Data Platform Engineer
Strava, San Francisco, CA, Remote (USA), Denver, CO
Strava's mobile app and website connect millions of runners and cyclists through the sports they love
About this role
The Data Platform Team’s vision is a world in which every decision at Strava can be made with consideration or understanding of the quantifiable business impact, and Strava’s dataset is an essential component of the company’s enterprise value.
Our mission is to create self-service access to reliable, consistent, and durable data.
Every day, Strava collects massive amounts of information from athletes all over the world. Both our core business strategies and product vision are fueled by this data. We are looking for a Software Engineer to work on our Data Platform to help us unlock the potential of our dataset and scale our analytics capabilities to support both internal customers and our athletes. You will be responsible for building and maintaining infrastructure and custom tooling to enable the next generation of features and analysis at Strava.
We'd love to talk to you about the future of Strava’s Engineering and your role in it. Please take a look at the links below to learn about the exciting work we are doing.
- The Engineering Blog covers a wide range of topics, from how we rebuilt our leaderboard systems to how we have refined our interview process.
- Strava Labs shows off some of our R+D efforts, and gives a sense of the power and scale of Strava’s datasets.
- Work with platform, web, and mobile engineering teams to ensure that data is available for reporting and analysis
- Improve and maintain ETL tooling and infrastructure to our data scale and our various consumers
- Design, build, and launch systems for storing, aggregating and analyzing large amounts of data
- Operate OSS and Homegrown software and work with vendors as part of an on-call rotation to ensure data is available for all of our customers in a timely manner
About Your Interests
- Interest in building self-service foundational tools to empower internal customers with the wealth of insights available via our data
- Interest in driving the future of our streaming data architecture in support of our various customers including Data Analytics, ML/AI teams, and Product Engineering
Some of our Technical Expectations
While finding anyone with all of the following is almost impossible we are looking for folks with at least a few of the following areas of experience or even expertise:
- Experience designing, building and maintaining, and being on-call for software serving internal customers
- Experience building production-quality systems to work with large amounts of data
- Experience with at least one programming language such as Python, Ruby, Scala, or Go
- Experience building and understanding SQL queries
- Experience with relational data stores such as MySQL or PostgreSQL and ideally one or more Key/Value, Columnular, Streaming systems, or Time Series data stores such as Redis, Cassandra, ElasticSearch, or Kafka.
- Experience with cloud-based infrastructure providers such as Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud
- Experience deploying software with Container technologies such as Docker, Mesos or Kubernetes
- Experience with ETL technologies such as Luigi, Airflow, or Azkaban
Strava is Swedish for “strive,” which epitomizes who we are and what we do. We’re a passionate and committed team, unified by our mission to connect athletes to what motivates them and help them find their personal best. And with billions of activity uploads from all over the world, we have a humbling and audacious vision: to be the record of the world’s athletic activities and the technology that makes every effort count.
Strava builds software that makes the best part of our athletes’ days even better. And just as we’re deeply committed to unlocking their potential, we’re dedicated to providing a world-class, inclusive workplace where our employees can grow and thrive, too. We’re backed by Sequoia Capital, Madrone Partners and Jackson Square Ventures, and we’re expanding in order to exceed the needs of our growing community of global athletes. Our culture reflects our community – we are continuously striving to hire and engage diverse teammates from all backgrounds, experiences and perspectives because we know we are a stronger team together.
In light of the global pandemic, Strava is currently working in a fully remote capacity. As always, we remain committed to fully supporting our employees, especially their mental health and wellbeing, through these challenging times. Despite challenges in the world around us, we are continuing to grow camaraderie and positivity within our culture and we are unified in our commitment to becoming an antiracist company. We are differentiated by our truly people-first approach, our compassionate leadership, and our belief that we can bring joy and inspiration to athletes’ lives — now more than ever. All to say, it’s a great time to join Strava!
Strava is an equal opportunity employer. In keeping with the values of Strava, we make all employment decisions including hiring, evaluation, termination, promotional and training opportunities, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical handicap, mental disability, medical condition, disability, gender or identity or expression, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, marital status, height and/or weight.
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
This job description was posted in 2020.
Strava is composed of dedicated, fun-loving individuals, unified by our mission to build the most engaged community of athletes in the world. And it feels like we’re onto something big. Millions of athletes are already on Strava, with thousands more joining every day, and we’ve assembled an awesome team to keep us growing all around the world.
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