Data Engineer

New York, NY
Engineering
Eight is the first sleep fitness company. Eight leverages innovation, technology and personal biometrics to restore individuals to their peak energy levels each morning. Backed by leading Silicon Valley investors including Khosla Ventures and Y Combinator, it was named by Fast Company in 2018 as one of the Most Innovative Companies in Consumer Electronics.

We are looking for a Data Engineer with a strong experience in running data engineering systems in production who is seeking an opportunity to work at an extremely high scale to build stats- and ML-powered features and pipelines with the best tools to make the high volume of heterogeneous complex data we collect to change the way we sleep.
The ideal candidate has 5+ years of data/backend engineering experience working on large scale systems (especially for machine learning pipelines, or an eagerness to learn how to build them).

Qualifications:
B.S. or higher in Computer Science (or equivalent work experience)You have built and operated data-intensive applications for real customers in production systemsExperience in either node (typescript) or python, along with at least two of the following: Java, c++, c#, go, rust, as well as a willingness to pick up other languages as neededExperience with software engineering best practices (e.g. unit testing, code reviews, design documentation)Experience with Docker and Kubernetes or AWS ECSYou want to work in a fast, high growth startup environment with lots of independence and responsibilityYou enjoy working with enormous amounts of dataYou have done ops and know what goes wrong in production
Bonus Points
Experience with Cassandra, Hbase, DynamoDB and other horizontally scalable storage systems is a plusYou have experience with stream data processing with either Kinesis or KafkaExperience with embedded development is a plus

Responsibilities

    • Write data applications to apply ML and statistical algorithms to enormous amounts of data for product features
    • Generally contribute to improving the health and value of our data ecosystem through finding and building the best tools and infrastructure
    • Work all over the stack, moving fluidly between programming languages: Python, Node, Rust, c++ and more
    • Join a small, excellent team solving hard problems the right way
    • Ship code frequently, own meaningful parts of our service, have an impact, and grow with the company

Qualifications

    • B.S. or higher in Computer Science (or equivalent work experience)
    • You have built and operated data-intensive applications for real customers in production systems
    • Experience in either node (typescript) or python, along with at least two of the following: Java, c++, c#, go, rust, as well as a willingness to pick up other languages as needed
    • Experience with software engineering best practices (e.g. unit testing, code reviews, design documentation)
    • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes or AWS ECS
    • You want to work in a fast, high growth startup environment with lots of independence and responsibility
    • You enjoy working with enormous amounts of data
    • You have done ops and know what goes wrong in production

Bonus Points

    • Experience with Cassandra, Hbase, DynamoDB and other horizontally scalable storage systems is a plus
    • You have experience with stream data processing with either Kinesis or Kafka
    • Experience with embedded development is a plus
At Eight we design products at the forefront of sleep innovation. We believe that better sleep is the next step to betterment. Our mission is to make people’s sleep count for more, using innovative technology, detailed design, and proven science and data to personalize and improve each night for everybody—changing the way people sleep for ever and for better.