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Come join us over here at Backblaze, we're neat! Our approach is guided by honesty, transparency, and a commitment to doing the right thing. If you share the same values and see a position below that excites you, we want to hear from you!


Data Engineer

Department: Engineering
Location: San Mateo, CA

About Backblaze

Backblaze originated in a founder’s one-bedroom apartment where five people committed to helping people save their data. Backblaze provides backup and cloud storage that’s astonishingly easy to use and inexpensive. Our customers use our services so they can pursue dreams like curing cancer (genome mapping is data intensive), archiving the work of some of the greatest artists on the planet (learn more about how Austin City Limits uses Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage), or simply sleeping well at night (anyone that’s spilled a cup of coffee on a laptop knows the relief that comes with complete, secure backups). We are entrusted with almost an exabyte of data from customers in more than 150 countries. We exited 2020 growing quickly and cash flow positive, and we’ve done all this with just $3M of funding.

We’ve managed to nurture a team-oriented culture with amazingly low turnover. Our approach is guided by honesty, transparency, and a commitment to doing the right thing for our customers and coworkers. Our customers are happy, and so are our coworkers: In the most recent “Great Place to Work” survey, 99% of our team rated Backblaze as “a great place to work.” Check out what our employees are saying on Glassdoor!

But while there is a lot to celebrate in our past, there is almost as much opportunity ahead of us. We are seeking a Data Engineer!

This position is located in San Mateo, California but will also consider remote work as long as you're no more than three time zones away and can come to San Mateo now and then (most teams are currently remote until this summer).

What You’ll Do: 

  • Build scalable, efficient and high-performance pipelines/ workflows that are capable of processing large amounts of batch and real-time data

  • Build out our data service architecture to support internal and customer facing application use cases

  • Multidisciplinary work supporting real-time streams, ETL pipelines, data warehouses and reporting services

  • Bring new and innovative solutions to the table to resolve challenging performance and load issues 

  • Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements: automating manual processes, optimizing data delivery, and re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability

  • Build out the infrastructure required for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data from a wide variety of data sources using Java, Python, and SQL

  • Respond quickly to bug fixes and enhancement requests and be able to take directions and complete tasks on-time with minimal supervision.

  • Collaborate with business analytics team to optimize complex queries needed by regular Tableau reports

The Right Fit:

  • 5+ years of Java or Python

  • 3+ years in designing relational database, data modeling and ETL 

  • Strong experience with SQL databases

  • Experience in operational data stores and real time data integration

  • Experience with RESTful APIs and server-side APIs integration

  • Proficient with development on Linux and Macintosh platforms

Bonus points for:

  • Maria DB  

  • NoSQL DB

  • Cassandra experience

  • Salesforce

Looking for an attitude of:

  • Passionate about building friendly, easy to use Interfaces and APIs.

  • Likes to work closely with other engineers, support, and sales to help customers.

  • Believes the whole world needs backup, not just English speakers in the USA.

  • Customer Focused (!!) — always focus on the customer’s point of view and how to solve their problem!

Required for all Backblaze Employees:

  • Good attitude and willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done

  • Strong desire to work for a small, fast-paced company

  • Desire to learn and adapt to rapidly changing technologies and work environment

  • Rigorous adherence to best practices

  • Relentless attention to detail

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and good oral/written communication

  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills

Backblaze Perks:

  • 100% healthcare for family

  • Competitive compensation and 401k

  • Full-time employees receive option grants

  • Flexible vacation policy

  • MacBook Pro to use for work plus a generous stipend to personalize your workstation

  • Childcare bonus (human children only)

  • Pet-friendly office

  • Generous skills training policy to continue your professional development

  • Culture that supports healthy work-life balance

Backblaze is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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