Rise Interactive (http://www.riseinteractive.com), a rapidly growing full service interactive advertising agency, is looking to hire a Data Engineer into the Innovation team. We are seeking a detail-oriented, highly motivated individual contributor that is excited about joining a new Innovation department and contributing professionally to an entrepreneurial company with an expanding Fortune 500 client base.

Summary and Scope

We’re looking for a Data Engineer to help us build out our marketing and analytics platforms. Our platform processes billions of records today – and we’re just getting started. This role is not just a research or analytical role, it is an individual contributor role that is expected to contribute to production solutions for the entire data pipeline.. Our goal is a data developer who is strong building systems from scratch by communicating closely with business stakeholders and passionate about delivering the best possible product and customer experience.

Why Rise

Rise is a fast growing company with an expanding list of Fortune 500 clients. We are an equal opportunity employer offering a competitive salary and benefits package, a casual work opportunity, and a tremendous opportunity for growth. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, are excited about finding smarter ways to do things and have a strong desire to be a part of winning team, we want to meet you.


  • Design and build our data warehouse as well as real-time data reporting systems
  • Promote and nurture good team practices such as unit testing, code reviews, build/test automation, etc.
  • Proactively mentor and guide developers to improve their quality and simplicity in design and code
  • Design, build and use tools to understand our product platform behavior and performance
  • Design and conduct experiments to test concepts, technologies, and algorithms
  • Implement analytics tools to maximize the value of collected data
  • Implement data tests in data quality frameworks to ensure data is clean and accurate
  • Adhere to security policies and guidelines to ensure our data is protected and safe
  • Embrace and assist in evolving our Agile (Scrum) team processes and developer role responsibilities

Required Skills

  • 1-3 years of on-the-job experience
  • Smart, high aptitude to learn new things and sense of urgency to get things done
  • Extremely strong ETL programming skills using tools like Python, Spark, PySpark, Hadoop, MapReduce, Kafka
  • Experience building data access layers via cubes, data marts, APIs, or visualization tools like Tableau or D3
  • Practical experience with Big data and NoSQL technologies desired
  • Comfortable working with several large, complex SQL databases and SQL queries
  • Experience working in cloud-only infrastructure, especially Amazon Web Services
  • 1+ years of experience working with large amounts of real data
  • A strong passion for empirical research and answering hard questions
  • Team player – demonstrated experience on a few teams that have shipped a product
  • Professional developer – experienced with source control (Git) and bug tracking
  • Practical-minded – chooses stability/reliability/maintainability over shiny new objects
  • Passionate about technology – ideally you build things outside of work for fun
  • Scripting skills – must be totally comfortable at the Linux command line
  • Nice to have: Expertise in applied statistics or machine learning
  • Experience delivering data products in the marketing, ad tech space is also a plus
  • Modeled web impression data into usable information
  • Created scripts to manage our cloud environment
  • Sped up an ETL process to make our users happy
  • Visualized machine log data with Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana
  • Tried to get the top pinball score