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Senior Data Engineer in Raleigh at Vaco

Date Posted: 3/12/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Data Engineers-are you ready to grow your career by applying your database expertise to more complex projects with some of the nation's top companies? Let Vaco serve as your advocate in presenting you to clients who are looking for Senior Data Engineers. Our recruiting staff gives you an advantage over your competition by promoting your strengths and assets directly to hiring managers while helping you to be more prepared for your interviews.

From keeping you up to date on market trends and industry expectations to providing you with valuable insight into the company culture, compensation expectations, and growth opportunities of specific clients, Vaco will give you the edge you need in today's highly competitive job marketplace.


This critical role requires strong technical skills to help build our products, as well as leadership and communication skills to help us shape our processes and team culture as we grow. We have great benefits that includes competitive pay, stock options and great time-off policies.

You'll be joining a small startup that follows agile practices. Our office environment is casual and diverse but the pace is fast. Join us as we build a great software company that solves challenging problems and takes care of its employees.

What you'll be doing:

  • Improving and maintaining accurate geospatial datasets
  • Developing multithreaded processes to efficiently query, transform, and deliver data, as well as to ingest, transform, and store data
  • Designing and implementing storage for new datasets and the automated data ingestion and/or delivery processes required for them
  • Developing web-based custom data reporting and management applications
  • Be ready and able to support the team and the architecture whenever the need arises

Our ideal candidate:

  • You plow through multiple obstacles in a day, using a combination of persistence, research, problem-solving skills, and your own experience
  • You take pride in your work, and especially work that is completed, tested, and in production
  • You are a sink for problems, rather than a source. You make your co-workers' jobs easier, not harder
  • You are available for and responsive to questions. You are professional and collegial in your communications
  • You like being the person that others rely on
  • You quickly learn new technologies as needed and recognize that you are engaged in timely, business-critical tasks
  • You are transparent in what you do. You discuss, document, and commit your work as needed
  • You like researching and working with emerging products, services, protocols, and standards in support of making products better / faster / cheaper

The Skills That Get You In The Door:

  • 5+ years of solid professional experience in data-driven application development
  • Experience with building high-performance database and ETL applications
  • Strong understanding of database fundamentals, including performance tradeoffs in database and index design
  • GIS familiarity
  • Git proficiency
  • Experience developing multithreaded software

Bonus Points:

  • Postgres development experience, with emphasis on PostGIS functionality
  • Experience with AWS cloud architecture, using the CLI and the console
  • Experience with REST
  • Experience working with GO and Java
  • Comfortable working in Linux and with bash shell scripting
  • Experience in the ad tech or ad data industry a plus
  • Experience with Spark or other big data processing tools