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Lead Software Engineer



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, November 20, 2023

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Lead Data Engineer

San Francisco, CA

Job details:
Salesforce is embarking on our own Digital Transformation to deliver customer success for our customers and accelerate our growth. A key pillar of this transformation is building a strong data foundation to support all of our core marketing needs through intelligent data sets as a service.

We’re looking for an experienced and committed data engineering lead who would deliver Salesforce Marketing’s data foundation and automated datasets. This lead will work closely with product management, data science, data visualization, and analyst teams to support them by building data architecture and data pipelines using Google Cloud Platform (GCP), who would consume this data for producing business driven insights and AI solutions.

The right candidate will have strong experience with data infrastructure, data architecture, ETL, SQL, automation, real time data pipeline architecture, data frameworks and processes to rapidly integrate disconnected and disparate data sources into automated datasets for analysts consumption. The candidate will also have a proven track record working with enterprise metrics, strong operational skills to drive efficiency and speed, expertise building repeatable data engineering processes, strong project management skills, and a vision for how to provide data solutions to distribute data products. Experience with marketing and sales data sets is a huge plus.


  • Develop and deploy data pipelines, both batch and real time, that produce reliable data for various data consumption use cases.

  • Help manage Marketing data platforms which includes the Google Cloud stack, Amazon Web services, and traditional data warehouses such as Oracle/Snowflake.

  • Architect, Design and Implement real time engineering solutions on Salesforce Data Cloud.

  • Manage all aspects of dataset design, creation, and curation; including the frameworks to derive metrics to deliver data products for KPI’s, visualization, data science, analyst and stakeholder teams

  • Build and own the automation and monitoring frameworks that showcase reliable, accurate, easy-to-understand metrics and operational KPIs to stakeholders for data pipeline quality and performance.

  • Drive design, building, and launching of new data models and data pipelines in production systems

  • Be the subject matter expert for data, pipeline design, and other related data cloud features and technology.

  • Proactively identify reliability & data quality problems and drive triaging and remediation process

  • Should have good experience in creating Workflows & scheduling the pipelines.

  • Partner with others on delivering reliable data that powers actionable insights

  • Evaluate various technologies and platforms in open source and proprietary products. Execute proof of concept on new technology and tools to pick the best tools and solutions.

  • Understanding of data governance practices such as metadata management, data lineage, and data glossaries is a huge plus.

  • Foster collaboration between globally distributed team members

  • Harness operational excellence & continuous improvement with a can do attitude.

Qualification and Skills:

  • You have to love data - this is what we do

  • We are looking for people who are excited about different and unique data sets, and all the ways that they could be used in order to improve user experience

  • 13+ years total experience and 8+ years of relevant experience with big data / data warehousing domain

  • Consistent track record of leading end to end data engineering solutions

  • Solid understanding of RDBMS concepts, data structures and distributed data processing patterns

  • Strong work based experience building data pipelines and orchestration through components like AWS Lambdas, Airflow etc.

  • Expertise in Advanced SQL & Python language is must

  • Experience with Cloud technologies like AWS and GCP

  • Experience with Salesforce Data Cloud (Certification a plus)

  • Expertise with Salesforce products and data modeling

  • Experience with building/implementing DevOps methodologies

  • Deep hands-on experience in complex event driven architectures and stream processing in a variety of technologies

  • Continual history of strong results in building products on production-grade systems

  • Partner with Product Managers and Data Scientists to understand customer requirements and design prototypes and bring ideas to production

  • Passionate, curious, self-starter with innovative mentality

  • Experience with Sales and Marketing data is a big plus

  • Knowledge of Agile methodologies, common scrum practices and tools

  • A related technical degree required


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