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Data Engineer (@Remote, Chile and Colombia)



Data Science
Colombia · Washington, DC, USA · Remote
Posted on Friday, April 12, 2024

About the role:

We are looking for an experienced Data Engineer to work on building, operating, and scaling OfferUp’s batch and near real-time data processing platforms and tools that will power data-driven capabilities throughout the entire organization. This is a highly visible opportunity to build systems that drive the end-user experience, as well as directly supporting backend engineers, business intelligence dashboards and reports, data analysts and data scientists. Building the largest and most responsive mobile marketplace poses unique data challenges that require leveraging the latest developments in data infrastructure. We leverage open-source infrastructure where we can but are ready to build and share solutions if they don’t exist yet. Come help us do that!

This role is only available outside the US and not available to any individual based within the US or any US territory.

Here’s more of what you will get to do:

  • Design and develop applications to process large amounts of critical information to power analytics and user-facing features.
  • Monitor and resolve data pipeline or data integrity issues.
  • Work across multiple teams to understand their data needs.
  • Maintain and expand our data infrastructure.

You’ll thrive in this role if you have:

  • 3+ years of professional software development experience
  • Strong ability in distributed systems for processing large scale data processing
  • Ability to communicate technical information effectively to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Proficiency in SQL and Python
  • Experience leveraging open source data infrastructure projects, such as Airflow, Kafka, Avro, Parquet, Hadoop, Hive, HBase, Presto or Druid
  • Experience building scalable data pipelines and real-time data streams
  • Experience building software in AWS or a similar cloud environment
  • Experience with AWS services like Kinesis, Firehose, Lambda, Sagemaker is a big plus
  • Experience with GCP services like BigQuery, Cloud Functions is a big plus
  • Experience with operational tools like Terraform, Datadog and Pagerduty is a big plus
  • Computer Science or Engineering degree required, Masters degree preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken (fluency in English required)

About OfferUp:

OfferUp is the largest mobile marketplace for local buyers and sellers in the U.S. We are changing the way people buy and sell in their communities by providing a uniquely simple and trusted experience on our iOS and Android apps. Our goal is to be the platform of choice for local commerce by connecting buyers and sellers through an interface that makes selling an item as easy as snapping a picture from a mobile device. OfferUp was founded in 2011 and has grown to serve local markets across the U.S. with more than 1 in 5 adults using OfferUp in 2022.

More About OfferUp At a Glance

  • Top 10 Shopping app in the App Store and Google Play Store for three years
  • 15%+ of adults in several markets use OfferUp every month (LA, Miami, Phoenix, Seattle, Las Vegas, Riverside, Orlando)
  • OfferUp works directly with nearly 2000 US law enforcement agencies to build trust in local communities

OfferUp is changing the way people buy and sell locally, and we’ve built a dynamic team to do it. To learn more about what it’s like to work at OfferUp, check out our blog:

OfferUp provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, OfferUp complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

OfferUp expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of OfferUp’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.