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Software Engineer - Data Engineering (Remote Friendly)

Software Engineering | Alameda, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us

At Saildrone, we sustainably explore, map and monitor the oceans to understand, preserve, and protect our world. Saildrone designs and manufactures wind and solar powered autonomous surface vehicles called Saildrones, which make cost-effective ocean data collection possible at scale. We work with governments, civic agencies, foundations, universities, and private companies around the globe to drive better information about our oceans and seas - be it in sailing drones into the eye of a Category 4 hurricane to obtain new scientific storm data, mapping out the ocean floor, collecting new CO2 data in hard-to-reach areas, counting biomass to establish fishing quotas, or detecting and stopping illegal fishing and drug trafficking. As a result of our work, we have been selected as one of the "Forbes Top 10 Wonders of 2021", as well as the Smithsonian Institute's "Top 10 Ocean Stories of 2021", New York Times' "Top 21 Things that happened (for the first time) in 2021", and Popular Science's "100 Greatest Innovations of 2021". We are based in Alameda, CA, with offices in Washington DC and St. Petersburg, FL and operate our missions worldwide. We are backed by top-tier investors in the frontier-tech and sustainability sectors, including Social Capital, Capricorn, Lux Capital, BOND Capital, and Emerson Collective.

This is an exciting opportunity with a fast-growing team at the cutting-edge intersection of big data services and autonomous hardware. You will be an integral part of a high-performing multi-disciplinary delivering high impact for humanity and future generations.


The Role

Data is Everything. The Saildrone fleet of ocean-going vessels tirelessly sails the world's seas piecing together the world's largest high-resolution meteorological oceanic dataset at a rate, precision and price point that was previously impossible. With NOAA approved data precision and demonstrated reliability, two other datasets that you'll be working with are ocean floor depth mapping and maritime domain awareness, anything associated with the safety and security of the global maritime domain, such as illegal fishing and drug enforcement.

You will build the data pipeline powering both our external APIs and internal business intelligence about our drones. An effort spanning architecture, development, reliability, and scale, it is critical in our mission to deliver planetary insights.

Required Skills

  • 4+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience in data pipeline/platform software development in cloud environment (AWS, GCP, Azure, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of Athena/Presto, BigQuery, Redshift, or Snowflake data querying technologies
  • NoSQL experience - DynamoDB, Redis, Influx, Timescale
  • Familiar with Argo, Airflow, or Luigi workflow orchestration engines


Desired Skills

  • Expertise in Python, NodeJS, or Go programming languages
  • Familiar with Parquet or Protobuf data file formats
  • Experience working with time series, geospatial, or geo-temporal data would be a huge bonus
  • Working knowledge of relational databases (Postgres).
  • Experience with serverless functions, such as AWS Lambda
  • Experience with developing and deploying distributed services with Docker
  • Knowledge of analytic tools such as Jupyter Notebooks, Tableau, AWS Quicksight
  • Built data pipelines for Machine Learning applications


Location

This position is remote friendly. Only candidates with proper permits to work in the United States can be considered.


Benefits:

  • Medical, dental and vision plans for you and your dependents.

  • Short and relaxing ferry ride from the Ferry Building for SF residents

  • Enhanced paternity / maternity programs

  • Competitive benefits including excellent medical, life insurance, 401k plan


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We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


In accordance with Saildrone’s mandatory employee COVID-19 vaccination policy, please be advised that all employees are required to be vaccinated and boosted to safeguard the health of our employees and their families, our customers and visitors and the community at large.


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