Senior Data Engineer
Implement and deploy robust, scalable data engineering solutions to collect, transform, transport, store, and serve high-volume, high-velocity data
Data engineering
Global (remote)
Company Size
10-50 employees
More than 5 years
Employment Type
8 days ago

About The Room

The Room is the world’s first talent agency for ambitious, mission-driven professionals. Just like superstar athletes have agents that work alongside them to build great careers and achieve phenomenal success, The Room partners with the world’s doers by providing access to hidden opportunities that fuel their ambition and accelerate their impact. Our aim is to grow The Room's membership to 10-15 million of the world's most talented people and work with them to achieve their full potential while catalyzing collaborations that will transform the world.

About The Job

The mission of the Software Data Engineer will be to:

  • Implement and deploy robust, scalable data engineering solutions to collect, transform, transport, store, and serve high-volume, high-velocity data
  • Design and optimize data engineering solutions to handle demanding performance, rapid scaling, and security requirements
  • Translate business and analytics requirements to adhere to the organization’s data strategy including ETL, data models, aggregations and reports for analysis
  • Work closely with other data engineers and data scientists, while consuming data processing requirements from the Technology, Product, Marketing, and Business teams

Your Strengths

  • 5+ years industry experience building data infrastructure
  • Bachelors/Masters in Computer Science
  • Fluent in Python, SQL - Java knowledge will be a plus
  • Experience implementing systems for data workflow management
  • Proficient in algorithm design and data structures
  • Experience in developing and publishing APIs using web services
  • Experience using at least some among distributed storage (e.g. S3), serverless architecture (e.g. Lambda), streaming data (e.g. Kafka), scalable search (e.g. Elasticsearch)
  • Experience with big data technologies like map-reduce, NoSQL, Spark, HBase, Hive
  • Familiarity with containerization (e.g. Docker/Kubernetes), and other deployment tooling
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills to work with across teams
  • If considered for the security-focused role, familiarity with data security protocols, data access controls, AWS/GCP/Azure security mechanisms at the data and access levels, database security, scripting attacks, API security, single sign-on

You will love this job if you...

  • Humanity Centered: You believe in humanity’s ability to self-improve, and are passionate about leveraging technology to solve human-centric problems
  • Impact Creation Mindset: You seek to create lasting impact by solving problems that address systemic growth challenges
  • Accountability: You have an “owner’s approach” to be able to deliver on minimal supervision
  • Think Big:You think in terms of “Big Hairy Audacious Goals”, building technology systems, processes and teams that are envisioned to solve problems along decades-long horizons
  • Problem Solving:You enjoy tackling hard engineering problems dealing with high-volume, high-velocity data
  • Execution:You have rock-solid coding skills and are comfortable writing production-ready code to deploy data engineering services in a scalable, real-time manner

You will love The Room if you have...

  • Courage & Initiative: You have an owners’ approach to deliver on our plans & ideas and the entrepreneurial mindsetto take risks and embrace failure
  • Humility & Adaptability: You have a beginners’ mindset and always seek to learn and you are flexible and embrace pivoting
  • Possibility & Adventure: You are passionate about life and have a growth mindset, focusing on the solutions to drive scale and achieve ambitious goals
  • Resilience: You tackle difficult situations with a can-do attitudeand are relentlessin the pursuit of your goals
  • Emergent leadership & Emotional Intelligence: You are self-aware and can manage your emotions and you have an empathic, collaborative approach to leadership and love working with others

Our Employee value proposition

  • Purpose: You want to add meaning to your life by joimning the movement that is transforming Africa, and the World, and experience your personal impact
  • Culture: You want to join a Fun and Flexible (remote friendly!) and Fearless work environment that empowers employees to be be bold and disruptive
  • Growth: You want to be part of a world-c;lass team from around the planet and create a career within the organozation with vertical and lateral opportunities