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Lead Data Engineer

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Posted 15 days ago

  • You love working in Ruby codebases and furthering your mastery of the Ruby language.
  • You are excited to take ownership of a reasonably large existing codebase and usher it to bigger and better places.
  • You love the opportunity to participate frequently in small group / pair-programming sessions for mentoring, cross-training, and collaboration.
  • You are motivated by working on hard and challenging problems rather than showing up just to checkboxes.
  • You are driven by building a world-class product and great user experience.
  • Your best day is seeing your team, who you’ve coached and mentored and collaborated with, deliver and achieve amazing results.
  • You relish the opportunity to work with a product team, engineers, customer success, and customers to ensure a surprisingly awesome customer experience.
  • You ask a lot of questions and love spirited yet professional debate, knowing it improves outcomes.
  • You are comfortable navigating uncharted waters within the company.
  • You are motivated by creating your own path to delivering value and taking full advantage of personal empowerment.
  • You work openly and honestly with your engineering and product peers to negotiate and document clear scoping phasing boundaries for projects. You ensure that your team only commits to work that is realistically possible to deliver within standards of quality, timeliness, robustness, and appetite for technical debt. 
  • Whenever you touch code, you take the opportunity to leave it in a better place through appropriate improvements in refactoring, testing, or documentation.
    • Deliver awesome, fun, engaging, and reliable solutions.
    • Collaborate with the team, partners, and customers to provide accurate estimations, timelines, costs, and risks associated with development.
    • Create clear, concise deliverables that communicate your plans and allow the team to successfully execute ideas.
    • Actively participate in stand-ups, meetings, and design sessions.
    • Participate in code reviews, vendor selection, research, 1 on 1’s and discussion to help you and the team with professional development.
    • Be a mentor and functional manager to a software engineering team.
    • Ability to manage geographically distributed teams.
    • Work with our data ingestion and processing pipeline to map and ingest data into ElasticSearch
    • Working with data vendors to solve mapping and ingestion issues.
    • Working directly with ElasticSearch indexes and facets to create normalized searchable data.
    • Managing the Data Mapping triage process and implementing changes.
    • Working with and maintaining the Data Management admin application.
    • Create Kibana dashboards for exploring data.
    • Work with the product team to determine search needs.
    • Work cross-functionally on teams to implement search heuristics, and be an expert on our data. This includes;
    • Writing ElasticSearch queries.
    • Stitching data together to be in easily aggregatable formats.
    • Helping Middleware and Frontend Engineers understand the search data.
      • First 30 days
      • Familiarize yourself with our product, ops architecture, and front-end codebases to develop a strong understanding of our business and how all of the product code pieces fit together.
      • Quickly learn and become proficient at working with WebAPI, the official oData API of the Real Estate Standards Organization for working with real estate data.
      • Working with the product engineering teams, start designing delivering great code -- consistent with our coding style, architectural, and testing practices -- to support current roadmap items.
      • Participate in 1-1’s with your manager.
      • Learn about our hiring process and assist in the interviewing, hiring, and onboarding of additional members for your team.
      • First 180 Days

        • Lead delivery for the back-end of a national real estate search portal based on our current product tech stack -- the first in-house national portal for eXp. Working with the product engineering teams, proactively organize and manage the delivery of our first national real estate portal project.
        • Improve the robustness, transparency, and accuracy of our data feeds and dashboard/reporting system so that our internal teams and customers have visibility into the timeliness and quality of our data.
        • Coordinate and implement additional features, performance, reliability and scalability capabilities to support front-end efforts and prepare the system for the anticipated scale of the project.
        • Assume day-to-day management of the project Kanban queue.
        • Work with the product team to understand the medium- and long-term roadmap and advise them on what is possible based on the current anticipated team size.
        • Continue to build capacity in your team by hiring and onboarding additional team members. You will develop a playbook to successfully onboard team members intentionally and productively to hit the ground running in our product, team, and cultural environment.
        • Further your team’s professional development and productivity through routine, proactive 1-1’s and team project retrospectives. Take responsibility for identifying and implementing opportunities for improvement.
        • Lead your team through periodic code, architecture, and design reviews to help build a productive, high-trust team environment.
        • First 365 days

          • Lean into the hypergrowth of the engineering and product teams by proactively working with your team and other teams/team leads to grow personally while maintaining a high-trust, productive product development culture.

          • 3-5 years of Experience organizing and managing dev teams in a high-growth environment.
          • 6-8 years experience with Ruby / Ruby on Rails / Sidekiq.
          • Experience with Postgres, Elastic Search, Redis
          • Experience in core aspects of web application development including design, development, architecture, separation of layers, configuration, performance, integration, analytics
          • Excellent Written and Verbal communication skills; strong interpersonal skills.
          • Detail-Oriented, self-starter, motivated, results-driven, with high level of energy, enthusiasm, and initiative.
          • Nice To Have

            • Experience using Kanban to meet deliverables.
            • Experience with Kubernetes.
            • People You'll Work With

              We are a highly collaborative and cross-functional organization. As you pursue your objectives and Showcase IDX’s goals, you will be working closely with: 

              • Scott Lockhart - CEO
              • Alan Pinstein - COO
              • Scott Davis - Director of Engineering
              • Kurt Uhilr - CMO
              • Compensation

                In addition to a competitive salary, Showcase IDX offers:

                • Stock Option Grant 
                • Flexible PTO
                • Quality Medical + Dental + Vision
                • Tax-Free Flexible Health Spending Account
                • 401K with company match
                • Life Insurance
                • Short-term Disability Insurance
                • Long-term Disability Insurance

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Atlanta, GA, US Location

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