About the Role
We are looking for talented, passionate Data Engineer with the skill and desire to contribute to our team. In simplest terms, you'll be building the foundation upon which we grow our business.
If you have experience working to extract knowledge and actionable information from multiple data sources using scala and/or python, then we would love to talk with you. If you are the type of person who comes to work every day expecting to learn, contribute, teach, and have fun, then we think you will fit right in.
About our Team
We aim to derive meaning from our data, enabling us to run our business better, and also equip our clients to do the same. We believe in agile software development (lowercase 'a') and use elements from Scrum and Lean as a base for how we manage our work. 'Inspect & Adapt' is more than just a catchphrase to us. We pair regularly as-needed, but not as a rule. We are willing to have every problem under the sun exactly once, in exchange for never having the same problem twice.
Core Responsibilities & Qualifications
- In this role, you will focus on the design, implementation, and operation of data management systems to meet the Brads Deal's business needs. This includes designing how the data will be stored, consumed, and integrated into our systems.
- You will take business requirements, transform them into data models, and develop ETL processes to populate those models. We are a small (and growing) team so it's important that you enjoy working a project from end to end.
- You should have hands-on experience with a variety of the data warehousing concepts and practices, covering both technical development as well as 'not necessarily technical practices' such as data governance. This list of experiences includes data manipulation, database partitioning, data structures, data management, and best engineering practices.
- You have experience with JVM based languages (such as Java, Scala or Clojure) and scripting languages (such as Python).
- In addition to developing and implementing ETL processes, you have experience dealing with performance and scaling issues.
- The ideal candidate will have extensive experience with Star Schemas, Dimensional Models, Datamarts in Traditional Data Warehouses as well as in Big Data / Advanced Analytics domains.
- You have at least 3-7 years of end to end experience with data warehousing and BI systems (including data modeling, ETL architectures and OLAP).
- You have hands-on experience with AWS and the different data tools that are offered on that platform (Redshift, EMR, Kinesis, S3, etc)
Shop Smart, one of Forbes' 100 Most Promising Companies and a 101 Chicago Best and Brightest Organization, publishes deals and coupons from national retailers across a network of sites. The flagship, Brad's Deals, is the largest editorial-driven deal site with over 5m monthly unique visitors.
Launched in 2001, the rapidly growing company has changed the way millions of consumers shop and is a leader in our space and in the Chicago technology community. We have relationships with over 2,500 top retailers (Amazon, Target, Dell, etc.), exposure to over 50M consumers a year and a consistent national media presence (USA Today, Today Show, WSJ, MSNBC).