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Senior Data Engineer

Yext, San Francisco, CA

Yext is the leading Search Experience Cloud company


The customer journey starts with a question. And consumers expect answers. Yext puts businesses in control of their facts online with brand-verified answers in search. By serving accurate, consistent, brand-verified answers to consumer questions, Yext delivers authoritative information straight from the source — the business itself — no matter where or how customers are searching. Taco Bell, Marriott, Jaguar Land Rover, and businesses around the globe use the Yext platform to capture consumer intent and drive digital discovery, engagement, and revenue — all from a single source of truth. Yext’s mission is to provide perfect answers everywhere.

Our leading data management and integration organization is currently in need of a Senior Data Engineer passionate about analytics and data science. The Senior Data Engineer will be responsible for expanding and optimizing our data and data pipeline architecture, as well as optimizing data flow and collection for cross-functional teams. The ideal candidate has a deep curiosity and will uncover predictive insights using hypothesis driven exploratory analysis thru use of machine learning models. The Senior Data Engineer will support our data analysts and the business at large on data initiatives and will ensure optimal data delivery architecture is consistent throughout ongoing projects. They must be self-directed and comfortable supporting the data needs of multiple business and technical teams, systems and products. Understanding of core business processes is a big plus i.e. order to cash, procure to pay, hire to retire to hire. 

The right candidate will be excited by the prospect of optimizing or even re-designing our company’s data architecture to support our next generation of products and data initiatives. 

Responsibilities 

  • Architect, create and maintain an optimal data architecture. 
  • Assemble large, complex data sets that meet functional / non-functional business requirements. 
  • Adept at creative and critical thinking, deconstruct problems and transform insights into data backed recommendations.  
  • Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements: automating manual processes, optimizing data delivery, re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability, etc. 
  • Build the infrastructure required for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data from a wide variety of data sources using SQL and AWS technologies. 
  • Build analytics tools that utilize the data pipeline to provide actionable insights into customer acquisition, operational efficiency and other key business performance metrics. 
  • Work with stakeholders including the Executives, Product, Data and Design teams to assist with data-related technical issues and support their data infrastructure needs. 
  • Keep our data separated and secure across national boundaries through multiple data centers and AWS regions. 
  • Work with data and analytics experts to strive for greater functionality and machine learning capabilities in our data systems. 

Minimum Requirements 

  • Excellent communication skills and comfortable in both business and technical environments. 
  • 3-5 years of advanced working SQL knowledge and experience working with relational databases, query authoring (SQL) as well as working familiarity with a variety of databases (3-5 years of experience). 
  • Experience building and optimizing big data pipelines, architectures and data sets. 
  • Experience performing root cause analysis on internal and external data and processes to answer specific business questions and identify opportunities for improvement. 
  • A successful history of manipulating, processing and extracting value from large disconnected datasets. 
  • Experience with predictive modelling and machine learning. 
  • Strong project management and organizational skills. 
  • Bachelor’s degree or similar college level education in Computer Science, Statistics, Information Systems or another quantitative field.  
  • Experience with relational SQL and NoSQL databases, including Postgres and Cassandra. 
  • Experience with AWS cloud services: 
    • S3 
    • EMR 
    • Redshift 
  • Experience with: 
    • Python 
    • Java 

Compensation, Benefits & Perks

Yext offers the following exceptional benefits: competitive compensation, 401k, unlimited snacks, daily meal allowance, flexible hours/paid time off, and excellent health/dental/vision insurance. We treat our employees well and offer tremendous growth opportunities. Challenging work pushes our people to be creative in a casual environment that is caring, fun, and collaborative. We believe that when you have smart, happy people working together you can produce something special.

About  

Yext has been named a Best Place to Work by Fortune and Great Place to Work®, as well as a Best Workplace for Women. Yext is headquartered in New York City with offices in Amsterdam, Berlin, Chicago, Dallas, Geneva, London, Miami, Milan, Paris, San Francisco, Shanghai, Tokyo and the Washington, D.C. area.

Yext is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, genetics, sex, pregnancy or childbirth, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity or nonbinary or nonconformity and/or status as a trans individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, marital, parental and/or familial status, past, current or prospective service in the uniformed services, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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About Yext

The customer journey starts with a question, and every day consumers search for answers about brands. However, they are increasingly served false or misleading information from sources other than the brand. Yext, the Search Experience Cloud company, exists to help brands regain and maintain a direct relationship with their customers. With a mission to provide perfect answers everywhere, Yext puts businesses in control of their facts online by delivering brand verified answers straight from the source — wherever their customers are searching. Companies like Taco Bell, Marriott, Jaguar-Land Rover, and thousands of businesses around the world use Yext to take back control of the customer journey, starting on their own website.

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