Data Engineer, Data Platform



Data Science
United States · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2023

About Pagoda

Pagoda is shepherding a future where NEAR becomes the blockchain operating system. We believe that re-inventing how software is made and distributed is our greatest opportunity to open economic access to those who are not fully integrated into the global economy. Our products empower people to find opportunity, invent new experiences, and collaborate. Let's build an Open Web world. A world where people control their assets, data, and power of governance.

We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply. Pagoda is committed to creating an inclusive culture, and we celebrate diversity of all kinds.

About The Role

The Pagoda Data Platform team is looking for a Data Engineer to build and scale our data infrastructure to empower our core products and product analytics.

**This role is a 6 month contract with an opportunity for full time conversion depending on performance and business need. Temporary contractors will not receive full time benefits stated below.

What You'll Be Doing

  • Architect and manage data lakes and data marts needed to provide product analytics insights to product teams and executives (BigQuery, DataBricks);
  • Create and manage data pipelines for both on-chain (NEAR) and off-chain (OLTP databases, http logs, UI analytics) data;
  • Automate data quality monitoring and alerting tools;
  • Optimize time to insight and work with Data Scientists to create data marts for various data products;
  • Creating data extraction tools using Python, JavaScript, SQL, and Rust;
    Collaborate with internal and external engineers and product managers.

What We're Looking For

  • Experience building and managing data lakes aggregating dozens of data sources and providing insights to multiple different stakeholders based on terabytes of data;
  • Experience in GCP and/or AWS data infrastructure products;
  • Fluency in writing complex analytical SQL queries;
  • Strong communication and remote friendly working skills;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or related field is a must.

We'd Love If You Have

  • Deep understanding of DataBricks and BigQuery technologies;
  • Knowledge of product analytics tools such as Segment, FullStory, MixPanel or Amplitude;
  • Familiarity with crypto or blockchain technologies;
  • Experience working at a startup.

Here’s What Our Interview Process Looks Like

Depending on calendar availability, from the first stage to the final stage, we do our best to keep the entire process to under three weeks. Our interviews take place via Zoom and typically consists of the following stages:

  • Internal Recruiter Call (30 to 45 minutes)
  • Technical Interviews (2 x 60 minutes)
  • Pagoda Values Interview (30 to 45 minutes)

Please let us know if you require any special requirements for your interview and we’ll do our best to accommodate.

Ideal Location For This Role

This is a fully remote role, so that your timezone matches or overlaps with our leadership for this role, you’ll ideally be located in North America or South America.


Pay Rate: $12,395/month - $14,583/month. This reflects the minimum and maximum range across US locations. The pay rate is dependent upon many factors, such as: leveling, relevant skills, and work location. If you are based outside of the US, we do have other geographic considerations that may impact your final compensation. Your recruiter can share more about the compensation and benefits applicable to your preferred location during the hiring process.

Benefits & Perks

  • Flexible Annual Leave / PTO with an encouraged 20 day per year minimum
  • Paid Holiday Week: the last week of the year
  • Paid Wellness Week: the first week of July
  • $2,000 Yearly Continued Education Reimbursement
  • $2,000 Home Office Setup Reimbursement
  • Co-working Space Reimbursement
  • Company Retreats (2023 in Spain!) & Team Offsites
  • Mental Health Support and access to licensed therapists through Spill, 100% paid by Pagoda

Our Values at Pagoda

Innovate and deliver—so our customers can build. We deliver new solutions for real, often urgent, customer needs. Practical over hype. We uphold our standards of excellence while balancing velocity and pragmatism.

Focus precious time and energy on what matters. We are intentional about where we aim our resources. We channel our talents to focus on the critical missions in order to make an outsized impact.

Favor ownership, agency and action. Everyone is an owner. As individuals, we are responsible and accountable for our work. We empower builders to make decisions and innovate without the burden of unnecessary roadblocks or complexity.

Work as a team of empathetic humans. We practice mutual respect, open communication, humility and collaboration. We are kind and empathetic. We are welcoming towards diversity in all forms, including differences of perspective.

Never break trust. Integrity is rare—and valuable—in this space. Reputation is hard to build and easy to break.

Pagoda is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.