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Intersection // smart cities technology & media
Engineering, Full Time    New York    Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2019
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Who are we?

At Intersection, we are at the forefront of the smart cities revolution. Our mission is to improve daily life in cities & public spaces, with products that bridge the digital & physical worlds by delivering connectivity, information & content to enrich our everyday journeys & elevate the urban experience.

We pair our human-centered methodology with cutting-edge technology to design, develop, deliver, & maintain unique products & experiences in public spaces that deliver value to advertisers, cities, & consumers. Whether partnering with urban transit systems to revolutionize commuting & travel, with cities to transform how they connect with residents & visitors, or private developers to create unforgettable experiences in neighborhoods & districts, our solutions are scalable platforms on which our clients can build the future.

Intersection is backed by Alphabet through its urban technology company Sidewalk Labs.

What is the Role?

As a data engineer at Intersection, you will help to select & integrate tools & frameworks required to provide requested capabilities & facilitate access to data for business stakeholders. You will design & implement a secure data pipeline architecture, implement ETL processes that utilize the full line of AWS services, & monitor performance & advise about any necessary infrastructure changes to improve performance. Youll be an integral part of efforts to help define policies for the data engineering group, & implement security best practices across the whole data engineering architecture. You will report to the VP, Engineering.

Intersections platform is an ever-evolving mix of custom sensors, data analytics, 3rd-party services & solutions, & software written using: modern Python / Django, Javascript, React, Ansible & AWS Services.

Your First 30 Days:

  • Learn & understand Intersections corporate, departmental & team goals.
  • Develop a clear understanding of the product roadmap & current capabilities.
  • Become familiar with Intersections current tools & processes.

Your First 60 days:

  • Understand & get up to speed on the current Architecture.
  • Pair with team members on committed initiatives.
  • Work collaboratively with internal teams to deliver required data to business stakeholders.

Your First 90 Days:

  • Build & deploy new ETL/pipelines using AWS Lambdas & Step functions.
  • Interact with any API to build & deploy new ETL/pipelines using AWS Lambdas & Step functions.
  • Complete database tasks & administration as required.
  • Support snowflake & redshift data pipelines.
  • Define & implement data retention policies across systems.

You are awesome for the role because:

  • You have a proficient understanding of distributed computing principles.
  • You have production experience with tools such as Hadoop, AWS Kinesis, Kafka, AWS EMR, Snowflake & experience architecting pipelines with these tools.
  • You have experience with building stream-processing systems, using solutions such as Storm, Spark or Spark-Streaming.
  • You have experience integrating data from multiple data sources.
  • You have experience with NoSQL databases, such as HBase, Cassandra, MongoDB, DynamoDB, CosmosDB.
  • You have experience with RDBMs databases, with a strong preference for Postgresql, Redshift & Snowflake.
  • You have knowledge of various ETL techniques & frameworks, such as Flume.
  • You have a good understanding of Lambda Architecture, along with its advantages & drawbacks - Javascript & Python preferred.
  • You have the proven ability to take data analyst requirements & translate it to a data pipeline that meets the analyst's needs.
  • You have experience w/Tableau, Looker, & data report writing.

About our Platform:Intersections platform is an ever-evolving mix of custom sensors, data analytics, 3rd-party services & solutions, & software written using: modern Javascript, Python, Ansible, AWS Services, & a little bit of plain grit.

Intersection is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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