Director of Data Engineering at Levelset

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If you read the below description and feel this position excites you, but your experience does not add up 100%, we encourage you to still apply and tell us why! We look forward to learning what makes you passionate and purposeful.

Join us as a Director of Data Engineering in our Austin office, and be instrumental in helping achieve our vision to change behavior and revolutionize payment in the gigantic and increasingly tech-savvy construction industry.

The data group at Levelset is responsible for sourcing, assembling, transforming, and loading large data sets about US contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers, projects, payment documents, etc... across various internal and external sources (i.e. Saas applications and data systems, US County Clerk data). You will be building production grade data pipelines across our stack which currently consists of technologies like MySQL, MongoDB, RedShift, Neo4j, Redis, Kafka, RabbitMQ, Python, PHP, Airflow and other modern tools in a highly scalable microservices architecture.


  • Lead our team of data engineers, data analysts, and data scientist to expand Levelset data products and drive our data group objectives
  • Oversee our big data architecture and selecting the right tools to expand and scale our data pipelines and infrastructure
  • Partner with product managers and data products leadership to design and execute data engineering solutions
  • Expand our data pipelines and architecture to integrate, transform, and ingest new data sources and maintain our existing data pipelines
  • Perform analysis of large data sets using tools and techniques from big data ecosystems like Hadoop and MapReduce
  • Design, implement, and develop distributed data infrastructure and pipelines for high volume / high velocity multi-tiered data storage with high availability and elegant fault tolerance 
  • Design and implement reliable data pipeline features used for multi-sourced data collection, cleansing, transformations, validation rules, clustering, and reliable data distribution streams (messaging queues or API services)
  • Create reliable data development processes / systems for consistent auditing, logging, monitoring, and debugging of data ingestion pipelines
  • Help create reliable and automated QA for big data pipelines to maintain high data quality / integrity

What You Bring

  • BS degree in computer science, computer engineering, or equivalent
  • 10+ years of experience in leading engineering teams
  • 5+ years of experience in building highly available, highly scalable, high throughput data pipelines
  • Experience staffing, managing, and mentoring data engineering teams
  • Deep knowledge in a variety of RDBMS systems and NoSQL data stores, like MongoDB, Neo4j, Cassandra, HBase, etc.
  • Experience in architecting and implementing terabyte/petabyte-scale big data pipelines using a variety of scripting languages, database engines, and big data infrastructure and tools, such as Hadoop, MapReduce, HDFS, Cassandra, HBase, Hive, Flume, Sqoop, Kafka, Scala, etc.
  • Experience with data management and instrumentation tools, like Airflow, Kibana, Tableau, Metabase, etc.
  • Experience implementing and maintaining large scale distributed messaging systems, using technologies like Kafka, RabbitMQ, Kinesis, etc.
  • Strong understanding of applied data science and machine learning algorithms
  • Outstanding data analysis skills
  • Experience with Neo4j or other graph databases is a strong plus
  • Experience in developing microservices is a plus
  • Must be able to quickly understand technical and business requirements and can translate them into technical implementations

About Levelset

Levelset has been named one of the "Best Places to Work" by New Orleans CityBusiness three years in a row for our mission-driven culture and commitment to internal and external growth. Backed by venture funding, we are growing rapidly and looking for new exciting team members to add their unique talents to our mission. We empower contractors to always get what they earn, and our software platform makes lien rights, payment paperwork, and compliance in the construction industry simple and stress-free, so contractors and suppliers can get paid faster, have easier access to capital, and less surprises.

Levelset is venture-backed by Horizons Ventures, S3 Ventures, Altos Ventures, and Brick & Mortar Ventures. Levelset is headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, with offices in Austin, Texas, and Cairo, Egypt, and is about 200 employees strong. 

Why Levelset

  • We’re a rapidly growing team working on interesting and worthwhile problems
  • With a newly distributed workforce, we make engagement and employee wellness even more of a priority. We want you to love your job! 
  • We believe professional growth (i.e. building your skills) is essential. Working here provides the opportunity for increased responsibility, continuous learning, and more.
  • We have a very welcoming culture that starts at the top with our CEO.
  • Nothing is a secret here, we think honesty and transparency create a productive workplace.
  • Recognition for hard work and demonstrating our core values is important to us.


  • Competitive health benefits, including mental, emotional, and behavioral health benefits and an easy to use Employee Assistance Program.
  • Flexible sick & personal leave policy needed for health, family, and parenting during this tough time.
  • Open vacation policy without a cap on the number of days-off. We do require employees to take a minimum of 5 days off in a row each year. 
  • Subsidized International Travel: We subsidize international travel starting at 6 months, and increasing each year
  • Equity, per company’s general stock grant plan 
  • 401k account through Betterment which allows you to seamlessly save money for retirement directly from your paycheck
  • Learning and Development Opportunities: In the spirit of our core value to Learn Enough, we offer a book reimbursement program. If you share what you learned from a book with the team, we'll reimburse you for it. We also provide ample room for learning and development opportunities through Coursera online courses, outside speakers, and opportunities to learn skills from your colleagues.
  • Potential H1-B Visa sponsorship opportunities (as needed)

We are committed to fighting injustice throughout the construction industry, and fairness is key to our company's purpose. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate.


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An Insider's view of Levelset

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

I love the connection I have with team members across all offices and teams. I make myself available over Zoom and Slack on a regular basis and try to meet with folks when I’m in our offices. This is important to me because our people are investing in us just as much as we’re investing in them.

Gretchen Lynn Riedel

Vice President of Customer Experience

What are Levelset Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
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