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Attentive is a personalized mobile messaging platform for innovative brands.

Senior Data Engineer
United States of America
Job Description / Skills Required


About Attentive: 

Attentive is a personalized text messaging platform changing the way consumers interact with businesses and organizations. The company is one of the fastest growing startups in New York City and recently raised a $230 million investment led by Coatue in September 2020, just 5 months after its Series C round due to strong customer traction. Other investors in Attentive include Bain Capital Ventures, Sequoia, IVP.  


We work with 2,000+ of the most innovative brands like Sephora, Coach, Urban Outfitters, CB2, PacSun, Lulus, and Jack in the Box. Attentive was founded in 2016 by the co-founders of TapCommerce, a mobile marketing platform that was acquired by Twitter in 2014.


Role Background:

We’re looking for a Senior Data Engineer to be the technical leader of our growing Analytics team.  You’ll be responsible for all things data: building out our streaming ETL, cleaning and anonymizing data that’s being generated from various sources, designing the data warehouse schema, and so on.


We’ll expect you to have an in-depth knowledge of distributed systems and data flows.  Combined with an understanding of business intelligence and performance requirements, you’ll breathe life into Attentive data and help make it an invaluable part of the platform and business.  


If you are a self-starter, excited about building a culture around data-driven decisions, motivated by making an impact, and pushing the boundaries of your knowledge, you will excel here and do great things!

You at Attentive:

    • Design, implement, and maintain an ever-growing ETL pipeline using state-of-the-art technology

    • Lead the burgeoning data engineering team 

    • Establish best practices and standards for managing large collections of data

    • Discover and integrate with new data sources

    • Work closely with data analysts and data scientists, enabling them to provide insight into key performance metrics of the business

    • Identify ways to improve data reliability, efficiency, and quality

Your Qualifications:

    • 5+ years of experience designing and developing a data warehouse, Snowflake preferred

    • Experience designing, developing, and maintaining a high-throughput and low-latency ETL pipeline

    • You are knowledgeable about data modeling, data access, and data storage techniques

    • Experience with big data tools such as Kinesis, Kafka, Spark, or Amazon EMR

    • Strong data-modeling skills. Good understanding and experience in building star schema and denormalized data structures.

    • Experience with SQL (MySQL or Postgres preferred), ETL, Python

    • Successfully implemented data applications and pipelines in the public cloud, especially Amazon Web Services

Benefits & Perks

    • Robust health benefits packages including access to a 401k and various medical, dental and vision plans, and $100/month fitness reimbursement

    • Full support for remote work during COVID-19

    • Daily lunch delivery credit and other goodies sent to home

    • Regular company-wide social events (even virtually!)

    • Generous annual education stipend toward job-related external learning opportunities

    • An extremely enthusiastic team that appreciates collaboration 

Attentive is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We’re committed to diversity and maintaining a work environment that is free from harassment and discrimination. We’re committed to them because our core values demand it - values like Integrity First, Listening & Cultivating Discussion, and Default to Action. We believe in embracing “self” and that our true strength lies in the diversity of our employees. For this reason, applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of any protected status under federal, state, or local law.