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Quantitative Research and Investment in Art (YC W17)

Senior Data Engineer

$120k – $140k • 0.1% – 0.75%
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As a senior Data engineer, you will build tools and infrastructure to gather, prepare, analyze, and visualize art auction data. You'll work closely with data scientists and other software engineers to productionize models, and with art experts to incorporate domain knowledge.

The data is composed of numerical, categorical, image, text, and temporal variables stored primarily in Postgres and analyzed in Docker images on a Kubernetes cluster on Google Cloud. We use the Python data science and machine learning stack: Python 3, pipenv, jupyter, pandas, numpy, scikit-learn, seaborn, PyTorch, TensorFlow, NLTK, gensim, SpaCy, OpenCV, PIL, and others.

Responsibilities

We’re looking for a Senior Data Engineer to:

- Design and implement major tool and infrastructure projects
- Collaborate with data science and operations to develop product roadmap
- Build out infrastructure, testing, model validation, and data visualization systems
- Incorporate knowledge and algorithms from many different domains
- Design scalable systems and making architectural decisions
- Task-monitoring, sprint planning, and excellent time management
- Mentor other junior level software engineers
- Feel comfortable setting team goals and monitoring success

Qualifications

Candidates should have most of the following:

- Proficiency in Python
- BS/MS in Computer Science, Data Science, Engineering or some equivalent
- 3-4 years of work experience with Python, preferably startup experience building scalable systems maintaining applications in production
- 2-3 years of developing production-grade ETL pipelines
- Software architecture experience with build tools and DevOps (We use Kubernetes on GCP)
- Experience working in professional environments
- Intrinsic motivation and the ability to learn quickly
- Strong communication skills and ability to work with a team
- Experience working at a start-up is a plus
- Art knowledge or industry experience is a plus
- Business/finance knowledge is a plus


Note:

This is not an entry-level position. Please do not apply if you do not have a few years experience working as an engineer. **No recent bootcamp grads.**

Benefits

- Unlimited Vacation
- 401K
- Health Insurance
- Snacks and team bonding events
- Flexible scheduling and option for remote work if needed

Location

All positions are competitively compensated and based in SoHo, NYC.

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