Senior Data Engineer (Senior Software Engineer III)

Rockerbox (View all Jobs)

United States, Remote

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Interview Process

1. Phone screen with pair programming 2. 2 hours of pre-interview prep 3. 4-hour final interview with situational questions, another pair programming, and presentation and discussion of pre-interview prep outputs.


$175,000 - $195,000

Programming Languages Mentioned

Python, SQL

Senior Data Engineer (Senior Software Engineer III)

Rockerbox empowers marketing executives to confidently make data-driven decisions, helping brands such as Tula, Figs, and Burton with the strategic decision-making that drives growth. Our guiding principle is that no marketing organization should require a data engineering team to make data-driven decisions. We take on the technical challenges of collecting and consolidating all marketing data into a single platform to enable any marketing organization, big or small, to focus on their core strength: building their brand.

At Rockerbox, the Core Data team is pivotal, managing everything from live data collection and aggregation to data warehousing, including governance. As a Senior Data Engineer, you will play a crucial leadership role within our technical organization, focusing on optimizing data storage, access patterns for efficiency and safety, and guiding data warehouse strategies.

The ideal candidate will bring profound expertise in data warehouses like Redshift and Snowflake, alongside a solid grasp of alternative data storage solutions (e.g., data lakes, NoSQL databases). Your experience should also include crafting data pipelines and a hands-on familiarity with technologies for event processing, pub/sub models, and orchestration tools such as Airflow.

We seek a Senior Data Engineer passionate about contributing to a team-focused, dynamic environment, eager to influence our product's evolution as we expand our reach to thousands of customers.


  • Take the lead in building scalable, resilient, well-monitored, and cost-efficient data pipelines utilizing a range of technologies
  • Provide expert advice and guidance on data architecture, ensure quality and scalability through design and code reviews
  • Serve as the organization’s resident expert on SQL; mentor other engineers on improving and optimizing their queries
  • Provide expertise and leadership in the application of effective patterns in the data engineering codebase, bringing your extensive experience to bear
  • Lead the application of effective monitoring and quality control measures, including automated testing and alerting, to ensure data integrity across all data products.
  • As a tech lead, work with Product Managers and cross-functional teams to design data solutions meeting business requirements, detailed in clear technical specifications
  • Identify and evaluate emerging technologies, tools, and trends to improve efficiency and effectiveness in data engineering processes.


  • 10+ years of experience as a data engineer, working with data warehouses, pipelines and cloud technologies (ideally AWS)
  • Proficient in data modeling and architecture for distributed data warehouses and cloud solutions, with deep knowledge of the trade-offs between data warehouses, databases, and data lakes to guide informed decisions on when to use each
  • Skilled in crafting modern data pipelines, both real-time and batch, with tight SLOs and complex transformations, utilizing messaging, serverless, and streaming tech
  • Expert-level SQL; experience with other database paradigms (key-value stores, graph databases) is a plus
  • Expert-level python; comfort working with version control and CI/CD is required; significant exposure to other languages is a plus
  • Experience mentoring engineers, especially on data warehousing, pipelines, and related technology architectures, with a proven ability to simplify complex topics in both written and verbal communication
  • Strong comfort level with technical project leadership and the communication skills to bring stakeholders together around a project plan and architecture, demonstrated by successful large-scale projects spanning multiple teams
  • Product mindset to embrace business needs and produce scalable data/engineering solutions

Why you’d love us:

If you are looking for an opportunity to make an impact within a growing, low-ego tech startup that alleviates a significant client pain point, Rockerbox is the place for you. You’ll take on ownership of projects end-to-end to deliver value against our product roadmap - with our fast, iterative release schedule, you will see the result from your efforts materialize quickly. Not least, you’ll work alongside colleagues who have a (sometimes wacky) sense of humor and who support each other to continually improve. We genuinely like each other as people, and work together to make good things happen for all of us.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Salary range between $175,000 - $195,000, depending on level as determined through the interview process; Equity options
  • Remote-first - work anywhere in the US
  • Health, vision, and dental insurance
  • Unlimited PTO
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Rockerbox Unplugged - we shut down the last week of the year
  • 12 weeks Parental Leave for all parents of a new child
  • Traditional and ROTH 401k options
  • $1000 annual training stipend

Rockerbox is a remote-first, equal opportunity employer. We actively encourage applicants from underrepresented backgrounds, and we are accepting candidates based anywhere in the United States.

Please note that we are not able to accommodate C2C candidates for this role.

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