Senior Data Engineer - Based in Bucharest

Bucharest, Romania
Tech & Data Platform /
Full Time /
The Role
Are you ready to be part of a revolutionary team that's reshaping content creation and driving the future of the creator economy with cutting-edge technology? Jellysmack is on a mission to harness innovation and creativity, and we're seeking exceptional engineering talents like you to join our vibrant community of 100 engineers and innovators!

Our small yet dynamic team in Bucharest has already made waves with state-of-the-art generative AI technology, and we're excited to expand our horizons with more diverse expertise. That's why we're opening a brand new engineering hub in Bucharest.

Why Bucharest? We chose this vibrant city because it's brimming with exceptional engineering talent, just like you! Here, you'll have the unique opportunity to collaborate with like-minded professionals who are passionate about pushing the boundaries of what's possible.

As a Data Engineer at Jellysmack, you'll be at the forefront of the creator economy's future, working on one or more crucial projects that drive innovation in content creation.

You'll thrive in our fast-paced environment, where adaptability is key. You may need to switch teams or projects as the company evolves, and we value engineers who bring versatility, leadership qualities, and enthusiasm to the table. Beyond solving technical challenges, we want you to actively contribute to building Jellysmack's engineering culture, improving practices, and fostering a collaborative and innovative environment.

We take pride in creating cutting-edge products empowering content creators with data-driven insights and inspiring them to unleash their creativity. A few flagship projects to give you an idea of what you could be working on:

Jellystudio: Revolutionizing video editing with automation and machine-learning tools that empower video editors to be more efficient and creative.
Digital Asset Manager: A robust platform managing terabytes of clips, leveraging deep learning capabilities to analyze video content, deduce topics, and offer a formidable search engine.
JellyX: The future of content creation—an LLM chatbot powered by Jellysmack's unique data that suggests innovative video topics, captivating thumbnails, and engaging headlines—a true creator's muse.
Jellypulse: An immersive data visualization tool offering insights into trends, signals, and behaviors across multiple platforms and millions of creators in the dynamic world of social video data.
Data Lake: A vast repository of social media data, fueling our products and machine and deep learning algorithms, offering invaluable insights for BI and data visualization.

What You Can Expect

    • As a Senior Data Engineer at Jellysmack, your role is to harness the power of billions of data points, architecting state-of-the-art platforms that will empower teams across the organization to unlock deep, impactful insights.
    • Architect High Quality Data Infrastructure: Use your expertise to build and maintain cutting edge data infrastructure that enables end users from across the business to access timely, accurate data with ease.
    • Empower Data Consumers: Work closely with end users to develop data models and pipelines that will support a wide variety of use cases, from analysis and reporting to machine learning and product innovation. 
    • Innovate with Data: Continuously explore new data technologies, testing and POC-ing the most promising solutions to understand how they might enhance our data capabilities.
    • Champion Efficiency: Maximize the value we derive from our data infrastructure, by working on behalf of data scientists and other end users to develop industrialized solutions that marry high levels of performance with cost effectiveness. 
    • Collaborate & Lead: Engage with cross-functional teams, from developers and data scientists to product managers. Mentor, share knowledge, and champion data engineering best practices in our quest for excellence.
    • Our majority Tech stack is: Python/FastAPI and React with some projects in Node.js, Rust, React Native. Mandatory knowledge: Git, Docker. Nice to haves: AWS, Terraform.

A Little About You

    • Architecture & System Design: Your architectural insight isn't just about connecting pieces; it's about crafting efficient, scalable, and robust data architectures. With an eye towards the future, you design systems that cater to the now but are also adaptable for what comes next. Ensuring data integrity, optimizing performance, or integrating various systems, you've consistently architected solutions that stand the test of time.
    • Passion & Drive: Your interaction with large datasets transcends mere engagement; it’s driven by a genuine passion. Deriving meaningful insights and driving business decisions is your forte. When others see overwhelming complexity, you see a challenge waiting to be surmounted.
    • Continuous Learning: A growth mindset is at the core of your professional journey. Always updated with the latest in data engineering, you continually seek out new technologies and techniques, pushing the boundaries of what's possible in data capabilities. Engaging, discussing, and advocating for these advancements within your community is just an extension of your ethos.
    • Teamwork & Leadership: Individually, your contributions set the gold standard. But you're not just about individual brilliance; you recognize the collective's significance. Imparting knowledge, guiding the team, and promoting collaboration are integral to how you operate, ensuring that your expertise enriches everyone around you.

Skills and Qualifications

    • Coding: Your proficiency in Python is commendable, and you are intimately familiar with the data engineering tools landscape, especially tools like Airflow and DBT. Mastery over SQL is one of the many arrows in your quiver.
    • Big Data: You don't just work within the confines of traditional SQL databases. Your expertise spans both SQL and NoSQL databases. When the conversation shifts to deploying distributed computing jobs, your experience with platforms like Spark and Hadoop stands out. Streaming pipelines, be they Kafka, Kinesis, Beam, or Flink, are realms you navigate with ease.
    • Cloud: Deploying big data infrastructure is second nature to you, with proven prowess using tools like Terraform on platforms such as AWS. Your knowledge doesn't stop at just infrastructure; you're deeply familiar with managed services, be it S3, Redshift, EMR, or others.
As an employee in this role, you will be part of our hybrid work policy, which combines remote and in-person work at our company's premises. This policy allows for flexibility and a balance between working remotely and collaborating in a physical office environment.
This job description outlines the general responsibilities and requirements for the role in the context of a hybrid work policy with 3 days per week in the Bucharest office. Specific details regarding remote work days, in-person attendance requirements, and other relevant information will be provided during the interview and onboarding process.

A Bit About Us

We are Jellysmack, the global creator company, and we’re obsessed with helping creators Go Bigger. 

We believe that creators are the future of entertainment, and we are on a mission to elevate them to their highest potential across social platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, TikTok, YouTube, and beyond. 
We use technology, data, and expertise to turn the talented video creators of today into the digital icons of tomorrow. 

Our powerful AI detects and develops the most promising creators, inviting only the best on a life-changing journey to skyrocket their social growth and build long-term success.

Through multi-platform distribution, financial backing, streaming television syndication, content ideation, brand partnerships, and more, Jellysmack provides the all-encompassing infrastructure that the world’s top creators need to maximize their value. 

Our industry-leading solutions impart the gift of time and empower our elite community of creators to prioritize their passion. Our exclusive roster includes names like MrBeast, Bailey Sarian, Brad Mondo, The Try Guys, KallmeKris, Junya, and Luisito Comunica.

We're extraordinarily proud of the company we've built and our numerous awards, including: Fast Company’s Most Innovative in Social Media (2023) and #1 Most Innovative Company in Video (2022), Digiday’s Best Distribution Strategy (2023 Video and TV Awards) and Best Social Management Platform (2022 Technology Awards). We have also been recognized by Forbes and Built In as one of the best places to work in the United States. Our people are Jellysmack's greatest competitive advantage, and we'll continue to invest in our people-first culture.

Ready to be part of a great human adventure? 
We’re dedicated to making the best working environment possible for our people. All you have to do is apply; we are ready to let you show off your talent!

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