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Senior Data Engineer

| Austin
About BlackLocus 
BlackLocus is an innovation lab operating within The Home Depot, the top home improvement retailer in the world. To stay ahead of the curve, The Home Depot is making a substantial investment in data science, innovation, technology, and design. BlackLocus is contributing to this initiative by providing analytical tools to optimize and automate pricing, assortment, and product info by applying machine learning and revenue management techniques.
BlackLocus is a small collaborative environment where everyone is excited to work together every day. We are located in downtown Austin in an open space designed for collaboration, comfort, and productivity. We have a culture of learning providing 10% research time. We value diverse perspectives and strive to be an inclusive, safe environment. And finally, we love to have fun and celebrate together! If this sounds like something you are looking for, we can't wait to hear from you.
Job Summary
The Senior Data Engineer will expand and optimize data, data flow, data collection for cross functional teams, and data pipeline architecture. The Senior Data Engineer will support and collaborate with the software engineering team, data analysts, and data scientist to ensure data delivery architecture is consistent throughout ongoing projects. Continuously improve or re-design data architecture to support the next generation of products and initiatives.
Responsibilities 
  • Data Validation, ETL, Infrastructure Development: Coding validation and ETL to ensure successful data integration 
  • Data Infrastructure Maintenance: Backup and optimization activities to maintain performance; code, configure, test, etc data to ensure integrity 
  • Data Architecture Design and Analysis: Create and maintain optimal data pipeline architecture; Develop data architecture to meet business requirements 
  • Planning/Requirements Analysis: Collaborate with team leads and cross functional partners to assess business requirements and communicate opportunities
Requirements
  • 8+ years of previous work-related experience
  • Ability to convey complex or technical ideas and processes in easy-to-understand terms to diverse audiences 
  • Extensive experience message queuing, stream processing, and scalable data stores 
  • Experience managing projects and organizing data 
  • Ability to negotiate, handle complaints, settle disputes, and resolve grievances with both internal and external customers 
  • Experience supporting and working with cross-functional teams 
  • Experience with SQL, NoSQL databases, relational databases, and query authoring 
  • Experience building and optimizing data pipelines, architectures, data sets and workflow management tools such as Azkaban, Luigi, Airflow, etc. 
  • Experience with object-oriented/object function scripting languages: Python, Java, C#, Scala, GoLang, etc. 
  • Experience performing root cause analysis on internal and external data and processes to answer specific business questions and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in related study
Benefits  
  • Excellent work-life balance 
  • Comprehensive benefit package 
  • Competitive base and bonus package 
  • Generous PTO policy 
  • 401(k) eligible for matching company contribution after one year 
  • Restricted stock grants and Employee Stock Purchase Program 
  • Stocked kitchen with healthy snacks, tons of drinks, and an espresso maker 
  • Lots of team events including weekly catered lunches, happy hours, and other fun outings 
  • Located in the heart of downtown Austin with garage parking provided 
  • The Home Depot is an Equal Opportunity Employer 
LEGAL DISCLAIMER: BlackLocus and The Home Depot are Equal Opportunity/M/F/Vet/Disabled Employers. Available positions may vary by location. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. ©2005-2019 Home Depot Product Authority, LLC. All rights reserved. Know your rights. Click here to view Federal labor law posters. 
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

Location

We are on the top two floors of the Scarbrough Building on the southwest corner of 6th & Congress, with a beautiful view of the Capitol building!

An Insider's view of BlackLocus

What projects are you most excited about?

BlackLocus is part of The Home Depot, a retail business. We use clever approaches in data analytics to dream up novel solutions to address age-old retail concerns like pricing, delivery, and assortment at a massive scale. Each new project aims to help drive day-to-day retail decisions and make a major impact in revenue performance.

Crandall Chow

Senior Software Engineer

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

My job is to enable all of BlackLocus to do great work! That means being an advocate for and getting to know everyone. For me, that looks like participating in other team’s meetings and finding opportunities for ME to make their work lives better. If you visit our office, come find me in the 8th-floor living room!

Meredith Webb

Sr. Manager Program & Product Operations

What are BlackLocus Perks + Benefits

BlackLocus Benefits Overview

Highly competitive base and bonus
Excellent work-life balance
Health, dental, vision, life, short- and long-term disability insurance starting day one, FSA/HSA
Generous vacation policy
6 weeks fully paid time off for new parents and 12 weeks maternity leave for birth mothers; an onsite mother’s room
401(k) eligible for matching company contribution after one year
Employee stock purchase program
Downtown Austin office filled with natural light
Garage parking or commuter pass reimbursement
Fully stocked kitchen with a wide variety of healthy snacks, tons of drinks, and an espresso maker
Weekly catered lunches, happy hours and other fun outings

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings weekly.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
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