Engineering Director, Data at Transfix

| Greater NYC Area
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Transfix, named one of Forbes' "Next Billion-Dollar Startups" in 2018, is the leading freight marketplace that's transforming the $800 billion trucking industry, connecting shippers to a national network of reliable carriers. Fortune 500 companies such as Anheuser-Busch, Unilever, and Target rely on Transfix to handle their most important FTL freight needs. With instant pricing tools, guaranteed capacity, data-driven insights, and reliable service, Transfix is changing the world of transportation one load at a time. Join us, and leave a positive impact on the environment as we help reduce the carbon footprint caused by the 65 billion wasted miles on the road.
Based in New York City, Transfix is backed by top VC firms including New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Canvas Ventures, and Lerer Hippeau.
The problems we solve everyday are real and require creativity, grit, and determination. We are building a culture that challenges norms while fostering experimentation and personal growth. We're hiring team members who are passionate and are energized by the vision to simplify and transform one of the largest and most complex industries through technology, data and a strong commitment to customers.
As the Engineering Director, Data you will lead a team of talented Data Scientists, Engineers, and Analysts to build and evolve Transfix’s core forecasting and matching algorithms and deploy them as production-level services. You’ll enable this cross-functional team to rapidly research, validate, and deploy pricing models, market forecasts, auction bidding strategies, and carrier matching algorithms that make a fundamental impact across our business. Additionally, you’ll lead the strategy for end-to-end data lifecycle (from creation/ingestion to business insights and model training) and reporting tools that power insights and analysis that drive decisions at Transfix every day.
If you’re excited about transforming an industry, being part of an innovative culture, and making a positive impact on the environment, send us your resume.

What you'll do:

  • Set strategy and roadmaps for our Data Science, Data Engineering, and Business Intelligence teams.
  • Collaborate with our Sales, Account Management, Carrier Management, and Finance to align on KPIs and goals.
  • Partner closely with Product teams to deliver cost forecast and bidding models to support effective long-term contract pricing and same day shipment bidding.
  • Create pathways to rapidly develop, validate, and launch new prediction models, enabling a culture of continuous delivery around Data Science.
  • Drive Transfix’s data management strategy and end-to-end lifecycle of data from creation and ingestion through delivery of analytics, insights, and model training.
  • Promote a culture of data-driven decision making by evangelizing and making data and insights easily accessible across the organization.
  • Drive adoption of improved processes and innovative technologies, tools, and data sources.
  • Lead production operations for your software and services, and engrain observability, alerting, and incident response into your development process.
  • Lead a cross-functional group of Data Engineers, Data Scientists, Software Engineers, Reporting Analysts.
  • Build a team that values diversity of background and experience through recruiting, onboarding, and developing talent.

About you:

  • 6+ years experience working as a software engineer or data engineer.
  • 3+ years experience leading and managing highly-performing teams (having responsibility for at least 8 people in your reporting line).
  • You stay informed about modern data engineering tools and concepts, and have worked with a variety, such as SQL, data warehouses, data marts, event pipelines, ETL, workflow managers, schema design, query optimization, and reporting and analysis tools (Looker, Tableau, etc.).
  • You have partnered closely with data scientists and are familiar with concepts such as statistical modeling, machine learning, and advanced analytics.
  • You have a penchant for shipping and instill this in your teams—favoring fast impact and learning over “perfect” solutions.
  • You build trusting and constructive relationships with peers and stakeholders across teams and functions.
  • Strong problem solver who is comfortable devising creative solutions when presented with imperfect data or constraints of time, people, or budget.
  • Mastery in at least one programming language (Python, Ruby, C/C++, Go preferred). 
  • Experience working with a cloud infrastructure provider, e.g. AWS, Google Cloud or Azure.
  • You hold a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, other STEM or quantitative fields, or equivalent professional experience.

To all recruitment agencies: Transfix does not accept unsolicited agency resumes and will not be held responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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Transfix borders the famous Times Square neighborhood and is close to all the main subway lines – there is nothing you won't find here!

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Transfix has a culture committee dedicated towards creating events that cater to our team’s unique interests. From Game Night to Transfixgiving Dinner, our events are a healthy mix of both in-house team bonding to outdoor team building experiences.


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What are Transfix Perks + Benefits

Transfix Benefits Overview

Transfix covers 100% medical benefits for all full-time employees, as well as provides flexible paid vacation.

We have amazing catered lunches every Friday, and a kitchen that is stocked with snacks / drinks throughout the week. Depending on the season, we have avocados for days. Not to mention, there's enough cold brew on tap to win the Kentucky Derby!

Lastly, we have a cultural committee called "Guardians of the Galaxy" that meets bi-monthly to make sure each month has it's fair share of fun office events. Maintaining a fun and inclusive office culture that keeps employees engaged it very important to us.

Friends Outside of Work
Eat Lunch Together
Open Door Policy
Group Brainstorming Sessions
Open Office Floor Plan
Highly-Diverse Management Team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Team Workouts
Transfix's team fitness initiatives include in-office yoga and fitness classes weekly.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Company-Sponsored Family Events
Transfix sponsors family oriented events annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Transfixers enjoy free lunch on Fridays from restaurants around NYC.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Our relocation assistance plan offers a maximum reimbursement of $5000.
Professional Development Benefits
Cross Functional Training Encouraged
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Additional Perks + Benefits

Our Medical, Vision, and Dental plans are 100% paid—we got you covered!

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