Data Engineer (Remote Opportunity)

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Job Description

Custom Ink is looking for a mid level data engineer who has multiple years of experience building technical solutions that support data infrastructure. 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.

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 Coffee , Papers We Love , 757rb 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:

As a Data Engineer, you ll play a key role in contributing to the overall success and growth of our data team by instilling best practices around lifecycle management of the infrastructure architecture associated with both batch and real-time data pipelines. By recognizing the importance of data democratization and leveraging your technical abilities, you ll deliver powerful self-serve tools that free up valuable time for all involved. You ll also act as a partner to the project and functional teams you work with. You ll report to the Data Engineering Manager.

What you ll do:

As a Data Engineer you ll focus on improving 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:

  • Fix gaps or weaknesses in our infrastructure to help drive continuous improvements

  • Drive efficiency gains through improved reliability and stakeholder adoption of self-serve tools

  • Leverage research and previous experience to ensure we re up to date and continuously exploring new technologies

  • Build data architectures that support the flow of data from multiple sources as well as both batch and real-time data pipelines

  • Partner with Software Engineering and business partner teams to drive projects and data democratization

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

  • Efficiency gains through improved reliability and stakeholder adoption of self-serve tools

  • Improved documentation

  • Meet project deadlines and requirements

  • Data democratization- ensure end users/business partners have trust in and actively use great self-service tools

What we re looking for:

This role involves collaborating effectively with various tech teams and business partners and allows opportunity for real 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:

  • Minimum of 2+ years data engineering experience with a proven track record for success in a fast paced environment

  • Proven ability to extract and transform data via Python (required), Ruby, PHP or other programming languages

  • Deep understanding of distributed systems

  • Strong skill set in ETL (Extraction, Transformation & Load) and data modeling

  • Familiarity with Apache Airflow and real-time processing frameworks

  • Experience working with API s to collect and ingest data

  • Ability to write, analyze, and debug SQL queries in any relational database (MySQL, Oracle, Redshift, etc.)

  • Familiarity with AWS Cloud solutions

  • Machine learning or Predictive Modeling experience is a plus

  • Familiarity with BI tools (Tableau, Crystal Reports, Looker, etc.) is a plus

  • Ability to effectively collaborate with teams across all areas of the business

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively with non IT users

  • Hungry to dive in and learn new tools and keep up to date on the latest industry advancements

  • 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.

Please submit a letter of interest with your application.

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.


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