Software Engineer, Data Ingestion

Employer
FiscalNote
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Mar 20, 2017
Closes
Mar 21, 2017
Industry
Engineering
Hours
Full Time
Engineering at FiscalNoteOur team has a wealth of diverse life and career experiences that allow us to think outside of the box and ahead of the curve. And we laugh - all the time. You'll get the opportunity to work at an institution pushing the boundaries of open data transparency, while collaborating with some of the industry's brightest engineers and data scientists to devise, nurture, and implement cutting-edge solutions to continuously evolving engineering obstacles.In becoming a FiscalNoter, you'll enjoy a plethora of benefits that you would expect at both an established company and at a startup. More importantly, though, is the opportunity to develop software that impacts real decisions -- decisions that substantially affect governing in the US and abroad. You will hone your engineering skills among peers just as motivated and skilled as you are, and in the process, develop a tight-knit camaraderie that will transcend simple software development.About the PositionWe never rest in our quest to capture the most relevant and timely data possible. Our software engineers work at the tip of the FiscalNote spear, continuously aggregating large quantities of real-time open data. FiscalNote data scientists and policy experts rely on our software engineers to formulate and implement inventive methods of data collection in order to provide the top-tier analysis expected by our customers.Data acquisition is only the beginning, though. Excitement about building tools and frameworks to assess and address data issues is a basic characteristic of our software engineers. You will not be siloed, but rather, encouraged to reveal and attack any issues that need dealing with, data-related or not. You will be given the freedom to explore our business and our technology and make it better. If you want to be empowered to work beyond basic expectations and join an engineering team energized to create what's never been seen, you're the ideal FiscalNote engineer.You Will- Incorporating machine learning and natural language processing in our web crawlers and data quality validation platform to constantly improve the quality of our data- Designing and implementing streaming data pipeline to ensure real-time availability- Creating a system for automatic validation of ingested real-time data- Creating and iterating appropriate schema and infrastructure for data acquisitionYou Have- 2 + years of experience programming- Expertise in one or more of the following languages (Python, C, C++, JavaScript, Ruby)- Advanced knowledge of algorithms and data structures- Database management experience with PostgreSQL and/or MongoDB- Data extraction experience with strong understanding of thread-based and event-based paradigms- Strong communication skills- Undergraduate and/or graduate degree in engineering, computer science, or related technical field (Preferred)About UsFiscalNote is the leading Government Relations Management platform. Our mission is to build the world's most powerful platform for analyzing government risk and opportunity. For organizations facing government impact, FiscalNote is the platform for professionals to plan and execute their organization's government risk strategy. Organizations rely on FiscalNote because of its accurate and relevant information, cutting-edge analytics, and ease of use.Our fierce curiosity and insatiable urge for the next challenge pours into our company culture. FiscalNote earned the Top Workplace (TM) award for our ever growing and diverse company culture bolstered by our company values which are at the core of every decision we make. We are always looking for individuals who are excited and drive by opening data to help impact the world around them.Company BenefitsFiscalNote offers competitive salaries, equity packages, and retirement accounts to ensure we're all FN owners. We work hard, so we want you to play hard; our open vacation policy and vacation expense contribution help us ensure you're getting the R&R you need. We offer a comprehensive health, vision, and dental insurance options including a Flexible spending account. We have a slew of other benefits which you can check out at careers.FiscalNote.comFiscalNote is an Equal Opportunity Employee