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Software Engineer in Data

Vecna Robotics

Vecna Robotics

Software Engineering
Waltham, MA, USA
Posted on Saturday, July 1, 2023
Position:  Data Engineer
Location:  Waltham, MA
Job Id:  582 # of Openings:  1
Data Engineer
 
Vecna Robotics is an intelligent flexible material handling automation company that keeps goods moving. With award-winning technology engineered for uninterrupted work between autonomous mobile robots, labor, and systems, we make business go. As a company, we are driven by the same collective vision: an uninterrupted and highly efficient global supply chain where robots do the dirty work and people do the human work.    
    
With more than 5 million traditional forklifts moving over 5 billion pallets around the world, there is a ton of work to do to make that vision a reality. Our key values reflect the diverse corporate culture that we need to make it happen, with people who are: curious to explore what is possible, brave enough to try new things and be vulnerable, kind in how they engage with world, and committed to the transformative potential of our work and our responsibility to each other.   
 
Vecna Robotics seeks an experienced Data Engineer to develop programs and procedures to solve design problems, scalability, and integration issues. The Data Engineer will take data we produce around productivity and performance and transform it to inform data-driven decision-making, predictive analytics, and learning.
 
Working cross-functionally, the Data Engineer will manage, utilize, and transform data to understand the learning our robots provide and how to optimize their function based on customer need. The ideal candidate is highly independent and can work in a fast-paced environment to design and develop the tools needed to interpret the feedback and learning received from our robots.   
 
Reporting to the VP of Autonomy, this is a full-time, salaried role with benefits. The Data Engineer is a hybrid role based in our Waltham, MA office.
 
If you’re into data, robots and data on robots this is the position for you!
 
In this role, the Data Engineer will:
  • Ensure robust and resilient data pipeline from robot to cloud.
  • Design and develop analytics tools to interpret large amounts of data for internal and external consumption. 
  • Work cross-functionally to create optimized programs to improve understanding and efficiency of our products.
  • Act as a subject matter expert to own and architect the data pipeline (data pipeline management, data modelling, and testing).
  • Understanding the connection between our data models and real-world applications to enable the creation of useful data for the end user.
  • Develop and maintain documentation.
 
What we are looking for:
  • MS in Computer Science, Data Science or a related major with 4+ years of experience in designing and supporting data warehouse systems, maintenance processes, and projects required.
  • Deep understanding and experience of methodologies like data warehousing, data visualization and data integration.
  • Significant experience Python required; Java, C++ a plus.
  • ETL experience required.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work independently.
  • Significant experience with databases, data visualization, statistics.
  • Experience working in a Linux environment, required.
  • Experience working with AWS is required.
  • Experience with any of the following a plus:
    • Tableau
    • Robotic or IoT platforms
    • Machine Learning
 
We are an equal opportunity employer. We encourage and celebrate diversity.
 

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