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Data Engineer

Company: Blue Origin
Location: Pensacola
Posted on: September 14, 2022

Job Description:

We are a diverse team of collaborators, doers, and problem-solvers who are relentlessly committed to a culture of safety. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedication and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable space flight. Join us in lowering the cost of access to space and enabling Blue Origin's vision of millions of people living and working in space to benefit Earth.Supporting the future of human spaceflight is an ambitious but exciting task, fully dependent on a strong and robust data model. As a Data Engineer, you will be responsible for systems used daily by thousands of professionals building a road to space. This position will propel the reliable operation of the company and strengthen the value of analytics and data science in modern aerospace.You will be a member of the Central Analytics and Platform Engineering Group, comprised of Analytics and Insights, Data Science and Application Development, and Data Engineering.The Data Engineering team's mission is to build and maintain data storage and processing systems that empower analytics and data science across the organization. To foster trust, we take ownership for the governance and quality of our data. We act as a force multiplier by providing scalable solutions to common data problems, crafting effective leverage of our data assets.What makes our Data Engineering team successful?

  • Comprehending deeply our customers' problems and working to address them
  • Focusing strongly on automation, observability, data democratization and self-service analytics tools
  • Bridging optimally between software teams and business analytics teams
  • Being fanatical about data quality and trust
  • We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and dedication to quality to positively impact safe human spaceflight. Passion for our mission and vision is required!Responsibilities include:
    • Performing the full development lifecycle for automating batch and stream data processing systems, ensuring high-performance, resiliency, and observability
    • Monitoring, maintaining and improving Blue Origin's data pipelines and associated infrastructure, facilitating the greatest possible utilization and trust of our data assets
    • Working with upstream system administrators and downstream business customers to onboard data, ensuring high quality, discoverability, ease of use
    • Establishing ground rules, providing code reviews and upholding the standards for code quality in our stack
    • Creating tools and workflows that empower rapid iteration and repeatable results, and creating support for this toolset with our Analytics Community
    • Participating in a shared on-call rotation monitoring the health of the team's systems
    • Crafting crucial documentation covering usage, maintenance, and troubleshooting of our data platform components
    • Practicing sustainable incident response and blameless postmortemsQualifications:
      • Passion for our mission: Millions of people living and working in space!
      • Bachelor's degree in a quantitative field or equivalent experience
      • 2+ years of direct experience developing data pipelines in a production context
      • Understanding and experience with modern software practices such as version control systems, CI/CD workflows, test driven development
      • Strong SQL skills as applied to analytics context
      • Experience with AWS Services, especially Redshift, RDS, EMR, Lambda
      • Proficient with Python
      • Knowledge and direct experience with Docker and container orchestration frameworks such as Kubernetes
      • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion
      • Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.Desired:
        • Experience with running & scaling Apache Airflow in production, especially to support self-service analytics workflows
        • Experience ingesting data from a wide variety of sources including NoSQL databases, REST endpoints, etc.
        • Experience with near-real-time data streaming applications
        • Experience with big data processing frameworks such as Apache Spark
        • Knowledge and experience with Linux
        • Familiar with Infrastructure as Code and relevant technologies
        • Familiarity with data warehousing concepts from the Kimball Group
        • Familiar with the manufacturing, PLM tools, and supply chain operations
        • Experience with hierarchical data structures and recursive processing techniques
        • History in Database Administration - emphasis OLAP systems
        • Prior experience delivering results on a Data Lake project
        • Knowledge of implementing Data Quality monitoring and alerting systemsThe expected salary range for the position is displayed in accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. Final agreed upon compensation is based upon individual qualifications and experience.Estimated salary wage (Colorado only):$136K- $227KExport Control RegulationsApplicants for employment at Blue Origin must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (i.e. current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the a refugee or granted asylum.Equal Employment OpportunityBlue Origin is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to attracting, retaining, and developing a highly qualified, diverse, and dedicated work force. Blue Origin hires and promotes people on the basis of their qualifications, performance, and abilities. We support the establishment and maintenance of a workplace that fosters trust, equality, and teamwork, in which all employees recognize and appreciate the diversity of individual team members. We provide all qualified applicants for employment and employees with equal opportunities for hire, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment, regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin/ethnicity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local law. Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws. For more information on "EEO Is the Law," please see and .Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Washington Fair Chance Act, Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws.Affirmative Action and Disability AccommodationApplicants wishing to receive information on Blue Origin's Affirmative Action Plans, or applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application and/or interview process, please contact us at .BenefitsEmployee Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, short and long-term disability and 401(k) with up to 5% company match.Paid Time Off: Provides up to 4 weeks per year, in addition to 14 holidays

Keywords: Blue Origin, Pensacola , Data Engineer, Engineering , Pensacola, Florida

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