Sr. Software Engineer, Data Platform

Job Description

As Staff Engineer, Data Platform you will be responsible for guiding and participating in the hands-on engineering for real time and batch data pipelines. Data software engineering includes designing, building, testing data pipelines; working with operations to identify optimal configuration and infrastructure; working with our reliability team to automate deployment; implementing monitoring, and ensuring production reliability. As a Staff Engineer you are expected to provide proven expertise in the big data domain, and provide technical thought leadership for data software engineering team, working with other senior and staff engineers to evolve the architecture and best practices employed by the Data Platform team. Additionally, you will be responsible for mentoring more junior Data Platform Engineers with respect to best practices and state of the art technical solutions tempered by operational realities.

Responsibilities

  • Design data platform focused on stream-processing, with batch-processing pipelines in play, according to business and operational data requirements and service level objectives
  • Collaborate with Team Leads in the selection of data platform components and definition of configurations required for data pipeline implementation
  • Collaborate with Data Platform Operations and Reliability teams to baseline pipeline performance to achieve scalability
  • Implement data pipeline metrics to monitor performance, accuracy
  • Identify, prioritize, and execute pipeline improvements, both evolutionary and revolutionary
  • Partner with feature team engineering, data science, and external data partners to enable business deliverables
  • Provide thought leadership for standardized data services layer
  • Partner with Release automation engineering for deployment pipelines
  • Partner with QA automation engineering to validate pipelines
  • Troubleshoot systemic issues and lead improvements

Qualifications

  • 8+ years' experience, including team leadership
  • Excellent understanding of stream (window-based) and batch pipelines, big data, data pipelines, and/or data lakes
  • An analytical mindset with problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to understand business domain and translate to data platform services

Position Reports to: Sr. Director, Data Platform Engineering


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