FiscalNote is looking for an experienced Senior Software Engineer to join our Data Engineering team.
The person in this role will help scale and improve our core data processing capabilities by designing, building, and supporting services for collecting, ingesting, augmenting, and maintaining one of the largest collections of unstructured and structured data relating to policy, policymakers, and governments across countries and levels of government.
The Data Engineering team at FiscalNote makes a diverse and growing dataset of documents accessible and actionable. Our data backend interacts with sources that are frequently brittle and obsolete in order to provide reliable, timely, and accurate information – at scale. As part of the team, you will design systems that integrate and work closely with partners in applications and data science to provide our customers with an unprecedented level of automated analysis.
About the Team
Our Data Engineering team is responsible for everything from assisting in identifying the datasets that we want to offer through ingesting, processing, augmenting, and making them available to clients and applications. We maintain the quality and usability of the growing amount of unstructured and structured external data relating to policy and government action in the legislative and regulatory space that powers and serves as one of the foundations of our products.
Looking to build something worth being proud of. Ready to take on ambitious projects that stretch the limits of your abilities, you enjoy the process of collaborating with team members to overcome technical challenges. You see projects through to the end and ensure that the best decisions for the team, not necessarily your ideas, are what take precedence. Along the way, you’re capable of communicating what you’re thinking to both technical and non-technical audiences, taking in others’ ideas as well as expressing your own.
You delight in finding ways to use your strengths for maximum impact. You’re guided equally by your own intuition and delivering the best results to the customer. You’re comfortable around ambiguity with a high degree of autonomy, and are excited about solving complex, open-ended problems by distilling the complexity as simply as necessary to build solutions that work.
What to Expect:
Design, communicate, and lead development of solutions to complex problems, serving as the lead on projects and providing guidance to team members
Bring out the best in your coworkers through thoughtful idea-sharing and supporting knowledge and skill growth whenever possible
Evaluate technical choices and their trade-offs, including discussing trade-offs with team members and explaining them to leadership
Write clean, robust, and maintainable code
See projects through to the end and ensure best decisions for the team, not necessarily your ideas, are what take precedence
Identify opportunities to improve our codebase
Build data services for batch and real-time data processing
Enhance data pipeline health and quality monitoring
Create tooling for data review and augmentation
What Sets You Apart:
5+ years of experience working in an iterative development environment as a backend engineer
Served in a technical leader capacity
Strong programming skills, preferably in Python. Also open to experience programming in C#, Java or node
SQL experience is required
Working knowledge of git and basic knowledge of AWS and CI/CD pipeline
Experience designing data models to support product features in a scalable way
Strong understanding of effective software development practices
Ability to lead and guide junior developers within the team
Reference ID: #LI-EB1 #LI-Remote
FiscalNote is continuing to hire new talent, with all interviewing and on-boarding done virtually due to COVID-19. New team members, along with our current staff, will temporarily work remotely (unless communicated otherwise).
At FiscalNote, we Lead with Values
Know your Audience ∙ Find the Truth ∙ Drive Alignment ∙ Level Up ∙ Own the Job ∙ Bias for Action ∙ Support the Family
FiscalNote is a technology-powered global software data and media company that uses powerful machine learning to provide clients with the right policy information and insights, and at the right time so that they can better navigate market risk and uncertainty and maximize new opportunities.
As the premier hub of domestic and global information for more than 5,000 clients worldwide, FiscalNote’s tools, analysis, news, and award-winning journalism delivers context, clarity, and a competitive edge in a rapidly changing world.
If your background and experience align with the competencies above, we encourage you to apply so that we can review your experience and learn more about how you can add to FiscalNote’s growth and success.
FiscalNote offers competitive salaries, equity packages, and retirement accounts to ensure we’re all FN owners. We work hard, so our open vacation policy helps us ensure you’re getting the R&R you need. We offer comprehensive health, vision, and dental insurance options supplemented by a flexible spending account (FSA). We have a slew of other benefits which you can check out at careers.FiscalNote.com.
FiscalNote values diversity. We are committed to equal opportunities and creating an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome applicants regardless of ethnic origin, national origin, gender, race, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation or age. FiscalNote is an EEOC employer.
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