Principal Software Engineer


--COVID-19 Hiring Update--

Dataminr is still actively hiring.

As the health and safety of our candidates and our employees come first, 
we're excited to provide virtual experiences for interviews and new hire on-boarding.

This is an office-based role, but we will provide all the necessary support to work remotely until our offices reopen. 

Minimum Experience: 7+ years

Type: Full time

Team: Mobile Engineering Team

Who we are:

We are Dataminr. We are a mission-driven company committed to the power of AI, public data, and real-time information as a force for good in the world. Over the last decade, our team has established and refined the leading AI platform for real-time event and risk detection. We surface the earliest signals of unfolding events and emerging risks within an increasingly diverse and complex landscape of publicly available information, enabling more effective risk mitigation strategies, faster response, and better crisis management. Dataminr serves thousands of professionals in 70+ countries by delivering timely, relevant, and actionable alerts to public and private sector organizations around the world.

We’ve grown to over 500 talented employees across seven global offices and raised $392 million in funding in our most recent investment round. Our culture promotes cross-team interaction, work-life balance and the sharing of information and ideas because it enables us to do our best work together, make a meaningful contribution, and have fun. Join us and help the world manage risk in real time.

Who you are:

You're a passionate technical leader who believes in building mobile apps that solve user’s problems. Your inclination is to continuously improve the applications you work on and how you work. As much as you enjoy learning, you are also passionate about sharing your knowledge with your team and mentoring other engineers. This includes:

  • Desire to spend most of your time modeling strong engineering practices through hands on coding
  • Collaborate with User Experience, Product, and other engineers to design solutions with balanced tradeoffs (experience in Lean product development is great!)
  • Break down complex deliverables into smaller, easy to release milestones
  • Able to manage scope vs timeline conversations when organizing and leading initiatives
  • Provide the technical vision that will enable us to build a great product
  • Help form technical strategy to guide how we make technical investments (pay down tech debt)
  • Implement well organized and tested code (Test Driven Development)
  • Engineer with high frequency code integration (think trunk-based development)
  • Mentor team members in evolving their skills as software engineers
  • Follow industry best practices and drive adoption on team (if it fits the job)
  • Able to model continuously learning and improvement
  • Participate in shaping the interview process and bringing in new team members
  • Desire to build a high-performing, cross-platform mobile team

The opportunity:

The mobile engineering team is looking for a technical leader to partake in an ambitious revamp of our mobile product suite at Dataminr. In collaboration with design and product leaders, you would help define and build new mobile-first experiences for our customers. As a Principal engineer, you would drive the direction of the architecture, tooling, team engineering practices. We are a small mobile team building the Dataminr mobile apps (two iOS and two Android), therefore we need to be focused on building the right features. As an agile team, we are inspired by XP practices, our methodology combines Kanban and Scrum principles. 

Our technical stack is currently a mix of native iOS/Android and React Native (w/ Redux). Here is a subset of the tools we use:

  • IDEs: Intellij/Webstorm, Android Studio, Xcode
  • Languages: JavaScript, TypeScript, Objective-C, Swift, Java 
  • Testing: Jest, Mockito, assertj, Appium, XCTest, Android Espresso
  • CI/CD: Gitlab, Google Firebase, Fastlane

Why you should work here:

  • We recognize and reward hard work with:
    • company paid benefits for employees and their dependents, including medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance
    • 401(k) savings plan with company matching
    • flexible spending account for out-of-pocket medical, transit, parking and dependent care expenses
  • We want you to be your best, authentic self by supporting you with:
    • a diverse, driven, and passionate team of coworkers who want you to succeed
    • individual learning and development fund and professional training
    • generous paid time off; including sick leave and 100% company paid parental leave
    • in-office perks such as a kitchen stocked with snacks and beverages, and catered meals
    • remote working friendly perks such as expanded telehealth options for mental and physical well being, virtual yoga, meditation and health and fitness app reimbursements

…and this is just to name a few!

Dataminr is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Individuals seeking employment at Dataminr are considered without regards to race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetics, marital status, pregnancy, unemployment status, sexual orientation, citizenship status or veteran status.

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