Sr Data Engineer (Backend)

Sr Data Engineer (Backend)

About Us
Chartbeat’s ( mission is to help content creators around the world better connect with their audiences. Leading media brands — including The New York Times, ESPN, the Washington Post, the BBC, and CNN trust our suite of analytics and optimization tools to understand digital audience behavior and strengthen their content strategies. With a customer list of many of the world’s largest websites, our systems are built to handle over 300,000 requests per second and deliver data back in real-time. You'll be joining an engineering team passionate about solving difficult challenges processing large scale data and serving it in realtime.

The Team & Tech
We build high scale data pipelines backed by Kafka and the APIs to serve that data to our dashboards. Our systems are primarily built in Python but when it's not powerful enough or just not the right tool, we use Clojure, Java, C or Lua. We use a variety of database technologies, including PostgreSQL, HBase, Snowflake, MongoDB and Redis. We are seeking a curious Data Engineer to join our backend team on this adventure by helping build the components, systems, and dashboards that newsrooms use for learning and growing their audiences.

As a Sr Data Engineer at Chartbeat, you will be designing, building, scaling, and maintaining our data pipelines, data stores, analysis engines, and APIs. You will primarily be contributing code within a cross-functional team, typically a few engineers, a designer, a data scientist, and a product manager. For large roadmap initiatives, you could function as a technical lead, to architect and lead design discussions, run scrum and make sure the engineers on your team are unblocked. You will also participate in the engineering on call rotation to monitor and maintain the health of our production systems.

About You

    • 5+ years of experience as Data Engineer
    • Strong programming abilities in Python
    • Experience architecting and building data pipelines that support multi tenant usages (particular experience with Snowflake or PostgreSQL)
    • A history of working with and building distributed systems (e.g. technologies like Zookeeper, Kafka)
    • Expert level knowledge designing APIs
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a commitment to building an inclusive and collaborative working environment
    • An interest in designing technical solutions to open-ended product problems
    • An interest in mentoring and coaching junior members of the team
    • Passion and enthusiasm about learning and teaching new technologies


    • Competitive compensation plan that includes a 401K program with an immediately vesting match.
    • Health, Dental, Vision coverage
    • Parental Leave
    • $30/month book stipend
    • $250/year learning and development
    • Flexible hours
    • Unlimited vacation
    • Employee-led classes
    • Hackweeks
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement
At Chartbeat, we strive to create and continually grow as a company where all employees are able to be their authentic selves. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, and retaining employees from different backgrounds, viewpoints, and experiences. Our strength is our diversity and we are dedicated to continuously reflect upon, and evolve our efforts to maintain a diverse, equitable and inclusive ecosystem.

Equal Opportunity Employment Statement
Chartbeat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state, or local law.
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