Senior Analytics Database Engineer

Dataminr   •  

New York, NY

Industry: Technology


Not Specified years

Posted 105 days ago

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Who we are:

We are Dataminr. We deliver real-time, actionable alerts that are derived from vast amounts of publicly available information. Our clients are the first to know about high-impact events and critical breaking information, giving them the opportunity to act faster and stay one step ahead when every second counts. We are a mission-driven company committed to the power of real-time information as a force for good in the world.

Our groundbreaking AI and machine learning technology cuts through the noise in an increasingly complex landscape by detecting, classifying, and determining the significance of public information. Headquartered in NYC, Dataminr has revolutionized the way that global news, finance, public sector, corporate security and PR/communications professionals know and act on critical, relevant information to protect people, assets and brands.

Along the way, we've grown to over 450 talented employees across six global offices, raised over $570 million from leading venture and growth technology investors, and been referred to as the “super tool of journalists and hedge funds.” We’ve received numerous awards and accolades from our clients, including recognition from CNBC as one of the world’s 50 most disruptive private technology companies in 2016 and joining Forbes’ definitive list of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world, in 2017 and 2018.

A career at Dataminr offers the ability to make a meaningful impact at a rapidly growing tech company with a startup culture, while being supported by the experience of a company founded in 2009. We value ownership, curiosity and drive on an individual level and live these values every day. We empower everyone to have a voice at the table and regularly invest in professional development. Our culture promotes cross team interaction, work-life balance and the sharing of information and ideas because it enables us to do our best work and have fun.

Who you are:

You're an experienced Senior Analytics Database Engineer interested in deploying and supporting a data warehouse for business intelligence and analytics within a data-intensive, information SAAS business that drives innovation across multiple sectors. You have expertise in designing, maintaining and refining analytics data structures and their relationships, and you delight in optimizing queries - both your own and others’. You have extensive experience integrating disparate big datasets and working with pipeline data engineers to validate data quality and consistency and implement best practices. You bring an in-depth understanding of the advantages and limitations of particular technologies, including hands-on experience leveraging features of analytics dbs in order to optimize highly-performant business intelligence tooling. You have developed strong communication skills that you leverage to drive impactful decisions that benefit the business, and you have a proven track record of collaboration with stakeholders, data engineers and product managers in order to deliver successful business intelligence solutions based on complex datasets. You have a history of mentoring other engineers, you give generously of your time and you know when to ask for help.

The opportunity:

You will be the lead database engineer for our new analytics and business intelligence platform, responsible for designing our data structures and building out our data warehouse solutions while working closely with our analytics pipeline and business intelligence engineers. You will be a primary contributor in our business intelligence and data management vision and implementation, and will be responsible for maintaining an ongoing data analytics culture of compliance, ethics and integrity. You will work with data engineers to perform source system analyses, identification of key data problems, and work to resolve any data quality and data consistency issues. You will research and evaluate technologies and recommend the most efficient solutions, and you will collaborate with our stakeholders teams across the company to provide better access to data resources. In the first month, you’ll

  • start off by learning the ropes, spending time with different parts of the company to understand how Dataminr works.
  • get up to speed on our data processing pipelines and data structures with overview sessions and deep dives with your team.
  • contribute code to production systems.

Within 3 months, you’ll:

  • share responsibility for our data warehouse and data structures with other members of your team.
  • help to plan our new infrastructure features and improvements.
  • begin to take more of a role in helping others understand our data analytics structures.

Within 6 months, you’ll:

  • own the data warehouse.
  • design and implement data structures that deliver highly performant answers to business questions for teams across the company.
  • be influential in helping plan the next iteration of our analytics platform.
  • bring new ideas to our engineering and analytics processes to help us continuously improve.

The way we work:

To maintain our momentum, we need a talented, diverse team of people committed to the idea that real-time information can be a force for good in the world.

  • We take initiative, ownership, and are accountable.
  • We work urgently and thoughtfully and are driven to constantly improve.
  • We share knowledge, consider varied perspectives, and assume positive intent.
  • We are commercially minded and deliver measurable results.
  • We maintain a sense of humor and humility.

Our offering of competitive benefits and perks include:

  • Company paid benefits for employees and their dependents, such as medical, dental, vision, disability and life
  • Flexible spending account to be used for out-of-pocket medical, transit, parking and dependent care expenses
  • 401(k) savings plan with company matching
  • Generous leave
  • Daily catered lunch
  • A kitchen fully stocked with snacks and beverages
  • Discounted Gym Membership

Dataminr is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Individuals seeking employment at Dataminr are considered without regards to race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetics, marital status, pregnancy, unemployment status, sexual orientation, citizenship status or veteran status.