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Helping businesses succeed through shipping

Senior Data Engineer

$120k – $180k • 0.0% – 0.1%
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Shippo lowers the barriers to shipping for businesses around the world. As free and fast shipping becomes the norm, better access to shipping is a competitive advantage for businesses. Through Shippo, ecommerce businesses, marketplaces, and platforms are able to connect to multiple shipping carriers around the world from one API and dashboard. Businesses can get shipping rates, print labels, automate international documents, track shipments, and facilitate returns. Internally, we think of Shippo as the building blocks of shipping. Shippos are a diverse set of individuals. We look for culture and skills add in every new person. Join us to build the foundations of something great, roll up your sleeves and get important work done everyday. Founded in 2013, we are a proud team of 60 based out of San Francisco. Shippo’s investors include Union Square Ventures, SoftTechVC, VersionOne Ventures, FundersClub and others.

As a data engineer, you will be responsibility for building systems to collect and process events of massive scale to gain operational and business insight into the performance and optimization of shipping services. The data engineer will work closely with product, engineering, and business leads in generating customer-facing and internal dashboards, ad hoc reports, and models to provide insights and affect platform behavior. This will also include building and maintaining the infrastructure to collect and transform raw data.


Design, build, scale, and evolve large scale data systems
Integrate data from various data stores to ensure consistency and availability of data insights
Prioritize tasks and deliverables, optimizing for a balanced delivery on short-term and long-term goals
Articulate and present findings and recommendations at different levels, with a clear bias towards impactful learning and results
Drive the usability and impact of the data projects in ad hoc analysis and real-time and batch processing
Champion engineering organization’s adoption and ongoing use of the data infrastructure


3+ years working experience with a scripting language such as Python, Ruby or Perl
Experience with RDBMS, such as PostgreSQL or MySQL, and NoSQL and columnar data stores; experience with implementing ETL process
Experience with Big Data frameworks such as Hadoop, MapReduce and associated tools
Experience building stream-processing systems, using solutions such as Kinesis Stream or Spark-Streaming
Experience with statistical analysis and a data visualization package such as R, Mathematica, Stata, Tableau, etc.
Experience with cloud environments and devops tools; working experience with AWS and its associated products a plus
Experience with machine learning a plus
Excellent written, oral communication, and presentation skills
BS or MS in Computer Science or related technical discipline or equivalent job experience


Benefits: medical, dental, vision (90% covered by the company, incl. dependents)
Take-as-much-as-you-need vacation policy + flexible work hours
Free lunch / drinks / snacks
Fun team events outside of work hours
Awesome team that cares about Shippo's mission, product and their co-workers!

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