We are looking for an experienced Data Engineer to join the Platform team at Artsy, who will help develop core pipelines and algorithms that will allow us to incorporate, process, and act on data flowing through our platform. This can involve challenges like data warehousing, natural language processing, and machine learning.
The Platform team works on shared infrastructure enabling our many-faceted product, and on shared tooling for the wider company. This includes the core API as well as supporting services such as search, recommendations, and market insights.
We are a lean team that relies on Ruby for back-end services, Python for machine learning, Scala for data processing, and SQL for enrichment and analysis. Our stack includes Postgres, Elasticsearch, Redshift, RabbitMQ, Spark, and Hive. We integrate with services like Segment and Looker to accomplish our work, and are always evaluating new tools, technologies, and trends.
As a data engineer you'll design pipelines, databases, and APIs that will evolve with our product and business needs. You'll architect systems for scale, and you'll think about how to keep our complex, distributed platform resilient to data integrity issues or service disruptions. You'll help structure our data so it's an invaluable asset in our dynamic business environment.
Some areas you’ll be expected to contribute to in the coming months:
- Design and optimize Elasticsearch queries for our marketplace needs.
- Develop machine learning models that aid us in ranking, classification, and predictive tasks.
- Transform the growing body of art market data we've collected into meaningful insights about artists, artworks, and trends.
- Develop and scale our recommendations and similarity algorithms.
- Empower a data-driven culture by making high-volume activity data rapidly available for analysis.
Experience with some or all of the following is desirable:
- Scaling data pipelines and databases.
- Designing, deploying and maintaining distributed data stores.
- Large-scale data processing or enrichment.
- Hadoop MapReduce technology.
- Tuning production scale search engines.
Artsy empowers a global audience to learn about, discover, and collect art. Our mission is to expand the art market to support more artists and art in the world.
We partner with leading museums, international galleries, auction houses, and art fairs to create the world’s largest marketplace for art, transforming one of the last industries to fully embrace technology by creating a more accessible and connected digital landscape for art consumption.
Artsy is a company with a culture that naturally empowers its employees to do their best and most creative work. We are working to expand access to the art world, deepen passion and engagement with art and those who create it, and impact culture on a global scale. At Artsy, we envision a future where everyone is moved by art everyday.
At Artsy there are no specific work hours or policies, no pointless bureaucracy. We only care that you achieve inspiring results and are a joy to work with. This means you must be highly energetic, enthusiastic, and resourceful—no problem is too big or too small for you to tackle. You will enjoy both responsibility and autonomy in your work.
WORKING AT ARTSY
Artsy has five core values that will inform your experience at Artsy.
Art x Science: We believe in uniting empathy with logic, emotion with data, and intuition with research in everything we do. Whether in business strategy or design, culture or code, we seek the magic that happens when the often separate worlds of art and science come together.
People are Paramount: We spend extraordinary energy finding the best person for a job—and once found, we give them the trust and autonomy to be CEO of their role. We avoid pointless bureaucracy and prefer to empower people with information rather than limit them with process.
Quality Worthy of Art: We aim to create an experience worthy of all the world’s art and so hold ourselves to the highest standards in all our work. We believe that the best long term quality comes from rapid shipping, iterating, and learning as we go.
Positive Energy: We know positivity and optimism benefit our work, and we harness positive energy as a vehicle towards greater awareness, growth, and collaboration. We believe in cultivating a positive relationship to art as opposed to one based on exclusivity or scarcity.
Openness: We believe in being open with each other and the world—whether in open-sourcing our code, sharing feedback, or building a diverse and inclusive work culture. We believe in bringing our full selves to work and manifesting an open world where everyone has access to art.
Artsy is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, disability, and veteran status.