Data Engineer

New York City /
Technology – Application Development Teams /
Full Time
Arbol seeks to hire a team member for the Data Engineering Team! All the contracts we write use some kind of data. Rain levels, soil health, algae concentrations -- there are lots and lots of interesting and useful climate datasets out there. But all the different projects that release them use their own formats and hosting infrastructure. So, we've taken on the project of standardizing, modernizing, and decentralizing all the free climate datasets out there so they can be ingested by our systems -- and anyone else who wants to use them. We write ETLs in Python, run them via a tool called Ansible, and upload them to something called IPFS where they are indexed by a thing called dClimate.net and made available to everyone. Most or all of the code you write will be open source.

You’d be joining a small team of three data engineers and would have an opportunity to shape the direction of Arbol’s data pipeline at a relatively early stage. At Arbol, we value initiative and innovation at all levels of the organization, so a strong candidate would eventually play a role in system-design and architectural decisions. This is an ideal position for someone who wants to learn rapidly and become an integral part of a tight-knit, successful team.

Arbol seeks candidates with:

    • Junior-expert experience levels (with pay commensurate to experience)
    • Strong Python coding abilities
    • Strong understanding of software design principles
    • Experience with Pandas
    • Some experience with ETLs
    • Some experience with Docker
    • An interest in learning IPFS (there will be a lot of this)
    • An Interest in open source, blockchain, and "decentralized" software/communities/organizations
    • An Interest in climate science


Arbol is a financial services company that helps business entities protect against climate risk. Our mandate is to modernize and grow the climate and weather risk spaces in all directions. Climate data, advanced climate modeling and pricing, blockchain, and open source/community projects are how we use technology to cater to risk-exposed entities in agriculture, energy, and other sectors.

We are based in NYC, but about 70% of the company is fully remote. We offer very good health plans fully covered by the company, as well as stock options. Our salary bands are as follows.

Team Member: $120k-$140k
Team Lead: $150k-$180k
Technical Director: $170k-$200k