Senior Data Engineer

Do you wake up early, eager to see how many of your ETL cron jobs failed overnight? Of course you don’t! You put an end to all of those sleepless nights by leveraging new technologies to schedule workflow dependencies and set up alerting ages ago. You’ve been getting a full 8-hours of sleep ever since!

Updater’s Data Team is an independent function that takes a strategic approach to ensuring the business is leveraging data across all units to drastically improve business outcomes. We are a group of Data Engineering and Data Science/Analytics professionals, working together closely to ensure we are a data-driven company. By building and maintaining the infrastructure that powers all of our Data Science, Product, Marketing, Sales, and Success analytical and operational functions, Data Engineering is one of the most highly leveraged teams at Updater!


What You’ll Do

As a Senior Data Engineer at Updater, you’ll lead the development of an innovative data environment by leveraging industry best practices and cutting edge approaches to build a robust and scalable data platform. You’re excited to come on board and work with our Engineering & Tech Ops teams to understand our data model and construct a thoughtful approach to building a scalable data architecture that provides a foundation for teams across the company to self-serve their data needs.

You will lead the development, documentation, access, and quality of our centralized data warehouse solution (our stack includes Airflow, Fivetran, and Snowflake!), and will balance ready access to existing data features while incorporating new features in a timely manner. You’ll collaborate with Engineering on ensuring data capture for new product initiatives, with our business partners across all major functions at the organization to anticipate data needs, and proactively develop data solutions to address the toughest business problems.

Our ideal candidate isn’t satisfied until a project is seen through to meaningful impact. If you love working with data and want to see your work impact the entire organization, we want to talk to you!


What You Have

You’re a senior engineer who has extensive experience leading data engineering and data warehousing initiatives, and are excited to be a part of an industry-leading company growing at an extremely fast pace! We’re looking for someone with:

  • Humility and a sense of humor
  • Strong communication skills, deep levels of empathy, and a keen eye for innovation and pragmatism
  • 3+ years experience building and maintaining data pipelines & data models as part of a Data Warehouse solution
  • Expert Python and SQL skills
  • Ability to manage full project lifecycles
  • Experience working closely with Engineering, Product, and Analytics/Data Science teams
  • Experience with modern ETL tools (Fivetran, Alooma, Stitch, etc)
  • Experience with modern DWH environments (Snowflake, AWS Redshift and S3, BigQuery, etc)
  • Experience with git, GitHub, and the pull request workflow

Bonus Points for:

  • Experience with workflow management tools (Airflow, Luigi, etc)
  • Experience with streaming data services (Kafka, Kinesis, Firehose, etc.)


Compensation & Benefits:

We're looking for top-tier talent, and we offer compensation packages that include competitive base salary & stock options. Our comprehensive benefits programs include health care, dental, transportation subsidies, and Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO).


About Updater:

Updater makes moving easier for the 17 million households that relocate every year in the US. With Updater, users seamlessly transfer utilities, update accounts and records, forward mail, and much more. Hundreds of the most prominent real estate companies in the US (from real estate brokerages to multifamily and relocation companies) rely on Updater’s real estate products to save clients hours with a branded and personalized Updater moving experience.

Headquartered in New York City, Updater has raised nearly $100 million from leading investors, including SoftBank Capital, IA Ventures, Commerce Ventures, Second Century Ventures (the strategic investment arm of the National Association of Realtors®), and more. Updater ranked #3 on Crain's 2016 Best Places to Work in NYC, ranking as the highest rated tech company on the list, and ranked #7 in 2018. For more information, please visit

Updater is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants regardless of color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or family status, disability, gender identity or expression, veteran status, actual or presumed belonging to an ethnic group, or any other legally protected status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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