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Data Engineer
Posted on 2/1/2022
Irvine, CA, USA • Remote
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Apache Spark
Apache Kafka
Data Analysis
Data Structures & Algorithms
  • BA/BS from top-tier university
  • 1+ years of Java/Scala/Python experience
  • 3+ years of software engineering experience in an internet facing solution
  • Object oriented fundamentals (OOA, OOD, OOP)
  • Basic understanding of SQL and database/data warehouse design concepts
  • Understand advanced algorithms, data structures and design patterns
  • Thirst for delivering game-changing products
  • Exceptional drive and precision in delivery
  • A belief that your work is tied to your life's mission
  • Optimistic about the potential of societal change
  • Interface with various parts of business, Products, Project Management, and Leadership
  • Be familiarized with toolsets and environments, given proper access to execute tasks
  • Understand data landscape and data flow and processes
  • Fix or enhance production data pipelines
  • Work with the engineering leadership team to align, establish and promote engineering-wide priorities, including new features, infrastructure, and tool building
  • Optimize performance of business-critical data processes and identify and resolve data process issues
  • Develop new data pipelines for ingesting, integrating various heterogeneous data sources
  • Design and develop data pipelines to support reliable, timely and accurate computation of business metrics in collaboration with Analytics
  • Assess level of effort on a project and deliver with internal and external teams
  • Propose and promote new ways to solve a problem to gain efficiency and to scale
  • Contribute and execute on Acorns Data Roadmap
  • Author, propose and execute technical initiatives
  • Define career path opportunities for development
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience with Test Driven Development is a plus but not required
  • Experience with AWS, Hadoop, Spark, and Kafka or Kinesis is a plus but not required
  • Experience with Spark or Databricks is a plus but not required
  • Experience with Airflow or Luigi is a plus but not required
  • Experience using Data Quality tools such as Amazon Deequ or Great Expectations is a plus but not required
  • Experience in Agile Methodology is a plus but not required

201-500 employees

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Company Overview
Acorn's mission is to look after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming, beginning with the empowering step of micro-investing.
  • Healthcare
  • 401(k)
  • Equity
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Flexible Paid Time Off
  • Learning & Development
  • Wellness
  • Flexible Work Hours
  • Quarterly Team Outings
  • Personal Development Plans
  • Annual Compensation Reviews
  • Recognition
Company Core Values
  • Lead with heart - With compassion, integrity and tenacity, inspire yourself and others to move past all previous thresholds of possibility.
  • Make bold decisions - We are creating a new world. Be optimistic, adventurous, and courageous. Leap fearlessly into the future.
  • Always build trust - Say what you mean, mean what you say, and do what you say you're going to do. We are all owners. We are one team.
  • Never stop growing - Change IS the constant. Stay hungry and curious. Be relentless in the pursuit of progress.
  • Find a way - Never settle, no excuses, nothing is impossible. Just make it happen!