Lead Data Engineer

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Our business runs on data! We are building a first-of-its-kind platform for rental real estate — simplifying the experience of investing in real estate and renting a home. Our software is being built for users that range from large scale organizations owning thousands of rental homes, to individual rental home investors, to all of the various user types who search for, reside in, or service all of those homes. Because each of those user types possess unique data requirements, we source our data from many 3rd party systems, transform it, pipe it into our data model, and then utilize it within our own proprietary property management experience that is unlike any other.

We are delivering cutting edge ‘green field’ technology to a notoriously technology-starved industry. We ingest  troves of public real estate data, but that data comes to us in entirely different shapes and sizes. As a senior data engineer at Great Jones, you will help us to bring order to the chaos by applying best-in-class transformation and data modeling principles so we can deliver a modern technology experience the real estate market has not yet seen. 

We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer who thinks in data. Someone who is passionate about figuring out how to persist, ingest, and share real-world information in optimal ways. If that sounds like you, we should talk! 


  • Ingest and aggregate data from internal and external data sources to build our world-class datasets
  • Build distributed, low latency, reliable data pipelines
  • Own our data models and data pipelines
  • Ensuring the availability and timely delivery of data, company-wide
  • Model new data sets and craft all-new ETL workflows and pipelines
  • Mentor and guide your junior colleagues
  • Define and own our companies data strategies
  • A primary contributor to our architectural and infrastructural vision primarily in the context of data movement and storage
  • Maintain a single version of truth for our data and work with others to implement continuous integration (CI) data quality tests
  • Leverage best practices in continuous integration and delivery

Professional Qualifications:

  • You have built and operated data pipelines for real customers in production systems
  • You value code simplicity and performance
  • You want to work in a fast, high growth startup environment 
  • 5+ years of experience as a Data Engineer or in a similar role
  • Strong understanding of SQL 
  • Proficient in one or more relational databases such as PostgreSQL
  • Expertise integrating disparate 3rd party systems with both custom integrations and off-the-shelf tools such as Fivetran
  • Enjoy building new products from scratch, not just improving existing ones. You’ve thrived in similar situations in the past.
  • Interested in working with serverless technology stacks
  • Successful in an agile work environment, breaking down large pieces of work to deliver value incrementally
  • Excellent communication, adaptability and collaboration skills
  • Knowledgeable about data warehouse technologies such as Redshift
  • Knowledgeable with regards to data management fundamentals and data storage principles
  • Knowledgeable with regards to distributed systems as it pertains to data storage 
  • Familiar with Python or a similar programming language
  • Experience with AWS is a plus
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Technology we use

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  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • LookerAnalytics
    • SalesforceCRM


Our office sits at the nexus of Koreatown and NoMad. Bibimbap to the left; all the Avocado Toast to the right. Plenty of coffee.

An Insider's view of Great Jones

What’s the vibe like in the office?

It's definitely a startup environment in that people dress casual, there is an open floor plan, and a buzzing energy. At the same time you can feel that people on the team take their work pretty seriously (but not themselves too seriously). There are a number of team traditions without it feeling like a cliche startup.


VP, Sales

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Collaboration is as simple as turning to the person next to you or sending a quick slack message (creative GIFS are highly encouraged) asking for help or input. Where we shine as an organization is in our ability to bring together people with really deep and varied experiences.


Growth Operations Lead

How does the company support your career growth?

For self-starters, this is the place to be. You'll find each challenge ladders up to an outcome with real impact on the business. If you're thinking about the story that you want to tell when you outgrow your next role, Great Jones will give you the opportunity to write your own narrative and gain access to the resources you need to get there.


Growth Marketing Manager

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Our unusually cross-functional team brings deep insights both from past experience and day-to-day work. By making the customer experience our North Star and letting the best idea prevail, regardless of where it's from, we'll reinvent how people interact with this massive asset class.


Founder, CEO

What does career growth look like on your team?

Great Jones is built to be a true meritocracy. The best ideas win, and can come from anyone, at any level. Team members who show great instincts and build a track record of strong decision-making get more responsibility. Rinse and repeat! There is no ceiling. And the whole team is supportive of promoting from within.


Co-Founder, Head of Growth

What are Great Jones Perks + Benefits

Great Jones Benefits Overview

Great Jones offers full medical, dental and vision benefits, as well as generous time off and all the snacks you'd imagine. There is cold brew on tap, naturally. We provide team lunch 1x week.

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Culture Committee
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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