Vigilant is on a mission to unlock the potential of public data by taking denormalized and disaggregated public datasets and making them accessible for search and analysis at scale. Vigilant's backend engineering team builds out innovative tools for mining thousands of public databases, implements robust and flexible pipelines for wrangling unpredictable data, and creates intuitive APIs to connect the data layer with multiple end-user products. As a Data Engineer, you will not only assist in maintaining existing pipelines but will also undertake longer-term projects to improve data ingestion along correctness, latency, and cost dimensions.
We bat well above our weight - we're a small but growing company, that provides critical tools for some of the largest financial institutions, media companies and political campaigns and organizations in the world. We're building exciting things and tackling some difficult problems, and we'd love to have you come work with us.
We hope most or all of these things are true of you:
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Here's some of what you'll be doing:
Constant learning and insatiable curiosity. We organize information, and we’re always keen to know more. We’re committed to learning and growth and enjoy working with those who share that commitment.
We’re guided by a deep empathy for our customers and their needs. We think carefully about how our users - and our world - may be affected by every decision we make. We’re constantly aiming to drive improvements for our users.
We aim high. We’re taking on large, difficult problems, and are looking to build meaningful solutions and scale a substantial company that will have lasting impact. Ambition is a compliment in our book.
Relentless tenacity. We do the work. We tend to see obstacles as existing to be overcome. When we decide to do something, we work at it until it gets done.
Real humility. We know that we aren’t doing this alone. We hold ourselves accountable for our missteps, and gladly share credit for our successes. We recognize that we don’t have all the answers, or even most of them.
We draw the owl. We’re growing, and there isn’t usually a defined set of instructions for any given task. We figure it out. We work, iterate, improve. (In the interest of full disclosure, we shamelessly borrowed this notion from Twilio’s corporate values).
We have a bias towards action. If we notice an issue is affecting the business, we work to fix it immediately, even if it’s not in our wheelhouse.
We save our paperclips. We have an ownership mentality and act in the company’s best interest. We’re conscious of how our actions and behavior impact the business and the company’s bottom line. We celebrate efficient solutions.
We follow through. We do what we say. We get the job done.