You're looking for a team where you can drive decisions, be challenged and build a powerful and novel product. You want to collaborate with smart, creative, and energetic people. You’re comfortable with being uncomfortable. You look for projects where you can learn new technologies and techniques. You’re comfortable designing, developing, testing, and launching software. You’re creative. And if this sounds like you, you sound like someone we want on our team.
This company is on a mission to defend public discourse. They build products that repair online communities, identify manipulation, and help them communicate more authentically. In a world where social media is being manipulated on a massive scale, this is no small task. They care about protecting communities, brands, and companies from being targeted by the spreading of disinformation. The kind of people who work with them have to be passionate about that challenge and mission.
While they take their mission very seriously, they are also a team of fun-loving, laid-back, self described geeks who love tacos and topo chico.
Looking for senior engineers with previous experience working as a team lead or desire to grow into that role. The best candidates will have an interest in the state of the art stream and batch processing architecture with awareness of ecosystem of tools available to solve data engineering problem. You will be empowered to make big design decisions and own major pieces of the data pipeline.
What you'll work on
Design, develop and maintain data pipeline
Support and monitor pipeline performance in production
Take ownership of components of the data pipeline
Work with product managers understand upcoming work and design a system capable of meeting long term product vision
Create and maintain documentation capable of describing how the pipeline work to non-technical audience
Work as part of a team to integrate new services into data pipeline using tools like Docker, Kubernetes, Kafka, PostgreSQL and more.
These are not hard requirements or an exhaustive list. Consider this an outline to give you a better understanding of what you’ll be doing. We expect a senior engineer to meet at least half of these requirements and be comfortable and excited to learn the rest.
3+ year(s) developing software as part of a team, preferably working on some aspect of a data pipeline
Experience or familiarity with Kafka or similar distributed systems (knowledge of schema registry/data types and serialization options and partition strategies a plus)
Experience or familiarity with popular stream processing framework such as Spark Streaming, Kafka Streams, Flink or similar
Experience supporting large scale batch analytics in Hadoop ecosystem (loading and retrieving data)
Experience working with or building schedulers, workflow automation/coordination tools
Experience implementing tests and sanity checks on large complex data pipelines
Experience helping other developers write performant SQL queries.
Other notable skills
Ability to monitor current solution to understand its limits and stay ahead of business needs
Comfortable representing data engineering function in front of Senior leaders and product management during prioritization and design discussions
Knowledge of how to evaluate tools and ability to document pro/cons of infrastructure decisions
Desire to mentor junior developers
Who you are
3+ years professional software development
You have experience working with data pipelines
Experience processing social media, text and image data is particularly relevant
Highly motivated to research, prototype and implement state of the art data pipeline
Comfortable with knowing what you do not know and asking for help or finding your own answers when required
Previously held leadership positions technical or otherwise
Why we love working here
Competitive salary, 401(k) matching, and Fortune 500 level healthcare
We are a business that trusts and embraces technology and harnesses it for good. We embrace diverse ideas, autonomy and collaboration
Professional development opportunities–– we host lunch and learns, hold weekly 1-1’s, and have a policy where you can expense professional development books
A diverse leadership team that wants to uphold ethical practices in our software development process
A strong commitment to creating a diverse environment
Free parking in our building in downtown Austin
Free access to a gym in our office building
A $2,000 annual credit that you can spend on the technology and work gear of your choice
Parental leave (plan with your manager) and unlimited vacation (and no, that is not code for you never take a vacation, we encourage and value time off)
Weekly catered lunches and a stocked kitchen full of fruit, energy bars, popcorn, coconut water, and other healthy snacks