Remote, Part-Time Data Engineer

Job Location

From Home

Type of Job

Part Time

Published Date

March 23, 2022, 7:00:00 AM

About 5S Technology


5S is a small, fully remote team whose sole mission is to help American workers earn and maintain a prominent role in labor markets by empowering them with data tools and services.

We currently serve workers and unions in the airline industry and have built a platform to identify and manage contract violations between workers and employers. Our goal is to create a secure, resilient, and scalable data platform with thoughtfully designed applications that will allow users to access and leverage a broad variety of work-related data to improve conditions.


The Role: Data Engineer


  • We are searching for a part-time, remote contractor to join our Data team in a Data Engineering capacity. This person will maintain and improve current data pipes and connectors, while working with Data Science and PM team members to integrate future data sources, from initial ideation, to deployment, to monitoring and enhancements.

  • The ideal Data Engineer candidate will bring a disciplined approach to data and will highly value data integrity, ensuring accuracy and long term sustainability, while still considering short term resource tradeoffs. They will create clean data sets that empower data users to answer big questions.

  • The ideal candidate will be sharp, self-motivated, and highly collaborative, with a desire and capacity to learn new skills. This person will love solving difficult challenges and building a best in class data platform that creates new insights for our customers. They will not only enjoy building a technically strong data product, but also collaborate across disciplines to create unique value for end customers.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities


  • Ownership of Data Connector and Pipeline Initiatives - Work with the Data Product Manager and Data Scientists to build integrations with new data sources, understanding end goal, but focusing on efficient and sustainable ingestion of data.

  • Active Management of Data - Ensure data is highly available and reliable, while continually keeping scalability top of mind, such that querying occurs as quickly as possible. 5s leverages Poetry and expertise in this arena is appreciated to further improve our data delivery.

  • Maintenance of Current Data Sources - Ensure ongoing support of previously ingested data and original data sources, by monitoring and analyzing data quality, addressing prioritized tech debt and adjusting as needed.

  • Collaborate with Data Scientists - Work alongside Data Science team members to advise on best structures for data, and predictive analytic insights for end-customer, bringing unique perspective to data delivery mechanisms.

  • Data QA - Collaborate with Platform QA and Customer Support to support the current testing suite and develop data scrubbing, error handling / response processes and tests. Work to understand the root cause of errors and systematically resolve to prevent future inaccuracies.


Desired Qualifications & Skills


  • Bachelor’s degree required; degree in Engineering, Data Science or technical field preferred, or equivalent work experience

  • 3-5 years of experience in Analytics or Data Engineering capacity, working with large, disparate data sets and relational databases in cloud-based environments

  • Excellent Communication and collaboration skills, with a desire to work in a team capacity

  • Curious and self-motivated with the ability to learn a technology platform quickly

  • Experience in an Agile Team Environment (especially on Data-focused products)

  • SQL, Poetry, and Python experience required, scripting experience preferred

  • Deep knowledge of data architecture, querying and analysis;  experience with database (Snowflake, AWS) and practical knowledge of reliability, maintainability and scalability best practices

  • Knowledge of business intelligence tools (Tableau) preferred


Why You’ll Love Working with 5S


  • Flexible, remote work schedule at ~15-25 hrs/week.

  • Potential to go full-time as the Data team and company needs grow

  • Competitive contractor wages

  • Ability to help shape the culture at a startup and help the team scale

At 5S Technology, we are proud of the culture we are building, providing entrepreneurial spirits the opportunity to impact labor markets by strengthening the enforcement ability and bargaining power of labor unions worldwide. We are looking for exceptional partners to grow with us to help create the future!

5S Technology does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, veteran status, military obligations, or marital status.