Jobs @ Turo

Lead Data Engineer

San Francisco, CA
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Data is our fuel at Turo. It is ever-more abundant and valuable, but it’s a raw material. Harnessed by data scientists and machine learning engineers, it propels Turo on its mission to put the world’s 1+ billion cars to better use, delighting our customers with matching the right car for their next adventure from an exceptionally diverse selection, and at the same time helping our marketplace remain safe.  </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Turo is a peer-to-peer car sharing marketplace where guests can rent any car they want, wherever they want it, from a nationwide community of local car owners.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We are a group of creative, mission-driven, data nerds, environmentalists and car enthusiasts who want to put the world’s 1B+ cars to better use. We do this by using data to serve our customers delightful experiences by matching them with the right car for their next adventure while keeping our marketplace safe.</span></p> <h4><strong>About you</strong></h4> <h4><span style="font-weight: 400;">You are a software engineer who feels passionately about data and empowering your co-workers by democratizing it. You live and breathe data quality and feel comfortable building scalable systems and developing processes to ensure a high bar on it. To this end, you are well-versed with the latest data engineering technologies and have built platforms to query, process and analyze data at scale as batches or streams.</span></h4> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">As a lead/manager, you demonstrate ability to understand the big-picture, articulate what needs to be done and execute on it; you are an effective partner who listens well and incorporates others' feedback. You can identify organization’s needs and come up with a vision for your area to address them while collaborating cross-functionally.  In doing this you can ruthlessly prioritize to handle multiple projects with tight deadlines. You are equally comfortable around code and people.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">You have a passion for consumer products, shipping code, and data focused experiments and you are excited to play a key role in crafting a platform from inception to implementation and beyond.</span></p> <h4><strong>Responsibilities</strong></h4> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Design, develop, test, deploy, maintain &amp; document innovative solutions for challenging data-driven problems with robust, scalable, reusable, efficient, production-quality software</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Collaborate and communicate closely with researchers to identify, propose and build infrastructure, large-scale data pipelines, data storage strategy, common libraries and useful tools needed to manipulate data so as to create inputs for machine learning algorithms</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ownership of data quality and accuracy</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Research and incorporate emerging software infrastructures, tools, and technologies, especially pertaining to data processing</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Usher and evangelize adoption of engineering best-practices and methodology</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Mentor and guide more junior team members</span></li> </ul> <h4><strong>Requirements</strong></h4> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Minimum 5+ years experience building production level software systems</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Experience in architecting and building large-scale batch processing pipelines using Big Data tools such as Hadoop, Spark, Cassandra, etc.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Fluent in SQL, ability to query large datasets, and visualizing the results</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Fluency working with ETL (Extract-Transform-Load) systems</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Comfortable developing in a Linux environment</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Demonstrable track-record of learning and deep-diving as needed into complex existing and new technologies</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Intense sense of ownership, initiative-taking, and a can-do attitude</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Great attention to detail and a data-driven approach to problem solving</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Team-player with a strong collaboration and communication skills, who is able to motivate and mobilize cross-functional teams, and respond positively to feedback</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Experience working in a rapid growth environment that requires flexibility and continuous innovation</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ability to mentor junior team members</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Self-starter with an eye for detail </span></li> </ul> <h4><strong>Preferred Qualifications</strong></h4> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Trusted to own large initiatives (or series of projects) from definition through execution with the successful outcome never seriously in doubt</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Experience in deploying and scaling machine learning algorithms into production environments on cloud platforms e.g. AWS, GCP etc. as services</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>About us</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Turo is a car rental marketplace where travelers can rent any car they want, wherever they want it, from a nationwide community of local car owners. Our mission is to reinvent the car rental experience and put the world’s one billion cars to better use.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We’ve grown the business by over ten times in the past two years and raised over $200 million from investors like Daimler, SK Holdings, KPCB, Google Ventures, August Capital and Shasta Ventures.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We're an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We don't discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.</span></p>


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