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Senior Data Engineer

As a Sr. Data Engineer, you will be working cross-functionally with business domain experts, analytics, and engineering teams to design and implement our Data Warehouse model. You will be working in our IT Data and Analytics function and have an opportunity to build out this team from scratch with an eye of developing a sound data foundation and processes that will scale with the company’s growth. You will design, implement data pipelines enabling insights from our Product and Corporate Systems for key partners and decision makers at Slack. You would also be responsible for enhancing and maintaining our data warehouse and build modeling in the BI platform.

You will do this by partnering with various multi-functional teams like Sales, Finance, Marketing, and fellow IT teams. You will implement a front-end platform while working with the back-end storage systems for reporting and analysis. You will also build and maintain the data ingestion pipeline to keep the metrics flowing into this platform.

This is a fun role for problem solvers, who can intuitively anticipate problems and can also look beyond immediate issues. It is for people who take initiative to improve both our software and our development infrastructure. In short, we look for people who take pride in the craft and want to be part of creating and defining the teams operating model and contribution to the company. They will be a self-starter, detail and quality oriented, and passionate about having a huge impact at Slack. If this role has your name written all over it, please contact us with a resume so that we explore further.

Responsibilities

  • 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 business domain experts, data analysts and engineering teams to build foundational data sets that are trusted, well understood, aligned with business strategy and enable self-service
  • Be a champion of the overall strategy for data governance, security, privacy, quality and retention that will satisfy business policies and requirements
  • Own and document foundational company metrics with a clear definition and data lineage
  • Identify, document and promote best practices

Requirements

  • BS degree in Computer Science or Engineering discipline.
  • 5+ years work experience showing growth as a Data Engineer.
  • Very strong experience in scaling and optimizing schemas, performance tuning SQL and ETL pipelines in the OLTP, OLAP and Data Warehouse environments
  • Deep understanding of relational as well as NoSQL data stores, methods and approaches  (logging, columnar, star and snowflake, dimensional modeling)
  • Proficiency with object-oriented and/or functional programming languages is a big plus (e.g. Java, Scala, Python, Go)
  • Problem solver with excellent interpersonal skills with ability to make sound complex decisions in a fast-paced, technical environment.
  • Ability to work on multiple areas like Data pipeline ETL, Data modeling & design, writing complex SQL queries etc.
  • Capable of planning and executing on both short-term and long-term goals individually and with the team.
  • Passionate about various technologies including but not limited to SQL/No SQL/MPP databases etc.
  • Hands-on experience with Big Data technologies (e.g Hadoop, Hive, Spark)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, able to effectively collaborate with technical and business partners
  • Excellent understanding of trade-offs
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate between big-picture and implementation details




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Launched in February 2014, Slack is the fastest growing business application ever and is used by thousands of teams and millions of users every day. We currently have nine offices worldwide, in San Francisco, Vancouver, Dublin, Melbourne, New York, London, Tokyo, Toronto and Denver.

Ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other is core to Slack's values. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and a pleasant and supportive place to work. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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