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Turning shoppers into customers. Increase revenue at every step of the eCommerce path to purchase

Head of Big Data Engineering

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About Us

Riskified is the AI platform powering the eCommerce revolution. We use cutting-edge technology, machine-learning algorithms, and behavioral analytics to identify legitimate customers and keep them moving toward checkout. Merchants use Riskified to increase revenue, prevent fraud, and eliminate customer friction. Riskified has reviewed hundreds of millions of transactions and approved billions of dollars of revenue for merchants across virtually all industries, including a number of Fortune 500 companies.

Check out the Riskified Technology Blog for a deeper dive into our R&D work.

About the Role

Big data analysis is at the core of our technology. Riskified’s broad spectrum of departments - From data science to performance analytics, to customer support and finance - All depend on fast and easy access to high volume data. Our growth heavily depends on a system that can quickly and efficiently process data at scale.

Our revolutionary approach for Data Science, a key component in our success, relies heavily on our Big Data team to digest, process and serve data produced by billions of events per day.

Our key data pipelines include:

  • Streaming events in near-real-time from multiple high scale production services into our data lake
  • Processing data for our complex model training flow. Data pipelines supporting complex fraud detection patterns, potentially preventing fraud on a scale of millions of dollars per day (!)

Our Technological Stack includes: Scala/Spark, Dynamodb, Elasticsearch, Airflow, Redshift, AWS, Kafka, Kubernetes and more

As a Head of Data Engineering, you will have a high impact on the future of big data in Riskified.

Your architectural vision will have a great influence on product roadmap strategy, and business growth.

What You'll Be Doing

  • Lead a team of brilliant and multi-skilled data engineers
  • Solve high scale complex architectural challenges for multiple customers including research, data science, BI and more
  • Drive data science to independence by building our data serving layer (data lake)
  • Track and identify relevant new technologies in the big data realm, and incorporate them into the product through research and proof of concept activities
  • Be a source of technical knowledge and experience, facilitating, building and mentoring great technical decisions


  • BSc. in computer science, software engineering, or equivalent experience
  • Proven experience in building a high volume data lake - must
  • Expert level knowledge in Spark - big advantage
  • 4+ years of experience as a software engineer
  • 2+ years of experience in leading a team
  • Experience in AWS cloud (or similar)
  • Experience in software design, system architecture, and data modeling

Life at Riskified

We are a fast-growing and dynamic startup with 450+ team members between our offices in Tel Aviv and New York City. We value collaboration and innovative thinking. We’re looking for bright, driven, and passionate people to grow with us.

Some Tel Aviv Benefits & Perks:

  • Stock options for all employees
  • Extra time off for parents and caregivers
  • Team events, fully-stocked kitchen, yoga, pilates, basketball, soccer, and more

In the News

Calcalist: Riskified is the Most Promising Startup in 2019

TechCrunch: Riskified Prevents Fraud on Your Favorite E-commerce Site

Inc.com: 15 Israeli Startups You Need to Know

Geektime: Karin Moscovici, Top 10 CTOs and VP R&D in Israel

The Marker Digital 2018: Online Merchants Reject Every Third Customer Due to Fear of Fraud

Some nyc benefits & perks:

Fully-covered medical, dental, and vision insurance from your first day

Some nyc benefits & perks:

Stock options for all employees, 401(k) + matching, commuter benefits

Some tel aviv benefits & perks:

Stock options for all employees

Some tel aviv benefits & perks:

Extra time off for parents and caregivers

Some tel aviv benefits & perks:

Team events, fully-stocked kitchen, yoga, pilates, basketball, soccer, and more

Some nyc benefits & perks:

Catered lunch, team events, healthy snacks, yoga, pilates, soccer league, and more

Riskified at a glance

Turning shoppers into customers. Increase revenue at every step of the eCommerce path to purchase

Riskified focuses on E-Commerce, Payments, Machine Learning, Fraud Detection, and Risk Management. Their company has offices in New York City, New York, and Tel Aviv-Yafo. They have a large team that's between 201-500 employees. To date, Riskified has raised $230.35M of funding; their latest round was closed on November 2019.

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