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Senior Data Engineer

Handshake, Denver, CO or Remote (USA)

Handshake is helping to democratize opportunity


Handshake is the number one site for college students to find a job. Today, the Handshake community includes 17 million students and young alumni at over 1,000 colleges and universities — including 120+ minority-serving institutions. We connect up-and-coming talent across all 50 states with nearly 500,000 employers recruiting on Handshake — from every Fortune 500 company to thousands of small businesses, nonprofits, startups, and more. Handshake is democratizing opportunity and ensuring college students have the support they need to find a great job and kick-off a meaningful career regardless of where they go to school, what they choose as a major, and who they know.

We welcome all people. We celebrate diversity of all kinds and are committed to creating an inclusive culture built on a foundation of respect for all individuals. We seek to hire, develop and retain talented people from all backgrounds. Individuals from non-traditional backgrounds, historically marginalized or underrepresented groups strongly encouraged to apply.

If you are not sure that you’re 100% qualified, but up for the challenge - we want you to apply.

What does a Senior Data Engineer do at Handshake?

Handshake is building a diverse team of dynamic engineers who value creating a high quality, high impact product. You will use your technical knowledge to drive the architecture, implementation and evolution of the data platform we are current developing. You will also be working with product teams helping millions of students find meaningful careers regardless of where they go to school, who their parents know, or how much money they have.

Here are some projects we're excited for you to work on

We're focused on building a data platform that will ensure all teams are capable of creating data-driven features, and all sides of the business have access to the right data to make the correct decisions. Your job may include:

  • Working closely with product managers and product engineers to ship data-driven features
  • Closely interact with data scientists and analysts to build pipelines and warehousing solutions
  • Translate business requirements into data models that are easy to understand and used by different disciplines across the company
  • Design, implement and build pipelines that deliver data with measurable quality under the SLA
  • Partner with our infrastructure team to build core data infrastructure

What we look for

  • You prefer taking projects from inception to completion and are outcome oriented.
  • You have a consistent track record of designing and implementing scalable, robust data pipelines, data services and data products.
  • You have experience working with tracking systems, click streams and session analytics.
  • You are proud of your craft, and enjoy and value clean code that scales to keep large teams productive.
  • You have experience providing technical leadership and mentoring other engineers for best practices on data engineering.
  • You have the ability to navigate between big-picture and implementation details.
  • You have 5+ years of relevant experience.

Technologies you'll work with

  • Big Data warehouses and processing frameworks such as Spark, Snowflake, BigQuery, Presto,...
  • Analytics framework such as Segment
  • Cloud infrastructure such as AWS and GCP

Compensation Range

$181,901 - $235,750

Benefits

  • Stock: Ownership in a fast-growing company.
  • 401k: We care about your ability to save for your future.
  • Family Focus: Parental leave and flexibility for families.
  • Time Off: Flexible vacation policy to encourage people to get out and see the world.
  • Healthcare: World-class medical, dental, and vision policies.
  • Goodies: Whatever hardware and software you need to get the job done.
  • Team Fun: Regularly scheduled events, sports, game nights, book clubs.
  • Learning: Learning & Development opportunities for you to grow your skills and career.
  • Great team: Working with fun, hardworking, nice people who are committed to making a difference!
  • ...And much more!
We value diversity of all kinds, and are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome people of all different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives. 

About Handshake

How we got started Handshake was started in 2014 by Garrett Lord, Scott Ringwelski and Ben Christensen - three students from Michigan Tech, an engineering school in the far reaches of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Surrounded by more than 200 inches of annual snowfall and an eight-hour drive from Chicago or Detroit, Michigan Tech doesn’t see many recruiters from outside of the Midwest. Garrett was particularly frustrated about the difficulty Michigan Tech engineering students faced in getting in the door at top tech companies. So after hustling nonstop to get a Silicon Valley internship of his own, he took matters into his own hands and started brokering intros for his classmates to Bay Area companies. He earned $60k in referral bonuses in less than a year, and paid his way through college. Encouraged by the impact one person could make at one campus, Garrett, Scott, and Ben bought an old car and drove to college campuses across the country. They learned that students, employers and career centers were all frustrated by the current process, particularly how student access to opportunities was so unequal. So they formed Handshake to transform university recruiting for the 20 million higher education students across the country and ensure that every student would have the same access to every job, no matter where they go to school. Today, Handshake is a fast-growing team of 80 based in San Francisco. We partner with 400+ universities, uniting them into one powerful network, which makes it easy for 200,000 companies to recruit efficiently beyond their traditional “core” schools, increasing the breadth and scope of opportunities for our 8,000,000 students, and giving our partner universities the data and tools they need to help their students build meaningful careers.

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