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The world's social network for athletes.

Data Infrastructure Engineer
San Francisco, CA, US
Job Description / Skills Required

About Strava:

Strava is comprised of dedicated, fun-loving individuals, unified by our mission to build the most engaged community of athletes in the world. And it feels like we’re on to something big. Millions of athletes are already on Strava, with thousands more joining every day, and we’ve assembled an awesome team to keep us growing all around the world. Strava is the Swedish word for “strive,” which epitomizes our attitude and ambition: We’re a passionate community, committed to our athletes, each other, our business, and the deeply held belief that there’s always time for a run, ride, coffee, or all three.

About the role:

Every day, Strava collects massive amounts of information from athletes all over the world. Both our core business strategies and product vision are fueled by this data. We are looking for a data infrastructure engineer to help us unlock the potential of our dataset and scale our analytics capabilities. You will be responsible for building and maintaining infrastructure to enable the next generation of features and analysis.


Design, build, and launch systems for storing, aggregating, and analyzing large amounts of data

Improve and maintain ETL infrastructure and tools to keep pace with the growth of our data and its consumers

Work with platform, web, and mobile engineering teams to ensure that data is available for reporting and analysis

Uncover insights about our global community of athletes, both for internal and external consumption.


B.S. in computer science, statistics, mathematics or equivalent experience

5+ years of experience designing, building and maintaining software

Experience building production-quality systems to work with large amounts of data

Excellent programming skills in at least one language such as Scala, Python, Ruby, or Go

Advanced SQL skills

Experience with relational data stores such as MySQL or PostgreSQL and ideally one or more NoSQL data stores (e.g. Redis, Cassandra)

Experience with cloud-based services such as Amazon AWS


Experience with open source technologies like Kafka, Storm, Spark, Elasticsearch, Mesos, and Docker

Experience with ETL technologies such as Luigi, Airflow, or Azkaban

Backed by Sequoia Capital, Madrone Partners and Jackson Square Ventures, Strava is expanding in order to exceed the needs of our growing community of global athletes. By joining our team, you will help push Strava forward in fresh, innovative ways. You will engage in interesting and challenging work that will improve the lives of our athletes every day. And in the same way that Strava is deeply committed to unlocking the potential of our athletes, we are dedicated to providing a world-class workplace where our employees can grow and thrive. Join us!

Strava is an equal opportunity employer. In keeping with the values of Strava, we make all employment decisions including hiring, evaluation, termination, promotional and training opportunities, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical handicap, mental disability, medical condition, disability, gender or identity or expression, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, marital status, height and/or weight.