Senior Data Engineer

San Francisco or Remote /
Engineering /
Full-time
What we do

Our mission at Vana is to shift the flow of data for a more prosperous world. We are building tools for the financialization of data, adding a native incentive layer to data to empower users to reclaim their data from siloed services. We have raised $20M from top crypto-native VCs and are a small team that got started out of MIT.

The problem

Today’s data economy works like a serfdom. The value of user data is captured by large tech monopolies rather than by the individuals who created the data. Individuals know their data is being stolen but do not know what to do about it. At the same time, it is difficult for any company other than a large tech monopoly to apply machine learning as they don’t have access to the right data, which is usually siloed in the platform where it is generated. This leads to compounding wealth inequality as our economy has not been designed to accommodate the strange exponentials of data.

We’re building tools to fix this. Our data wallet helps users own and multiply their predictive value. Users securely export personal data from siloed tech platforms, earn interest on their data capital, and access the future value of their data. They decide what parts of their digital self to share, who to share it with, and how much they want for it. Our enterprise customers, from Fortune 500 fashion companies to health tech startups, rent data directly from consumers to make behavioral predictions, creating new value while directly paying the users that created the data. 

As a senior data engineer at Vana, you will be tasked with helping users structure their data programmatically. Many services do not make their data exports easy to understand, so users need a consistent, documented schema, in order for them to granularly permission it.

Your Responsibilities

    • Deduce and construct data schemas from example datasets and little-to-no documentation
    • Understand arbitrary APIs from network requests and usage
    • Build pipelines for data flows, both to and from internal and external services

Our Tech Stack

    • TypeScript
    • Hasura
    • Docker

About You

    • Comfortable taking on ambiguous problems and creating elegant technical solutions
    • Strong communication, thoughtfulness, and desire to give and receive regular feedback
    • Excited to build software that empowers individual freedom
    • Ability to write high-quality, well-tested code
What we offer

The successful candidate will be join an incredibly diverse expert team with backgrounds at places like Harvard, MIT, Google, Facebook, and Microsoft, who are all passionate about leveraging AI and machine learning to make a positive impact on the world. 

At Vana, we are big on collaboration and supporting each other to learn, grow, and excel in our individual pursuits. In addition to joining the Vana family, the successful candidate will receive: 
- A competitive salary and the option to be paid in crypto
- A generous benefits package including health insurance, dental and optical
- Flexible work schedule
- Flexible vacation

For more information, see our hiring FAQ. 

To build technology and products that are used and loved by people and solve real-world problems, we need to build a team with many different perspectives and experiences. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We want to know your unique story and we encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.