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About Us
Smarter Sorting is a purpose-driven company committed to increasing sustainable options for unsold or damaged products. Our cutting-edge machine learning technology enables cost-effective, compliant decisions for all unsold products, and our process advances our partners’ zero-waste goals.
As a collective group of machine learning experts, successful serial entrepreneurs, data scientists, sustainability experts, and national account program managers, our passion for data-driven sustainability drives us toward a singular goal: to reduce waste through the salvation of unwanted items. Our goal is to take valuable products current being driven hundreds of miles and burned and have them be used for their original purpose in local communities.
At Smarter Sorting: We do what it takes. We are driven to become experts. We are not jerks. We are real. We have grit. A healthy culture is key to our company’s success and more importantly our employees’ happiness. Our core values drive our culture and in turn, we achieve our vision.
Better decisions. Better data. Greener planet. All made possible by the best people. Come join our team!
About You
Smarter Sorting is seeking a Data Engineer to help architect and develop scalable solutions. Our Data Engineer will work cross-functionally with our Data Scientists to fully automate our ETL (extract, transform, load) pipelines. The end-goal would be to make adding a new data source as simple as filling out a configuration file and adding it to a queue. They will also monitor and manage data ingestion as well as clean existing data. Our Data Engineer will define data models, update the ETL to interface with the new data store, and manage the migration from Mongo to Postgres.

What You'll Be Doing

  • Design and build scalable data ETL pipelines and processes
  • Research and incorporate new data sources into the system
  • Manage both Postgres and Mongo environments
  • Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements, including but not limited to: automating manual processes, optimizing data delivery, and re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability
  • Collaborate with Data Scientists to determine data requirements and respond to data requests
  • Perform maintenance and clean up existing data and data sources
  • Research and incorporate new data sources into the system

Your Experience + Skills

  • BA/BS in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering or related degree
  • 5+ years of experience working with ETL (extract, transform, load) pipelines
  • 3+ years of SQL experience
  • 1+ years of Mongo experience
  • Experience with Python
  • Experience with data migration projects
  • Working knowledge of object-oriented programming
  • Experience creating large data cleansing and management automation systems
  • Experience supporting and working with cross-functional teams in a dynamic environment
  • Strong understanding of security considerations

Your first month

  • Demonstrate understanding of our data architecture
  • Perform data quality analysis
  • Complete organizational onboarding

Your first 3 months

  • Create the data migration plan and timeline
  • Develop data ingestion automation from Amazon Mechanical Turk
  • Complete data cleansing

Your first 6 months

  • Complete the data migration from Mongo to Postgres
  • Create automated data quality monitoring systems
  • Improve data processing capacity by 50%

Your Benefits & Perks
Smarter Sorting offers:
-Competitive Compensation Packages
-Medical, dental & vision insurance
-401k program
-Short-term disability insurance
-Unlimited PTO
-Continuing Education & Lunch N Learns
-Bi-Annual All-Hands
-Volunteering & Special Events (with baby goats in attendance)
-Snacks, drinks, lunches, and dinners

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • IonicFrameworks
    • SinatraFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • DockerDatabases
    • InVisionDesign
    • WrikeManagement
    • MailChimpEmail

Location

We are in the heart of East Austin right next door to Lustre Pearl and all the best food. Our 2,500 sq ft. office used to be an auto body shop. #ReUse

An Insider's view of Smarter Sorting

What's something quirky about your company?

We always have baby goats, bunnies and chickens attend all of our company events because they've been scientifically proven to sharpen business acumen and bolster synergy.

Jared Robertson

Software Engineer

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

My team is working to develop a product that will bring back of store technology into the 21st century. We are helping clients better manage all of their back of store processes by providing tools that work for them instead of tools that they have to work with. It's fun to be a part of a team that is building out a revolutionary product!

Maya Lozada

Product Manager

What does career growth look like on your team?

Smarter Sorting is extremely supportive of our career growth. One of our values is 'We will become experts.' This year, Smarter Sorting sponsored my professional HR certification exam fees and a class at UT. Our company is always willing to support continuing education.

Valerie Lara

Director of HR & Recruiting

What is your vision for the company?

My vision for Smarter Sorting is to revolutionize the industry with smart technology. I truly want to maximize the salvation of unsold or unwanted items and force people to second guess the word “waste.” Internally, I want to create a culture where genuine, talented people can learn and grow.

Katy

VP of Customer Success

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

At our fast-paced startup, idealistic ideation, sales, & product development are largely one in the same process. It has been gratifying to see ideas and observations communicated in 1:1's or team meetings turn into Smarter Sorting products. Now, these products have been implemented across many of the US's largest companies!

Scott

VP of Sustainability

What are Smarter Sorting Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $6500 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
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