Nov 09, 2022

Senior Data Engineer

  • FreightWaves
  • Chattanooga, TN, USA
Full time

Job Description

Are you smart, driven, curious, resourceful, and not afraid to fail? Then we want to meet you! FreightWaves delivers news and commentary, data, analytics, risk management tools, and actionable market insights to the logistics and supply chain industry. If you are ready to join our team, it is time for you to apply!

FreightWaves is on the hunt for a curious, tenacious, team-oriented Senior Data Engineer to join our fast paced engineering team. The ideal candidate is curious, versatile, team oriented, thrives on change, and has a positive attitude. If you are ready to be challenged, learn new and exciting technologies, and have the unique opportunity to work with some of the most talented developers in the country, we want you to apply! 

What you will be doing:

  • Working closely with Software Engineering and DevOps management to design and implement big data solutions
  • Defining and implementing data processing and testing strategies
  • Defining and implementing data project access boundaries
  • Create and ensure data automation stability with associated monitoring tools
  • Review existing and proposed infrastructure for architectural enhancements
  • Working closely with Data Science and facilitating advanced data analysis (like Machine Learning)

What you bring to the table:

  • Certification: Professional Google Cloud Certified Data Engineer is strongly desired
  • Working knowledge of Apache Airflow
  • Strong in Linux environments and experience in scripting languages 
  • Strong in Python
  • Experience in any RDBMS (MySQL, Postgres, SQL Server, etc.) with strong SQL skills
  • Experience with NoSQL (Elasticsearch, MongoDB, or another flavor)
  • Experience modeling data and access patterns
  • Strong communication skills
  • Comfortable talking with customers or business partners as a consultant or technical advisor related to data management
  • Must have working knowledge of cloud based functions and storage
  • Comfort level with the following (or transitioning from equivalent platform services):
    • Cloud Storage
    • Cloud Pubsub
    • BigQuery
    • Cloud Composer
    • DataFlow
    • Cloud Functions

Bonus knowledge/experience:

  • Transforming similar data from disparate sources to create canonical data structures
  • Surfacing data to BI platforms such as Data Studio, Looker, or Tableau
  • Data migration, especially from other platforms (cloud and on prem) to GCP
  • DBT (Data Build Tool)  - big plus!  Ramp up on this, if you haven’t heard of it

Our Benefits:  

  • An excellent work environment, flat hierarchies, and short decision paths.
  • Competitive salary
  • Work from home
  • A generous benefits package including 100% employer-paid health, dental, vision and Life insurance, STD, LTD
  • Stock options
  • 401k with up to 3.5% match
  • Training programs and career development opportunities
  • Student-loan reimbursement 
  • Annual life achievement bonus of $2000 for having a baby, buying a house, or getting married (one per year) 
  • No set days off Vacation policy (our team takes time off as needed with supervisor approval)
  • Gym Membership (or virtual membership)
  • Audible or Kindle Unlimited subscription 
  • FreightWaves strives for sustainability. We offset our carbon emissions. 
  • Discount on Ford vehicles