Data Engineer

| Seattle
About Convoy:
Convoy is transforming the $800 billion trucking industry. Our mission is to transport the world with endless capacity and zero waste. The industry is huge and so is the opportunity to fundamentally changing the way freight moves across America and beyond for the better.
We are passionate about thinking big and solving really complex problems to make the lives of truck drivers, shippers and other people in freight industry easier through our innovation and technology. There will always be a better, more efficient way to transport goods, and we won’t ever stop inventing it.
Founded in 2015, we’re a mission-driven, well-funded, fast-growing startup, backed by world-class investors, including CapitalG, the growth equity investment fund of Google, and leading industry disruptors, including the founders and CEOs of Amazon, Salesforce, eBay, Linkedin, Expedia, Dropbox, KKR, Starbucks, and others. We were named one of Washington State’s top places to work, a LinkedIn Top Startup and were the recipient of the GeekWire Next Text Titan in 2018.
Who we’re looking for:
Data and our data infrastructure are core to Convoy’s mission to automate the logistics industry. Today, we use machine learning to figure out freight prices, shipment relevance for carriers, auction bidding strategy, and automate other internal processes. However, our models are only as good as the data on which they are built. Convoy’s Data Science team is looking for a talented Data Engineer with a strong background in ETL, data warehousing, ML tooling, and interest in collaborating with Data Scientists to evolve the data foundation for our business. 

In this role you will own the following:

  • Architecture design and implementation of next generation data platform and model deployment solutions.
  • Building robust and scalable data integration (ETL) pipelines using SQL, EMR, Python, and Spark.
  • Mentoring and developing other Data Engineers and Data Analysts.
  • Building and delivering high quality data architecture to support data analysts, data scientists, and customer reporting needs.
  • Interfacing with other technology teams to extract, transform, and load data from a wide variety of data sources.
  • Continually improving reporting and analysis processes, automating or simplifying self-service support for customers

You have the following skills & experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in an engineering or technical field such as Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, or Engineering.
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in one of the following areas: data engineering, database engineering, business intelligence or business analytics.
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience in writing SQL queries across data sets.
  • 2+ years of experience in scripting languages like Python.
  • Experience with data modeling, ETL development, and Data warehousing.
  • Experience with Snowflake, Redshift, or similar.
  • Experience with AWS services such as ECS, S3, and RDS.
  • Experience with Big Data Technologies (e.g. Spark, Hadoop, Hive, etc.)
  • You have experience with working and delivering end-to-end projects independently.
  • Knowledge of distributed systems as it pertains to data storage and computing.

Benefits of working at Convoy:

  • Health &Wellness: Taking care of your health comes first. Convoy covers 100% of your medical, dental, and vision premiums, and 85% for your family. We also provide access to the gym and showers in our building.
  • In-Office Happiness: Enjoy catered meals multiple times through the week, and fully stocked fridges and pantries to keep you running full.
  • Commuter Benefits: We transport the world; the least we can do is help get you to work. Every employee receives a fully paid Orca Card to get you around on the bus, light rail, or water taxi. We also provide locked bike storage if you prefer to pedal in.
  • Time Off: Life outside of work matters! Convoy has a flexible vacation policy, so take the time off you need- we don’t track vacation or sick time. We also offer generous parental leave for those expecting new additions to their family.
  • Compensation: We offer market competitive compensation, including stock options and a 401k plan to help save for retirement.

Candidates must be eligible to work at Convoy HQ in Seattle.
Convoy is an equal-opportunity employer and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. If you’re a passionate team player who wants to have an outsized impact on a diverse and dynamic team, we’d love to hear from you!

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Location

4th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

An Insider's view of Convoy

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Matching the right truck to the right load is one of the most expensive and manual steps in a traditional brokerage. Many people thought it couldn't be solved in an automated way because of the complexity. It took us 3 years and in Jan 2019 we announced that we had reached 100% automated matching.

Ziad

Chief Product Officer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

My role has shifted from being just a product owner to taking on a more active role in leadership activities at the company. I contribute to hiring across the company, speak at various panels and events, help sustain our core culture through hyper growth, and act as a founding member of Women Discussion Groups at Convoy.

Himani

Senior Manager, Product

What projects are you most excited about?

Completely reimagining an industry core to our economy and making it as efficient as possible. Building the framework and models that allow Convoy to reduce inefficiencies at every stage of the shipping process, and in turn reduce empty miles, truck traffic, and the environmental impact of shipping, is both rewarding and intellectually stimulating.

Max

Senior Director, Data Science

What are Convoy Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
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