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Senior Data Infrastructure Engineer



Other Engineering
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2024

About Mixbook

Mixbook is an award-winning design platform giving consumers unrivaled creative freedom to design and share one-of-a-kind stories, transforming the lives of more than 6M people. Today, we are the #1 rated photo book service in the US with 26K 5-star reviews and a profitable, growing business. Customers love Mixbook for our powerful and intuitive editor, superb quality, designer themes, and our fanatical customer service.

Founded by two Inc 30 Under 30 entrepreneurs from UC Berkeley California, Mixbook has been featured on the Today Show, Good Morning America, TechCrunch, The Verge, Washington Post, New York Times, and many other global media outlets.

Job Description

The Platform and Data team within the Engineering organization serves as the backbone for data across Mixbook, delivering the foundation upon which our insights, prediction models, and AI investments thrive. We see data as a critical unlock for our future growth and to delight our customers in their creative journey. We are committed to developing a modern data infrastructure, focusing on leveraging best-in-class tools and architectures. This role will be responsible for the data warehouse, pipelines and integrations with internal systems and external tools.

We are looking for a talented and experienced Senior Data Infrastructure Engineer to join our team at Mixbook, where you'll have the opportunity to make a difference in the world of creativity and human connection. We're not just a workplace but a community where innovation, risk-taking, and collaboration are at the core of our culture.

Location: We are seeking candidates based in Moldova, Romania, or neighboring Eastern European countries. For candidates based in Moldova, a hybrid work model is available at our office in central Chisinau. The vast majority of our Engineering team is in Moldova, so we’re seeking candidates in nearby countries to enhance team camaraderie within a similar time zone.

What You’ll Do

  • Design the databases, data pipelines, and integrations that empower all of Mixbook’s teams to leverage new AI models, make decisions, and run our business.
  • Evaluate new technologies to improve our warehouse and pipeline infrastructure and prepare our data platforms for scale.
  • Design and maintain our database architecture, structures, movement, and relationships. Constantly optimize and monitor queries for speed, performance, and integrity on our Redshift data warehouse.
  • Work with data creators, business teams, and engineering to understand how data is produced and integrated with internal systems and external partners. Work across the company on recommending and implementing improvements.
  • Secure our user’s private data. Establish the rules and tools to protect and secure the database and our data pipelines against threats or unauthorized access.

What You’ll Need

  • 4+ years of experience as a Data Engineer, Data Infrastructure Engineer or Software Engineer
  • A solid grasp of data engineering principles, practices, frameworks, and methodologies.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or another related college degree.
  • Proven experience with relational databases and Amazon Redshift.
  • Experience with DataOps and security including data protection, data migration, data sanitization, data governance, back-up and recovery, and database security. Other cloud based RDBMS experience like Snowflake is a plus.
  • Proven experience with data pipelines, infrastructure, advanced data management tools (i.e., Fivetran, Amazon DMS, etc), orchestration, observability and database design & architecture.
  • A track record of understanding and implementing measures to keep production data pipelines consistent, valid, and healthy.
  • Ability to analyze ETL and ELT needs, evaluate optimal data management solutions defining how data moves between our systems, establish orchestration principles and monitor performance.
  • Experience with MVC Frameworks (Rails, ASP.NET MVC, Spring MVC, Laravel) is a strong plus
  • Analytical mindset and good problem-solving skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

What You’ll Enjoy

  • Market-leading salary
  • Being part of a small, efficient, and inspiring engineering team
  • Flexible schedule
  • High-tech modern office in central Chișinău (available to candidates based in Moldova or those who are comfortable to occasionally travel to Moldova)

Company Mission

Our mission is to empower people to be creative and connect deeply with the ones they love.

Our Culture

Unlike many growth companies, we have invested deeply in culture. Organizational health is central to our long-term strategy – we believe that when we love our people, they will love our customers, and our customers will love our business. We’ve adopted Patrick Lencioni’s principles from his book, “The Advantage”, and work diligently to foster a healthy environment - characterized by high morale + productivity, low turnover, and minimal politics + confusion. Our team is built on a foundation of vulnerability-based trust, engaging in constructive conflict, focusing on results and the following core values:

  • Scrappy (Act like an entrepreneur)
  • Caring (Heart of empathy)
  • Craftsmanship (Spirit of excellence)

If you’re a candidate who values a healthy, thriving organizational culture and understands the importance of actively contributing to it, we invite you to apply.