Temporal Technologies

Staff Data Engineer Cloud

Temporal Technologies

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Who We Are

Temporal is an open source programming model that can simplify code, make applications more reliable, and help developers focus on the important things like delivering features faster. Our amazing user community provides us with real-time feedback and contributions to improve the developer experience everywhere.

Backed by top VC firms, we have built a team of professionals from various successful start-ups and well-known technology companies. Together, we collaborate cross-functionally, engage with and support our users to improve the developer experience, deliver world-class open-source software, and enhance our commercial SaaS platform.

Temporal is growing and working towards building the best community. We are looking for those who share our values, challenge 'standard' thinking, and want to influence our future. If you have a passion for helping developer communities, open-source software, and want to be a part of our amazing team, we'd love to hear from you!


Our cloud continues to grow! The Data Engineer role at Temporal Technologies will play a foundational role in building out the data platform to support analysis, GTM strategy, product management and operations. This position requires an experienced data engineering professional with deep expertise across the entire data stack, and the ability to collaborate effectively with stakeholders in various groups like Sales and Engineering. The work we do is centered around providing value to the business. We stay laser focused on prioritizing work that contributes to tangible, positive business outcomes. The impact of this role and our data platform to our business is high.

The ideal candidate will rigorously apply software and data engineering best practices to the ingestion, storage, and compute components of the data platform. The data engineer will also shape Temporal's data strategy, guiding stakeholders in how they consume and act on data. This is an opportunity to design and build out a world class data platform from the ground up by implementing best in breed technologies and collaborating with extremely talented teammates.

What You'll Do
  • Designing and architecting the data platform in such a way that provides near term value while also considering the ability to scale to our rapidly growing data size and needs
  • Build out data pipelines to support ingestion of both event driven and batch driven workloads from internal tooling as well as 3rd party software and APIs
  • Harden existing pipelines with data quality checks
  • Model data for OLAP purposes
  • Evaluate and recommend tooling such as data processing engines, table formats, and reverse ETL
  • Take end to end project ownership by facilitating working sessions with engineers and business stakeholders to design and produce data solutions that appropriately meet business needs
  • Create guidelines and standards for how teams external to the Data Engineering team can both add data to, and access data from, the data platform
  • Analyze costs associated with the data platform to provide projections and recommendations
  • Monitor performance of scheduled and streaming operations to ensure optimal performance of data ingest, processing, and querying
  • Contribute to data platform roadmap by evaluating opportunities and recommending projects tied to delivering business needs
  • Create actionable dashboards and analyses that drive behavior in our business
  • Train and enable stakeholders on new data products as they are released to ensure optimal utilization and outcomes
  • Provide mentorship to junior engineers
What You'll Bring
  • At minimum 7 years of industry (post graduate) experience across the data stack (ingest, storage, compute, data modeling, visualization)
  • 0-1 experience designing and architecting a data platform for a SaaS business
  • Experience owning key components of SLA bearing production data platform relying on distributed storage and compute components
  • Experience building out data lake architectures
  • Deep expertise within at least one of the major cloud providers (AWS, GCP, Azure)
  • Experience working with a wide range of data sources (APIs, logs, event stores, etc.)
  • Extreme proficiency in Python and SQL, additional languages a plus
  • Experience with multiple data processing and query engines (Spark, Presto/Trino, Athena, BigQuery, etc.)
  • Significant experience with both object stores and relational databases such as S3 and Redshift
  • Ability to quickly gain proficiency in new tools and technologies
  • Strong desire to continue to learn and experiment
  • Strong communicator and collaborator with the ability to connect technical projects to business impact
  • The estimated pay range for this role is $175,000 - $240,000.
  • Additionally, this role is eligible to participate in Temporal's equity plan.
Compensation ranges reflect salary and commission compensation (when applicable) across several geographic markets. Employment offers carefully consider multiple factors, including prior experience, knowledge, expertise, skillset, market location, and job level assessed during the interview process.

Employee benefits and perks below are for full-time employees, part-time or temporary positions are excluded.

U.S. Benefits
  • Unlimited PTO, 12 Holidays + 2 Floating Holidays
  • 100% Premiums Coverage for Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • AD&D, LT & ST Disability, and Life Insurance (Standard & Supplemental Available)
  • Empower 401K Plan
  • Additional Perks for Learning & Development, Lifestyle Spending, In-Home Office Setup, Professional Memberships, WFH Meals, Internet Stipend and more!
International Benefits
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Benefits outside the United States vary by country, and are issued in partnership with Remote.com. Additionally, Temporal offers perks to all international employees for learning & career development, a lifestyle spending account, in-home office setup (in addition to company-issued hardware), professional memberships, work-from-home meals, and access to the Calm app for mental wellness.
Additional Perks
  • $3,600 / Year Work from Home Meals
  • $1,500 / Year Career Development & Learning
  • $1,200 / Year Lifestyle Spending Account
  • $1,000 / Year In-Home Office Setup (In addition to Temporal issued equipment - laptop, monitor, keyboard, mouse, trackpad, and extension power cable at no cost to you)
  • $500 / Year Professional Memberships
  • $74 / Month Reimbursement for Internet
  • Calm App Subscription for Mental Health & Wellness
Temporal Technologies is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Temporal Technologies does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. We embrace and celebrate differences and diversity.

Temporal is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation, please let your Recruiter know so we can assist.

We are not working with external recruitment agencies, thanks.

Company name: Temporal Technologies
Remote job title: Staff Data Engineer Cloud
Job tags: Python, AWS, Prioritization Skills

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