Graphika’s mission is to map the world’s social media networks, so that online spaces can thrive authentically. We create large-scale, in-depth maps of social media landscapes and conversations to help businesses discover how communities form online and how influence and information flows within large scale networks. Founded on the pioneering work of social and network science scholars, Graphika uses deep learning to identify the people, connections, messages, and conversations online that matter for customers from Facebook and Twitter, to T-Systems and ABinBev. Our interdisciplinary team uses our unique, patented set of technologies and tools to create and apply new, rigorous analytical methods that enable customers to engage in online communities meaningfully to grasp opportunities or mitigate risk online. Our SaaS platform enables customers to scale these abilities across various use cases, from crisis communications and proactive narrative monitoring, to tracking the spread of disinformation through audiences. Our work has informed the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on election interference.
Graphika seeks an experienced data engineer to join our technology team. The technology department at Graphika builds the tools that drive our cutting-edge analysis platform. We work with large scale network analysis algorithms (clustering, network decomposition, network visualization) and streaming data to tackle interesting questions in new ways. As a data engineer you will contribute to building and scaling our various near-real time data pipelines. The data engineer will also collaborate with various other members of the team including analysts, data scientists, other engineers, and the product team, to help plan and implement solutions. This job is not, however, an analyst or data scientist role that contributes directly to the highly publicized reports Graphika generates. This job ensures the robust, clean data on which those reports and further scientific discovery can be based with integrity.
You have demonstrated the ability to build, deploy and maintain large-scale, data-driven solutions. You love to take on complex data-related problems, and can work independently. You have the skills and desire to interrogate data sets to understand their various issues, and respond accordingly. You have a working knowledge of computer science fundamentals like algorithms, data structures, and time complexity. You can imagine and design architectural solutions at scale. You think beyond the task at hand and try to understand the 'why' behind what you are doing. You can maintain a focus on delivering software products, understanding that done is often preferable to perfect.
You are an enthusiastic teammate, who engages in collaboration and proactive discussion. You are an effective communicator who can explain technical concepts to product leaders, customer support, and other engineers. You work with confidence and without ego. You have deep knowledge and exercise a high degree of ownership in your daily work. You have loosely-held, defensible ideas, and advocate for what you believe is right. You can surface your unarticulated assumptions. You are also adept at identifying and evaluating trade-offs, willing to be proven wrong, and quick to support your fellow teammates.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
Salary commensurate with experience
Prior to COVID-19, Graphika's technology team was mostly co-located in our NYC office but continues to be fully-distributed today. As a result, we are happy to consider applicants who are located in the continental US, with the caveat that the technology team works on Eastern time and begins their day at around 10 AM. Daily Standup is at 10:30 AM EST. We are interested in both full- and part- time employees.