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Full Stack Software Engineer


Oakland, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Industry: Technology
  • Post Date: 05/25/2023
  • Website:
  • Company Address: 1814 Franklin St, Oakland, California 94612, US
  • Salary Range: $50,000 - $150,000

About Replica

Replica is a next-generation urban planning tool that can help cities answer key transportation and land use questions.

Job Description

Replica is a privacy-centric urban data platform that delivers critical insights about the built environment. With better data, human-context, and an intuitive design, Replica helps public and private sectors make informed, effective, and responsive decisions.

Our platform models travel behavior over time to show how people across the country live, move, and work. This data is used by planners, scientists, analysts, and policymakers who are working to make our cities more sustainable, equitable, and resilient. We contextualize hard choices so that our clients understand the trade-offs surrounding their decisions. Whether for a city planner increasing public transit to underserved neighborhoods or for a grocery chain evaluating where to open a new location, Replica enables cities and businesses to make more informed, people-centered decisions.

We spun out of Alphabet in 2019 when we secured series A funding from venture firms such as Innovation Endeavors, Firebrand Ventures, and Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund. Our series B round was led by Founders Fund in 2021. Today, we are a team of 50+ employees both working remotely and from our offices in Oakland, CA, New York, NY, Seattle, WA, and Kansas City. 

Our data is used to make decisions affecting the physical places where we work, study, and live. These places are complex and deeply human. This responsibility necessitates providing transparency, pursuing equity, and preserving privacy. We are committed to bringing together a diverse workforce and creating an environment of inclusion. We value our differences and we encourage all to apply. We are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, parental or pregnancy status, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, Veteran status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

Role Responsibilities

  • Build product features to access, visualize, and interact with complex urban data; enable customers to understand changes, evaluate solutions, and make predictions for residents.
  • Design and build RESTful APIs which use spatial context to efficiently query and aggregate nationwide geospatial and temporal data with robust SLAs.
  • Collaborate with Product and Design to deeply understand users’ needs, develop and evolve requirements based on user research, and set delivery timelines.
  • Work with Engineering managers and leaders to define the team's technical vision and roadmap.
  • Drive engineering best practices to enable a robust production environment and maintain an effective development velocity.
  • Achieve uptime requirements and maintain API stability through remote logging and observability tools.
  • Participate in on-call rotation; investigate and resolve production problems as they arise.
  • Understand the urban data science context to ensure that correct, consistent, and meaningful data is delivered to customers.

The Data Access Team

The Data Access team is made up of urbanist-minded engineers and designers who are passionate about evolving our product to address critical economic, equity, and sustainability challenges.  The team builds web application features and other tools to make Replica's data accessible, discoverable, and meaningful for users.  Team members are empowered to operate autonomously within a culture of iteration, mutual support, and learning.

This role will report to the Data Access Engineering Manager. You will work alongside full stack engineers, together with the product manager and our head of design.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent practical experience.
  • Experience: 3+ years of experience as a full stack engineer.
  • Technical: Experience in production web application development using a modern JavaScript client framework. 


  • Technical: Experience with our tech stack which includes: React, Typescript, Node.JS, Vercel, Next.js, Mapbox, Python, Postgres, ClickHouse, BigQuery, Docker, Kubernetes, and Google Cloud Platform.
  • Data background: Experience with SaaS and data visualization is a very strong plus. 

What We Value

  • We work in the service of others    
  • We understand that talent + diversity + curiosity + relentlessness wins
  • We believe walking > talking
  • We operate with thoughtful urgency
  • We communicate openly and directly
  • We build products people use


  • Our people! We work as a team and are excited to contribute to city planning 
  • Competitive salary based on experience and potential for impact.
  • Equity at an early stage startup.
  • Health benefits including medical, dental, vision, FSA & HSA options. 
  • 401k account + employer contribution.
  • Offices in Oakland, New York, & Kansas City
  • Flexible PTO.


  • Replica is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices.
  • The salary range for this position is $128,700 to $199,000. Actual compensation packages are based on several factors that are unique to each candidate, including but not limited to relevant qualifications, depth of experience, skill set, certifications, training, education, and specific work location. The compensation packages may be adjusted based on the candidate’s work location, due to differences in the cost of living for the given location. Our position titles may also span multiple career levels.
  • The total compensation package for this position additionally includes equity stock options, employee benefit package, 401k with 3% safe harbor employer contribution, unlimited PTO, and may also include other applicable incentive compensation and/or bonuses. For more information, visit

Replica is an Equal Opportunity Employer

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.
  • The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
  • Ability to operate at both a strategic/conceptual level and at a detailed, operational level metrics driven; highly disciplined
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills, maturity and good judgment and be capable of communicating with a diverse range of individuals
  • A hands-on, action-oriented approach that fits well with the entrepreneurial, fast-paced culture
  • Engaging leadership style that builds and sustains credibility with colleagues, clients and other stakeholders
  • Broad functional experience in areas of strategic planning and marketing, sales and market development and planning

If you don't think you meet all of the criteria above, but still are interested in the job, please apply. Nobody checks every box, and we're looking for someone excited to join the team.