Principal Data Engineer



  • Support the Head of Data in driving a “data first” mindset across the organization by developing scalable systems and processes for data collection, ingestion, transformation and consumption and helping hire a world-class team of data engineers 
  • Develop and deploy a robust, distributed, scalable, realtime, state-of-the-art platform that will act as the single source of truth for all data related requirements of the organization including reporting, analytics, user intelligence, and decision support
  • Develop and document detailed plans for the data platform to conform to allocated resources and define quantifiable outcomes for the near-term, interim and future state
  • Mentor young data engineers in your team and help them advance in their learning and goals
  • Develop standards for data processes and encourage data-driven approaches to problem-solving across the organization by communicating clearly about engineering capabilities and limitations, and collaborating productively with Engineering, Product, Marketing, and Business teams


  • Proven record of building and managing teams of 5+ data engineers
  • 10+ years of industry experience building data infrastructure
  • Masters degree or higher in Computer Science
  • Fluency in Python, SQL, with experience in another language like Java
  • Proficiency in designing, implementing and automating systems for data workflow management
  • Experience designing robust, scalable data architectures
  • Proficiency in developing and publishing APIs using web services
  • Proficiency in using distributed storage (e.g. S3), serverless architecture (e.g. Lambda), streaming data (e.g. Kafka), scalable search (e.g. Elasticsearch)
  • Proficiency with containerization (e.g. Docker/Kubernetes), and other deployment tooling
  • Proficiency with big data technologies like map-reduce, NoSQL, Spark, HBase, Hive
  • Experience with data security protocols, data access controls, AWS/GCP/Azure security mechanisms at the data and access levels, database security, scripting attacks, API security
  • A record of published patents and/or technical publications will be an added bonus
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills to work with people from different backgrounds


  • Humanity Centered: You believe in humanity’s ability to self-improve, and are passionate about leveraging technology, streamlined systems and data to solve human-centric problems
  • Impact Creation Mindset: You seek to create lasting impact by solving problems that address systemic growth challenges
  • Think Big: You have the ability to think in terms of ambitious goals that span years, not months
  • Accountability: You have an “owner’s approach” to be able to deliver on minimal supervision
  • Structure: You have the discipline to take audacious goals and break down years-long roadmaps into near term deliverables that provide value to business stakeholders
  • Coaching: You enjoy educating your peers and business partners about what it means to be data-oriented and cultivating engineering best practices



  • Courage & Initiative: You have an owners’ approach to deliver on our plans & ideas and the entrepreneurial mindset to take risks and embrace failure
  • Humility & Adaptability: You have a beginners’ mindset and always seek to learn and you are flexible and embrace pivoting
  • Possibility & Adventure: You are passionate about life and have a growth mindset, focusing on the solutions to drive scale and achieve ambitious goals
  • Resilience: You tackle difficult situations with a can-do attitude and are relentless in the pursuit of your goals 
  • Emergent leadership & Emotional Intelligence: You are self-aware and can manage your emotions and you have an empathic, collaborative approach to leadership and love working with others
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