Sr. Data Engineer

Airmap | Santa Monica

Date listed

3 weeks ago

Employment Type

Full time

Who We Are

AirMap were early adopters of drone technology, pioneering much of the drone economy you see today. We have solved some of the most complex drone and airspace challenges, earning us a global tier 1 position in government, defense, and enterprise contexts. As we enter a new phase of our evolution, we are looking for bright-minded innovators to help us realize the vision and move the business and the industry forward.

What We Do

AirMap provides software that enables unmanned aircraft to fly safely and legally in shared airspace to governments and regulators.

We simplify and de-risk complex and dangerous operating environments by providing air traffic controllers with the tools needed to manage unmanned air traffic and soldiers on the ground with handheld technology that delivers situational awareness near real-time.

We are building unique data set capabilities to unlock additional value and insights for our customers, signaling a new direction for AirMap in advanced automated analysis and the future of unmanned flight planning and defense.

Would you like to help design the future? We promise it won't be boring.


Role Description

AirMap is looking for a Senior Data Engineer to join our team and help build, test, and continually improve AirMap’s distributed, dynamic geospatial database and APIs that allow drones to connect with the data. This hands-on position is an opportunity to serve as the technical lead for our data engineering group, while also individually contributing to all aspects of the software process: including architecture, specification reviews, automated testing, implementation, code reviews, debugging, and documentation.


Location: Open to applicants located in North America with confirmed working visa status.


Responsibilities

  • Develop, maintain and optimize a geospatial data pipeline to support AirMap's services for unmanned flight.
  • Analyze and organize geospatial and aviation data sources, driving high standards for data quality.
  • Facilitate data cleansing, enrichment and data quality improvements
  • Enable searching, data visualization, and advanced analytics functionality
  • Automate the data collection and analysis processes, data releasing and reporting tools

Benefits


AirMap offers competitive pay and benefits, flexibility to work from home, and the opportunity to work in advanced automated analysis and the future of unmanned flight planning.



Skills & requirements

  • 5+ years experience as a data engineer or software engineer.
  • 3+ years experience with programming in Python. Go experience is a plus.
  • Deep understanding of SQL and Postgres database development
  • Knowledge of building fast and reliable distributed databases, taking large data pipelines from heterogeneous sources and turning them into homogenous and useful information
  • Familiar with geographic information systems and tools (e.g. ArcGIS, QGIS, PostGIS).
  • Understand the most popular solutions offered by cloud providers like AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud, and know when to use which tool for the job (and when to build your own).
  • Enjoy communicating complex technical issues to cross-functional teams and seek to engage in a culture of curiosity and healthy debate.






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