A Washington, DC based AI startup is building the first platform for Responsible AI. Working with industry leaders in finance, self-driving transportation, and other leading-AI industries and backed by the best investors in enterprise software, this is a great opportunity to join a growing startup team. The company is led by industry veterans with deep expertise in ML. As a Senior Data Engineer, you will: Design & build a high-throughput SaaS platform with particular emphasis on data engineering components Be responsible for production delivery of your components , including integration & coordination with your teammates responsible for the user-facing web application, CICD pipelines, and SRE infrastructure Be forward-thinking in designing for future petabyte-scale, ensuring a performant & resilient architecture Exhibit continuous curiosity in understanding emerging technology that could solve our challenges Mentor others on best data engineering practices & guide decision-making Qualifications: 4+ years software engineering experience on a SaaS platform with emphasis on large-scale data systems Experience building large-scale data systems using distributed file storage technologies such as hdfs and s3 and distributed processing frameworks such as Spark, EMR, and HDFS. Experience with event processing and streaming data technologies including message queues such as Kafka and stream processors such as Spark streaming, Storm, Kinesis, etc. Experience with multiple RDBMS & NoSql technologies Proficiency with Python (preferred) or other commonly used data processing languages such as Java or Scala Understanding of multi-tenant platforms, best practices for managing multiple organizations on a shared platform, providing secure & controlled access to data, and role-based access control (RBAC) Experience working with cloud environments such as AWS and GCP CS (preferred) or other technical degree, or equivalent practical experience Preferences 1+ year experience as a technical lead in data engineering Experience with machine learning & AI and related tools such as Airflow, Tensorflow, and Sci-kit learn Experience with analytics or data visualization architectures Experience with on-prem deployment architectures Experience running a 24x7 SaaS platform with an SLA We offer Salary: $150,000 - $170,000 Working with a small, fast-growing team, lots of opportunity to take ownership and run with projects The opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a rapidly growing startup Generous equity A culture that empowers great people to accomplish great things Full benefits package Flexibility to work out of our NYC or DC offices Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis now and in the future. This position does not offer sponsorship.