Senior Data Engineer

Senior Data Engineer

San Francisco, CA 2016-11-04 - –

meetme MeetMe

Description

Where did you meet your best friend? At MeetMe, we believe our friends are some of the most important people in our lives. From our highest highs to our lowest lows, our friends support, respect, and encourage us throughout all of life's ups-and-downs, just as we do for them. As the leading social network for meeting new people in the US, and the public market leader for social discovery, our mission is to improve our members’ lives by introducing them to fun and interesting people who share their passions, interests, and ideals.

As a Senior Data Engineer, you will lead projects to build tools to collect, centralize, curate large volume of data from various MeetMe products. You will be working with cross-functional teams, be a self-starter and with strong attention to details. You will also provide architectural mentorship, and work with our Data Scientists, to ensure data is available in a consistent, timely, and reliable manner. You must be able to work with business customers in understanding the business requirements and implementing reporting solutions. Above all you should be passionate about working with huge data sets to answer challenging, business changing questions on a global scale.

Responsibilities:
Gather requirements, scope, architect, develop, build, release, and maintain data oriented projects for different parts of the organization, considering performance, stability, and an error-free operation

Identify and resolve pipeline issues and discover opportunities for improvement

Architect scalable and reliable data solutions to move data across systems from multiple products in nearly real time

Help evaluate new tools and technologies to keep technology stack at the cutting edge

Help debug critical issues in complex designs or coding schemes

Monitor existing metrics, analyze data, and partner with other internal teams to solve difficult problems creating a better customer experience.

Required Skills:
BS in CS, or Masters Preferred with solid understanding of CS concepts such as common data structures and algorithms

5+ years of software development experience

Experience building pipelines for processing large amounts of data

Solid experience with Python and other scripting languages

3+ years in using SQL and relational databases in a business environment

Hands on experience with AWS and cloud-based computing environments, such as EC2, EMR, Kinesis and Redshift

Desired Skills:
Knowledge of Python web service development frameworks e.g. Flask and/or Django

2+ years of experience with Tableau or other similar BI reporting tools, including modeling, and dashboard development

Knowledge of exploratory data analysis

Understanding of build systems, and other software configuration tools

MeetMe is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or marital, veteran, or disability status.

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