Data Engineer

Website TractorZoom Tractor Zoom

About Tractor Zoom

Tractor Zoom is an online search engine for heavy machinery auctions and database for market trends. We have partnered with 1000+ auction companies and dealers to advertise equipment throughout the entire USA. Our technology tracks more than $2 billion of sale transactions every year to help people make transparent, data-driving price decisions when buying, selling, financing and insuring heavy equipment.

Our mission is to streamline business processes and decisions by helping customers quickly find and value heavy equipment using big data and technology.

Our vision is to bring transparency to heavy machinery data and help people make better data-driven decisions.

We’re Looking for an ‘A’ Player

As a Data Engineer at Tractor Zoom, you will be accountable for expanding and optimizing our data and data pipeline architecture, as well as optimizing data flow and collection for cross functional teams. The ideal candidate is an experienced data pipeline builder and data wrangler who enjoys optimizing data systems and building them from the ground up. Tractor Zoom has a lot of powerful data sources today and you will help accelerate the development of our products, strengthen our process, and grow our engineering culture as our first Data Engineer hire. As an employee at our early-stage data and technology company, you will have a deep impact in the success and growth of the company. This role is truly one of a kind for a Data Engineer wanting to make an immediate impact.

Your Responsibilities:

  • #1 Priority – create and maintain optimal data pipeline architecture
  • Assemble large, complex data sets that meet functional / non-functional business requirements
  • Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements: automating manual processes, optimizing data delivery, re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability, etc.
  • Work with stakeholders including Executive, Product and Design teams to assist with data-related technical issues and support their data infrastructure needs.
  • Build the infrastructure required for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data from a wide variety of data sources using SQL and AWS ‘big data’ technologies.
  • Build analytics tools that utilize the data pipeline to provide actionable insights into customer behavior, operational efficiency, and other key business performance metrics.

Qualifications for Data Engineer:

  • Advanced working SQL knowledge and experience working with relational databases, query authoring (SQL) as well as working familiarity with a variety of databases.
  • Strong analytic skills related to working with unstructured datasets
  • Experience building and optimizing ‘big data’ pipelines, architectures, and data sets
  • Build processes supporting data transformation, data structures, metadata, dependency, and workload management.

We are looking for a candidate with 5+ years of experience in a Data Engineer role, who has a Graduate degree in Computer Science, Statistic, Informatics, Information Systems, or another quantitative field. You should also have experience using the following software/tools:

  • Experience with big data tools: Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, etc.
  • Experience with relational SQL and NoSQL databases, including Postgres and Cassandra. (3 years)
  • Experience with data pipeline and workflow management tools
  • Experience with AWS cloud services: EC2, EMR, RDS, Redshift (3 years)
  • Experience with object-oriented/object function scripting languages: Python, Java, C++, Scala, etc. (2 years)

Things that set us apart:

  • Listening to customers
  • Practice of Build, Measure, Learn
  • Monthly internal hackathon time
  • AWS Serverless Application Model
  • Google Firebase
  • Material-UI
  • Machine Learning (AWS Sagemaker)
  • Jest
  • Cypress
  • React Native
  • Ionic
  • Angular

Tractor Zoom Culture

At Tractor Zoom, we are one big team. If you enjoy being around fun-loving, hard workers who enjoy the hustle of creating something new and disruptive, you’re reading the right listing. Get in on the ground floor of a rapidly growing company where opportunity abounds. Control your destiny. Great Health, Vision and Dental benefits and stock options are also available.

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