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Senior Data Engineer

New York, NY 10011
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Who We Are

At Justworks, youll enjoy a welcoming and casual environment, great benefits, wellness program offerings, company retreats, and the ability to interact with and learn from leaders in the startup community. We work hard and care about our most prized asset - our people.

Were helping businesses get off the ground by enabling them to focus on running their business. We solve HR issues. Were data-driven and never stop iterating. If youd like to work in a supportive, entrepreneurial environment, are interested in building something meaningful and having fun while doing it, wed love to hear from you.

We're united by shared goals and shared motivations at Justworks. These are best summed up in our company values, which are reflected in our product and in our team.

Our Values

If this sounds like you, youll fit right in.

Who You Are

Our Tax Technology team is hiring a Senior Data Engineer to help model the complex world of taxation in software that is fast, accurate, and scalable. Payroll is an essential function of any business and the demands of accurately calculating and reporting taxes is a lot to take on. We simplify payroll tax compliance so that our customers can focus on what they do best.

As a Senior Data Engineer, youll be focused on a ground up effort to build data pipelines for wage and tax data that will enable us to build the next generation of Justworks products and services. You will take ownership in technical decision making on a mission critical team and be expected to take initiative identifying projects that will enable us to meet business goals. Were looking for people that have a passion for solving real-world problems and will thrive as an early contributor on a growing team.

What You Will Work On

  • Design, build, and maintain data pipelines and models that power tax computation, withholding, and reporting for Justworks customers
  • Build reliable and resilient data pipelines for shared datasets with a focus towards ensuring that data is correct, complete, and within SLAs for downstream consumers
  • Work collaboratively with operations and application teams to identify and understand their data needs and build self-service solutions for provisioning and moving data between systems.
  • Develop deep subject matter expertise in payroll taxation so that our data stakeholders dont have to
  • Assist with design and management of our data infrastructure


  • 5+ years of experience in a Data Engineering role, with a focus on building data pipelines and models.
  • Expertise in programming languages commonly used in the data engineering community such as Python or Scala, and their respective data processing and analytical packages
  • Recognized by your peers as a SQL wizard, you can analyze query plans to optimize queries that use complex joins and window functions.
  • Strong foundational knowledge in and experience with relational databases, data warehouses, and ETL pipelines
  • Drive for perfection will lead you to root out variances preventing reconciliation between systems and continuously strive to improve our data quality
  • Strong principles around user privacy, you think deeply about how to develop secure systems that safeguard our customers sensitive data
  • Comfortable with ambiguity; you enjoy figuring out what needs to be done and setting appropriate deadlines and milestones to advance business objectives
  • Thrives in a collaborative environment where the best ideas win and can get behind them to achieve the desired outcome
  • The ability to distill simple solutions out of complicated problems and good judgment to select the right tools for the job


  • Experience in FinTech, banking, accounting, or other similar industries
  • Experience building RESTful or Protobuf APIs in a service-oriented environment
  • Familiarly working with GIS data and tools, particularly with address normalization and geocoding
  • Prior professional experience in a Data Science, Analytics, or Business Intelligence role

Technologies Used

  • Python
  • Redshift
  • Apache Airflow
  • PostgreSQL / MySQL

Please Note: We believe Justworks has a responsibility to support efforts to get as many people vaccinated as possible. Were committed to safeguarding the well-being of our employees, their families and the broader community from the risks associated with COVID-19. Because this position requires onsite work, this position will require the successful candidate to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19. As an equal opportunity employer, Justworks will provide reasonable accommodation to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated in accordance with its obligations pursuant to applicable federal, state, provincial, and local law.

Diversity At Justworks

Justworks is committed to maintaining a workplace where diversity of identity, culture, and life experience is the norm and is celebrated authentically and respected consistently. Diversity in our work, our people, and our product drives creativity and innovation, entrepreneurial leadership and integrity, competitiveness, and collaboration throughout our business and in the market. We depend on our differences to make our team stronger, our workplace more dynamic, and our product accessible to all of our customers.

Were proud to be an equal opportunity employer open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

Our DEI Commitment


Posted: 2022-07-22 Expires: 2022-08-23

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