Data Engineer

Boston (MA) or Mishawaka (IN) or Minnetonka (MN)
Join a high-performing, tight-knit team at a fast-growing company that is using the Internet of Things (IoT) to transform how organizations sense, monitor, and make decisions. Founded out of MIT in 2005, SmartSense is trusted by more than 2,000 organizations, including Walmart, SpaceX, Apple, CVS Health, Coca-Cola, and the US State Department to help them make sensor-driven decisions.  We have a solution that our customers rely on every day to make mission critical decisions. We are looking for team-oriented change agents to help shape the future of IoT.
Disproportionately impact a customer-driven startup that is transforming the way companies monitor their critical environments and make decisions about safeguarding their key assets. We’re building next-generation IoT products and infrastructure that helps companies measure their world, transmit their valuable metrics to a centralized location, alert when there is something to be concerned about and even predict key events before they happen.
Dive into an empowered role to wrangle our data and help deliver actionable insights to our Analytics team and customers. You'll gain familiarity with all parts of our stack— data ingestion, storage, notification, presentation and analytics. You will be developing a performant, reliable ETL system, designing and implementing our data warehouse, and overhauling our customer-facing reporting system to deliver better insights more quickly. To do so, you'll exercise judgement every day in making tradeoffs between design and feasibility. Chose when to hack something quickly and when to invest deeply. You'll engineer data systems that will be the backbone of all our advanced insight capabilities.
SmartSense is an incredibly fast paced customer-driven company and you’ll be an active voice in shaping our product and user experience, down to the last detail when shipping your features. Our close-knit, cross-functional team is a great chance to grow your knowledge across all layers of our system.
You’ll join a team where everyone—including you—is knowledgeable about development patterns, an excellent teammate and opinionated about product development process. We all pitch in to help wherever necessary when things are crazy. We build tools and scripts to ease the lives of our fellow developers.
Core technologies:
Python, SQL, relational/non-relational databases, C#/.NET, Java, JavaScript, HTML/CSS, AWS, Git, and Web Services.
Core qualifications:
BA/MA degree in CS/EE/Math/Physics, 7+ years of experience, Agile, security, adaptability, team first attitude, awesome


    • Learn the nuts and bolts of our physical sensor platform and cloud-based platform
    • Build, launch, and support your first ETL job
    • Participate in support engineering, understand and resolve data and reporting issues
    • Write internal documentation for your features and systems


    • Design major portions of our data warehouse
    • Gain a deep understanding of our data from sensor capture through the warehouse
    • Be able to own the entire planning, scoping, design, and implementation of new features
    • Participate in team-wide estimation and scoping


    • Evaluate, select, and implement a new customer-facing reporting platform
    • Provide our Analytics team a well-documented, consistent, up-to-date warehouse for their advanced analytics
    • Train, mentor, and influence your peers across engineering
SmartSense builds internet connected sensors and software that enable organizations to automatically monitor, track, and analyze sensor data for quality control, compliance, and operational efficiency. Our team is motivated to improve the world by providing real-time information that ensures medication and food safety. Our Vaccine Monitoring Initiative donates one system for each system we sell, so that a healthcare clinic in need can monitor life-saving vaccines. We endeavor to be both the best in the world at what we do, as well as, to be the best for the world because of how we do it; if you’re the right candidate, we will reach that goal together – and have a great time doing it!
SmartSense is proud to be an equal-opportunity workplace dedicated to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce.