Staff Data Engineer, Analytics

New York

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Posted 1 week ago

At ASAPP, our mission is to solve complex and challenging problems by building transformative machine learning-powered products. We leverage artificial intelligence to address significant challenges that share three common characteristics: huge economic scale, systemic inefficiencies, and tremendous amounts of data. Our talented teams that drive our product innovation and development are located in New York City, San Francisco, Mountain View, and Buenos Aires.
We are seeking a Staff Data Engineer to serve as both a technical leader and the core contributor by designing and building analytic data feeds for both our business partners and internal stakeholders.
The data engineering team at ASAPP powers the core of our data and analytics products. ASAPP's products are based on natural language processing and serve tens of millions of end-users in real time. We need sophisticated metrics to monitor and continuously improve our systems. 

What you'll do

  • Lead the team by providing the groundwork for our analytics architecture
  • Review code for style and correctness across the entire team
  • Write production-grade Redshift SQL queries
  • Manage and maintain Airflow ETL jobs
  • Test query logic against sample scenarios
  • Work across teams to gather requirements and understand reporting needs
  • Investigate metric discrepancies and data anomalies
  • Debug and optimize queries for other business units
  • Review schema changes across various engineering teams
  • Maintain high-quality documentation for our metrics and data feeds 
  • Contribute to our data infrastructure platform and tooling

What you'll need

  • Expertise in at least one flavor of SQL. We use Amazon Redshift and MySQL.
  • Proficiency in a high-level programming language, especially in terms of reading and comprehending other developers’ code and intentions. We use Python, Scala, and Go.
  • Deep technical knowledge of data exchange and serialization formats such as Protobuf, YAML, JSON, and XML
  • Familiarity with workflow management systems such as Apache Airflow or Oozie

What we'd like to see

  • B.S.+ in computer science, mathematics, or statistics
  • Previous experience in a data engineering, data architect, or data analyst role
  • Experience with A/B testing, anomaly detection, or complex event processing
ASAPP is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status. If you have a disability and need assistance with our employment application process, please email us at to obtain assistance. #LI-DB1
Job tags: Airflow Engineering ETL JSON Machine Learning MySQL Python Redshift Scala SQL