Senior Backend Engineer

| Greater NYC Area
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About Us

Simon Data was founded in 2015 by a team of successful serial entrepreneurs. We are an enterprise customer data platform that empowers marketers to create personalized data-driven experiences for the customers. We’re scrappy problem solvers who believe in tackling big challenges with disruptive thinking and giving our customers the support they need to deliver great next-generation experiences at scale.

Simon Data is a data-first customer experience orchestration platform, designed to disrupt the marketing technology and marketing cloud category. Simon’s platform empowers businesses to use enterprise-scale data and machine learning to power customer communications across every channel. Our unique approach allows brands to develop one-to-one relationships with their customers without building a bespoke in-house data infrastructure.

At Simon, we firmly believe that business success starts and ends with people. We all do our best work when we are surrounded by other friendly top performers who want to succeed together. This attitude is core to our values. When you trust your team, invest in their development, and give them ownership, great things happen.

The Role

Do you get excited about solving complex scaling challenges in a distributed system? Our infrastructure team is looking for a software engineer to do just that.

The infrastructure team at Simon sits right in the middle of where our massive, complex data meets with our feature-rich orchestration and business rules. As a successful engineer in this role, you’ll draw upon your years of experience with instrumentation and performance tuning to help improve both the efficiency of data processing pipelines as well as helping meet latency requirements.

We are on the cutting edge of a rapidly developing market segment, and need team members with a pragmatic eye for performance engineering and design at scale. Working at a rapidly growing company with numerous very large & successful enterprise clients, you’ll have the opportunity to rapidly iterate on solutions for massive scale problems typically only available at slow moving incumbents. As our client base continues to evolve, your solutions will as well.

You’ll be joining a team of engineers who care deeply about their work and each other. We value learning, respect & empathy, ownership, collaboration, and getting things done. We move quickly (multiple deploys throughout the day) and constantly work to reduce waste as well as structure ourselves around the most important goals for the business. Our engineering team currently comprises roughly 45 engineers of diverse backgrounds and skill sets.

What You'll Do
  • Build a world-class marketing system handling petabytes of data and billions of contacts
  • Automate, harden, and build systems on top of modern data tools like Spark, Elasticsearch, and more
  • Develop expertise with mainstream technologies at a substantial scale
  • Be a member of and collaborate with an engineering team passionate about quality, staying ahead of the curve, and teamwork
  • Help design new features to launch optimally at scale
Qualifications
  • 7+ years in a deeply technical role working with complex systems
  • Background in operational work maintaining production systems
  • Familiarity with the Linux command line and toolset (bash, grep, top, dstat)
  • Strong technical skills in distributed systems design and management
  • A deep comfort and proficiency with at least one mainstream programming language (Python, Java, Scala, C#, Ruby, etc.)
  • Familiarity with multiple software engineering paradigms (OO, functional, etc.)
  • Ability to reason about the characteristics of a system and how they manifest in production
  • Experience designing & supporting large infrastructures and/or distributed systems
  • Desire to learn & collaborate
  • Proven history of execution and delivery
  • Capability to clearly and professionally communicate
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment
Diversity

We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, Veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

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Location

Our office is located along the East River in the heart of the South Street Seaport! We are a 5 minute walk from the Fulton Street subway hub.

An Insider's view of Simon Data

What’s the vibe like in the office?

It’s an exciting time to be at Simon - we’re expanding rapidly and there’s a lot of opportunity for personal growth. I love that everyone here, from junior folks to the executive team, is super hands-on. We work hard and we’re scrappy, but we know how to have fun - my favorite Simon tradition is going to karaoke during our quarterly offsites.

Ambre

Sales Associate

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Collaboration with other teams is fundamental to my role at Simon. I work closely with our engineering and product team to build and maintain our product per my clients needs. This close collaboration across the organization has provided an excellent learning experience and continues to be one of the most rewarding aspects of my time at Simon.

Prashanth

Customer Success Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

I’ve loved the experience of joining together with my peers to address an exciting opportunity through cross-organizational projects. Personally, it’s provided me the opportunity to better understand the role and responsibilities of different teams and expand my skillset.

Muthu

Account Executive

What is your vision for the company?

Customer relationships are more important than ever. At Simon, we want to help brands build those meaningful experiences and be the platform that supports a more human kind of marketing by leveraging data. There’s tremendous value waiting to be unlocked for brands and for customers who receive a more relevant experience from brands they love.

Jason

Co-Founder, CEO

What makes someone successful on your team?

On the engineering team, and at Simon in general, we really value individuals speaking up about what they think is best for our product and our company. Regardless of management or team structure, the best ideas at Simon come from people at every level contributing to our overall success.

Jessica

Data Engineer

What are Simon Data Perks + Benefits

Simon Data Benefits Overview

Awesome coworkers. Great healthcare benefits. Unlimited and untracked PTO. Offer bonus/incentive programs. Referral bonuses. Flexible work environment. Dog friendly office. Formal career development training and job advancement programs. Also, beer on tap? Cheers to that!

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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