Data Engineer

San Francisco, CA, United States, Remote • $125k - $190k • 0.023% - 0.043%


Role Locations

  • San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Remote


  • $125k - $190k
  • 0.023% - 0.043%


101 - 250 people


655 4 Th St
San Francisco, CA, 94107-1601, US

Tech Stack

  • aws
  • Python
  • Pandas
  • Numpy
  • SciPy
  • Falcon
  • statsmodels
  • AWS Batch
  • Grails
  • Angular.js
  • React
  • Redux
  • Kubernetes
  • Node.js
  • Groovy
  • MySQL
  • D3
  • Cassandra
  • Redis
  • AWS Athena

Role Description

About Survata

Survata is the Brand Intelligence Platform - a software platform for planning, measuring, and optimizing brand marketing. Survata provides actionable insights in real-time, allowing the world's biggest brands to manage their brand.

Our clients are Fortune 500 companies across multiple verticals including CPG, technology, and financial services. We also work with the largest global advertising agencies measure the digital campaigns that they are managing for their clients.

We are backed by leading investors (Y Combinator, Uncork Capital, Bloomberg Beta, PivotNorth, Ridge Ventures, Conductive Ventures, leading MarTech founders). In July 2018 we closed our Series B round of funding.

Unlike existing companies in our market, we move quickly to take advantage of the changing landscape of the digital advertising.

About the Role

We use techniques from distributed systems to categorical statistics to machine learning to data visualization to deliver valuable insights to our clients. Our data pipeline scales into the billions to allow our clients to gather insights based on online actions.

You’ll help set up our systems for the growth to come. No matter the project, you’ll jump in with both feet, architecting it just enough to deliver in the short term and set us up for the long term. You’ll focus on our distributed systems and data pipeline.

About You

  • You get excited about billions of events and terabytes of data
  • You’ve built big systems that drive a business
  • Distributed systems idempotence excites you
  • You understand that your software runs on computers (but you architect things so you spend the minimum amount of time possible thinking about that)
  • You’ve used a lot of AWS services. You love some, are frustrated by others, and can’t wait to try the next one
  • You either have experience with the likes of Spark, EMR, and Hadoop, or you’ve read a ton about them and are dying to get your hands dirty
  • You thrive on the energy of operating in a fast-paced, ever-changing startup atmosphere

About Upwave

Survata is the only accurate way to measure the effectiveness of online brand advertisement.

Direct response ads (e.g. AdWords) are easy to measure: either people click or they don't. But have you ever clicked a banner ad about a new salad dressing, or a video ad about how your local utility is more than just a power company? Neither have we, and neither has anyone else.

Companies spend billions of dollars on brand advertising without any way of knowing whether the advertising is working. Survata is the first tool that can tell brand advertisers whether their money is well-spent.

We're able to measure advertising impact by integrating with a broad network of websites and mobile apps who allow visitors to answer questions to unlock premium content (like an extra life in a mobile game) instead of paying money. By integrating with the advertising ecosystem, we're able to serve targeted surveys to visitors who we known have seen specific ad campaigns in the past. By comparing these exposed responses to control responses from visitors we know haven't been exposed, we're able to directly quantify the impact of the advertising.

Measuring ad impact at scale involves substantial challenges: we have to track and process billions of ad exposures each month. We have to use careful experimental design and rigorous statistics to ensure that we correctly identify the actual causal impact of the ads, and predict the impact of in-flight optimizations to ongoing campaigns. And we have to visualize the results of our measurement through a dashboard that is powerful, professional, and intuitive enough to allow marketers to understand and trust our recommendations about how to shift hundreds of millions of dollars of marketing spend each year.

Survata is big enough to have a solid team, ample funding, and a long list of happy customers. But we're small enough that there's room for you to own a substantial portion of our architecture, to tackle new and interesting technical challenges as we scale, and to have a clear, major impact on the trajectory of our technical systems and on the company's overall success.

Company Culture

We're a bunch of nerds who place a high premium on curiosity and are very serious about using the best methodology and working with the highest quality data. We're big believers in collaboration and we maintain a friendly, high-trust culture where no jerks are tolerated and you're appreciated for who you are and are rewarded for helping make your whole team more successful.

We also strive to create a diverse and inclusive environment where people of any background are welcome and safe.

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