Senior Data Engineer, Data Platform Team

At Shopkick, the leading in-store shopping app in the USA, we are looking to form a new strike team in Toronto to help design, build and manage a real-time data platform to support our internal analytics and personalization needs while fueling future business opportunities.  We are looking for an exceptional senior data engineer to act as a technical lead for this state-of-the-art, extensible data platform, guiding its direction and integration within the company.

This role may be for you if...

  • You view the world as pools of data and believe it is your job to create the tools and platform needed to process it all
  • When you hear the words ETL you are curious what decade we are in since you process everything in real-time, using the latest technology
  • You love being able to use the theory of your Computer Science background in your everyday work
  • You thrive in fast-paced, highly collaborative teams of 3-5 engineers.

In a typical week you might ...

  • Present your schema management system design at an Engineering-wide architecture review
  • Investigate, deploy and implement a caching solution for enabling real-time joins of big data sets
  • Add a new feature to an open source project like Presto, Airflow, Superset, Druid or Kafka
  • Develop a data quality validation framework used for both testing and real time production data
  • Design tools enabling easy-to-use workflows for internal teams using the data platform

We are looking for ...

  • 7+ years of experience designing and implementing large scale software
  • 4+ years of experience working with Big Data technologies like Kafka, Hadoop and Spark
  • Experience designing a real-time big data platform
  • Experience deploying and managing big data infrastructure
  • Strong coding ability in an object oriented language (preferably Python, Java or Scala)
  • Excellent SQL and data modeling skills
  • Deep experience with Spark, Druid and/or Cassandra
  • Excellent team player with strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Enthusiastic about collaborative problem solving
  • Bachelor’s degree or better in Computer Science

Extra points if you have ...

  • Experience with Superset and/or D3js

Work perks ...

  • From stock options to bonuses, you’ll be rewarded when goals are met
  • Our Flexible Time Off policy let's you take as many days as you need. When your work is covered, we encourage you to recharge.
  • Monthly transit subsidies


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