Principal Data Engineer

Job Title: Principal Data Engineer

At WeWork, data sits in the center of our business, providing insights into the effectiveness of our physical and digital product & features. We believe data brings everything together and it is the only way we make decisions.
Data Engineering is a team constantly striving to create an amazing experience for our customers and internal teams. We regard culture and trust highly and believe you will have a positive influence in your own way.

Location: San Francisco / New York

Who you are:

You're an experienced data engineer with extensive experience designing, implementing data solutions for various business challenges, and leading database and data warehousing initiatives.

  • You're excited to solve data challenges that combines digital and physical aspects, across multiple business verticals like Sales & Marketing, Social Media
  • You're motivated to enable and collaboration with engineering, analytics and product teams to tackle the most challenging business needs

What You Will Do:

As a Data Engineer at WeWork, You will be a part of an early stage team and work with passionate leaders on highly impactful business challenges.

You will
  • Leverage data expertise to help evolve data models in various components of the data stack
  • Work on architecting, building, and launching highly scalable and reliable data pipelines to support WeWork's exponential data growth
  • Influence the team and entire organization positively by advocating best practices, promoting a data-driven culture
  • Collaborate closely with Analytics and Data Science, as well as cross-functional teams, to leverage huge amounts of WeWork data, for data-driven business and user behavior insights

  • Design, architect and implement the organization-wide key data sets
  • Consistently evolve data model & data schema based on business and engineering needs
  • Design and implement systems tracking data quality and consistency
  • Design and develop tools supporting self-service data pipeline management
  • Member junior members of the team
  • Maintain relationships with stakeholder teams and participate in product/feature development from data engineering and analytics perspective
  • Promote data-driven culture in all technology teams by organizing/speaking at lunch & learns, architecture committees, guilds, etc

  • Excellent communication skills, empathy, initiative and ownership
  • 10+ years of experience in data engineering
  • Strong background in data warehouse concept and design
  • Proficient in at least one of the SQL languages (MySQL, PostgreSQL, Sql Server, Oracle)
  • 3+ years of experience in cloud based data warehouse solutions (Snowflake, Redshift, BigQuery)
  • Good understanding of SQL Engine and able to conduct advanced performance tuning
  • Proficient in at least one of the programming languages (Python, bash, Java, etc)
  • Familiar with at least one scripting language (Python, Ruby, Perl, Bash)
  • Experience with modern BI tools (Looker, Tableau, etc)
  • Experience with real-time data pipelines (Kafka, Scala, Spark)
  • Experience with Git and the pull request workflow
  • Experience working closely with Analytics/Data Science teams
  • Experience leading / managing full project lifecycles

Bonus Points for:
  • Experience with Salesforce or relevant CRM tools

Critical Competencies for Success:

  • You do what you love!
  • Credibility is earned at WeWork through execution and getting things done.
  • You are able to get into the details and deliver results under highest expectations on time and quality.
  • Be ready to get hands-on with all aspects of the daily needs. The buck stops with you.
  • Pragmatism and outcomes orientation are valued and lead to wins.
  • Exceptional organizational and multitasking skills.
  • You thrive in a fast-paced environment.

  • You have the flexibility to think outside the box.
  • We don't do everything the traditional way, and are always looking to innovate and push the envelope.
  • You have the ability to foresee and identify needs of the team.
  • You take an innovator and creator's approach to any issues that may arise.

  • There is no room for "I" at WeWork. Every role and individual is in the organization to serve We.
  • Builds trust across the organization by being a good listener and inclusively soliciting input.
  • You are open to new and innovative solutions.
  • You must present well and communicate clearly and effectively to upper management and internal departments.
  • You're willing to adjust course when appropriate new ideas or objections are raised.
  • You love working with people!

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