Data Engineer - SQL, Python

Company: Optello
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 03.SEP.2021


If you are a Data Engineer with SQL and/or Python experience, please read on! Job Title: Data Engineer - SQL, Python Job Location: Pittsbu...


If you are a Data Engineer with SQL and/or Python experience, please read on!

Job Title: Data Engineer - SQL, Python

Job Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Compensation: $90K - $150K base salary depending experience

Our company empowers America's defense leaders by providing decision-grade information through our purpose-built data science and analytics platform. Leveraging our database of record, we apply machine driven processes and proprietary algorithms to answer vexing questions and advance the national defense strategy. This position will start out remote and then be based out of our Pittsburgh, PA office once we return to the office post-Covid.

We are passionate about data, we are passionate about code, and we are passionate about the product we offer. We are seeking an exceptional and experienced data engineer who shares our passion and obsession with quality. You'll be a core member of our product team dedicated to helping our customers displace time-consuming, manual processes to reach informed real-time decisions about government markets, competitors, and agency relationships.

Top Reasons to Work with Us

  • Competitive Compensation ($90K - $150K+ base salary DOE) plus equity!
  • Work for a VC-backed Big Data startup with a great upside potential
  • Join a company with a distinguished Board of Directors - including 2 esteemed Google engineering execs!
  • Work with multiple cutting-edge Big Data open source technologies
  • Job Satisfaction - Opportunity to join the core team at a pivotal growth stage and influence the company's future!
What You Will Be Doing

We need a skilled and dedicated data nerd to join our team to lead us in uncovering truth and meaning in data. You must be a hands-on engineer with a strong understanding of both data management and governance standards. You must also have strong interpersonal skills to work cross-functionally across internal teams as well as directly with end-users and our platform SMEs.
  • Define and lead our data lifecycle strategy across data acquisition, data ingestion, data cleansing, normalization and linkage
  • Ensure key entities within datasets are identified, resolved and linked to existing entities within the current master data repository
  • Apply various techniques to produce solutions to large-scale optimization problems, including data pre-processing, indexing, blocking, field and record comparison and classification
  • Improve data sharing, increase data repurposing and improve cost efficiency associated with data management efforts
  • Build best practices that help with chain of custody of data so it can be easily traced back to the source for accuracy and consistency
  • Work across functional teams to understand advanced statistical, machine learning, and text processing models. Incorporate them into our existing data engineering infrastructure
  • Perform exploratory data analyses, generate and test working hypotheses, prepare and analyze historical data and identify patterns.
  • Work directly with users as well as SMEs to establish, create and populate optimal data architectures and structures, as well as articulate techniques and results using non-technical language
What You Need for this Position

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or similar with 3+ years experience with the following:
  • Data Engineering
  • Advanced SQL programming experience
  • Advanced scripting experience (Python, Ruby, Perl or similar)
  • Proficient usage of common data formats such as CSV, XML, and JSON
  • PostgreSQL, MySQL or similar RDBMS
  • Linux/UNIX
  • Strong Python or similar scripting experience
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Big Data experience (multiple terabytes)
  • Master Data Management (MDM) experience including data consolidation, linkage, federation, and dissemination
  • Experience in/exposure to the nuances of a startup or other entrepreneurial environment
So, if you are a Data Engineer with SQL and/or Python experience, please apply today! or send an updated copy of your resume to for immediate consideration!

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