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Convoy is the first and most efficient nationwide digital freight network.

Director, Data Engineering

$155k – $175k AngelList Est.
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About Convoy:

Convoy is transforming the $800 billion trucking industry. Our mission is to transport the world with endless capacity and zero waste. The industry is huge and so is the opportunity to fundamentally change the way freight moves across America and beyond for the better.

We are passionate about thinking big and solving really complex problems to make the lives of truck drivers, shippers and other people in freight industry easier through our innovation and technology. There will always be a better, more efficient way to transport goods, and we won’t ever stop inventing it.

Founded in 2015, we’re a mission-driven, well-funded, fast-growing startup, backed by world-class investors, including CapitalG, the growth equity investment fund of Google, and leading industry disruptors, including the founders and CEOs of Amazon, Salesforce, eBay, Linkedin, Expedia, Dropbox, KKR, Starbucks, and others. We were named one of Washington State’s top places to work, a LinkedIn Top Startup and were the recipient of the GeekWire Next Text Titan in 2018.

Who we’re looking for:

Data and our data infrastructure are core to Convoy’s mission to automate the logistics industry. Today, we use machine learning to figure out freight prices, shipment relevance for carriers, auction bidding strategy, and automate other internal processes.  However, our models are only as good as the data on which they are built. Convoy’s Data Science team is looking for a talented data engineering leader with a strong background in ETL, data warehousing, data architecture, and interest in collaborating with Data Scientists to evolve the data foundation for our business. The ideal candidate will have built and led teams of Data Engineers in dynamic business environments. 


In this role you will own the following:
* Thought leadership around the effective management, operation, innovation, and evolution of our data warehouse and data platform.
* Architecture design and implementation of next generation data platform and model deployment solutions.
* Building robust and scalable data integration (ETL) pipelines using SQL, EMR, Python, and Spark.
* Hiring, mentoring, and developing other Data Engineers.
* Building and delivering high quality data architecture to support data analysts, data scientists, and customer reporting needs.
* Interfacing with other technology teams to extract, transform, and load data from a wide variety of data sources.
* Continually improving reporting and analysis processes, automating or simplifying self-service support for customers

You have the following skills & experience:
* Bachelor's degree or higher in an engineering or technical field such as Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, or Statistics.
* 5+ years of experience managing and developing teams of Data Engineers.
* 5+ years of relevant IC experience in one of the following areas: data engineering, database engineering, business intelligence, or business analytics.
* 10+ years of hands-on experience in writing and optimizing SQL queries for a production environment.
* Extensive experience in scripting languages like Python.
* Experience with data modeling, ETL development, and Data warehousing.
* Experience with Snowflake, Redshift, or similar.
* Experience with AWS services such as ECS, S3, and RDS.
* Experience with Big Data Technologies (e.g. Spark, Hadoop, Hive, etc.)
* You have experience with working and delivering end-to-end projects independently.
* Knowledge of distributed systems as it pertains to data storage and computing.

Benefits of working at Convoy:
* Health &Wellness: Taking care of your health comes first. Convoy covers 100% of your medical, dental, and vision premiums, and 85% for your family. We also provide access to the gym and showers in our building.
* In-Office Happiness: Enjoy catered meals multiple times through the week, and fully stocked fridges and pantries to keep you running full.
* Commuter Benefits: We transport the world; the least we can do is help get you to work. Every employee receives a fully paid Orca Card to get you around on the bus, light rail, or water taxi. We also provide locked bike storage if you prefer to pedal in.
* Time Off: Life outside of work matters! Convoy has a flexible vacation policy, so take the time off you need- we don’t track vacation or sick time. We also offer generous parental leave for those expecting new additions to their family.
* Compensation: We offer market competitive compensation, including stock options and a 401k plan to help save for retirement.

Candidates must be eligible to work at Convoy HQ in Seattle.

Convoy is an equal-opportunity employer and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. If you’re a passionate team player who wants to have an outsized impact on a diverse and dynamic team, we’d love to hear from you!

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