Senior Data Engineer, Platform



Data Science
San Francisco, CA, USA · New York, NY, USA · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Patreon is the best place for creators to fire up their fandoms, share exclusive work, and turn their passions into lasting creative businesses. Over 250,000 podcasters, writers, musicians, artists, and other creative people use Patreon to reach their biggest fans directly and earn an income for the value they provide. Creators can offer paid memberships that unlock access to exclusive work and community, or sell individual digital items from their own Patreon shops.

Ultimately, our goal is simple: fund the creative class. And we’re leaders in that space, having sent over $3.5 billion to creators since our founding. We’re continuing to invest heavily in building the best creator tools with the best team in the creator economy, and are looking for a Data Engineer to support our mission.

This role is available to those wishing to work in our San Francisco and New York offices on a hybrid work model or those wishing to be fully remote in the United States.

About the Role

  • Work on a tight-knit team of highly motivated and experienced data engineers with frequent collaboration with data scientists, product managers and product engineers.

  • Work on both “data analytics” and “data infrastructure” type projects in a fast-paced, high-growth startup environment.

  • Build core data sets and metrics to power analytics, reports and experimentation.

  • Write real-time and batch data pipelines to support a wide range of projects and features including our creator-facing analytics product, executive reporting, FP&A, marketing initiatives, model training, data science analytics, A/B testing, etc.

  • Help manage and build out our data platform and suite of data tools.

  • Be a driver of a data-centric culture at Patreon. Work autonomously on large green field initiatives and help define data best practices at the company.

About You

  • Expert in SQL, Spark and Python or Scala

  • Significant experience modeling data and developing core data sets and metrics to support analytics, reports and experimentation. Solid understanding of how to use data to inform the product roadmap.

  • Enjoy collaborating with Data Scientists, Product Managers and Product Engineers. Comfortable playing the role of a Project Manager in order to drive results.

  • Have previously built real-time and batch data pipelines using tooling such as Airflow, Spark, Kafka, S3, Fivetran, Census, etc. Experience working with event tracking frameworks, data observability frameworks and experimentation frameworks.

  • Experience managing and working with Data Warehouses and Data Lakes such as Redshift, Big Query, Snowflake, Delta Lake, etc.

  • Highly motivated self-starter that is keen to make an impact and is unafraid of tackling large, complicated problems and putting in the work to ensure high craft deliverables.

About Patreon

Patreon powers creators to do what they love and get paid by the people who love what they do. Our team is passionate about making this mission and our core values come to life every day in our work. Through this work, our Patronauts:

  • Put Creators First | They’re the reason we’re here. When creators win, we win.****

  • Build with Craft | We sign our name to every deliverable, just like the creators we serve.

  • Make it Happen | We don’t quit. We learn and deliver.

  • Win Together | We grow as individuals. We win as a team.

We hire talented and passionate people from different backgrounds across the organization. If you’re excited about a role but your past experience doesn’t match with every bullet point outlined above, we strongly encourage you to apply anyway. If you’re a creator at heart, are energized by our mission, and share our company values, we’d love to hear from you.

Patreon is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. We provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other protected class.

Patreon offers a competitive benefits package including and not limited to salary, equity plans, healthcare, unlimited paid time off, company holidays and recharge days, commuter benefits, lifestyle stipends, learning and development stipends, patronage, parental leave, and 401k plan with matching.