Handshake

Staff Data Engineer

Job description

Everyone is welcome at Handshake. We know diverse teams build better products and we are committed to creating an inclusive culture built on a foundation of respect for all individuals. We strongly encourage candidates from non-traditional backgrounds, historically marginalized or underrepresented groups to apply.

If you are not sure that you’re 100% qualified, but up for the challenge – we want you to apply. We believe skills are transferable and passion for our mission goes a long way.

Your Impact

Handshake is building a diverse team of dynamic engineers who value creating a high quality, high impact product. You will use your technical knowledge to drive the architecture, implementation and evolution of the data platform we are current developing. You will also be working with product teams helping millions of students find meaningful careers regardless of where they go to school, who their parents know, or how much money they have.

We're focused on building a data platform that will ensure all teams are capable of creating data-driven features, and all sides of the business have access to the right data to make the correct decisions.

Your Role
  • Working closely with product managers and product engineers to ship data-driven features
  • Collaborating with engineering teams to best expose data in a consumer product
  • Closely interact with analytics engineers, data scientists, analysts, and infrastructure teams to design pipelines and warehousing solutions
  • Design, implement and build data solutions that deliver data with measurable quality under the SLA from ingestion to consumption.
Your Experience
  • You have a consistent track record of designing and implementing scalable, robust data pipelines, data services and data products.
  • You have a solid understanding of micro services and experience exposing data in a consumer product.
  • You have experience working with tracking systems, click streams and session analytics.
  • You have experience providing technical leadership and mentoring other engineers for best practices on data engineering.
  • You are proud of your craft, and enjoy and value clean code that scales to keep large teams productive.
  • You have the ability to navigate between big-picture and implementation details.
Bonus Areas Of Expertise
  • You have experience debugging and creatively solving problems in the data landscape
  • Experience developing data marts and creating and enforcing access/governance
  • Experience in Spark or other distributed data applications
  • Experience with any of the following:
    • Airflow
    • dbt
    • Google Cloud Platform data technologies (BigQuery, DataFlow, etc)
Compensation Range

$182,750 - $265,000

For cash compensation, we set standard ranges for all U.S.-based roles based on function, level, and geographic location, benchmarked against similar stage growth companies. In order to be compliant with local legislation, as well as to provide greater transparency to candidates, we share salary ranges on all job postings regardless of desired hiring location. Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors, including geographic location as well as candidate experience and expertise, and may vary from the amounts listed above.

About Us

Handshake is the #1 place to launch a career with no connections, experience, or luck required. The platform connects up-and-coming talent with 650,000+ employers - from Fortune 500 companies like Google, Nike, and Target to thousands of public school districts, healthcare systems, and nonprofits. Earlier this year, we announced our $200M Series F funding round. This Series F fundraise and new valuation of $3.5B will fuel Handshake’s next phase of growth and propel our mission to help more people start, restart, and jumpstart their careers.

When it comes to our workforce strategy, we’ve thought deeply about how work-life should look here at Handshake. With our Hub-Based Remote Working strategy, employees can enjoy the flexibility of remote work, whilst ensuring collaboration and team experiences in a shared space remains possible. Handshake is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Denver, New York, and London and teammates working globally. So, whether you live on the coasts, the midwest, or overseas, chances are we have a hub near you offering the best of both worlds.

Check out our careers site to find a hub near you!

What We Offer

At Handshake, we'll give you the tools to feel healthy, happy and secure.
  • 💰Equity and ownership in a fast-growing company.
  • 🍼16 Weeks of paid parental leave for birth giving parents & 10 weeks of paid parental leave for non-birth giving parents.
  • 💝Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision policies including LGTBQ+ Coverage. We also provide resources for Mental Health Assistance, Employee Assistance Programs and counseling support.
  • 💻Handshake offers $500/£360 home office stipend for you to spend during your first 3 months to create a productive and comfortable workspace at home.
  • 📚Generous learning & development opportunities and an annual $2,000/£1,500/2k€ stipend for you to grow your skills and career.
(US Handshakers)
  • 🏦401k Match: Handshake offers a dollar-for-dollar match on 1% of deferred salary, up to a maximum of $1,200 per year.
  • 🏝All full-time US-based Handshakers are eligible for our flexible time off policy to get out and see the world. In addition, we offer 8 standardized holidays, and 2 additional days of flexible holiday time off. Lastly, we have a Summer and Winter #ShakeBreak, two one-week periods of Collective Time Off.
(UK Handshakers)
  • 🏦Pension Scheme: Handshake will provide you with a workplace pension, where you will make contributions based on 5% of your salary. Handshake will pay the equivalent of 3% towards your pension plan, subject to qualifying earnings limits.
  • 🏝Up to 25 days of vacation to encourage people to reset, recharge, and refresh, in addition to 8 bank holidays throughout the year.
(Berlin Handshakers)
  • ❤️Wellbeing Stipend
  • ✏️Productivity Stipend (60€/month for mobility in Berlin or 500€ one-off for home office set-up outside of Berlin)
Benefits above apply to employees in full-time positions.

Looking for more? Explore our mission, values and comprehensive US benefits at joinhandshake.com/careers.

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