FreshBooks has a big vision. We launched in 2003 but we’re just getting started and there’s a lot left to do. We're a high performing team working towards a common goal: building an extraordinary online accounting application to help small businesses better handle their finances. Known for extraordinary customer service and based in Toronto, Canada, FreshBooks serves paying customers in over 120 countries.

The Opportunity: Principal Engineer, Data Platform

FreshBooks is seeking a Principal Engineer, Data Platform to join our team. You will help architect / build new features and update existing ones in our current data pipeline infrastructure. If you’re committed to great work and are constantly looking for ways to improve the systems you’re responsible for, we’d love to chat with you!

What you'll do:

  • Be a technical SME + lead/architect & collaborate with data engineers and full-stack developers on cross-functional agile teams working on features for our stakeholders.
  • Work closely with our analytics, data science, and product teams to ensure their data needs are met.
  • Lead the technical design and architecture discussions.
  • Ship your code with our continuous integration process.
  • Provide coaching to junior data engineers and share and learn from your peers.
  • Develop your craft and build your expertise in data engineering.

What you bring:

  • Enthusiasm for data engineering!
  • Experience creating and/or maintaining data pipelines, from batch job to real time implementations.
  • Experience with at least one main development language. You’ll almost certainly work closely with Python code. If you have a stronger track record in a different language -- or, better yet, multiple different languages -- that’s great, and we’ll expect you to demonstrate to us that you can learn to produce well-factored idiomatic Python code.
  • Experience with MySQL, Postgres, or similar storage technologies.
  • A strong understanding of test-driven (and behavioural test driven) development, and of building substantially complete test code around the code that you write, and not just for the happy path.
  • Experience working with large codebases and writing robust and testable code.
  • Familiarity with continuous integration and automated build pipelines.
  • Experience using github, reviewing code, reviewing PRs, and merging branches.
  • Experience working in an Agile environment.
  • The ability to balance desire to ship code quickly to our internal customers with responsibility of making good technical decisions.

What you might bring:

  • A track record of staying on the forefront of data engineering technology.
  • Experience with AWS, or another major cloud provider such as Google Cloud Platform.
  • Experience developing and/or managing real time data pipelines and fast data architectures.
  • Experience with BI tools: Periscope, Looker.
  • Experience with Redshift, Big Query, or similar cloud storage technologies.
  • Experience with other modern storage technologies such as Cassandra, MongoDB, and others.
  • Experience with Spark, Kafka, Flink, Gearpump, Dataflow, or other streaming technologies.
  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes, Ansible, and Terraform, and other DevOps and infrastructure as code technologies.
  • Experience with machine learning technologies, techniques, and algorithms, especially operationalizing machine learning models.
  • A limitless imagination for where data could go and what we can do with it to make our customers and our people awesome!

Why Join Us?

Have we got your attention? Submit your application today and a member of our recruitment team will be in touch with you shortly!

FreshBooks is an equal opportunity employer that embraces the differences in all of our employees. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all FreshBookers. All applicants are evaluated based on their experience and qualifications in relation to this position.

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