omaze Los Angeles Full-time 2022-07-27

Who We Are: 

Omaze is a fundraising platform that has raised over $150M to support charities to date by offering people the chance to win once-in-a-lifetime experiences and prizes. Omaze is on a mission to dream the world better, both for our customers and for the charities that we support every day. Omaze winners have gone to Lake Como with George and Amal Clooney, received Pope Francis’ Lamborghini, lived in Europe for a month or even received $1M cash. Meanwhile, Omaze experiences have helped build a community hub assisting the homeless population of LA, a children's hospice center in the UK and solar water farms in multiple countries around the world. 

Omaze was named Fast Company's 2020 Most Innovative Companies and Forbes’ 2021 Best Startup Employers in America. We’re on a path to disrupt the fundraising space and spread optimism at scale, and we’re expanding our exceptional team to help us get there.

Why You’ll Love Working at Omaze:

  • Big Impact: You will be a part of a passionate team of world changers, dedicated to making a meaningful impact in the world. 
  • Growth: Omaze is growing rapidly. If you’re excited about a high-growth, fast-paced environment, or about scaling something that’s never been done before, we’d love to talk to you. 
  • Unique Culture: We live by our virtues. We believe in we before me, growing together, taking ownership, spreading joy and dreaming giant. 
  • Perks: If raising millions of dollars every year to support charities isn’t perk enough, we’re excited to offer unlimited PTO, Fridays For You (we take the last Friday of each month off), weekly meditation, and the opportunity to work with a phenomenal team that makes a global impact every day.

Who We’re Seeking:

As the Data Engineering Manager, reporting to the Director of Engineering, you will own the technical direction and execution of the Omaze data ecosystem. In addition to managing the data engineering team, you will collaborate with key stakeholders, executives, engineers, and data analysts to help cement data architecture and strategy across the organization. You will be vocal about having a single source of truth for all key data items in the organization and design systems that allow internal consumers of data across the company to intuitively access and use the information available. You will champion and be responsible for best data practices and serve as an evangelist for the importance of well organized and hygienic data throughout the organization. Success will be measured by the efficiency of our data access and breadth of data usage across the company.

What you’ll do: 

  • Manage a distributed team of 4-6 data engineers
  • Help create and evangelize the vision for data architecture and strategy across the company
  • Manage and execute Omaze data system development
  • Work in, and influence choices around, a modern data tech stack – our current stack includes Snowflake, Confluent/Kafka, Fivetran, DBT, Looker, and Tableau
  • Lead data modeling and data warehouse analysis, architecture, design, and development, which includes but is not limited to, data collection/ingestion, redundant data storage, efficient processing and data manipulation, data modeling, data models/star schemas, and ELT processes
  • Manage and provide best practices for our Confluent/Kafka data pipeline and eventing infrastructure
  • Collaborate with new and existing internal/external data vendors to understand data sourcing strategy, identify and collect required data, validate processes, and recommend data ingestion patterns and solutions
  • Provide expertise on dimensional modeling and database design best practices
  • Lead and support mappings of data sources, transformations, and data movement
  • Implement procedures and processes to validate data to ensure that data integrity and quality standards are met
  • Ensure all development, validation, data storage, and transformational processes follow internal SDLC and meet data compliance requirements such as CCPA, GDPR, and other certifications.
  • Provides mentorship to support team members

Don’t quite meet all the above requirements?  Apply anyway! We love talking to exceptional candidates. If the current role isn’t a fit, we’ll keep your information on file for the future.

 Our Ideal Candidate:

  • 7+ years of experience in data architecture handling both structured and unstructured data, with heavy emphasis on providing data for analytics, data science, and recommendation engines
  • Deep experience in developing a data architecture roadmap and implementing it
  • Strong knowledge of the AWS data ecosystem (S3, EMR, Athena, Spark, etc.)
  • Experience with or solid understanding of data pipelines and event-driven architectures (Kinesis, Kafka)
  • Deep knowledge of, and experience with, traditional data warehousing models, practices, and processes
  • Strong understanding of ELT Design Patterns, best practices, and tooling
  • Wide knowledge of data visualization and analytics tools (Looker, Tableau, etc.)
  • 3+ years with distributed data processing systems such as Snowflake, Hadoop/Hive, or  Databricks/Spark
  • Preferably, experience consuming and integrating third-party data sources such as Google Analytics, Google Adwords, social media feeds, etc.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in technical writing to all levels of the organization in a proactive, contextually appropriate manner.

Professional Traits

  • A proactive self-starter who takes ownership and is highly responsive.
  • A continuous hunger for learning and sharing knowledge.  A demonstrated track record of learning and continuous improvement
  • Ability to work effectively in teams of technical and non-technical individuals
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills.  An organized, systemic thinker who can document architectures, translate ideas and requirements into units or work that align with the mission of the team.
  • Highly-responsive with a demonstrated sense of urgency.
  • A Team-oriented technical leader with a positive attitude
  • Demonstrated ability to drive successful outcomes while growing the team and team members’ skill sets

Don’t quite meet all the above requirements?  Apply anyway! We love talking to exceptional candidates. If the current role isn’t a fit, we’ll keep your information on file for the future.

What to Expect:

  • Competitive compensation and benefits including attractive equity package. 
  • We're committed to putting the health of our employees first and are currently working from home with a stipend for office setup, continuation of company events (virtual), and more. 
  • We actively seek out diversity of thought and experience to drive innovation. We welcome difference of background, identity, and perspective and work hard to ensure that all people can bring their authentic self to work at all times.