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Data Engineer

| Austin

Square Root is built on understanding our customers' data more deeply than they do and our data engineers are instrumental in that. In this role, you’ll take heterogeneous, unstructured data, mine it for insights, and apply it to business problems in innovative ways. You’ll need to be sharp and possess a genuine interest in using data to solve business problems. We want someone that will grow with us and is comfortable with the idea of programming, algorithmic thinking, and automated testing.
Sound like your kind of challenge? Dig in to learn more!

The Gig

  • You’ll design, develop, and improve our ETL Engine to allow for rapid customer implementations, minimal customer investment, data quality and consistency, flexibility, durability, and availability.
  • Working alongside cloud architects and data engineers, you’ll design scalable systems that work in concurrency and are fault-tolerant.
  • As part of our implementation process, you’ll work directly with customers to integrate their business data. You’ll collaborate with different teams at Square Root to deliver enhancements, ensure operational stability, and define + refine product features.
  • You’ll help expand the scalability of our system and maintain our customer relationships as we adapt to more clients and larger data volumes.
  • Empower the team to drive action from data, by putting our enterprise data at the fingertips of all Radicals.
  • You’ll formulate metrics for business users using math, forecast models, and statistical packages with Python to compute them.

About You

  • A Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Information Sciences, or related technical field.
  • 2+ years’ experience in a professional environment. You’ve practically applied engineering principles to the design and development of a data warehouse and scalable ETL pipeline.
  • 2+ years’ experience in SQL and Python. You must be able to write joins and use aggregate functions in SQL as well as understand data structures in Python.
  • 1+ years’ experience working with visualization technology such as Tableau or Looker.
  • 1+ years’ experience in cloud computing including Amazon S3 and AWS EMR as well as familiarity with Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud Platform.
  • 1+ years’ experience with Big Data technologies such as Hadoop, Spark, Hive, and Kafka.
  • 1+ years’ experience with Linux and Jenkins or similar technology.
  • You’re familiar with a data lake pattern and understand the concept of a slowly changing dimension.
  • You enjoy digging into a problem and investigating potential causes and solutions. You think creatively and use your reasoning skills to discover connections and possible strategies.
  • You’re a thoughtful communicator able to articulate data insights to non-technical customers.
  • You’re an active listener. Once you understand internal and external customer problems, you’re excited to propose and debate solutions which elevate the team or business.
  • You’re calm in a crisis and have examples of navigating difficult situations and relationships.
  • You keep up with the latest and greatest in technology and bring insights back to the team.
  • You’ve demonstrated an eagerness to learn, ability to adapt and perfect your work, and willingness to seek out help and put it to good use.

We’re always looking for people to add to and evolve our culture + company. We want you to bring your unique experience and perspective, so don’t worry about checking all the boxes. If our values and mission resonate with you, please apply!

Our Radical Culture

Our culture is at the core of everything we do. We have fun, but we work hard. So, as we grow, we’re not only looking to hire the best and brightest, but we’re also looking for people that share our values. Here's the code we live by:

  • Think big. Do bigger. We think big ideas are meant to be pursued. So, we think critically and have a bias for action and impact. We continually iterate to deliver smarter direction and better software.
  • Be customer-inspired. We aim to over-deliver and delight by doing what’s best, not just what’s expected. That’s why we make it a priority to understand how our customers operate and the challenges that they face.
  • Partner. We build strong relationships by having a partnership mindset – internally and externally. We go above and beyond to help our customers, and one another succeed.
  • Thrive. We set our internal bar high so that we can bring enthusiasm, speed, and innovation. We revere personal drive, growth, and balance. We celebrate successes, and, sometimes, we just celebrate.

The Good Stuff

Founded in Austin, Texas, we’ve been bootstrapped and profitable since our start in 2006. Along the way, we’ve added a slew of benefits + perks inspired by our team of Radicals. Here’s a sample:

  • Flexibility: no dress code, office hours, or vacation policy
  • Competitive benefits and compensation
  • A cozy campus of five 1920’s craftsman homes in downtown
  • Radicals get $3,000 a year to learn anything (seriously!)
  • Team lunches, stocked kitchen + bar, coffee-snob compliant coffee machines

Square Root is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • FlaskFrameworks
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    • TrelloManagement
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    • IntercomCRM
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    • Campaign MonitorEmail
    • SendGridEmail
    • MarketoLead Gen


We have a cozy campus of three 1920’s craftsman-style homes in the historic district of Clarksville, just a few blocks away from downtown Austin.

An Insider's view of Square Root

What projects are you most excited about?

I find our Move a Metric projects really exciting at Square Root. We work with clients to identify a key metric to improve. Using a combination of data science and technology we formulate a plan to help the client move that metric in a positive direction. Through this program, we’re able to show strong business value.


Customer Success Director

How does the company support your career growth?

Career goals at Square Root are supported by mentorship, a learn anything budget (that really is for learning anything!), and regular 1x1's with our CEO to talk about anything! More than that, though, we have a team that supports growth by always providing new and different opportunities to develop skills and show off ones you've gained.


Marketing Manager

What are some social events your company does?

Square Root invests in work/life balance. They take care to include my family regularly in events like holiday parties, the family picnic, happy hour invites, and much more. When they do, the attention to detail and care to make the moment special for us really makes an impact. It isn’t just checking a box.


Sales Director

What are Square Root Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement

Additional Perks + Benefits

Our perks are inspired by our values and team. For example, in 2015 we added a $3,000 annual budget for each Radical to Learn Anything. Our Thrive value and the team’s passion for personal + professional growth inspired this perk. Through feedback surveys and 1-on-1 conversations, we continue to learn what matters most to our team. Each thing we add is meaningful, not just a box to check.

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