Data Engineer

| Seattle

Yapta's mission is simple: To give our customers confidence in travel. To that end, we are one of the world’s leading companies for fare transparency and cost savings. We analyze billions of rates every month, and turn all that data into meaningful notifications and reports. We provide automated services for corporate travelers to save money, by tracking prices on airline tickets and hotels, and sending alerts when prices drop.

We were recently named to Deloitte’s Fast 500, are highly profitable, and have grown 400% in the past 4 years. Our team is fast paced and focused, but we maintain a healthy work/life balance and have fun. We value integrity, flexibility, accountability, drive, and collaboration.

Are you excited about the convergence of technology and travel? Do you want to be a part of a cohesive agile team? Do you fall asleep thinking about indexes, transforms, and solutions for streaming data ingest? Come help us build our cutting-edge data platform, powering insights used by some of the biggest brands in the world.

How you’ll succeed on the team:

  • You're passionate about getting at data and creating high quality, easy to consume views into that data
  • You continually improve by learning from others, and you jump in when a teammate could use your help
  • You care about your customers, and understand how your data contributes to the goals of the business
  • You have an agile mindset, and are comfortable refining vague requirements
  • You can sense miscommunications among team members, and do your part to improve understanding
  • You thrive in and contribute to a positive work environment, where everyone shares constructive thoughts and suggestions

Requirements: (Must have experience to be eligible for consideration.)

  • Minimum of 3 years of professional software development experience in a hands-on data-centric role in data engineering, architecture, streaming or warehousing is REQUIRED.
  • Comfortable working with a mix of structured & unstructured data from a variety of sources is REQUIRED.
  • Experience with at least one modern server-side language (such as Python, Java, or similar) is REQUIRED.
  • Experience with at least one relational database technology (MySQL, Postgres, MS SQL, etc.) is REQUIRED.
  • Proficient with SQL and schema design is REQUIRED.

Preferred Experience: (Very helpful skills as they will be important in this role.)

  • Familiarity with cloud services and infrastructure, preferably AWS
  • Familiarity with columnar store databases (Vertica, Redshift, Snowflake, etc.)
  • Experience building out data ingest pipelines
  • Experience building out or working within Extract, Load, Transform / Data Lake architectures
  • Experience with Spark, DataFrames, pandas a big plus
  • Experience transforming partially or fully unstructured data into more easily queryable formats
  • Experience tuning databases for performance
  • Experience working in an agile environment such as Scrum or Kanban
  • Knowledge of machine learning tools & concepts a plus

What we offer:

  • Fun, collaborative environment
  • Optional work-from-home Wednesdays
  • Competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 5 weeks of PTO and 10 paid holidays (total 7 weeks)
  • 401k
  • Stock options
  • Commuter benefits
  • Stocked kitchens, with coffee, soda, and snacks
  • Regular team activities, including Mariners games, ping pong tournaments, movies, etc.

This position is based in Pioneer Square in Downtown Seattle. Candidates must be eligible to work in the US.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Location

Across the street from CenturyLink Field. Such a impressive variety of lunch & dinner options. Close to train, light rail, bus, and ferry stations.

What are Yapta Perks + Benefits

Yapta Benefits Overview

Yapta pays 100% of premiums for medical, dental, vision, Life and Disability. Up to 5 weeks PTO, plus 10 Company paid Holidays. Work from Home Wednesdays, Ping Pong Tournaments, Darts, occasional catered lunches, professional development opportunities, fully stocked kitchens, and more!

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Yapta administers an FSA Healthcare and FSA Dependent Care account for employees to use pre-tax money to pay for eligible healthcare expenses.
Disability Insurance
Yapta pays 100% for every full-time employee to receive Short Term and Long Term Disability insurances.
Dental Benefits
Yapta pays 100% for employee dental insurance, and 70% of dependents on the plan.
Vision Benefits
Yapta pays 100% for employee vision insurance, and 70% of dependents on the plan.
Health Insurance Benefits
Yapta pays 100% for employee medical insurance, and 70% of dependents on the plan.
Life Insurance
Yapta pays 100% for every full-time employee to receive up to $75,000 of Life Insurance.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Yapta offers a 401(k) plan to all full-time employees.
Company Equity
Yapta may offer stock options upon hire or promotion.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Remote Work Program
Yapta provides the option to Work From Home on Wednesdays.
Family Medical Leave
Yapta follows FMLA guidelines for all eligible U.S. employees.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Eligible full-time employees (0-5 years of service) accrue 17 days. Eligible full-time employees (5+ years of service) accrue 22 days.
Paid Holidays
Yapta observes 9 Company Paid Holidays, and provides an additional Floating Holiday.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Fitness Subsidies
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