Senior Software Engineer

Lucid is a research technology (ResTech) platform that provides programmatic access to first-party data.

With respondents in more than 100 countries, Lucid enables anyone, in any industry, to survey online audiences and get the answers they need.

These answers reveal the sentiments, motivations, and behaviors of target demographics – data that can be used to build business strategies, measure the impact of digital advertising, publish research, and more.

Founded in 2010, Lucid is headquartered in New Orleans, LA with offices throughout the US, Europe, and Asia.

The Opportunity

Lucid Engineering is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our Marketplace team.

This position is for an early career software engineer who likes new challenges.

Our business has been doubling each year for the last few years and our systems need to scale to accommodate this growth.

This role will focus on developing, scaling, and maintaining services for Buyers to ensure that the Marketplace delivers fast and comprehensive access to answer their questions.

This role is open to candidates living in the United States to work remotely or from one of our US-based office locations (New Orleans, Dallas, New York)

The ideal candidate for this role will have 5+ years of hands-on professional software development experience

Example of Recent Projects:

  • Improving Questions Search and Navigation
  • Updating our API gateway to use docker
  • Build a metrics service for on-demand business metrics for Buyers
  • Working with our Production Engineering team to upgrade SQLServer


  • Develop RESTful APIs to support both internal and external clients
  • Build reliable, maintainable, well documented features that will scale to support millions of respondents
  • Demonstrate a curiosity about developing software for user interface, business logic, data modeling and systems, and component integration
  • Execute full software development life cycle as part of an Agile team, including: Collaborate with the team to refine and modify requirements, follow established design paradigms and design patterns, follow strong unit testing and integration testing practices
  • Participate in an on-call rotation to monitor shipped features for success and issues
  • Support the business teams and product managers in data extracts and data analysis


  • 5+ years of hands-on software development experience in Python, Go/Golang, Java, or other modern web technologies
  • Deep understanding of data structures, algorithms, and software design principles 
  • Ability to collaborate with peers to debug and solve problems that meet customer needs
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Aims to push the limits of your knowledge and experience every day
  • Enjoys working as part of a team

Bonus Points

  • Proven experience with high volume and high performance applications
  • Experience with SQLSever or Postgres
  • Familiarity with containerization technologies like Docker and Kubernetes 
  • Experience with AWS

Key Benefits

  • Eligibility for competitive Medical, Dental and Vision offerings
  • 401k match investment opportunities 
  • Competitive PTO policy & unlimited sick time
  • Paid Holidays
  • Healthy work-life balance with flexible work hours
  • Competitive Parental Leave policy 
  • Employee donations and philanthropic matching programs
  • In-house career development opportunities

Lucids Hiring Commitment

We understand that many candidates may not be perfectly qualified for a job posting.

Experience comes in different forms; many skills are transferable – and passion goes a long way.

Even more important than your resume is a clear demonstration of dedication, impact, and the ability to thrive in a dynamic, collaborative environment.

We want you to learn new things in this role, and we encourage you to apply if your experience is near the desired qualifications.

We also know that diversity of background and thought can enhance problem-solving and encourage more creative thinking, which is why were dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team.

At Lucid we foster a collaborative and inspiring workplace.

We pride ourselves in doing this by recruiting, hiring and retaining diverse, passionate, and forward-thinking talent.

Lucid is committed to and encourages an inclusive environment and we are dedicated to providing equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.

If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.