Data Engineer at Ibotta

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Ibotta is looking for a Data Engineer to build something great with us. As part of the Data Services team, you will work with both Engineering and Analytics to develop and own stable, scalable, and forward-thinking data-driven processes. We're looking for a self-motivated engineer who has a passion for working with an event-based architecture heavily leveraging AWS cloud tools. The data engineering team is core to driving and delivering the current and future data, analytics, and decisioning platforms across Ibotta.

What you will be doing:

  • Embrace and uphold Ibotta’s Core Values: Integrity, Boldness, Outhustle, Teamwork, Transparency & A good idea can come from anywhere
  • Work with engineering, analytics, and product management to implement and support event-driven processes
  • Be a key contributor in the engineering of distributed systems, frameworks, and design patterns of BI and Data Science/Machine Learning
  • Use Scala, Java, or Python to utilize Hadoop/Spark to collect and analyze large-scale datasets
  • Design, implement and maintain distributed messaging systems
  • Build, monitor, and maintain data ETL pipelines
  • Help manage Data Governance and Security
  • Administer and maintain our data infrastructure
  • Mentor junior data engineers in principles and best practices
  • Share relevant knowledge and evangelize Data Engineering with Platform and Analytics teams

What we are looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field or equivalent work experience
  • 2+ years of experience in software development, preferably with Scala, Java, or Python
  • 1-2+ years of experience working in the Hadoop ecosystem, using tools such as Hive, Spark, or Pig
  • Proven expertise in taking data projects from ideation to implementation
  • Some experience with event-driven architecture design patterns and practices
  • Experience in database design and architecture principles, and strong SQL abilities
  • Experience with the following a strong plus:
    • AWS Cloud Services, like EC2, EMR, RDS, or Redshift
    • Experience with Python, Hadoop, Hive, and Spark (either PySpark or Scala)
    • Message Brokers such as Kafka or Kinesis
    • ETL tools and processes (Airflow or other similar tools)
  • Agile (Kanban or Scrum) development experience

About Us:

Built in Denver, CO, Ibotta ("I bought a...") is a free mobile shopping app that gives users cash back on groceries and more. Through our partnerships with brands and retailers like Procter & Gamble, Kraft Heinz, Kellogg, Amazon, Walmart, Target and Uber, we’ve delivered over $750 million in cumulative cash rewards to our Savers. Guided by our values and our mission to make every purchase rewarding, we come to work energized by the business problems we get to solve, the technology we get to build, and the people we get to innovate (and have fun) with. Ibotta made Inc.’s 2020 list of the 5000 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. for the third consecutive year. In 2019, we became the first mobile consumer technology company in Colorado to achieve $1B in valuation.

To learn more about what our Tech teams are doing day to day, visit Building Ibotta on Medium.com

Additional Details:

  • This position is located in Denver, CO and includes competitive pay, benefits package (including medical, dental, vision), 401k, and equity.
  • Ibotta is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Ibotta’s employment decisions are made without regard with race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
  • For the security of our employees and the business, all employees are responsible for the secure handling of data in accordance with our security policies, identifying and reporting phishing attempts, as well as reporting security incidents to the proper channels.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • HiveDatabases
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Location

Located in central Downtown Denver - convenient access to public transportation and Denver's best restaurants, though we are currently remote.

An Insider's view of Ibotta

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The best part about Ibotta is the people that work here. It's humbling to be able to work with such talented and experienced team members who are all working towards a collective mission. I've been able to learn so much from my colleagues both on a professional and personal level, and they are 100% the reason that I enjoy coming into work everyday.

Prachi

Senior Account Executive, Business Development

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

For general questions or blockers, the engineering community is incredibly active and supportive on specialized Slack channels to get engineers unblocked. On project development cycles, my Project Manager sets meetings with relevant stakeholders as needed for planning and ongoing feedback cycles.

Becca

Platform Engineer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started Ibotta as a mid-level software engineer with a few years of experience; within two years I had been promoted to a Senior Engineer and was recently promoted to Staff Engineer at the beginning of 2020. I’ve learned so much about software development and am excited to now be in a position responsible for helping to spread that knowledge.

Alex

Software Engineer/Browser Extension

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

Weekly 1:1s with all of my direct reports and minimum monthly coffee/lunch/walk with anyone who is indirect. We also leverage "Donut" (an app through Slack) across the Marketing team. This promotes rapport building and open conversations.

Cody

Vice President of Growth Marketing

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

Ibotta believes that in order to feel motivated and inspired, you must have an opportunity to find fulfillment and satisfaction in your personal life.

Jawaan

Director, Data & Media Partnerships

What are Ibotta Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Each year, Ibotta employees participate in a company-wide volunteer day. Ibotta's Culture Clubs also provide multiple opportunities for volunteering and getting involved in the local community.
Partners with Nonprofits
Ibotta partners with local nonprofits such as ChickTech, Denver Urban Gardens, Wish for Wheels, the Boys & Girls Club, and more.
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Building a company culture starts from the ground up at Ibotta. Some of our Culture Clubs include [email protected] Ibotta, botta Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Ibotta Gives, Sports & Outdoors, and more!
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
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
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning

Additional Perks + Benefits

We invest in every employee with a competitive salary, company equity, a matched 401(k), leadership training, and a monthly commuter stipend. We also offer comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage to full-time employees, plus free onsite gym access. Oh, and we also believe in a healthy work-life balance. Flexible time off, monthly social events and happy hours, and an annual dinner bonus keep us energized and focused.

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