Director of Data Engineering at Updater

| Greater NYC Area
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Do you often find yourself arguing with friends about the benefits of Snowflake vs BigQuery/Redshift? Are your colleagues confused by your enthusiasm surrounding the recent explosion in the data engineering tools ecosystem over the past few years? You’d be right at home on Updater’s Data Team!

Updater’s Data Team is an independent function that takes a strategic approach to ensuring the business is leveraging data across all units to drastically improve business outcomes. We are a group of Data Engineering and Data Science/Analytics professionals, working together closely to ensure we are a data-driven company. By building and maintaining the infrastructure that powers all of our Data Science, Product, Marketing, Sales, and Success analytical and operational functions, Data Engineering is one of the most highly leveraged teams at Updater!

What You’ll Do

As the Director of Data Engineering at Updater, you will own Updater’s Data Platform, which powers all major operational and analytical functions. On a day-to-day basis, you will continue to build out our centralized data lake & data warehousing solution (our stack includes Fivetran/Snowflake/Airflow!), build services to provide data to our production applications and testing platforms, supply our business partners with insights about their performance on the platform, and guide the strategy, documentation, permissions, and roles for the evolving data platform. You’ll collaborate with Engineering on ensuring data capture for new product initiatives, with our business partners across all major functions at the organization to anticipate data needs and structure, and work very closely with our Analytics/Data Science side of the Data Team to proactively develop high-leverage data solutions to address the toughest business problems.

What You’ll Have

You’re a hands-on leader in data engineering who has extensive experience architecting and leading data engineering and data warehousing initiatives. An ability and desire to interact and communicate effectively with both technology and business team members is critical to the success of this position. We’re looking for someone with:

  • Humility and a sense of humor
  • Strong communication skills, deep levels of empathy, and a keen eye for innovation and pragmatism
  • 5+ years experience designing, building, launching, and maintaining extremely efficient & reliable data pipelines & data models as part of a Data Warehouse solution
  • 2+ years managing or mentoring teams of engineers
  • Expert Python & SQL skills
  • Experience with modern BI tools (Looker, Domo, Tableau, etc)
  • Ability to manage full project lifecycles
  • Experience working closely with Engineering, Product, and Analytics/Data Science teams
  • Experience with modern ETL tools (Fivetran, Stitch, Alooma, etc)
  • Experience with modern DWH environments (Snowflake, BigQuery, AWS Redshift and S3, etc)
  • Experience with workflow management tools (Airflow, Luigi, etc)
  • Experience with streaming data services (Kafka, Kinesis Firehose, etc)

About Updater

Updater makes moving easier for the 17 million households that relocate every year in the US. With Updater, users seamlessly transfer utilities, update accounts and records, forward mail, and much more. Hundreds of the most prominent real estate companies in the US (from real estate brokerages to multifamily and relocation companies) rely on Updater’s real estate products to save clients hours with a branded and personalized Updater moving experience.

Headquartered in New York City, Updater has raised nearly $100 million from leading investors, including SoftBank Capital, IA Ventures, Commerce Ventures, Second Century Ventures (the strategic investment arm of the National Association of Realtors®), and more. Updater ranked #3 on Crain's 2016 Best Places to Work in NYC, ranking as the highest rated tech company on the list, and ranked again in 2018 at #7. For more information, please visit

Updater is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants regardless of color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or family status, disability, gender identity or expression, veteran status, actual or presumed belonging to an ethnic group, or any other legally protected status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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