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Head of Data Engineering - Northbeam

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About Us

Ever since the global privacy landscape changed in the last few years, having first-party data has become a requirement for e-commerce businesses. Northbeam steps in to provide our clients with the solution for their data needs, and it pays off. As a result, we’ve been seeing some unprecedented growth. We need your help in order to build the product that’s going to power the great e-commerce brands of the future and today.

We’re a remote-first company with team members in San Francisco, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, and more.

About the Role

You can expect to:

  • Manage the members of the data engineering team, providing 1-1s, mentorship, and feedback with a focus on growing them as engineers, as well as working through non-performance.
  • Work with the heads of the engineering and product management teams on roadmap planning, product discovery, and project management.
  • Build the data engineering team with the help of our recruiting team.
  • Improve the architecture of the system over time while working with our senior engineers.
  • Think through data security and privacy with our security team.
  • Lead and coach others to lead incident resolution for data engineering incidents.
  • Work with our support engineering and customer support teams to solve customer issues and create processes improving customer issue resolution.
  • As the team is growing, work hands-on with the code to both coach team-members and to ship your own changes.
  • Work with our infrastructure to scale the system.
  • Write technical documentation for internal and external stakeholders.

About You


  • At least 2 years of management experience in the last few years.
  • At least 6+ years of engineering experience (cumulative with the above).
  • Experience building backend systems with languages such as Python.
  • Experience working with SQL.

Good to have

  • Management experience on data engineering teams.
  • Management experience at startups.
  • Experience working in marketing, e-commerce, or ad-tech.
  • Experience working with data pipelines such as Airflow.
  • Experience in data engineering technologies like Kafka.
  • Experience working with cloud infrastructure.


These are the values we share as the Northbeam community:

  • Growth mindset - we’re always learning and growing
  • Customer focus - we want to make the customer happy with our product
  • Ownership mentality - we think like owners in the business
  • Radical candor - we’re transparent and give direct feedback to one another

Northbeam Headquarters Location

San Francisco, CA

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Northbeam Company Size

Between 20 - 50 employees

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Northbeam Funding Rounds

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  • Series A

    $15,000,000 USD