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Scale ethereum and sustainably fund public goods.

Senior Data Engineer

OP Labs

OP Labs

Data Science
Posted on Saturday, April 6, 2024

We believe Ethereum has the potential to solve some of humanity’s most crucial coordination issues. Since our initial inception as a research group, we have sought to scale both its technology and values.

At present, the most pressing bottleneck to the growth of Ethereum is its performance and scalability. We are building the most elegant solution to this problem. We do this in the open (under an MIT open source license) because we believe in open source innovation and its ability to accelerate growth.

OP Labs is building Optimism mainnet, and by extension, the infrastructure that powers all OP-Stack chains. We are improving Ethereum’s performance by orders of magnitude and donating the profits from doing so to funding Ethereum public goods. By operating as a Public Benefit Corporation, OP Labs can align its incentives with the public good and take positive-sum steps toward a sustainable future for the internet.

What are the role responsibilities?

  • Collaborating with business teams to design systems architecture:
    • Design and implement robust, scalable, and optimized data architectures.
    • Lead the development and maintenance of scalable data pipelines and build out new integrations to support continuing increases in data volume and complexity.
  • Pipeline ownership:
    • Develop integrations with third party systems to source, qualify and ingest various datasets.
    • Develop data set processes for data modeling and production.
    • Recommend and implement ways to improve data reliability, efficiency, and quality.
  • Data strategy and execution:
    • Work with stakeholders including the Marketing, Product, Analytics, and Design teams to assist with data-related technical issues and support their data infrastructure needs.
  • BI and data tool enablement:
    • Enable data analytics and visualization tools to extract valuable insights from the data to enable data-driven decisions
  • Innovation and improvement:
    • Keep up-to-date with the latest industry trends in data engineering.
    • Explore new technologies and approaches for continuous improvement of data systems.
  • Collaboration and communication:
    • Work closely with analytics and business teams to define and refine data requirements for various data and analytics initiatives.
    • Ensure clear communication of project progress and results to stakeholders.
    • Collaborate with data engineers across the wider OP stack and ecosystem to enable open source and publicly available datasets.

What skills do you bring?

  • 4+ years of professional data engineering experience
  • Advanced working knowledge of SQL, Python, and experience with relational databases
  • Experience in building and optimizing 'big data' data pipelines, architectures, and data sets
  • Experience with big data tools: Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, etc.
  • Experience with workflow orchestration management such as Airflow, dbt etc.
  • Experience with Cloud Services such as Google Cloud Services, AWS, etc.
  • Strong analytic skills related to working with unstructured datasets, we are looking for an engineer who can understand the business and how to build to requirements
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to engage, influence, and inspire partners and stakeholders to drive collaboration and alignment
  • Self-starter who takes ownership, gets results, and enjoys the autonomy of architecting from the ground up
  • Experience with web3 and blockchain protocols is a plus

What will you like about us?

  • We take care of our employees. Competitive compensation, fully paid medical, dental, and vision, and a 4% 401K match—learn more about our benefits, culture, and all recruiting FAQ here.
  • We take pride in the accomplishments of our teammates and support each other in doing the best work of our careers.
  • Our team is a diverse group of people from varied backgrounds. We cherish our eclecticism and consider it a great strength.
  • We’re fully remote, deeply engaged, highly skilled, and like to have fun.
  • We think long-term. Our founders have been scaling Ethereum since 2015.

We strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds to apply. We believe that our work is stronger with a variety of perspectives, and we’re eager to further diversify our company. If you have a background that you feel would make an impact at Optimism, please consider applying. We’re committed to building an inclusive, supportive place for you to do the best work of your career.