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Dataminr is the leading real-time information discovery company.
Engineering, Full Time    New York    Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2018
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Who we are:

We are Dataminr; we transform vast social media feeds into real-time, actionable alerts. Our clients are the first to know about high-impact events & critical breaking information, enabling them to act faster & stay one step ahead.

Our groundbreaking technology detects, classifies, & determines the significance of public information. We have revolutionized the way relevant information reaches the right people in corporate security, news, the public sector, & finance.

Along the way, we've been referred to as the super tool of journalists & hedge funds while also receiving numerous awards & accolades from our clients, including being recognized by CNBC as one of the worlds 50 most disruptive private technology companies in 2016 & being named to the definitive list of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world by Forbes in 2017.

Based in NYC, a career at Dataminr offers the ability to make an individual impact at a rapidly growing tech startup while being supported by the experience of a company founded in 2009, backed by the worlds leading venture & growth technology investors, & 400 talented employees around the globe.

Who you are:

You love building distributed systems to handle loads of data almost as much as you enjoy building superb engineering teams. Youve had experience with coaching a team (or teams) of engineers, seeing yourself as a servant leader. Youre passionate about helping people grow while meeting the goals of a rapidly growing company.

You've had experience leading software development in a microservices environment, preferably on the JVM. You balance this with a keen understanding of your customers & work with the Product Team & other engineering teams to deliver great features & infrastructure.

Overall, youre driven to help your team continually improve itself as well as the software it owns.

The opportunity:

As an Engineering Manager, you'll be growing, managing & mentoring a team which uses Java & Scala, SQL & NoSQL data stores, Kafka & Docker to name a few, all running on AWS. We're always keen to use emerging technologies if they can help us achieve our goals.

In this role, you'll need to collaborate closely with other teams in engineering, product & across the organization to develop innovative solutions to new challenges & help your team to deliver superb products in record-breaking time.

In the first month, you'll:

  • start off by spending time with different parts of the company to understand how Dataminr works.
  • get up to speed on our tech stack & infrastructure with overview sessions & deep dives with your team.
  • get an understanding of the services your team owns by contributing code to production systems from the get-go.

Within 3 months, you'll:

  • have built deep enough knowledge of your teams services to help with architectural decisions.
  • take responsibility for growing & developing your team (working with recruiting & HR).
  • develop the teams roadmap (working with Product & other teams).

Within 6 months, youll:

  • be influential in helping plan the next iterations of our architecture as we strive to get more alerts to our clients faster & with near-perfect reliability.
  • help to identify bigger opportunities for us to improve our team & technology.

The way we work:

To maintain our momentum, we need a talented, diverse team of people committed to the idea that real-time information can be a force for good in the world.

  • We take initiative, ownership, & are accountable.
  • We work urgently & thoughtfully & are driven to constantly improve.
  • We share knowledge, consider varied perspectives, & assume positive intent.
  • We are commercially minded & deliver measurable results.
  • We maintain a sense of humor & humility.

Our offering of competitive benefits & perks include:

  • Company paid benefits for employees & their dependents, such as medical, dental, vision, disability & life
  • Flexible spending account to be used for out-of-pocket medical, transit, parking & dependent care expenses
  • 401(k) savings plan
  • Generous leave
  • Daily catered lunch
  • A kitchen fully stocked with snacks & beverages
  • Discounted Gym Membership

Dataminr is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. Individuals seeking employment at Dataminr are considered without regards to race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetics, marital status, pregnancy, unemployment status, sexual orientation, citizenship status or veteran status.


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