Data Engineer at Neighborhoods.com

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We’re looking for a Data Engineer to build data pipelines, design data warehouses, and support our Data Science team across our web-first real estate software platforms, neighborhoods.com and 55places.com. In this role you’ll be designing pipelines and data stores to manage terabytes of real estate data and clickstream data. This role will give you the opportunity to define and refine the overall data strategy for a growing tech company.

Neighborhoods.com is the first online real estate resource to put the neighborhood at the center of the home search. The platform invites visitors to imagine their life in a new area by providing a local’s perspective, including detailed descriptions and resident reviews of schools, amenities, and the surrounding community. With up-to-date listings, the company offers aspiring homeowners accurate and reliable information about market changes and new homes for sale. Neighborhoods.com and its network of real estate agents are licensed and knowledgeable experts that guide users through every step of the homebuying process—from the initial search to the closing table.

 

What you’ll be doing as our Data Engineer:

  • Designing, building and maintaining our data pipelines and data warehouses for business intelligence, analytics, reporting solutions, and user-facing features.

  • Playing a crucial role in shaping the underlying technology environment for our Data Science team

  • Developing ETL ecosystem tools using tools like Elasticsearch, Spark, Python, R, Redis, MySQL, Amazon S3, and PostgreSQL

  • Helping to define data science solutions to solve complex problems around better understanding our users and our market

  • Assisting the overall engineering team with database design and data flows

  • Developing engineering best practices, documentation and process flows that facilitate collaboration and knowledge transfer

 

We think you could be really successful if you:

  • Want to lead the way in identifying, scoping, building and deploying new data solutions (pipelines, warehousing and other infrastructure).

  • Are self-motivated and curious, with the desire to initiate and own projects from start to finish.

  • Are a team player and enjoy collaborating across teams to develop solutions that are the best fit for the products and your peers

  • Love the challenge of managing high volumes of data

 

Basic requirements to do the job:

  • 2-5 years of experience working as a Data Engineer or Data Scientist

  • Expert-level understanding of SQL-based database design and usage

  • Expert-level proficiency in at least one programming language

  • Professional experience in high-volume ETL systems.

  • Effective communication with engineering peers, data scientists, project managers and business stakeholders.

 

Bonus Points if you have:

  • An advanced degree in Computer Science, Analytics or a related field

  • Hands-on experience building data solutions in at least one public cloud environment. We use AWS.

  • Experience using Python or R in a data science/analytics role

  • Familiarity processing and analyzing high-volume clickstream data

  • Experience with a Business Intelligence tool like Tableau, Qlik, or Amazon QuickSight.

 

Why Neighborhoods.com?

  • The standards: insurance, 401k with match, flexible PTO, and casual dress code

  • Paid parental leave

  • Pre-tax commuter program

  • West Loop neighborhood (easy commute and lots of food options)

  • Volunteer and charity opportunities

  • Cold-brew coffee on tap

  • Transparent and approachable leadership and management

  • Help make a difference in the lives of homeowners across the country

 

Neighborhoods.com is an equal opportunity employer, of people from all different backgrounds, ethnicities, races, colors, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, and ages. We strive to foster an inclusive environment, that is comfortable for everyone. We will not tolerate harassment or discrimination of any kind.

We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas.

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Location

We're at the edge of the West Loop, right next to Fulton Market. Transit options and lunch spots? We got 'em.

An Insider's view of Neighborhoods.com

How does your team reward individual success?

Each manager has a keen eye not only for who is maintaining high levels of productivity, but also for who is willing to assist other members of the team who may be overwhelmed with tasks or a busy schedule. Outstanding work is almost always recognized via Cheers on TinyPulse, with frequent social functions, or even with a simple "thank you."

Neil

Neighborhood Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Our company culture always encourages cross-team collaboration. On any given day, I could be chatting with Sales about how our agents interact with the site or collaborating with a software engineer about how to develop the best performance indicators for our new service.

Frankie

Data Scientist

What makes someone successful on your team?

Neighborhoods.com is a really great place for self-starters. It's a place for people who love being their own task-master while still functioning as part of a team. That this is a workplace for people who thrive in the absence of micromanagement and hand-holding.

Deana

Associate Editor

What is your vision for the company?

My vision for Neighborhoods.com is to help people live their life to its fullest potential by helping them with the universal challenge of finding a neighborhood and house they can truly call home.

Bill

CEO

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

PMO's ideas and processes facilitate keeping our engineers and designers focused on the work they love which in turn encourages innovation.

Heather

Project Manager

What are Neighborhoods.com Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Neighborhoods.com has volunteer and social committees, as well as small Practice groups to focus on anything from Networking to Incident Response.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
NHDS team members can contribute up to $2700 to their Health FSA and $2500 to their Dependent Care FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $6000 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
$25,000 of Life and AD&D insurance is provided at no cost to team members.
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
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.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

Aside from all of these tangible benefits- Neighborhoods.com truly values all employees. A positive company culture, transparency, collaboration, & providing an inclusive environment for all employees, is something we value highly.

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