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Changing delivery for good

Senior Data Engineer

$125k – $175k AngelList Est.
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WHO WE ARE

Postmates enables anyone to have just about anything on-demand. We pioneered the on-demand space and currently serve 80% of US households with a fleet of more than 350,000 Postmates and the largest network of merchants in the US. We’re changing the landscape of commerce by making cities our warehouses, providing the delivery infrastructure, and connecting our customers to any product, anywhere, anytime. Postmates isn’t just an app, it’s a way of life and a part of pop culture. We are the O.G. of on-demand and we’ve given people a new superpower — the ability to Postmate anything from anywhere. We’re building a movement to make Postmates a verb: Postmate it.

WHAT WE DO

Postmates relies heavily on our engineering team to realize this vision. Building a software platform that is reliable, scales, and stays agile under demanding product needs is a serious technical challenge. Postmates is a three-part balancing act connecting customers, merchants, and couriers in real-time. If any piece is out of whack, the whole system suffers. Working with the Postmates engineering team offers an opportunity with explosive growth, cutting-edge technology, a highly visible charter, and a cool user-focused product vision.

Postmates runs one of the largest real-time delivery fleets in the country and collects a tremendous amount of data about those deliveries. And we view that data to be core to our product roadmap and business processes.

This team includes Data Engineers and Data Infrastructure Engineers. We’re looking for engineers with a proven track record of shipping high-impact data systems. We care much more that you understand how to build simple, clear, and reliable tools than you have experience with any given toolset or pattern. We love learning, and we expect that you will learn new things and teach us new things as we build out the Postmates data infrastructure. The systems built in this team will have a critical impact on all our data pipelines by helping transition all Postmates services to an event-driven model, and helping build data-driven products that match our millions of customers to couriers in near real-time.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design, build and operate large scale data infrastructure systems across all environments to store, aggregate and process large amounts of data
  • Implement various ETL infrastructures and guidelines on how to most effectively build and maintain them for reporting, analytics and product features
  • Write maintainable and self-documenting code, perform code reviews
  • Build a data platform-as-a-service for internal consumers, operating on open-source technologies on AWS and GCP
  • Serve in the on-call rotation to make sure our data infrastructure is highly available to all internal customers
  • Support our Applied Machine Learning team

OUR REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent experience) required
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience
  • Experience building on, deploying, and maintaining open-source data infrastructure systems (HDFS, Spark, ZooKeeper, Druid, etc.) in production environments
  • Experience with various types of data sources including relational stores such as MySQL, PostgresSQL and NoSQL data stores such as Cassandra or MongoDB and in-memory stores like Redis or Memcache
  • Understanding of distributed systems and principles (consistency, durability, resilience, consensus)
  • Experience working with cloud-native infrastructure on the public cloud (we operate on GCP and AWS)
  • Ability to declare and work with infrastructure-as-code (all our infrastructure is defined in Terraform or Deployment manager)
  • Ability to write clean and maintainable code (our codebases are in Python, Go, Erlang, and Java)

YOUR BENEFITS

Postmates has your back. In our impact-first work environment, we value huge company vision. As you strive to build the future with us, we’ll support you with a competitive salary and equity plan, along with access to our 401k plan and robust benefits including: health benefits, flexible paid time off, parental benefits, and food perks.

Healthcare benefits

We cover 100% for full-time employees and dependents on most medical, dental, and vision plans.

Parental leave

We provide all full-time employees up to 16 weeks of paid time off for new parents.

Equity benefits

Every employee is paid a competitive salary and given a generous stock option plan.

Company meals

We have a snack-filled kitchen, tasty and healthy catered lunches as well as free Postmates Unlimited Membership with $15 credits to use for meal pickup.

Wellness benefits

In addition to health club discounts, we provide access to regular workshops, virtual trainings, and videos helping employees with their health, wellness, and fitness needs.

Pet-friendly office

Our SF office is dog-friendly and we encourage employees to bring their furry friends to work!

Personal development

From job training to conferences, tuition reimbursement, lunch and learns, and so much more, we embrace a culture of learning and provide resources employees need to grow their career at Postmates.

Equipment

We'll provide whatever you need to work efficiently and creatively.

Community

At Postmates, we believe we have a shared responsibility to create positive change in our communities and society. Employees receive 24 hours per year of paid volunteer time. Check out our Social Impact report: social-impact.postmates.com

Postmates at a glance

Changing delivery for good

Postmates focuses on Food and Beverages, Marketplaces, Postal and Courier Services, Transportation, and Logistics. Their company has offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Nashville. They have a very large team that's between 1001-5000 employees. To date, Postmates has raised $853.01M of funding; their latest round was closed on July 2020.

You can view their website at https://postmates.com/ or find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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