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Cervin Ventures
Cervin Ventures

Staff Data Engineer



Software Engineering, Data Science
United States
Posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2023
Founded in 2017, Arkestro is a rapidly-growing early-stage startup that is transforming the way every company in the world does Procurement. Our platform leverages state-of-the-art machine learning methodologies, combined with game theory and behavioral science, to enable top global enterprises to manage their spend. By optimizing transactions and providing deep insight into spend data at a massive scale, our customers are able to mitigate supply chain risk, increase efficiency, and achieve best-in-class cost savings without increasing headcount.
Join Arkestro on our journey to revolutionize procurement! Although we are a small startup, we have big dreams and potential. Our customers are some of the most successful and recognized large enterprise organizations in North America. We are seeking passionate individuals to work with our talented team to make an impact on our customer’s lives. If you are a creative problem solver looking for a challenge, or just want to shake up the procurement world, apply now! See Arkestro in action at arkestro.com.

We are looking for someone who can own and execute on our data infrastructure vision. We are a rapidly growing company and the right candidate will be comfortable owning the technological vision and acting as a leader throughout Arkestro for all things data quality, data governance, ML operations, and data security. You will work closely with leaders in Data Science, Business Intelligence, Software Engineering, and Site Reliability to define and refine our Data Engineering roadmap so that we can continue to deliver world class, cutting edge data products as we scale and expand.


  • Develop a clear vision for the Data Engineering team aligned with our company's goals and culture. Champion this vision inside and outside the DE team.
  • Champion a user-centric mindset in the Data Engineering team: make it easy for data scientists to do the right thing
  • Drive the adoption of best practices in data security, quality, and governance
  • Own the company’s strategic roadmap for data and model infrastructure, data governance, data quality processes and monitoring
  • Oversee the planning, execution, and success of complex technical projects
  • Keep a startup mindset: ship early and collect feedback sooner than later
  • Fostering a culture of continuous learning and improvement
  • Set clear expectations and clearly communicate project statuses to stakeholders throughout the company
  • Communicate technical concepts and project statuses clearly to non-technical stakeholders.

Necessary Qualifications

  • Proven experience leading data engineers
  • Experience designing and building data pipelines
  • Experience with MLOps and supporting Data Scientists to ship models
  • Strong understanding of our technical stack (AWS, Snowflake, dbt, python)
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.

Ideal Qualifications

  • Experience with OneSchema, ruby
  • Knowledge of procurement and/or supply chain data industry and data models
  • Prior experience in enterprise software
  • Prior startup experience
Pay Range
$170,000$200,000 USD

Arkestro is committed to providing our employees with a benefits package designed to give you the flexibility you need to ensure a healthy life/work balance. Arkestro offers our employees great benefits and perks, including, but not limited to:

  • Competitive salary and startup equity
  • Medical insurance covered up to 100%
  • Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Generous 401K matching
  • Unlimited PTO
  • We are highly supportive of flexible work hours
  • We are a remote-first team, but we like to get together for team building, design sprints, and customer visits
  • A one time allowance of $1,500 for home office supplies
  • Annual budget of $1,000 for learning and development
  • Diverse, inclusive, highly collaborative, and vibrant culture
Arkestro is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

Please note this job description may not be inclusive of all assigned duties, responsibilities, or aspects of the job described and that additional tasks may be assigned to the employee from time to time; or the scope of the job may change as necessitated by business demands. Arkestro reserves the right to change duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.