Staff Data Engineer

Mountain View /
R&D – Engineering - Dev & QA /
Harness is a high-growth startup that is disrupting the software delivery market. Our mission is to enable the 30 million software developers in the world to deliver code to their users reliably, efficiently, securely and quickly, increasing customers’ pace of innovation while improving the developer experience. We offer solutions for every step of the software delivery lifecycle to build, test, secure, deploy and manage reliability, feature flags and cloud costs. The Harness Software Delivery Platform includes modules for CI, CD, Cloud Cost Management, Feature Flags, Service Reliability Management, Security Testing Orchestration, Chaos Engineering, and continues to expand at an incredibly fast pace.

Harness is led by technologist and entrepreneur Jyoti Bansal, who founded AppDynamics and sold it to Cisco for $3.7B. We’re backed with $425M in venture financing from top-tier VC and strategic firms, including J.P. Morgan, Capital One Ventures, Citi Ventures, ServiceNow, Splunk Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Adage Capital Partners, Balyasny Asset Management, Gaingels, Harmonic Growth Partners, Menlo Ventures, IVP, Unusual Ventures, GV (formerly Google Ventures), Alkeon Capital, Battery Ventures, Sorenson Capital, Thomvest Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank.

Position Summary 

Harness is an engineering and innovation first company. Our teams take pride in solving complex, computer science problems to empower Software and DevOps professionals.  

Data Engineering at Harness is a role that requires building systems to bring data from various sources to a common warehouse process data efficiently and modeling the data to power analytics. These solutions can range from batch data pipelines that bring to life software delivery insights to real-time processing services that integrate with our core product features. Candidate should have a rich understanding of large distributed systems. You also need to have strong communication skills since you will need to collaborate with business, engineering, and customers.

Harness is a remote 100% remote-first company.

Your role at Harness

    • Design and Evolve Harness’ data platform strategy
    • Author software functional specifications and design documents
    • Influence and mentor team members and cross functional teams to produce highly scalable software solutions
    • Effectively communicate technical plans and help all stakeholders navigate changes
    • Quickly understand complex systems/code and own key pieces of the system, including the delivered quality
    • Diagnose and troubleshoot complex problems in a distributed computing environment
    • Perform peer reviews of specifications, designs, and code
    • Work alongside Site Reliability Engineers and cross functional teams to diagnose/troubleshoot any production performance related issues from logs to code 

About you

    • 6-8 years of experience in distributed data engineering environments
    • You strive to write elegant code, and are comfortable with picking up new technologies independently
    • Proficient in one of the major programming language (e.g. Java, Python)
    • Comfortable working with SQL
    • You enjoy cross team collaboration and helping teams create new product features using data
    • Have a strong background in at least one of the following: distributed data processing or software engineering of data services, or data modeling
    • MySQL / PostGres / Apache Spark / Airflow / TimescaleDB / ClickHouse / RedShift / BigQuery / Presto
    • Have an eye for detail, and a passion for data quality
    • Be comfortable working in a fast growing, rapidly changing environment with ambiguous requirements.

What you will have at Harness

    • Competitive salary
    • Comprehensive healthcare benefits
    • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
    • Flexible work schedule
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    • Paid Time Off and Parental Leave
    • Monthly, quarterly, and annual social and team building events
    • TGIF-Off program
    • Remote office stipend
    • Monthly internet reimbursement
    • Monthly Food & Beverage Reimbursement Program
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.