Principal Software Engineer in Madrid or Remote

Carto

Workplace
Remote
Hours
Full-Time
Internship
No
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Job Description

From smartphones to connected cars, location data is changing the way we live and the way business happens. CARTO is the platform that turns location data into more efficient delivery routes, better behavioural marketing, deforestation tracking, and more.
CARTO enables a type of advanced analytics specialized in spatial location. Our platform provides tools for visualization, data management, and analysis of large spatial datasets. We are one of the main contributors to free and open-source geospatial software, like PostGIS. We also ran one of the biggest clusters of PostGIS enabled databases in the world.
Backed by leading VC firms Accel Partners, Salesforce Ventures, Earlybird Ventures, and Kibo Ventures, CARTO is poised to lead the Location Intelligence space.
CARTO works with big private organizations like Google, Procter & Gamble, Mastercard, etc., but also with governments and NGOs to fight COVID-19 or climate change. We provide hundreds of grants to different organizations around sustainability and inequality issues. We believe spatial analytics will be critical for the future of our societies and environment.

With hundreds of thousands of users as of today, we are pioneering a new community of Spatial Data Scientists. Check out our yearly Spatial Data Science Conference.

What are we looking for

We are looking for a Principal Software Engineering to join our Data Engineering team and work on pioneer projects for data management, visualization, and analytics. An engineer who is passionate about working on databases and computing algorithms and who is also willing to impact hundreds of thousands of analysts and data scientists around the world.

There has been a lot of work done on adding spatial capabilities to relational databases. However, we are starting to see the trend moving towards next-generation data warehouses like Google BigQuery, Snowflake, Amazon Redshift, or open-source like Spark, Apache Drill, etc. These new distributed computing systems provide a unique opportunity to tackle really big spatial problems.

At CARTO, we are building the next-generation geospatial warehouse on top of the best data warehouses to take full advantage of performance and scalability capabilities and process huge datasets without moving data in and out of the platform.

One of the projects we are building is the Analytics Toolbox, which is a set of SQL functions and procedures to provide spatial analytics to data warehouses such as Google BigQuery, Amazon Redshift, Snowflake, and more. The toolbox contains several modules and capabilities: map tiler, data enrichment with our Data Observatory, routing, geocoding, spatial indexes, geospatial fundamentals, high-level analytics, etc. We are working closely with engineers from Google, Amazon, and Snowflake to achieve the best integration and performance and provide the best capabilities to our customers.

Now we are looking for a principal to join our talented team of engineers to organize and develop new features, make them available in other data warehouses, and integrate them with our platform to be consumed by data scientists and data engineers.

If you love to be in contact with top engineers in geospatial data, this is your place!

Location

The position is open to remote, preferably Central European Time zone. In fact, we are mostly working remotely right now, but we do have offices in Madrid, and Seville in Spain.

You will

    • Be part of the Data Engineering team
    • Build the next-generation geo-analytics platform for developers and data scientists
    • Learn about modern data tools and platforms, mapping, and geospatial development. Also, if you already have experience in those fields, we’ll be happy to learn from you
    • Define, plan and organize work tasks in 2-week iterations with Shortcut
    • Lead software development initiatives and oversee the design and architecture
    • Provide technical support, code reviews, and delivery assessments
    • Apply good development practices: clean code, testing, documentation
    • Communicate periodically with your work team, via Slack and daily meetings
    • Work in both research and stable products used by top clients around the world
    • Create new proofs of concept and develop ideas from scratch
    • Contribute to open-source projects in GitHub (part of our work is open-sourced!)
    • Be ready to work and collaborate with engineers from open-source communities like PostgreSQL, Vis.gl, PyData, and from companies like Uber, Microsoft, or Google

You offer

    • Initiative, a can-do attitude, and eagerness to learn! Curiosity, energy, and a collaborative mindset (code reviews, pair programming, promote teamwork, succeed together)
    • Great communication and organization skills, awareness of schedule and delivery
    • Ability to work in a team and to follow through on details to completion
    • A solid 5+ years experience as a software developer, with a mature approach to the job (git/GitHub, documentation, testing, profiling...)
    • 3+ years of experience with C/C++, JavaScript (NodeJS), or Python languages
    • 3+ years of experience working with SQL databases

Nice to have

    • Experience leading projects and scheduling tasks
    • Experience with Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services, or Snowflake
    • Knowledge of high-performance databases and distributed computing
    • Experience working with geospatial databases such as PostGIS, and spatial indexes
    • Experience with GIS mapping, analytics, and software tools
    • Contributions to open-source projects
    • We offer
    • Competitive, results-based compensation, plus an annual bonus of up to 10% based on company objectives
    • Contribute to a platform used by top companies around the world. Your work will have a direct impact on our users and clients
    • Access to our Employee Stock Options Plan
    • Private Medical Insurance
    • Every Friday afternoon is Leapfrog time when you will be working on whatever you like related to CARTO: contribute to related open-source projects, create proofs of concept, develop new ideas, etc.
    • A bright, comfortable office, stocked with snacks, good coffee, and even a ping-pong table and cinema :)

We offer

    • Competitive, results-based compensation, plus an annual bonus of up to 10% based on company objectives
    • Contribute to a platform used by top companies around the world. Your work will have a direct impact on our users and clients
    • Access to our Employee Stock Options Plan
    • Private Medical Insurance
    • Every Friday afternoon is Leapfrog time when you will be working on whatever you like related to CARTO: contribute to related open-source projects, create proofs of concept, develop new ideas, etc.
To apply

Provide us with your resume and a letter explaining your interest. Be sure to let us know why you’re a great match for this role and for CARTO!

Diversity of identity, perspective, and experience makes us stronger. We welcome you to apply to CARTO regardless of your background, gender, age, ethnicity, orientation, or ability.
 

About Carto

  • Saa S

  • Madrid, Spain

  • 50-200

  • 2012

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