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Senior Engineer, Data

| Chicago

SpotHero is seeking a Senior Engineer be part of the team building our new data platform. The team will own the solution to help us scale out to build a future where the SpotHero platform surfaces real time parking inventory across the United States for millions of customers.


Who we are: SpotHero is one of transportation's hottest tech companies! We’re rapidly growing with the mission of bringing the parking industry into the future through technology. Drivers across the nation use the SpotHero mobile app or website to reserve convenient, affordable parking on-the-go or in advance, and parking companies rely on us to help them reach new customers while optimizing their business. We connect the dots with cutting-edge technology, delivering value to both sides of this exciting, evolving marketplace.

What will you do:

  • Work with our analytics and data science teams to understand our data processing needs
  • Be a key hands-on contributor to the design and implementation of our new data platform from the infrastructure layer up to the API
  • Model and architect our data in a way that will scale with the increasingly complex ways we’re analyzing it
  • Build robust pipelines that make sure data is where it needs to be, when it needs to be there
  • Build frameworks and tools to help our software engineers, data analysts and scientists design and build their own data pipelines in a self-service manner
  • Performance testing and engineering to ensure that our systems always scale to meet our needs
  • Key member of the team focused on pure hands-on contribution to the implementation and operation of our data platform

Your experience:

  • We value humility, a strong work ethic, flexibility, collaboration, technical curiosity, and constant learning
  • At least one project that demonstrate prowess in designing, implementing, and operating large scale, high throughput, low latency distributed systems
  • You can go up and down the stack from deep in the infrastructure layer all the way up to the client libraries
  • Experience with small teams that move fast -- all members are expected to be able to achieve maximum results with minimal direction
  • You have at least 7 years of hands on experience as an Engineer across multiple environments on complex distributed polyglot systems using Java, Scala, Clojure, Go and/or C++.
  • Nice to Haves:
    • Kubernetes and/or Mesos experience
    • Kafka, Spark and/or Flink experience
    • Cassandra, Elastic, Redis and/or Couchbase experience
    • Postgres, MySql and/or Oracle experience
    • AWS, GCP and/or Azure experience
    • Open source contributions to a few major projects


What we are offering:

  • Career game changer – A truly unique experience to work for a fast-growing startup in a role with unlimited potential for growth.
  • Excellent benefits – We cover 90% of Medical Premiums, 50% of Dental & Vision Premiums, and offer company sponsored Life Insurance.
  • Flexible PTO policy, generous parental leave, and great work/life balance – We value and support each individual team member.
  • Fun perks like snacks, catered lunches, happy hours, wellness programs, and SpotHero swag.
  • Annual parking stipend (duh – we help people park!).
    The opportunity to collaborate with fun, innovative, and passionate people in a casual, yet highly productive atmosphere.
  • A workplace recognized as the Best Consumer Web Company by Built in Chicago, Top Company Culture by Entrepreneur, a Top Workplace by Chicago Tribune, and one of Chicago’s Best Places to Work for Women Under 35 by Crain’s Chicago Business.

Steps to apply: Please include any GitHub account, LinkedIn profile, and any project that you’re particularly proud of. We love seeing work that others loved working on.


NOTE:

  • You must be legally authorized to work in the US. Unfortunately, the company is unable to support sponsorships at this time.
  • We are considering applications for this position from candidates not located in Chicago. However, you must be able and willing to travel to Chicago on a quarterly basis.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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Location

Our brand new, custom built office is located in the heart of the Loop, close to the Brown, Orange, Pink, Purple, and Red Lines.

What are SpotHero Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

Fantastic Eats - Take a break and enjoy some grub with the team, catered weekly from your favorite Chicago spots. For a midday pick me up, choose from our endless variety of snacks or our cold brew on tap. • Team Events - From WhirlyBall and ice skating to rooftop happy hours and spontaneous ice cream parties - we're always looking for new ways to have fun together! • Casual Work Environment - Be comfortable while you work. Take a nap if you need it or squeeze in a few yoga poses between meetings. • Employee Wellness Program. We encourage work/life balance through financial wellness talks, meditation sessions, and mind & body nutrition education. Plus, we encourage our team to get out and give back to our local community. • Professional Development. We support personal and professional development through mentorship programs, diversity & inclusion trainings, and learning how to work with one another based on our personality types.

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