • Strong drive to learn, grow, and coach engineers to do the same.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in applied Machine Learning.
  • Experience in, or strong interest in A/B testing platforms.
  • Experience with infrastructure technology, like AWS and Kubernetes.
  • Experience with CICD platforms such as Jenkins, Travis or CircleCI.
  • Experience in an Agile software development environment.

Team culture

Our team is a welcoming place for all people. Some things we're proud of:

  • Great place to re-enter the working world after time away.
  • Comfortable office spaces in Kirkland, WA, San Francisco and Sunnyvale, CA, and Cambridge, MA.
  • The tools and culture to work remote as necessary.
  • Highly collaborative team dedicated to the success of the team as a whole.
  • Sensitive and respectful working environment.
  • We value diversity on our teams and can prove it.
  • Dedicated, comfortable mother's rooms.
  • An emphasis on work-life balance that helps us have enjoyable and fulfilling jobs.

We believe in getting feedback about our work through participation in open source. Check out some of the posts and projects we have contributed:

Please note that GODADDY does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies.

GoDaddy is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of age, race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, medical condition, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status or civil partnership/union status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, genetic information, military and veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state or local law. GoDaddy will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with local and federal requirements.

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Please note that GODADDY does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies.

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Job ID R006435


  • Healthcare

    GoDaddy helps keep employees fit and healthy with generous health benefits. From the best medical, vision, dental, and disability to on-site health and wellness assessments and employee assistance plans.

  • Tuition Reimbursement

    GoDaddy is a strong believer in the value of higher education. The Education Reimbursement Program encourages our employees to pursue further education and advancement at the company.

  • Professional Development

    GoDaddy offers programs to help advance the careers of our employees. Programs include instruction led by our trainers, as well as opportunities for Tuition Reimbursement.

  • PTO

    GoDaddy encourages employees to take time away from work to Live Passionately. GoDaddy goes above and beyond to provide opportunities to enjoy time away from work and we provide generous time away to rest & recharge.

  • Work/Life Balance

    We know that maintaining a work/life balance is the key to success. At GoDaddy, we provide many perks and amenities to help facilitate this balance.

  • Retirement Plans

    GoDaddy looks closely at the retirement provisions and provides a competitive 401k employer match program. Our retirement plans are designed to fund a comfortable retirement for our employees.

The amazing thing about GoDaddy wasn't that we were able to define a company standard and have that standard meet or exceed our goals in defining it. The amazing thing was how open the teams were to joining forces to investigate, decide, evangelize and engage on a change like this.

Chris Evans, VP of Engineering

I haven't met a developer yet who doesn't want to change the world for the better with their work.

Blake Irving, GoDaddy Board Director & Former CEO

The product team combines data and customer insight to deliver impactful experiences around the world. Working here is an opportunity to make a difference globally by helping individuals make a living and bring their ideas from inception to reality.

Steven Aldrich, Chief Product Officer


Our diverse employee population reflects the customers we serve. We support and celebrate everyone on our team through our Employee Resource Groups, open and inclusive to all.

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