Founding Principal Software Engineer

Own design and implementation of core components of the Nextdata OS and shape the future of data mesh adoption.

The company

The future of data lies in decentralization, and the concept of a data mesh is the proven approach for implementing this at Enterprise scale. We’re here to make it a reality. Nextdata OS is a data-mesh-native platform built to meet the challenge of decentralizing data at scale. We are inventing a new way for developers to work with data and share it responsibly via data product containers.

Our vision is to build a world where AI/ML and analytics are powered by decentralized, responsible, and equitable data ownership, across boundaries of organizations, technology, and most importantly boundaries of trust.

Our purpose is to change the experience of creating, sharing, discovering, and using data forever, to be connected, fast, and fair based on data mesh principles.

Our technology is designed to empower data developers, users and owners with a delightful experience where data products are a first-class primitive, with trust built-in.

We are here to accept the reality that the world of data is complex and messy; data models are out-of-date the moment they are created; data is owned across trust boundaries; data is stored on different platforms; data is used in many different modes and most importantly data can't protect itself. We recognize that past approaches to tackle these complexities with centralized data collection, modeling and governance are ineffective at best and pathologically unfair at worst. Our mission is to reimagine the world of data with you.

The role

As a founding Principal Software Engineer, you will help build out the next generation data platform to support decentralized analytical and ML workloads, which includes data product containers and the data product container runtime. Given that we are still in the early stages (or foundational stages), your work will shape the future of how data mesh will get adopted by the industry.

You will apply your knowledge of having built large scale distributed systems and databases to build a new and secure OS platform for the data product developers of the future. You will contribute to the overall Nextdata OS design and own the design and implementation of significant parts of the OS.

You Are The Right Fit If You Have

You Are The Right Fit If You Have

  • 10+ years working on large scale production-grade distributed systems, databases, data infrastructure, or big data management
  • A working understanding of Kubernetes and at least one of the public clouds
  • Experience as a generalist / polyglot system programmer; RUST, C++, Go, etc
  • Experience with DevOps / CD 
  • Experience building SaaS/PaaS products and contributing to big data / analytics OSS projects or internal data infra products 
  • Experience working in digital-native scale-up data teams or startups
  • Curiosity, passion and some experience in application of data in ML and Analytics applications 
  • An understanding and experience with data mesh (if you don’t have experience, the creator can help you get up to speed)
  • The ability to effectively contribute to code / build self-directed and in the team
  • Experience in design and architecture as well as delivery
  • Experience working with a team of product, design, and engineering who review each other’s work, holding each other to an extremely high standard

You are an execution-oriented, product-minded technologist with high empathy for developers. You are a thoughtful rebel and a change champion. You have strong communication skills and are team-focused. 

Travel:  In general, travel is not anticipated for this role with exception to regular company-wide events/meetings.

Our benefits

We are an early stage company, but we don't subsist on ramen! We are an experienced team with families. We provide $2,000 for your home workspace setup, company laptop, premium health, vision, and dental insurance coverage for you and your family. As an early stage start up, you will receive a compensation package that includes a competitive salary and equity in Nextdata.

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