Big Data Engineer - Chicago - Future Opportunity

| Chicago
ABOUT US
Are you ready to transform an industry? At Centro we are building a comprehensive tech platform that radically increases efficiencies and impact across businesses, teams, and campaigns. Our clients can run all their digital business through Basis, with robust business intelligence, workflow automation, search and social integrations, and the number one rated DSP.
 
We’re taking the digital advertising world by storm and are proud to be headquartered in the rapidly growing tech hub of Chicago, with offices that span across the United States, Canada, Mexico, and London. Join us in our mission to improve the lives of everyone working in the industry!
 
WHY WORK WITH US?
 
At Centro, we believe that lasting success is achieved through continual dedication to the growth and well-being of the individual. Our people are the core of what makes Centro unique. Driven by the Centro Manifesto and our guiding principles, we look to hire the best and brightest minds—curious, passionate learners who are driven to create impact.
 
We are committed to building a culture of highly motivated individuals who create a positive and supportive environment together. When we work hard, stay focused, and act in service to others, we believe that anything is possible. Come grow with us!
ABOUT THE TEAM
Technology is at the core of what we do. Centro’s innovative Engineering team designs and develops new features and integrations for Basis, our industry-leading, comprehensive software solution. Our platform processes over 300 billion events per day and uses AI and machine learning to automate and simplify the entire digital campaign process.
This team is all about data—and in order to create value from the massive amount of data we collect, engineering leverages their dynamic Data Engineering, Data Science, and Business Intelligence teams to create insights that benefit the industry as a whole.
Our Tech Stack:
• Ruby, Java, Python, and React.js
• Kubernetes, Docker, Kafka
• PostgreSQL, NoSQL
• AWS
ABOUT THE ROLE
We are looking for engineers who are excited about building distributed data pipelines. We want you to help us shape our internal and external brand-new data warehouses, leveraging the latest advances of big data processing: a combination of Kafka Streams, Hadoop, and traditional RDBMS.

YOU WILL

  • Be a part of our Big Data team and of an overall Data Organization spanning multiple offices.
  • Participate in architecture discussions and bring your experience in scalable data pipelines using Kafka Streams and/or other Big Data tools.
  • Take ownership of design and implementation of scalable and fault tolerant projects.
  • Maintain and incrementally improve existing solutions.
  • Get to build brand new pipelines with the technology stack including Spark, Spark Structured Streaming, Kafka, Hadoop, MySql, Python.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  • Solid understanding of distributed system fundamentals.
  • Experience in developing, troubleshooting, diagnosing, and performance tuning of distributed data pipelines at scale.
  • Demonstrated professional experience working with various components of Big Data ecosystem: Spark/Spark Streaming, Hive, Kafka/KSQL, Hadoop (or similar NoSQL ecosystem), et. al, in a production system.
  • Strong software engineering skills with Python.
  • Knowledge of some flavor of SQL (MySQL, Oracle, Hive, Impala), including the fundamentals of data modeling and performance.

EVEN BETTER IF YOU HAVE

  • Skills in real-time streaming applications.
  • Knowledge of Scala.
  • A development workflow using Docker containers.
  • Compulsion for automating your day-to-day processes.

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Ability to see your direct impact on a high visibility project.
  • An opportunity to both create new projects and help improve the existing big data pipelines.
  • Work in a mature, private, nationally-known company with a CEO approval of 90% on Glassdoor and a positive atmosphere in our San Francisco tech team.
  • 401K plan with employer matching.
  • Commuter pre-tax contributions.
  • Flexible working hours and work-from-home days.
  • Health plan.
  • In-office snacks.
  • Organized team events.

LIFE WITH CENTRO
We take care of our people. Our team has put together a thoughtful benefits package and provides a wide range of perks, including competitive 401k matching, a tax-free health savings account, tuition reimbursement, generous maternity/paternity leave, and more.
Aside from benefits, we’re always finding new ways to invest in the personal and professional growth our employees. We’re proud to support a variety of employee-led communities that enrich our culture of uniqueness, inclusivity, and empowerment. Centro is more than a workplace.
Centro is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect and support an inclusive workplace diverse in thought, perspective and culture. We celebrate all team members regardless of gender/identity, sexual orientation, race or cultural background, religion, physical disability and age. We are better together.

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Technology we use

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    • Oracle EloquaLead Gen

Location

The Chicago Loop is a great place to work, located in a central area of Chicago accessible to major public transportation, dining and shopping.

An Insider's view of Centro

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Instead of balancing work and life, it’s about blending the two. As a parent, I may need to leave for part of the day or before 5. Everyone here understands and I don’t feel guilty. Even if I’m not sitting at my desk from 9-5, my work and my teams work will still be done on time. Centro is giving me the opportunity to live the best life I can.

Matt Klaers

Manager, Financial Reporting

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

There’s an incredible balance of freedom, drive, and fun that I’ve only experienced at Centro. On an engineering team retreat this summer, the plan was to code from 10 AM – 2 PM on a fun team-based competition and then go outside to enjoy the day. The team would not stop coding until 10 PM! Of course, this was followed by 6 hours of karaoke.

Mike

VP, software engineering

What are Centro Perks + Benefits

Centro Benefits Overview

While our people work to change an industry, we reward them with industry-leading perks. It’s not just about the free snacks and onsite yoga (although they help)—it’s about making sure Centrons feel happy, healthy and fulfilled when they come to work.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Centro offers each employee one day per calendar year to use for community work or volunteering opportunities. Local offices regularly organizes group volunteer activities for employees.
Partners with Nonprofits
Centro partners with local non-profit organizations to support various causes and to organize group volunteer events for employees.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
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