Data Platform Engineer

San Jose, CA

Full Time
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Posted 1 week ago

About Us

Venmo was founded on the principles of breaking down the intimidating barriers around financial transactions to make them intuitive, friendly, and even fun. And it worked: people love sending money with Venmo, and we’re growing by leaps and bounds!
But we’re only just getting started. We want to take that magic of sending money with Venmo and cascade it into every place where people use money. That means connecting people to their money in the most intuitive and fun way possible, then connecting people with each other. Users already love Venmo, but we know there are lots of things we haven’t thought of to make the experience of using Venmo even more delightful and valuable. All that’s going to take a lot of figuring out. Let’s figure it out together!

Engineering at Venmo

At Venmo, we are creating a product that people love. We strive to create a delightful user experience while connecting the world and empowering people through payments. We are looking for intellectually curious people who want to be inspired and inspire others to change the world.

Engineering is a craft, and at Venmo we want the internals of our software to be as elegant as the end user experience we are designing. We spend our days scaling our infrastructure and building new features to meet and exceed our user’s needs and wants. We teach and learn from one another and push each other to be at our creative and analytical bests.

Data Platform Engineer

As an engineer for Data Platforms at Venmo you’ll be responsible for the data and platform infrastructure that Venmo uses. You’re the type of person that dreams about data architecture in conjunction with a vision for data evolution in next 5 years, articulating infrastructure as code to deliver awesome, automated environments. You love data, metrics and iterative improvements and have a passion for building resilient, reliable and scalable data infrastructure serving our distributed platforms, AI/ML, Analytics and data lakes.   What You’ll Do 
  • Scale our data platform to support heavy growth while keeping the Venmo service fast and reliable.
  • Design, co-ordinate and pilot prototypes or proof of concepts to evaluate new technologies and frameworks.
  • Designing and working hands-on to build reliable, scalable, and observable distributed systems in the Data Platforms and Infrastructure space.
  • Work with architecture and other engineering teams to develop scalable data models
  • Mentor and train team members on design techniques and standards
  • Independently manage individual projects priorities, deadlines and deliverables
  • Be a technical subject matter expert and represent the full internal and external capabilities

What We’re Looking For 

  • Extensive experience with both relational and non-relational databases such as MySQL, MongoDB and Cassandra
  • Experience managing/scaling large-scale distributed systems
  • Experience with engineering data pipelines for streaming, batch and AI/ML use cases in a cloud native platform.
  • Ability to work on large data sets using Python/SQL.
  • Fluent in one or more high-level programming language.
  • Proficient in data analysis and visualization tools.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
  • Extensive experience designing and building systems with Docker containers and Kubernetes.

We know the confidence gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting spectacular candidates. Please don't hesitate to apply. 

Job tags: Docker Kubernetes MongoDB MySQL Python SQL Streaming