Senior Data Engineer

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Location: Remote, North America
KAR Global is looking to expand our autoniq® development team as we continue to innovate within the used car industry. The candidate should have a strong background in Python development and be comfortable using relational databases. As an engineer on the development team the main responsibilities are design, implementation, and maintenance of ETL pipelines and both relational and NoSQL datastores. The candidate should have good communication skills and be able to work closely with Product Owners to discuss feasibility of technical considerations as well as provide accurate estimates for project completion.
Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Building and maintaining Python based ETL pipelines
  • Optimizing applications and database queries to improve performance and user experience
  • Implementing and maintaining unit test coverage for all project level services
  • Helping to implement proof of concepts for new technologies
  • Collaborating with cross-functional team members on designing and implementing new features
  • Continuously work on improving our core offerings as we uncover new business opportunities
  • Mentoring junior developers in best practices, providing guidance for implementation strategies
  • Working closely with Product Owners to help gather and refine requirements for upcoming stories
  • Drive technical discussions on software architecture and testing to ensure we do not compromise on quality and performance

Qualifications & Education Requirements:
  • A University degree or advanced diploma in a software engineering-related discipline, preferably in Computer Science, or equivalent experience
  • 4+ years of professional Java development experience with RESTful Web Services
  • 4+ years of experience using relational databases for data persistence
  • Experience using Python 3.7+/PIP
  • Experience using unit testing framework (Pyunit, PyTest, etc)
  • Experience using work tracking software preferred (Jira, Azure DevOps, etc)
  • Experience working in Amazon AWS environments preferred
  • Experience working with building and deploying code via Docker containers
  • Experience with JavaScript frameworks a plus (React, Angular, node.js, etc.)
  • Experience with Java a plus
  • You enjoy mentoring and supporting other team members by participating in code reviews and applying your experience in process and technical leadership
  • You have experience working in agile team environments, be good communicator, and conscientious member of the team

Why Work with Us?
Whether your Fun is in working with new technology, learning skills, collaborating with awesomely talented people, or growing into a Specialist, Team Lead, or People Manager, we want to feed this fire in you. If you have the work ethic, skill, and motivation, we will help you find a path that leads you where your passion wants to go.
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Technology we use

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    • SalesforceCRM

Location

Our Chicago office is located in River West on the North Branch of the Chicago River. We have free shuttles to major train stations and CTA lines.

An Insider's view of KAR Global

What's something quirky about your company?

Our culture is more like a family than colleagues. One of my favorite aspects about this office is our Parents-designated Slack channel—an online team collaboration site. It is a great reminder we aren’t just employees, but we can be moms and dads at work, shamelessly sharing fun stories about our personal lives.

April

Senior Product Manager

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

KAR Global’s DevOps teams are always solving unique problems, but tackling complexity is the real challenge. We’ve found that meaningful solutions come when we don’t focus on fighting fires reactively and instead work collaboratively on building proactive frameworks and implementing forward-thinking processes.

Brandon

Jr. DevOps Manager

What does your typical day look like?

We start the day with a 15-minute huddle to talk about progress from the day before, the day’s plan and barriers to success that need to be addressed. This gives us a clear understanding of our priorities for the day. Our teams are dynamic, so every member of our project team works together each day to discuss design approaches and share ideas.

Mo-Ting

Lead Backend Engineer

What are KAR Global Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
KAR Auction Services gives every full-time employee a day with pay to volunteer with your favorite cause.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We have both a local culture and company-wide wellness committee.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Health Savings Account (HSA) also available for employees enrolled in KAR medical plan. Both individual and dependent FSA's available to everyone.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
The annual employer contribution to HSAs is $750 for employee only coverage and $1,500 for family coverage. Contributions are prorated based on hire date.
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Offering free weekly virtual workouts courtesy of River North Gym that are also available on demand after they take place.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 4 weeks of parental leave pay (full wage replacement) for employees within 6 months of the birth, adoption, or placement of a foster child.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
We partner with River North Gym to provide employees complimentary physical fitness options (virtual and onsite), as well as several sessions of 1:1 training with a health coach.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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