ShopRunner | Data Engineer - Technical.ly

Data Engineer

  • Location

    Conshohocken, Pa

  • Category

    Dev / Eng

ABOUT US:

At ShopRunner, our mission is to help retailers thrive by sparking and deepening connections between shoppers and the brands they love.

Our millions of members receive exclusive benefits such as free 2-day shipping, free returns, 2-click checkout and special promotions across our network of 100+ retailers. Our retailers enjoy the power of cross-retailer network effects in the form of new customers and increased purchase frequency.

With people in offices in Chicago and Conshohocken, PA, we’re perpetrators of good vibes and great experiences for our customers, our merchants and each other.

ABOUT THE ROLE:

As a Data Engineer at Shoprunner, you’ll help power many of our data-backed solutions and manage the large scale data we ingest from our merchant partners.  Data Engineering will work in collaboration with our Enterprise, Consumer, and Data Science teams to bring data models to production, power solutions for our merchant partners, and create more personalized experiences for our customers in our never-ending quest to help our shoppers and retailers connect in new ways and new applications.. 

ABOUT WHAT YOU’LL DO:  

  • Own the key data pipelines which enable real-time event handling, smarter personalization, and more nimble applications.
  • Develop frameworks to productize our machine-learning models that give our members more product choices.
  • Help us define and manage our big data infrastructure including Kinesis/Kafka streams, Apache Spark and Snowflake data warehouse.
  • Help us evolve our service architecture, embracing architecture approaches such as 12 factor, microservices, and well-formed APIs to allow our architecture to scale both internally and externally.

ABOUT WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:

  • Experience writing production code for Python or JVM-based systems, but you know a few other languages and like the right tool for the job.
  • Experience with a variety of data stores and technologies such as SOLR, Dynamo, Spark, MySQL and MPP data warehouses. Knowledge of SQL is a must!
  • Knowledge of machine-learning tools and techniques.
  • Plenty of experience using data in support of larger efforts, from reusing other services and APIs, to writing jobs in map-reduce or Spark, to leveraging streaming data for smarter online systems.
  • Experience with data transformation tools and techniques and workflow management
  • Experience optimizing larger applications to increase speed, scalability, and extensibility.
  • Proven self-starter who can move projects forward by filling in the gaps on Agile teams, from leading a design session to doing some test automation, to mentoring a teammate struggling with a new technology.

 

Check out our Culture Checklist >

About Us

At ShopRunner, it’s all about creating a culture that provides choice and challenge. If Chief Technology Officer, Greg Ball, had to pick one quality that he most admires in ShopRunner employees, it would be determination.

In an ecommerce space dominated by Amazon Prime, it takes a lot of grit to challenge the status quo and innovate to develop a more enjoyable online shopping experience for retailers and consumers. But that’s exactly what ShopRunner employees do, and that’s why they love working there.

Perks include a flexible work schedule, generous parental leave program, paid time for community volunteer work and a robust snack station, all of which encourage ShopRunner team members to mold their optimal work environments. Ultimately, though, employees are attracted to ShopRunner’s agile work environment and ample room for upward mobility.

“One of the main reasons I came here was to have a larger impact on a company,” says Corey Sayers, Product Design Lead, who is currently working on a new native app that will facilitate better discovery and shopping experiences. “I feel I have a true seat at the table [at ShopRunner].”

The company prides itself on seven core values:

  • Boldness
  • Inclusion
  • Grit
  • Candor
  • Accountability
  • Spirit
  • Hustle

ShopRunner’s East Coast office is located in one of several buildings that comprise a new commercial and residential campus in Conshohocken, Pa. The open-concept office includes designated desks for employees as well as communal conference spaces. Whiteboard walls covered in code wrap around the interior of almost every room.

One particular board in the entryway stands out: designated the “Wall of Wonder,” Polaroids of each employee are neatly strung along like a colorful DIY clothing line, serves as a tool for new employees to put a face to a name in the office and as a way for team members to get to know one another.

Each week the board features a fun question like “What is your favorite restaurant?”. Employees write their answers in below their snapshots.

As ShopRunner continues to bring an increasingly Cali vibe to Conshy, it’s no wonder their staff has jumped by approximately 70 percent in 2017. Cat’s out of the bag: management openly plans to hire “pretty aggressively” quarter over quarter throughout this year.

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