Lead Engineer, Data Platform

At Proton we're bringing cutting-edge technology to the world of business-to-business distribution. It's a large market that offers an enormous opportunity for growth. The industry we serve accounts for trillions of dollars of revenue a year. It's a huge chance to have an impact by shaking up an industry that's still waking up to the promise of technology. We have a chance to really transform the way a huge number of people work for the better, and bridge the gap between amazing software tools and human expertise.

By becoming the source of truth for our customers' data, we're helping them make better decisions and be more effective. We’re looking for a lead engineer for our data platform team to help make that vision a reality.

As a member of the data platform team, you'll build backend systems that unify, clean, and transform our customers' data. In addition, you’ll serve as the engineering leader for the team, helping your fellow team members deepen their expertise, effectively collaborate, and develop a technology vision. Together with the product team, you'll work to build scalable solutions to big problems. This position reports to our chief technology officer.

Our team codes in Python, JavaScript (using the Vue framework), and Go, with modern scalable document- and key-based data stores behind them. We prefer excellence to expediency. Backed by our microservice architecture, we want the best tool not the most convenient. If there’s a compelling case to write something in Clojure, we can and will do it. With strong foundations, specific knowledge of these tools is not required. As the driver of engineering on this team, you'll have a chance to define the technology vision for our order entry systems.

As an early member of the company, you’ll have a chance to shape how we grow, making key decisions around technical choices, and defining our culture. We're working to build a sustainable environment where excellence sits alongside a recognition we operate in a system and a need to nurture learning at all levels. Our growing corps of engineering leadership, including this role, should bring more expertise into that equation.

Role posted - 2020-10-06T17:57:05Z 1:57pm, 6th Oct 2020 EDT

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