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Senior Software Engineer - Groups



Software Engineering
Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

At Klaviyo, we value the unique backgrounds, experiences and perspectives each Klaviyo (we call ourselves Klaviyos) brings to our workplace each and every day. We believe everyone deserves a fair shot at success and appreciate the experiences each person brings beyond the traditional job requirements. If you’re a close but not exact match with the description, we hope you’ll still consider applying. Want to learn more about life at Klaviyo? Visit to see how we empower creators to own their own destiny.

Klaviyo is growing fast and we have openings for all skill levels across all of our teams. Learn more about our engineering culture at

We love tackling tough engineering problems and look for Engineers who are passionate about building, owning, and scaling features and breaking through any obstacle or technical challenge in their way. We push each other to move out of our comfort zone, learn new technologies and work hard to ensure each day is better than the last.

Klaviyo operates a real-time data platform written in Python and built for massive scale on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Engineers come to Klaviyo with experience in a variety of languages and from a number of disciplines.

Team Overview

The Groups Team is responsible for the segmentation and audience creation functionality in Klaviyo. We process and store all of our customer’s data about their customers (profiles) and we allow them to group those profiles into audiences with our powerful segmentation engine. They can then send messages to those audiences or use them as a basis for reporting and analytics. We process billions of segment updates in real-time every day.


As an engineer on this team, you will be responsible for designing, building, and maintaining systems to support core product areas in Klaviyo. You will work with a cross functional team to help refine feature specifications, write technical design documents, create system infrastructure, write high quality code, and operate large scale systems in production. You will also review other engineer’s designs and code, and provide technical mentorship to other engineers on the team and in the broader engineering organization.

Team Tech Stack









Required Skills

  • Highly skilled in using at least one modern programming language
  • 8+ years of experience in a software engineering discipline
  • Significant experience with full stack application development
  • Able to communicate well
  • Able to work with others on a team
  • Able to learn continuously and adapt to a high growth environment
  • Able to stick with and solve difficult problems

Preferred Skills

  • Experience with distributed systems
  • Experience performance tuning and scaling systems
  • Experience with OLTP and OLAP databases
    • schema design
    • normalization / denormalization trade-offs
    • performance
    • operations
  • Experience with high volume data processing and storage systems
  • Experience using Linux operating systems

The pay range for this role is listed below. Sales roles are also eligible for variable compensation and hourly non-exempt roles are eligible for overtime in accordance with applicable law. This role is eligible for benefits, including: medical, dental and vision coverage, health savings accounts, flexible spending accounts, 401(k), flexible paid time off and company-paid holidays and a culture of learning that includes a learning allowance and access to a professional coaching service for all employees.

Base Pay Range For US Locations:
$156,800$235,200 USD

Get to Know Klaviyo

We’re Klaviyo (pronounced clay-vee-oh). We empower creators to own their destiny by making first-party data accessible and actionable like never before. We see limitless potential for the technology we’re developing to nurture personalized experiences in ecommerce and beyond. To reach our goals, we need our own crew of remarkable creators—ambitious and collaborative teammates who stay focused on our north star: delighting our customers. If you’re ready to do the best work of your career, where you’ll be welcomed as your whole self from day one and supported with generous benefits, we hope you’ll join us.

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