Data Engineer

Location: Brooklyn, NY

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About Square Roots

Square Roots is the technology leader in urban indoor farming. With production farms in Brooklyn, NY, and Grand Rapids, MI (with more to come in 2021!) Square Roots has a mission to bring local, real food to people in cities across the world while empowering the next generation of leaders in our industry.

We're a young company (est. 2016) with the potential and ambition to change the food system in ways that are better for people and the planet as well as profits. Everyone on the Square Roots team—from farmers to software developers, from brand strategists to financial analysts—is ready to make a massive impact in controlled climate farming and the future of the global food industry.

About the Role

Square Roots is looking for a senior data engineer to design and manage our database models, serving users and other engineering teams within the company, and putting data at their fingertips.

You should be comfortable integrating third party applications through APIs and building data pipelines from scratch in order to integrate new hardware technology and data into our platform. You should also be comfortable picking up tickets outside of your normal responsibilities or comfort zone to help out the rest of this fast paced agile team.

You will:
Own our database design for SQL and noSQL
Bring in data from new sources, including existing 3rd party tools
Create new data pipelines from scratch when introducing new cloud connected hardware to the farms
Organizing all data so it can be leveraged by our Toolbelt team, and for data analysis
Understand the best ways to organize data to be surfaced to users
Clean/sanitize, normalize and harmonize data (internal data, 3rd party data, etc)
Mentor junior Engineers

You have experience with:
5+ years experience, with at least 2 years specialized in data engineering
Object-oriented programming languages such as Ruby or Python
Experience with database design, system design, data structures, and algorithms
Experience with fellow software engineers as your customers
Data modeling and relational/non-relational databases
Experience building IoT systems using frameworks such as AWS IoT Greengrass is a plus

You are:
Passionate about real, local food
Comfortable working beyond named responsibilities to support your team in an agile environment
Able to move and iterate quickly with the flexibility to switch focus between multiple projects and a willingness to contribute to tasks and activities outside of a prescribed job description
Motivated to quickly gain a deep technical understanding of new domains
Naturally inclined to take initiative

You'll love working at Square Roots because:
We're here to change the food system. You'll have the opportunity to play a significant role in our work at the intersection of technology, farming, and the global food industry - and we're only just getting started.
Our team is driven by a shared set of values. These keep us aligned and remind us how to show up every day in the face of growth and ambiguity. Whether you're working remotely or on the farms, collaboration, respect, optimism and humility are all embraced, and we seek to empower people at every step. Ask us about the rest!
Benefits and perks, of course. We're all here first and foremost to play our part in the mission, but medical, dental, and vision coverage, flexible work life culture, and lots of samples of the delicious food we grow certainly do not hurt. : )

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