Data Engineer, Data Ingestion

Data Engineer, Data Ingestion

About Iggy 🌱

Iggy is the first developer toolkit that simplifies access to complex location data. Founded by an Ex-Airbnb data scientist (Lindsay) and cartographer (Zack), we empower companies to build innovative products and models.

We are a remote WFH team, with team members on the East and West Coasts, from Portland OR, Berkeley and SF, CA, and Seattle, WA to Philadelphia, PA, St. Pete, FL and Cambridge MA. As a remote first team, we will always offer first-class support for remote team members.

We’re a seed-stage startup backed by some amazing institutional investors including First Round Capital and Amplify, an incredible micro VC Brianne Kimmel/WLV, the Airbnb Alumni Investment Syndicate AirAngels, as well as founders from Plaid, Looker and Instacart and other high value-add investors.

You'll be joining a small, fun, mission-oriented and mature team. We're intentional about the products we build and the culture we create. We value creativity, grit, curiosity, kindness and diversity. We love what we do for work, and we do other things too: one of our founders has sailed around the world and is in a rock band, another is an avid rock climber, traveler, and cheese fanatic. We value who you are outside/beyond work and are excited to support you in your passions.

Please read our diversity statementhere.

About the Role

Data is foundational to what we are building at Iggy. In this role you will be part of the team building that foundation for our data products and services. We are looking for someone that can build systems for data ingestion, assessment, and sourcing. This will involve creating and configuring data pipelines, sourcing datasets from public and private sources, evaluating data quality / coverage, maintaining data docs and developing a system to track the dataset ingestion process. As we scale up data ingestion, you'll identify opportunities to automate / streamline our process and build tooling to implement those improvements.

We’re looking for someone with the confidence to move quickly and make big decisions, the humility to own mistakes you make along the way, and the resilience to weather the ups and downs of a category-defining startup.

You will have wide latitude on architectural decisions and implementation. You will be a critical team member on our journey from 0-1, with massive impact.

Responsibilities & Duties✅

Source and maintain a list of potential datasets sources, along with known limitations.

Work across the team to deeply understand customer data needs.

Build tooling for repeatable evaluation of new datasets.

Collaborate with the rest of the engineering team to build reusable data pipelines for ingesting various datasets.

Work with data vendors, governments, or open data projects to source new datasets.

Maintain data docs and lineage so we can clearly convey meaning to internal and external users.

About You

Proven ability to automate and scale data acquisition and data unification strategies.

Ability to organize large multistage projects and prioritize based on customer needs.

Experience with working in data warehouses with a wide range of data.

Knowledge of SQL and Python or similar language.

Experience scaling data pipelines, both in terms of the amount of data, and the variety and complexity of the data sources.

Thrive when given latitude to be creative but stay grounded, humble, and love being a part of a team

Excellent written communication and the ability to communicate technical concepts and decisions to stakeholders.

Bonus points for experience working with geospatial data formats and common geospatial Python libraries such as Rasterio, Fiona, Shapely, Geopandas, etc.

We'd love to see a side project/portfolio or even better, a blog post from any potential candidates!


We offer a robust package of benefits* that includes:

100% Company paid premiums for medical, dental and vision, 50% paid premiums for dependents

401(k) retirement plan

6 weeks full time + 6 weeks part time parental leave

Flexible + generous PTO (+11 paid holidays)

Professional Development funds

Charity Matching

Virtual happy hours

Team off-sites (when it is safe to do so)

When Covid-19 is resolved we will discuss additional benefits including commuter benefits and office perks. We will soon be adding Life Insurance and AD&D Benefits.

*Benefits are in addition to the basics: competitive salary and equity, computer

Iggy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive environment for all current and future employees.

How to apply: email us at and specify the job you are applying for in the subject line. Include links to github/portfolio/blog posts. No agencies please.

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