Director of Data Engineering

| Greater LA Area
NEXT was founded with a vision to implement solutions and bring change to a fragmented industry. As a FreightTech pioneer, we are designing technology-driven solutions to transform the $800B U.S. shipping & trucking industry. Our platform connects shippers with freight capacity for every step of a shipment’s journey.
Headquartered in “Silicon Beach” El Segundo, CA -- NEXT is a company driven by a commitment to provide world-class service to shippers and truckers alike. We’re on a mission to solve a trillion dollar puzzle and make freight painless.
Armed with experienced professionals from Google, Amazon, Salesforce and Twilio, NEXT is seeking change agents who are excited to make a meaningful impact on an industry driving the U.S. economy. We have been recognized as one of Built in LA’s Best Small Companies to Work For and 50 Startups to Watch. NEXT is venture-backed by leaders such as Brookfield Ventures, GLP and Sequoia Capital.
Are you NEXT?
About The Role:
We are passionate entrepreneurs, creative thinkers, and decision makers who are transforming the freight transportation industry with modern technology. We create delightful product experiences that enables freight to move effortlessly, solving complex problems for our shippers and carriers. We collaborate with some of the best designers, engineers, and business partners to achieve our goals. 
As a Director of Data Engineering, you will build and lead a team of engineers to define and build the data infrastructure and platforms that power NEXTs products and data science practice. You will play a key leadership role in defining NEXTs data architecture, pipelines, platform, and tooling; and partner with the data science team to build the machine learning pipelines and infrastructure that underpins NEXT’s freight marketplace and virtualized real-world assets (trucks, drivers, freight, warehouses, yards, port terminals, etc).
 
The ideal candidate will have a passion for the craft of software development. This person has been a multiplier for engineering teams and has a track record of delivering exceptional technical solutions in a fast-paced high growth software company. This person thrives in a start-up environment where every individual has a significant impact on the technology and is empowered to make decisions and get things done.

What You'll Do

  • Build a world-class engineering team of data engineers, machine learning engineers, and database architects
  • Drive technology and platform selection and adoption.
  • Lead the development and operations of data and machine learning pipelines in a cloud environment.
  • Work with leaders throughout the organization to build a rich data warehouse containing data from a variety of sources.
  • Drive a culture of continuous improvement and learning.
  • Lead by example, helping to cultivate a mission-driven, performance culture.

What You'll Have

  • 7+ years of data engineering or related software engineering experience building and leading teams in fast-paced tech companies.
  • Track record of delivering ETLs, machine learning pipelines, and data products within a cloud-based microservices or event streaming architecture.
  • Meaningful experience operating teams in a continuous delivery environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and able to communicate effectively to technical and non-technical team members
  • Motivated by a sense of urgency and ownership

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in Computer Science
  • Deep experience operating in a lean/experiment driven environment
  • Engaged in the open source software community
  • Strong sense of customer empathy
  • In love with coding

NEXT is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by emailing [email protected]
To all recruitment agencies: NEXT does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, NEXT employees or any other organization location. NEXT is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • GraphQLLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • OptimizelyAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

With easy access to the 105 and 710 you can easily hop on and off the freeway! *In May 2019, we will be moving to offices in El Segundo*

An Insider's view of NEXT Trucking

What’s the vibe like in the office?

“Seeing the owners work just as hard and being present in the office inspires me to reach for higher goals.”

Sahar

LTL Senior Executive

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

“I look at our product as something that goes way beyond the technology itself. Creating the optimal carrier experience means getting close to our users and understanding their needs. There’s no better feeling than finding a solution that not only drives growth, but also makes drivers’ jobs a little bit easier and little bit more delightful.”

Brian

Product Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

"As a designer, one of the most important parts of being a successful designer is to always consider the system. We’re designing a system that spans online and offline so it’s critical that you think about how each piece fits into the system as a whole."

Cole

Director of Product Design

What is your vision for the company?

“We want to change the industry by streamlining the process for drivers to book loads and manage their trucks/fleets in an easy process so that they take a little bit of stress off their plate and enjoy what they do to the fullest.”

Eddie

Sr. Transportation Representative

What is your vision for the company?

"My vision is to be a transparent transportation company. We want to be the advocates for carriers, both big and small."

Corey

Carrier Rep

What are NEXT Trucking Perks + Benefits

NEXT Trucking Benefits Overview

Competitive base salary, bonus + equity
Full medical, dental and vision benefits 401k w/ company match
Vacation and Holidays
Dog friendly office
Remote friendly
Company trips

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
NEXT's 401(k) retirement plan matches up to 5% of their annual base salary, with immediate vesting for matched contributions.
Company Equity
NEXT offers stock options that vest over a three-year period.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
NEXT's vacation policy includes two weeks paid time off for all employees and up to three weeks off for tenured employees of five years or longer.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Pet Friendly
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