Senior Data Engineer

Animoto, Remote

Animoto turns photos and video into professional video slideshows in minutes.

Duration: Full-Time

We are a remote-first, office-optional team. You are invited to do the best work of your life from anywhere within the USA.

At Animoto, we have always believed video is the most powerful form of communication. We make best-in-class, easy-to-use web and mobile video creation apps, with pre-built narrative templates and stunning video styles, that help our customers customize their own engaging videos to share on social media and beyond.

We are looking for a Data Engineer to join a growing Data Engineering team. You will be working closely with the Product, Full-stack Engineering and Business Intelligence teams ensuring that all relevant data is captured according to company standards and flowing into the enterprise data lake.

What you’ll do:

  • Work closely with the web and mobile product and design teams to understand the data that needs to be captured
  • Understand the current Animoto data-pipelines and build ETL processes to support new data flows
  • Work with the Business Intelligence team to understand requirements and ensure the data is captured and stored
  • Write clean, reusable, well-architected, self-documenting and testable code
  • Participate in code reviews and be the data expert for specific projects within Animoto

What we’re looking for:

  • 2+ years of experience building data pipelines using Apache Airflow
  • 2+ years of experience with databases such as MySql, PostgreSQL
  • 2+ years of experience with Python
  • A proven ability to effectively collaborate with product managers, UX designers, and other engineers
  • Be able to work in ambiguity and drive data related decisions
  • Attention to detail and understand pitfalls in data quality and how to rectify them
  • Strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • A passion for tackling and solving challenging problems
  • Strong Computer Science background

Bonus points:

  • Experience building Dynamic DAG’s in Apache Airflow
  • Experience using AWS products like Redshift, S3, Kinesis
  • Experience using products like Looker
  • Experience with ticketing systems like Jira
  • Experience with applications like DataDog and Snowplow

What technologies you would be working with:

  • Apache Airflow
  • Python
  • AWS
  • Redshift
  • Looker
  • Snowplow
  • LaunchDarkly
  • DataDog
  • JIRA
  • Confluence
  • GIT

What we offer:

  • Opportunities for professional growth
  • 100% covered health insurance
  • Equity
  • Contribution to 401k
  • $600 as part of our subscriptions perk
  • Remote work setup
  • Bi-weekly Product Demos, Social Thursdays, Focus Fridays
Please note that we are not currently sponsoring visas.


We embrace the differences of our team members and seek diversity of beliefs, backgrounds, education, and all the other things that make us unique. It is our inherent belief that diverse teams build better products. We aim to create a space where employees can bring their true selves to work every day. Animoto is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and affirmative action employer. We welcome you to be a part of it.

About Animoto

At Animoto, we believe that video is the most powerful way to communicate what you care most deeply about -- whether that’s your catering business, your dog Fluffy, or penguin conservation in Antarctica. That’s why we spend an inordinate amount of brainpower to build products that make it easy, fun, and cost-effective for anyone to create professional videos on a computer or mobile device. At the end of the day, we’re all about helping people share their stories with the world through video.

Want to learn more about Animoto? Visit Animoto's website.