Sr. Platform Engineer, Python

Worldwide | May 20, 2023

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Company: Select Star

Salary: $82,154 - $91,283

Type: Remote

Employment: Full-time


About Select Star:

Select Star is a data catalog and discovery platform built for modern enterprises. Our platform automatically catalogs & documents database tables and BI dashboards, providing actionable intelligence for our customers in 24 hrs. With Select Star, you can find out where your data is coming from, which dashboards are built on top of it, who is using the data, and how they are using it.


We’re currently a Series A company, backed by some of the best early-stage tech investors like Lightspeed Venture Partners, Bowery Capital, Background Capital, and prominent angel investors (Spencer Kimball, Scott Belsky, Nick Caldwell, and more).


Top data teams from businesses like Opendoor, Pitney Bowes, Block / Square, and more are relying on Select Star to understand their data. We’re starting to see strong traction in the market and are looking to build out our team to help us scale.


Our Values

  • Be open and transparent - we share the good and the bad. We’re working towards a common goal and support each other along the way

  • Be an owner - we have high standards and expect everyone to be responsible for upholding them

  • Be practical - things will change, and that’s ok. Prioritize, execute, evaluate and plan. Then do it again


The Role:

We are seeking an experienced Platform Engineer with expertise in Python programming and high volume data applications to join our dynamic engineering team. The ideal candidate will have a solid background in developing and deploying high performance, scalable, and secure data processing systems. As a Platform Engineer, you will be responsible for designing, building, and maintaining our data processing platform, ensuring it meets the needs of our internal and external clients.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Design and implement highly scalable and reliable data processing systems using Python and related technologies

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify requirements, design and implement solutions, and ensure timely delivery of high-quality products

  • Develop, test, and maintain software components and APIs to support data processing workflows and integrations

  • Work closely with stakeholders to understand their requirements and build systems that meet their needs

  • Continuously optimize data processing systems to improve performance, scalability, and cost efficiency

  • Implement monitoring, logging, and alerting systems to ensure platform availability, reliability, and security

  • Participate in code reviews, testing, and deployment activities to ensure high-quality software delivery

  • Mentor and coach junior engineers, sharing knowledge and best practices to promote a culture of continuous learning and improvement



  • 5+ years of experience designing and developing backend systems using Python

  • Strong understanding of data structures, algorithms, and software engineering principles

  • Proven experience working with high volume data applications, including data ingestion, processing, and storage

  • Experience working in or designing distributed systems

  • Experience with cloud computing platforms such as AWS, GCP, or Azure

  • Experience in designing schemas and operating database systems under high volume work loads, particularly SQL and NoSQL databases such as PostgreSQL, Redis, and ElasticSearch

  • Familiarity with DevOps practices and tools such as Docker, Kubernetes, CICD, Terragrunt and Git

  • Self starter with excellent communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work Rapidly and independently

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills with attention to detail

  • Experience with Django and Celery is a plus

  • Prior early-stage startup experience is a plus

  • Experience in DevOps or Security is a plus


We love working at Select Star and think you would too! Some of the benefits include:


  • Remote first company - work from wherever you like

  • Full medical benefits

  • Annual stipend to improve your WFH set-up however you see fit

  • Annual stipend for career focused learning and/or conferences 

  • Competitive compensation (including equity)

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