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Principal Software Engineer (Data)

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Posted 4 days ago

Job Type

Full Time


$100k - $150k




  • Contribute to providing environmental intelligence for all aspects of people's lives through hyperlocal live weather data at WeatherBug

  • Lead system design and architecture reviews, develop analytical pipelines, and create data visualizations using cutting-edge technologies

  • Opportunities for professional growth with exposure to advanced data technologies and cross-functional collaboration


**A bit about us

**WeatherBug is a popular weather site and mobile app providing hyperlocal, live weather data and proactive alerting to consumer users. With over 15 million unique users per month, across all platforms, WeatherBug’s vision is to provide environmental intelligence for all aspects of people’s lives. The WeatherBug app is a top-rated weather app in the app stores. In 2019, WeatherBug was named the best weather app by MediaPost’s Appy Awards. WeatherBug is owned and operated by GroundTruth, a media company that turns real-world behavior into marketing that delivers real business results.

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At GroundTruth, we believe that innovative technology starts with the best talent and have been ranked one of for three years in a row (2021, 2022 & 2023). Learn more about the perks of joining our team Learn more about the perks of joining our team 

Position: Principal Software Engineer (Data)

Location: Gurgaon OR Remote

**This role requires Core Work Hours from 8:30 pm to 12:30 am IST (will change as per daylight saving in US). The remaining hours are completed at individual discretion.**

Role Characteristics:

Recognized master in professional discipline with significant impact and influence on organizational policy and program development. Establishes critical strategic and operational goals; develops and implements new products, processes, standards or operational plans to achieve strategies. Regularly leads projects of critical importance to the organization; these projects carry substantial consequences of success or failure. Requires significant influence and communication with executive leadership. Problems faced are frequently complex and multidimensional, requiring broad based consideration of variables that impact multiple areas of the organization.

You will:

  • Create and review system level designs and architectures to ensure consistency and quality across the business unit.

  • Create, review, maintain, organize, and set documentation standards for the entire team.

  • Design, Develop, and Deploy entire Analytic pipelines to surface metrics and meet business needs.

  • Perform data pre-processing to clean, eliminate outliers in data and conduct data exploration to detect correlation, trends, and patterns in data.

  • Translate numerical data into engaging stories using visualization techniques

  • Build key business metrics, visualizations, dashboards and reports with Google Looker.

  • Code solutions for current problems, prototype solutions for upcoming products, and actively look to fix potential issues across the code base before they become a fire.

  • Participates in code reviews as a CODEOWNER across the org.

  • Own the deployment process and investigate upgrades and improvements that can be made within the tooling.

  • Actively monitor what is no longer needed and make suggestions and solutions for replacements that would provide improvements to meet business needs.

  • Provide operational support for any deployments that are in need.

  • Proactively prevent issues from arising.

  • Lead efforts across business units, promote what your teams needs, be available for those who need help.

  • Other job-related duties as assigned

You have:

  • 4 year degree in Computer Science or related field

  • 11+ years of experience in software engineering

  • 9+ years of experience in Data Engineering or Data Science

  • 7+ years of experience with Python, SQL, Bash Scripting

  • 7+ years of experience in Data Technologies (ETL, Data Sanitization, Airflow)

  • 7+ years of experience in **AWS Technologies (**S3, Redshift, Glue, DynamoDB, Athena)

  • 5+ years of experience in Looker

  • 7+ Years of experience working with data formats (JSON, Parquet, CSV, GZIP, files)

  • Ability to troubleshoot highly complex, multi dependency issues

  • Ability to communicate across all teams within and outside the organization to provide solutions

  • Ability to find the problem, create the solution, and foresee future problems

Would be great if you have:

  • Experience in building end to end solutions in the weather industry

  • Experience in performant, available, cost effective solutions in the advertising industry

  • Experience with CICD tools, specifically GitHub, Jenkins, Splunk

  • Experience with AWS Products, specifically CloudFormation, Batch, Glue, MWAA, RedShift, Lambda, Step Functions, Sagemaker, Tagging

  • Experience with Data Pipeline technologies like Jupyter Notebooks, Google BigQuery

  • Experience working with formats like TXT, CSV, MARKDOWN, JSON, YAML, GeoJSON, GZIP, PARQ, PROTOBUF

  • Experience with other languages, frameworks, and platforms, specifically Infrastructure as Code, Python, Shell, C#, .NET, NodeJS

What we offer:

At Weatherbug, we want our employees to be comfortable with their benefits so they can focus on doing the work they love.

  • Parental leave- Maternity and Paternity

  • Flexible Time Offs (Earned Leaves, Sick Leaves, Birthday leave, Bereavement leave & Company Holidays).

  • In Office Daily Catered Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Beverages

  • Health cover for any hospitalization. Covers both nuclear family and parents

  • Covid home quarantine cover

  • Tele-med for free doctor consultation, discounts on health checkups and medicines

  • Wellness/Gym Reimbursement

  • Pet Expense Reimbursement

  • Childcare Expenses and reimbursements

  • Employee assistance program

  • Employee referral program

  • Education reimbursement program

  • Skill development program

  • Cell phone reimbursement (Mobile Subsidy program)

  • Internet reimbursement

  • Birthday treat reimbursement

  • Home office set up

  • Employee Provident Fund Scheme offering different tax saving options such as VPF and employee and employer contribution up to 12% Basic

  • Creche reimbursement

  • Co-working space reimbursement

  • NPS employer match

  • Meal card for tax benefit

  • Special benefits on salary account

  • New joiner relocation

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity, inclusion and equity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodations under applicable federal, state and/or local laws. If you need reasonable accommodations in the application process, please reach out to us at