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Senior Data Engineer

Job description

BigCommerce is disrupting the e-commerce industry as the SaaS leader for fast- growing, mid-market businesses. We enable our customers to build intuitive and engaging stores to support every stage of their growth.

BigCommerce, named a 2021 "Best Place to Work" is Austin is looking for a Senior Data Engineer to join our IT/Ops Data Engineering team. Leveraging your big data skills, you will help design and build a Realtime, centralized data distribution service for our core business systems to achieve faster and bigger results. This involves deciphering value from several systems with a variety of access patterns. You will report to Sr. Director of IT and work with cross-functional teams in a highly visible role. The Senior Data Engineer will mentor junior engineers and communicate with senior leadership.

What you’ll do

  • Build scalable near real time data pipelines on AWS and GCP that collects, transforms, loads and curate’s data from various internal and external data sources
  • Build a scalable distributed data store that will be central source of truth
  • Create scalable and low latency solutions
  • Implement machine learning pipelines and algorithms
  • Evaluate new technologies and build prototypes for continuous improvements in Data Engineering
  • Contribute to setting standards and development principles for the team and influence across the larger organization
  • Write automated unit, integration, and acceptance tests to support our continuous integration pipelines
  • Build performance and load tests written from scalability and resiliency standpoint
  • Participate in peer code reviews and advocate for the best coding practices and principles
  • Partners with Infrastructure and Engineering teams to ensure instrumentation, logging and monitoring is in place

Team / Leadership Skills

  • Actively participate with our development team in all phases of the software development lifecycle, including requirements gathering, functional and technical design, development, testing and roll-out, and support
  • Estimate work items and help maintain a scrum backlog
  • Distill and present research findings to both technical and non-technical leaders 
  • Partners with engineering management to determine hiring needs and helps with recruiting activities

Who you are:

  • BS or MS in Computer Science, SWE, CE, MIS or equivalent experience or field
  • 5+ years developing data and software solutions
  • 4+ years of experience in Java, Scala and/or Python
  • 4+ years of experience in building data pipelines in the cloud with tools like S3, Hadoop, Hive; or their equivalents
  • 4+ years of experience in streaming technology such as Kafka
  • Strong experience with AWS and/or GCP
  • Strong experience with SQL, ETL, Data Warehousing and Data Orchestration
  • Experience with scheduling frameworks, preferably Airflow
  • Experience with monitoring near real time scalable data pipelines
  • Experience with of all aspects of data systems including database design, ETL, aggregation strategy, performance optimization, and technology trade-offs
  • Experience with Terraform, Puppet, and Jenkins
  • Experience with shell scripting
  • Focused developer with a strong sense of ownership
  • Ability to independently drive projects consisting of many stories from inception through to completion and production deployment
  • Capable of working closely across multiple teams to ensure data solutions line up with business initiatives and are of high quality
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at BigCommerce
We have the opportunity to build not only a great business but a great company, with soul. Our beliefs and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion are a central part of achieving that.
Our dedication to DEI is grounded in two things: a moral belief in the dignity, value, and potential of every individual, and a practical belief that diverse, inclusive teams will create the best outcomes for our customers, partners, employees, and company. We welcome everyone to be a part of our journey .
Current BigCommerce Employees: Please use the  internal job board  to apply for openings

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