Senior Data Engineer

Engineering Burnaby, British Columbia


It’s an exciting time to be at Infoblox. Named a Top 25 Cyber Security Company by The Software Report and one of Inc. magazine’s Best Workplaces for 2020, we are leading the way to next-level DDI with our Secure Cloud-Managed Network Services, bringing next-level security, reliability, and automation to cloud and hybrid systems—all managed through a single pane of glass. Our success depends on bright, energetic, talented people who share a passion for building the next generation of networking technologies—and having fun along the way. 

We are looking for a Senior Data Engineer to join our Cloud Engineering team in Burnaby, BC, reporting to the Senior Manager, Software Engineering. In this role, you will develop platforms and products for Infoblox’s SaaS product lines. This is an excellent opportunity to work closely with data scientists and product development teams to curate and refine data powering our latest cloud products. Come join our growing Cloud Engineering team and help us build world-class solutions! 

You’re the ideal candidate if you are a savvy software engineer with experience in data engineering and a solid background in Spark and Python. Preferably you know that countMinSketch is not a children’s game. You have worked in a Cloud environment and are comfortable wearing several hats in a small organization with a wide range of responsibilities.  You know that Big Data is both a blessing and a curse; without sound data engineering, it loses its potential.  You are passionate about the nexus between data and computer science-driven to figure out how best to represent and summarize data in a way that informs good decisions and drives new products. When someone says, “my Spark job failed,” your first question is, “what’s the skew?”

What you’ll do: 

  • Curate very large-scale data from a multitude of sources into appropriate sets for research and development for the data science, threat analysts, and developers across the company
  • Design, test, and implement storage solutions for various consumers of the data
  • Design and implement mechanisms to monitor data sources over time for changes using summarization, monitoring, and statistical methods
  • Leverage computer science algorithms and constructs, including probabilistic data structures, to distill extensive data into sources of insight and enable future analytics
  • Convert prototypes into production data engineering solutions through disciplined software engineering practices, Spark optimizations, and modern deployment pipelines
  • Collaborate on design, implementation, and deployment of applications with the rest of the software engineering team
  • Support data scientists and product teams in building, debugging, and deploying Spark applications that best leverage data
  • Build and maintain tools for automation, deployment, monitoring, and operations
  • Create test plans, test cases, and run tests with automated tools

What you’ll bring:

  • 6+ years of experience with Python3, and 2+ years experience with Spark. Scala experience is helpful
  • 5+ years of experience in data engineering, data science, and related data-centric fields using large-scale data environments
  • 3+ years of experience in using SQL and working with modern relational databases, including MySQL or PostgreSQL
  • 3+ years of experience with developing ETL pipelines and data manipulation scripts
  • Proficient in Object-Oriented Design and S.O.L.I.D principles
  • Strong emphasis on unit testing and code quality
  • Proficient with AWS products (EMR S3, Lambda, VPC, EC2, API Gateway, etc)
  • MS or BS in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent work experience required

What success looks like: 

  • After six months, you will…
    • Complete onboarding by demonstrating knowledge of the Data Lake and associated technologies and CI/CD processes by deploying ETL pipelines for curation & warehousing to production
    • Complete rotations on “bug duty” where you will gain experience with the different systems, tools, and processes in the Data Lake by resolving reported issues
    • Contribute to the team's velocity by participating in Scrum and driving stories to completion
  • After about a year, you will…
    • Be an expert on the Data Lake target state architecture and drive engineering design and grooming sessions for new feature development
    • Apply coding best practices and provide in-depth reviews on the team's pull requests
    • Be a thought leader in one or more domains of the Data Lake, driving development and mentoring teammates in this domain

We’ve got you covered: 

Our holistic benefits package includes coverage of your health, wealth, and wellness—as well as a great work environment, employee programs, and company culture. We offer competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, and vision coverage, and an Employee and Family Assistance Program to support the wellbeing of our employees and their families. We have a strong culture and live our values every day—we believe in transparency, curiosity, respect, and above all, having fun while delighting our customers.

Speaking of a great work environment, here are just a few of the perks you may enjoy…

  • Boutique office space with state-of-the-art amenities, located in the heart of Metro Vancouver area; bike-friendly and steps from SkyTrain and Metrotown Mall
  • Onsite parking paid for by the company
  • Generous company contribution towards RRSP (Independent of employee contribution!)
  • Onsite massages, gym membership, fitness classes, ping-pong table, dartboard, and a nap room/wellness room for moms
  • Stay fueled with healthy snacks, free bean-to-cup gourmet coffee options and selections of exotic teas, juices, and refreshing beverages, and biweekly Thirsty Thursday local craft beers, BC wines, and BC ciders
  • Enjoy our generous PTO policy and flexible work environment because we know the importance of having a great work-life balance (Sometimes, you do your best work in slippers)
  • We are passionate about lifelong learning and growth and offer opportunities through a world-class learning platform (Litmos), training, workshops, mentorship, and an annual up to $5,000 Career Development reimbursement benefit
  • Our teams spend time together outside of work, too — we have several annual team outings, have gone on hikes and Grouse Grind, hosted family BBQs, Go Karting, boat cruises, etc.
  • Be confident bringing your whole self to work — we’re proud to be an inclusive company with diverse teams and our values grounded in ethics and equality 

Why Infoblox? 

We’ve created a culture that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion and rewards innovation, curiosity, and creativity. We achieve remarkable results by working together in a supportive environment that focuses on continuous learning and embraces change. So, whether you’re a software engineer, marketing manager, customer care pro, or product specialist, you belong here, where you will have the opportunity to grow and develop your career. Check out what it’s like to be a Bloxer. We think you’ll be excited to join our team.