Senior Software Engineer: Data as a Product

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The Business Intelligence market is undergoing a revolution rooted in the idea that not everyone is going to be a data expert, but people should still be empowered to make decisions using data. We believe data storytelling is critical to addressing this problem and Narrative Science is at the cutting edge of this movement. To support this mission, the most successful engineers at Narrative Science balance drive, resilience, humility, and creativity.

The Senior Software Engineer: Data as a Product role will be on our Breadth team, one of our two development teams at Narrative Science.  This team is responsible for the components of our data storytelling product, Lexio, that connects to customer data sources, runs analytics, and ensures Enterprise Ready access.  The ideal candidate for this role is experienced in data warehouse integration, ETL and data orchestration tools, and ideally some familiarity with Machine Learning tools.  Another important aspect of this role is supporting the sales team by successfully integrating Lexio into a customer’s data ecosystem.  For this role, you should be comfortable interacting with customers and excited by the opportunity to build product features to solve their pain points. 

Responsibilities

  • Lead the development and delivery of projects while collaborating with Product, QA and Cloud Engineering 
  • Turn product goals into technical designs
  • Be an ambassador for internal and external clients, when needed
  • Develop high-quality, maintainable, testable software according to software engineering best practices
  • Evaluate technologies in order to make the case for buy/build
  • Participate in code reviews
  • Mentor junior engineers
  • Participate in architecture and software design reviews
  • Identify, design, and develop automation and tooling to improve team efficiency
  • Support products running in production and respond to incidents
  • Collaborate on projects that improve the performance and usability of our product portfolio

Qualifications

  • 4+ years of professional software development experience
  • Proven experience with Python
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills 
  • Experience working with clients and the determination to work through their problems until they are resolved
  • Experience driving and optimizing the end-to-end software development process
  • Working knowledge of ETL (extract/transform/load) and data orchestration tools (Stitch, Fivetran, Airflow, Meltano, Dataprep)
  • Proficiency with multiple data storage technologies covering relational databases, data warehouses, and NoSQL
  • Familiarity with with Machine Learning tools to help foster MLOps
  • Experience building highly scalable and performant systems
  • Familiarity with building web applications
  • Experience developing in Unix systems
  • Familiarity with Amazon Web Services

If you are reading this and feeling imposter syndrome creeping in, know that this description is a landscape not a checklist. We encourage you to apply!

About the Engineering Team @ Narrative Science

The Engineering team at Narrative Science specializes in delivering high-value cloud-based solutions to customers. Specifically, we are responsible for building and innovating on an insightful and personalized data storytelling platform. We work a lot with data pipelines, analytics, natural language generation (NLG), continuous deployment tooling, and cloud architecture.

Culture @ Narrative Science

Narrative Science believes that data storytelling can empower everyone to understand and take action from their data. Our mission is to build software that leverages artificial intelligence to automatically turn data into easy-to-understand reports, transforms statistics into stories, and converts numbers into knowledge.

Our core virtues (mission-driven, impactful, team first, innovative) are ingrained in everything we do, from how we develop our technology to how we interact with customers to how we hire people. Since 2020, we have embraced a remote-first approach and our team has the option to work from home or safely from our Chicago office. This flexibility will remain after COVID.  

At Narrative Science, we embrace the diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives of our future employees, colleagues, customers, partners, and other stakeholders. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Located in the heart of the loop, our office provides easy access to public transportation and some of Chicago's favorite destinations.

An Insider's view of Narrative Science

What are some social events your company does?

The Social Committee (which is comprised of volunteers from different teams) plans various events throughout the year including company outings and gathering to embody the company culture. Thanks to this committee, employees enjoy in-person and virtual events; pop-up game nights, annual Oktoberfest, a Summer and Holiday party among ad hoc events.

Natalie

Product Marketing Manager & Associate Designer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

At Narrative Science, teams collaborate every day. When it comes to background, experience, and points of view, we are a very diverse company, and our employees take full advantage of that. It isn't uncommon to see functional teams pulling in members from other teams to work on initiatives together or even just to get another opinion.

Anna

Director of Growth Marketing

What makes someone successful on your team?

The people that succeed on the Narrative Science Customer Success team are those who are naturally curious, have a bias for action, and put the company first. Our team is ultimately responsible for building relationships, solving problems, and creating exceptional experiences for our customers.

Teddy

Director of Customer Success

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

At Narrative Science, we support a spectrum of innovation ranging from our standard engineering process, through Hack Days and Hackathons, to our ongoing Incubator team. Narrative Science is only successful if we hire smart and self-motivated people, so we’re committed to giving them the support and space they need to innovate.

Nate

Chief Scientist

What are some things you learned at the company?

On the job learning isn’t just a role description, it’s a reality. In 6 months, I have learned Python scripting, HTML tagging, and API configuration. Colleagues taught me about NLG & NLP, Gross & Net Retention, and freshwater & saltwater eels. But most importantly, NS has taught me that we shouldn’t be afraid of data, data should be afraid of us.

James

Solutions Consultant

What are Narrative Science Perks + Benefits

Narrative Science Benefits Overview

We offer a full range of benefits including Medical, Rx, Dental, Vision, FSA (for medical and dependent care expenses), Commuter Benefits, Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability, Paid Parental Leave, and 401k options for you and your family. Our people manage their own schedules, work hard, take time off when they need it—and come back refreshed and ready to dive back in.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We thrive on knowledge-sharing and giving back to our community. Our employees speak at events, with other tech organizations, and we work with non-profits to support our communities.
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Join one of our amazing employee groups—NS Cares, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, Women’s Group, Social Committee.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

Standing desks. Catered weekly lunches. Flexible vacation policy. Company events. Free eats & drinks. Free gym access & bike parking. Personal MacBook Air. Community engagement opportunities. Internal learning and development opportunities. Referral program & incentives.

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