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Principal Data Engineer

Material Bank

Material Bank

Data Science
Remote
Posted on Monday, July 1, 2024

Material Bank is a fast-paced, high-growth technology company and created the world's largest material marketplace for the Architecture and Design industry, providing the fastest and most powerful way to start and manage a design project. Learn more about us at www.materialbank.com or see below.

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Material Bank is seeking a Principal Data Engineer/Architect with extensive data architecture and data platform design experience to enable Material Bank’s internal catalog and power massive scale SaaS/eCommerce applications. As a Principal Data Architect at Material Bank, you will design and architect robust, scalable database systems to support our comprehensive material catalog. Your focus will be on developing optimal schemas and attributes, ensuring data integrity and efficient retrieval across databases and PIM systems. You will also be responsible for creating and maintaining data ingestion pipelines from various sources, including third-party data providers, brand partners, and web scraping, utilizing tools such as DBT, Airbyte and Airflow. You will create detailed data models, integrate various data sources, and implement performance optimizations.

Additionally, you will establish data governance policies and plan for scalability. Collaborating with cross-functional teams, you will translate business requirements into technical specifications and continuously improve our database architecture, leveraging the latest industry trends and technologies. This role requires deep expertise in database technologies, strong analytical skills, and effective communication.

The ideal candidate is self-motivated, experienced with architecting eCommerce data catalogs and a variety of technologies in the AWS ecosystem, thrives in a dynamic work environment, and demonstrates a flexible and adaptable work style. Operating at depth is key to success in this role—requiring constant learning and growth, a mastery of the catalog’s schemas and attributes, and a rich understanding of the needs of catalog users. This is a remote position based in the United States with a strong preference for US East time zone.

What you’ll do:

Reporting to the Director of the Catalog teams:

  • Design and architect robust, scalable database systems to support Material Bank's comprehensive material catalog.
  • Develop optimal schemas and attributes, ensuring data integrity and efficient retrieval across databases and PIM systems.
  • Create detailed data models, integrate various data sources, and implement performance optimizations.
  • Develop and maintain ingestion pipelines for catalog data from various sources, including third-party data providers, brand partners, and web scraping, using tools such as Airbyte and Airflow.
  • Establish and enforce data governance policies and plan for scalability.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to translate business requirements into technical specifications.
  • Continuously improve database architecture, leveraging the latest industry trends and technologies.
  • Operate at depth, requiring constant learning and growth.
  • Master the catalog’s schemas and attributes and develop a rich understanding of the needs of catalog users.

What you’ll bring:

  • 10+ years of experience in data architecture and data platform design, with a focus on eCommerce and SaaS applications.
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in computer science, Data Science, or a related field.
  • Deep expertise in database technologies, including SQL and NoSQL databases, and experience with data modeling and schema design.
  • Extensive experience with AWS ecosystem and its various data services.
  • Proven ability to develop and optimize schemas and attributes for large-scale databases, specifically for product catalogs in eCommerce environments.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to implement performance optimizations.
  • In-depth knowledge of product catalog design, including taxonomy, attribute management, and data integration.
  • Experience developing and maintaining ingestion pipelines for catalog data from sources such as third-party data providers, brand partners, and web scraping, using tools like DBT, Airbyte, and Airflow.
  • Experience in establishing and enforcing data governance policies.
  • Excellent collaboration skills, with experience working with cross-functional teams to translate business requirements into technical specifications.
  • Ability to continuously learn and stay updated with industry trends and emerging technologies.
  • Strong communication skills, capable of conveying complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Relevant certifications (e.g., AWS Certified Solutions Architect, Google Cloud Professional Data Engineer) are a plus.
  • Self-motivated and adaptable, thriving in a dynamic work environment.

What you’ll get from us:

  • Our people: If you thrive in an inclusive, innovative, and fast-paced organization, look no further! You will get to work alongside some of the brightest minds - Join a genuinely fun and supportive workplace where we keep our employees consistently engaged through internal communication and corporate events
  • Relaxation and Celebrations: Generous PTO, Sick Days, Paid National Holidays, and even more (ask us about this when we connect).
  • Health Benefits: We contribute to your medical, dental, vision and short-term/long-term disability plans and have a strong employee assistance program.
  • Plan for your Retirement: 401(k) eligible after your first 90 day's employed!
  • Giving Back: We sponsor multiple events throughout the year to help out our communities. You will receive time off to give back as well.
  • Growth: We’ll help you take your career to the next level. We want you to be creative and take initiative which will allow you to grow and create within the company. Most importantly, be the best at what matters!
  • Flexible Work Schedules: With business units and employees across the globe, Material Technologies has embraced a hybrid working model allowing department leaders to decide on the best approach for their respective teams, whether that be remote, in person, or a little of both.

About Material Bank

Material Bank is the world’s largest material marketplace for the architecture and design industry, providing the fastest and most powerful way to search and sample materials. Material Bank connects design professionals to hundreds of manufacturers through facilitating brand discovery, rep engagement, and material sampling.

Material Bank has transformed the way an entire industry discovers and samples materials. By removing the friction that exists in the process, we drive business between architects and designers (members) and our Brand Partners (clients).

Our powerful material database and proprietary robotic distribution facility allow members to order samples until midnight (ET) to be delivered free of charge anywhere in the US, in one box, by 10:30 AM the next morning.

Connect with us and discover your career at Material Bank.

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Material Bank is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity, and all applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, veteran or disability status or other status protected under any applicable federal, state or local law.