Jobs @ Turo

Lead Data Engineer

San Francisco, CA
<p>After recently <a href="https://blog.turo.com/news/turo-raises-92m-in-series-d-funding">closing our Series D, raising $92 million dollars</a>, Turo is excited to welcome a <strong>Lead Data Engineer</strong>.  You will help us enhance our infrastructure as we move from batch processing to stream-based processing, with an emphasis on robust testing. You will work cross functionally with product, engineering, marketing, finance, and analytics to ensure they have access to the data they need to make decisions and build our product.</p> <p>Turo engineering believes there are three key dimensions that inform an engineer's contributions: technical excellence, people, and direction.  <strong>Technical excellence</strong> speaks to how engineers approach problems, how they break them down, and how they execute.  The <strong>People</strong> dimension illustrates how <span style="font-weight: 400;">engineers work with others, and, over time, make others better.  And finally, <strong>Direction</strong> focuses on prioritization, initiative, vision, goals, learning, and project management.</span></p> <p>For a <strong>Lead Data Engineer</strong>, we expect candidates to have 5+ years of experience, and to posses these skills within each dimension:</p> <h6>Technical Excellence:</h6> <ul> <li>Expert in Python</li> <li>Extensive experience in SQL, and database design &amp; tuning (i.e. AWS Redshift, MySQL, Postgres)</li> <li>Experience in building robust, scalable data pipelines and ETL systems (Jenkins, Airflow)</li> <li>Experience with NoSQL data stores</li> <li>Experience with modern data storage, messaging, and processing tools (Kafka, Spark, Hadoop, Cassandra, etc.)</li> <li>Can break down a project into well-defined and encapsulated features for themselves and their team</li> <li>Has an understanding of architectural patterns and anti-patterns on their primary platform</li> <li>Can make an obvious positive impact on the entire company's technical trajectory</li> </ul> <h6>People:</h6> <ul> <li>Can mentor/train multiple people or a team in their area of expertise</li> <li>Can explain technical concepts and trade-offs appropriately to people outside of data engineering</li> <li>Code review feedback is highly insightful, addressing high-level thoughts and is trusted as both authoritative and helpful/kind/coaching</li> <li>Proactively offers regular, constructive feedback to others</li> <li>Maintains strong relationships with cross functional teams and leadership</li> <li>Seen as a role model and mentor to every technical member of the team</li> </ul> <h6>Direction:</h6> <ul> <li>Can introduce and define conventions, best practices, and technologies</li> <li>Constantly learning new technologies; has knowledge of full technical landscape</li> <li>Accountable for understanding business context of their work</li> <li>Can recommend new projects, and articulates their technical and business value</li> <li>Comfortable with ambiguity; relied on to remove it when necessary</li> <li>Trusted to own large initiatives (or series of projects) from definition through execution with the successful outcome never seriously in doubt</li> </ul> <h6><strong>Benefits</strong></h6> <ul> <li>Competitive salary and meaningful equity</li> <li>Employer paid medical, dental, and vision insurance</li> <li>Apple equipment</li> <li>Four weeks paid time off, 11 paid holidays, volunteer time off, generous parental leave</li> <li>Weekly catered lunch</li> <li>Stocked kitchen and beverages</li> <li>Company-sponsored happy hours and team events</li> <li>Turo owner matching and vehicle reimbursement program</li> <li>Turo travel credit every month</li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We're an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We don't discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. When in doubt, please apply!</span></p> <p> </p>


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