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3 Dec 2020

Full-Time Senior Data Engineer

Custom Ink – Posted by cburichci Anywhere

Job Description

Custom Ink, the leader in custom apparel for groups and communities, is all about bringing people together. That’s what inspires our innovative online platform, world-class customer support, and award-winning work environment. With 1,600+ team members (“Inkers”), we are passionate about the success and well-being of our team and have earned frequent recognition as a top workplace from such organizations as Fortune Magazine and The Washington Post. Our customers are counting on us to come through for them, and that’s important to all Inkers – no matter what role they’re in.

What sets us apart?

“Custom Ink is an environment where employees are enabled to innovate and deliver wins for the business.”

  • We win awards. We’ve won a Google mobile web hack-a-thon, ranked in the top 10 of DC area companies that tech talent wants to work (through Hired’s Global Brand Health Report) and our Design team took 2nd place in an Adobe design contest. Custom Ink also has an award winning culture
  • We’re involved in the engineering community. We attend, speak at, and host engineering related events, like Code and CoffeePapers We Love757rb and RubyLoCo
  • We’re dedicated to Innovation. We are passionate about trying new things and we follow through with 10% time and hosting regularly scheduled full-team hack-a-thons.

How you’ll make a difference:

The Data Engineering team at Custom Ink works to build data solutions and implement tools to help improve data accuracy and reliability so our business can make data driven decisions with confidence. As a Senior Data Engineer, you’ll play a key role in the success of the Data Engineering team by mentoring and playing a leadership role within the team. By recognizing the importance of data democratization and leveraging your technical abilities, you’ll provide technical leadership in design, development and deployment of the frameworks that support our data ecosystem. You’ll report to the Data Engineering Manager.

What you’ll do:

As a Senior Data Engineer you’ll play an active role in the decision-making process related to selection of all software architecture solutions. You’ll focus on partnering on strategy to improve the design and implementation of our data warehouse, ensuring reliable data infrastructure and creating data solutions for business partners. This represents a tremendous opportunity to:

  • Drive innovation within Data Engineering by playing a lead role in technology decisions for the future of our data science, analysis, and reporting needs
  • Work with business partners and software engineers to gather, understand, and bridge definitions and requirements
  • Lead the design and development for highly complex and critical data projects with strict timelines
  • Drive efficiency gains through improved data reliability and stakeholder adoption of self-serve tools
  • Leverage research and previous experience to ensure we’re up-to-date and continuously exploring
  • Identify gaps and weaknesses in our data stack and continue to guide learning advancements for the team
  • Provide technical expertise and leadership to Data Engineering team in all phases of work including analysis, design, and development of architecture
  • Negotiate and influence changes outside of the team that continuously shape and improve the Data vision of the company

How you’ll be measured:

At Custom Ink, we love data and metrics! More than that, we love measuring the impact of our work on the experience and satisfaction of our teams and customers. As a champion for ensuring quick and easy access to accurate data, measures for this role will include:

  • Improvements to the design and implementation of our Data Warehouse that impact performance, reliability, and efficiency
  • Meet project deadlines and requirements
  • Ensure end-users/business partners have trust in the data and promote stakeholder adoption of self-service tools
  • Establish working relationships with Project Managers, Software Engineers, and other partners

What we’re looking for:

This role involves collaborating effectively with various tech teams and business partners and allows opportunity for ownership over data improvements and new processes that will contribute to big picture success across teams. The ideal candidate will be curious, analytical and a strong problem solver with substantial programming skills, advanced knowledge of databases and other analytical tools and who understands the importance of developing best practices and reliable documentation.

Accordingly, the ideal candidate will be strong in the following areas:

  • 5+ years data engineering experience with a proven track record for success in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to extract and transform data via scripting languages and other tools (e.g. Python, R, Java, etc.)
  • Strong skill set in ETL and data modeling
  • Experience working with Apache Airflow and real-time processing frameworks
  • Ability to write, analyze and debug SQL queries in any relational database (MySQL, Oracle, Redshift, etc.)
  • Experience working with API’s to collect and ingest data
  • Familiarity with AWS Cloud solutions
  • Machine learning or Predictive Modeling experience is a plus
  • Familiarity with BI tools (Tableau, Crystal Reports, Looker, etc.)
  • Collaborative leader that can assume a high level of ownership for the teams work
  • Ability to coach and mentor team members and support team growth and development
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional problem solving and analytical skills

In addition, you must embody our company values–practicing the Golden Rule, taking Ownership, and driving and embracing Innovation.

CustomInk, LLC (“Custom Ink”) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity in all forms and are committed to maintaining a discrimination-free workplace that treats applicants and employees with dignity and respect. Our employment process is conducted without regard to race, color, religion, nationality or ethnic background, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other attributes protected by state, federal, and local law.

How to Apply

Please apply on our site here.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

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