Staff Data Engineer


Company Description

Yello’s talent acquisition software enables companies to humanize the candidate experience by providing unprecedented speed and transparency throughout the candidate journey. Founded in 2008, Yello supports hundreds of organizations globally by serving as a key strategic partner in optimizing recruiting operations and talent relationship management.  
In 2017, Yello closed a series C funding round of $31 million and continues to grow quickly. We’re looking to hire people who believe nothing is impossible, love to learn and be curious, can be accountable for success, always enjoy the journey and will own their personality. If this is you, come grow your career with Yello.

About The Role

You will have the opportunity to define and drive best practices and standards for Yello’s operational and non-operational data stores. You will join an existing team charged with ensuring the overall health of data that Yello collects. You will work closely with the Yello Architects, Data Guild, core and feature scrum teams to produce solutions that are scalable and sustainable. You’ll collaborate with our Infrastructure teams on cloud solutions to ensure reliable performance in our production environments. You will help us solve complex problems around ETL, reporting, searching, filtering and custom configurations. You will act as a technical thought leader within our Software Engineering department and help define our future. We currently utilize Postgres and ElasticSearch in a Ruby on Rails environment powered by AWS (Amazon Web Services). This is a full-time 100% hands-on role.

How You'll Make An Impact

This is a key role in Yello’s largest initiative around data integrity that will ensure our data platform is prepared for the next level of growth. You will improve our abilities to audit and report on our data and enable our customers to understand how Yello’s products are benefitting their businesses’ hiring practices. Your work will ensure that our platform can continue to meet the needs of our fast-growing customer base and enable new product development opportunities.

What We're Looking For

  • Minimum: 7 years of professional experience designing and improving high-performance transactional data systems in a cloud environment
  • Mastery of relational database design patterns
  • Deep experience developing against non-relational data stores (Redis, Memcached, Elasticsearch, etc.)
  • Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related degree or equivalent experience required
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills to take complex business requests and transform them into clean, simple data solutions
  • Brainstorming and contributing ideas to our technology, algorithms, and products
  • A proven record of personally taking large/complex data projects from ideation to implementation
  • Experience working through performance issues, tuning queries as necessary to ensure scaling and security
  • Ruby on Rails or similar framework experience is a significant plus
  • React experience is a plus.
  • Understanding of cloud infrastructure (AWS, Google Cloud, etc) is ideal
  • Experience developing against SOA or microservices architectures is preferred
  • A desire to share knowledge and help others on your team grow
  • Strong communication skills and ability to collaborate across the engineering team

Additional Information

We are the trailblazers in our space and we continually strive to learn and grow, but there is always time to celebrate a colleague's birthday or a recent success. We dress casually, have one of the best views in the city and the whole team sports Apple laptops. Our CEO Jason Weingarten and President Dan Bartfield always have their office doors open. And with opportunities for professional advancement, medical, dental and vision insurance, and a 401K match – Yello has you covered.

  • Yello is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
  • Candidates local to Chicago are preferred.
  • You must be authorized to work in the United States.
  • Must be able to sit or stand for continuous periods of time
  • This role frequently communicates/interacts with individuals, must have strong written and oral communication skills
  • Yello reserves the right to assign or reassign the responsibilities and requirements to this job at any time