Zūm is the leader in children’s rides and care, getting kids safely to-and-from school and activities while providing childcare when needed. Parents get peace of mind knowing drivers are vetted and reliable, while schools get end-to-end student transportation that brings more convenience, visibility and cost-efficiency. To date we’ve driven over 3.5 million miles, giving rides to more than 500K children -- with rides booked by families and 2000+ schools. We are a VC-backed company with funding from top investors including Sequoia Capital and Spark Capital.
Job Overview: 

We are growing fast and scaling fast. Our teams are small and nimble. We have developed a comprehensive and highly scalable on-demand technology platform to harness the power of data to provide secure, reliable and scalable solutions to everyday needs of families with kids. We are looking for a talented Data Engineer who loves building infrastructure to move and analyze large volumes of data and help the company efficiently make sense of data. You would be working with a highly talented team to help build next generation data applications.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Build up data processing pipelines
  • Develop software to efficiently process data for multiple purposes in data intensive systems
  • Prepare analysis-ready data files from source data
  • Perform data analyses and visualizations
  • Develop innovative formats to deliver the results to various stakeholders
  • Build dashboards to display the critical business reports

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in computer science or quantitative field with a strong math and
    science background
  • Minimum 2 years industry experience
  • Strong knowledge and experience on large scale data systems, e.g., Cassandra, HBase,
    Hadoop, DynamoDB, MongoDB, MySQL, and/or other systems
  • Strong coding skills in Java, C/C++, Python, Scala, or JavaScript
  • Experience in Spark, MapReduce strong plus
  • Experience in advanced search systems, e.g., Solr, ElasticSearch, a strong plus
  • Ability to manipulate unstructured data to extract structured insights
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Strong project management skills


  • Ability to have a huge impact at an early-stage, mission-driven startup
  • Competitive compensation, including cash and equity
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits, including paid membership to One Medical
  • Delicious and healthy daily catered lunch
  • Unlimited vacation policy
  • Fun office environment, overlooking the beautiful waters in Redwood Shores

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