Data Engineer

Pico is making the internet a more vibrant place by empowering creators to run sustainable digital businesses. Our platform gives creators no- and low-code solutions they need to grow, manage, and sell directly to their audiences. We’re pushing into an exciting new chapter of growth and looking for a Data Engineer to join our fast-growing, mission-driven team in NYC, Denver, or Remotely. You should be comfortable with wearing multiple hats, willing to get your hands dirty to solve intricate and important problems, and excited to work closely and collaboratively with members of our product, business, and executive teams.

We believe coming up with the best solutions requires not only intelligence and empathy, but also the patience to explore, experiment, and even get things wrong every now and then. We also believe product experiences are better when they're designed and engineered by a team of people with diverse backgrounds. We encourage applications from people of all stripes, regardless of your gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, age, national origin, citizenship, pregnancy status, veteran status, or whether or not you have a disability.

You are:

  • An experienced Python and SQL engineer, with a minimum of 4 (but ideally more than 7) years of proven data engineering success

  • Fascinated by complex data products with deep interactions and delightful outcomes

  • Confident with CICD workflow management products like Github Actions, CircleCI, Travis, Jenkins, etc.

  • A fearless AWS, Azure, and/or GCP engineer, and have used IaC solutions like Terraform

  • Proficient in R, SAS, MatLab, Hive, Hadoop, MapReduce, Scikit-learn, or other comparable tools

  • An expert in a related discipline like mathematics, predictive finance, stochastics, formal logic, algorithms, advanced chess, cybernetics, etc.

You have:

  • Flourished in a dynamic startup environment

  • Been at the heart of growth, delivery, and success cycles

  • Worn a lot of technical hats with fearless joy

  • Envisioned, architected, and built complex data processing tools from inception to delivery

You will:

  • Maintain, expand, and improve our business intelligence products as Pico moves to accrual accounting

  • Instrument, lambda, sense, and collect logs, streams, external data, and transactional data

  • Create specialized sensors and pipelines to process structured and unstructured data through ETLs, 

  • Explore, transform, conform, and clean the pipes into coherent reports, histograms, and secondary streams

  • Aggregate/label analytics, metrics, segments, aggregates, features, and training data

  • Transform our BI product from a flat financials / behavioral data lake into a heuristics delivery service to our other products

  • Ultimately enrich Pico’s products with machine driven learning!

Why you should join us:

It's a rare opportunity to work on something you love, to have the power to improve the world around you, and to get rewarded for doing it. If making the internet a more vibrant community sounds like an interesting challenge to you, and if you’re in search of a startup that has de-risked upside and strong validation among the investor community, then working at Pico is that rare opportunity.

As an early employee, you have the chance to not just build an amazing platform, but to also help cultivate a company culture that reflects the type of community of which you want to be a part. Trust, mutual respect, and passion already run deep in our young company's DNA. Jason and Nick became friends in elementary school and started Pico several years after graduating from Stanford together. You'll fit right in if, like us, you're curious about the world, anxious to fix what's broken around you, and thoughtful about how you do it.

There's a lot of exciting work to be done to fulfill the vision and potential of Pico. Join our journey, and let's get there together.