Senior Full-Stack Engineer

San Francisco

At Periscope Data by Sisense, we are on a mission to empower modern data teams to deliver insights to everyone inside and outside their organizations. We bring “power to the builders” by enabling our customers to answer complex questions with data and drive the best business outcomes possible. 

You'll be working on the full stack: from the Go and Java servers managing giant database clusters to the Rails and React frontends. You’ll be able to contribute algorithmic optimizations to how millions of queries are compiled and run each day, as well as beautiful user experiences that delight our customers.

 

What You'll Do

  • First week: You’ll partner with your engineering buddy who will help onboard you with our product and build/deploy processes, and then work with you to ship new code to production.
  • By Day 30: You will make substantial improvements to existing features, platform services, internal tools, or build processes.
  • By Day 60: You’ll be contributing to the technical vision and priorities for your team’s future development, finding ways to improve team velocity, and improving architecture.

 

About You

  • You are outcome-focused and proactive. You have solved complex technical challenges to improve customer happiness, developer productivity, and system efficiency.
  • You enjoy working in an inclusive, collaborative environment and mentoring team members when needed. You believe in achieving collective impact and that we are “better together”.
  • You have customer empathy and are curious about how your work is going to impact a customer’s use case.
  • You're excited to pitch in wherever the team needs help, from investigating issues, debugging together to supporting customers.
  • You have successfully evangelized and driven best practices related to code quality and testability across teams.

 

Why You Should Join Our Team

  • We live our values. We care about each other, the technology we create, and the customers we support. We know we’re constantly learning and improving, and look forward to sharing insights and techniques with each other.
  • We have interesting customers. We support the Red Cross with dashboards about supplies, help a suicide prevention hotline with SQL+Python ML analysis, and enable Tinder to make better matches.
  • We are our own customer. We’re heavy users of the features we build and have an intuitive understanding of what makes data teams so special and successful.
  • “You have unlimited questions remaining” is core to our team’s philosophy. We are excited about learning and sharing together, and work hard to make sure that everyone is set up for success.
  • You’ll get access. Our senior leadership, including our SF Co-Founders who started our Data Team product, as well as our two original engineers who wrote many lines of our codebase are key contributors to our team.

 

 

 

About Us

  • We are a radically innovative BI company focused on redefining every aspect of business analytics.
  • We’re an industry leader with more than 2,000 global customers, including Expedia, Flexport, Nasdaq, GE, Philips & Tinder.
  • We’ve been recognized as a leading visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence.
  • We’re on-boarding rapidly! We have over 750 employees with offices in San Francisco, New York, Tel Aviv, Scottsdale, Melbourne, Tokyo, London and Kyiv.
  • We believe strongly in a data-driven approach to all that we do. We're constantly measuring and optimizing everything about the business.
  • We’ve been recognized by Comparably, Glassdoor and Best Places to Work for our amazing company culture.

 

Recent Engineering Projects

  • Orchestrating millions of queries per day, across tens of thousands of warehouses and databases, so customers always have the freshest dashboards.
  • Integrating R and Python into SQL environments, enabling data teams to perform advanced statistics and ML on top of their data models.
  • Rebuilding our SQL compiler to expand millions of custom SQL macros and functions in single-digit milliseconds.
  • Connecting customer warehouses to dozens of SQL and SaaS data sources, streamlining their ETL and supercharging their analysis.

 

Our Interview Process

  • We want to know what it's like to work together; there are never any riddles or reversing linked lists at the whiteboard. 
  • First you'll see the product and how customers use it. Later we'll code together online. And when you come on site to meet the team, you'll spend a couple hours pair programming on problems inspired by our customers.
  • After that, we’ll do a deep-dive into your technical experience, to get a thorough understanding of how you approach developer and operational challenges.

 

Our most important feature is our phenomenal development speed. We deploy to production multiple times per day. Much of this is cultural, and much of it is investing in anything that will reduce drag on the team, like fully automated testing and one-click test-and-deploys.

 

And we take our team’s productivity, happiness, and feedback seriously, everyone here participates in weekly engineering retros that are actionable and accountable. 

 

We’re always growing the team and if you learn fast and are excited about shipping often, we'd love to talk to you!

I'm In!