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Data Engineer

| Greater LA Area
About Rival
Rival is on a mission to transform the $200B live events industry by empowering fans, teams and artists with a modern, authentic and trustworthy commerce experience. Live event ticketing is an industry that hasn’t been meaningfully disrupted in 30 years. It’s fragmented, reliant on legacy systems, susceptible to fraud and lacking in basic security. To build a universal platform, Rival is tackling unique set of problems and we're looking for fearless problems solvers to help us achieve our mission and inspire the fan in everyone.
The Opportunity:
Rival's event-driven architecture generates high volumes of heterogeneous events on our global bus - a combination of Kinesis and SNS/SQS. As one of our first Data Engineers you will play a central role in the architecture, implementation, and scaling of our data warehouse and real-time analytics infrastructure. You will leverage our event streams for anomaly detection, system verification, mathematical modeling, reporting, and dashboard applications. Additionally, you will work with streaming data to author and deploy real-time analytics to enable the most transformative live-event experiences in the world.
As data products, customers, and sources evolve, you will help architect ETL orchestration to scale data processing, and enable a broader set of ETL authors.
In short, you will get in on the ground floor and drive our platform and strategy in a significant way.

Requirements:

  • Experience building production data pipelines
  • Experience writing batch-driven and streaming ETL on distributed data
  • Advanced knowledge of SQL and Python
  • Experience with big data tech (Hive, Hadoop, Athena, Glue, Kafka/Kinesis, Flink/KSQL) and MPP databases (Redshift/Snowflake)
  • Experience working with large, complex datasets, both relational and non-relational
  • Demonstrated ability to align with business goals

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with high-volume, real-time analytics desirable
  • Experience with Tableau, Looker or other dashboarding software desirable but not required
  • Bonus points for experience writing scrapers, crawlers, NL parsers as required
  • Bonus points for experience with AWS

Our Team
We are a team of passionate and talented engineers, product managers, designers and operators who have come together to build something the right way from the ground up.
You’re one of us if you:
- Eat complexity for breakfast
- Get inspired by iconic consumer experiences that your friends and family care about
- Intellectually curious and quietly confident; we have big brains, not big egos
- Have a voracious appetite for learning, growing and pushing yourself to the next level
- Inclusive, collaborative and team-first contributor
- Lead with an open heart and mind, and generate joy for others around you
Life @ Rival
Rival respects your whole life. Whether you’ve got kids or you’re a dog parent or you direct musicals (yes we do all that), we know there’s more to you than work. Here are some of the ways we support our squad:
- Medical, Dental & Vision benefits with generous employer contribution
- 401k
- Dog-friendly office in sunny Playa Vista
- Fully subsidized lunch and dinner
- Friendly and focused work environment
#FortifyOurSquad
Rival is a proud equal employment opportunity employer. We welcome everyone regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetics, and we are dedicated to providing an inclusive, open, and dimensional work environment.

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Location

Playa Vista, CA 90094

An Insider's view of Rival

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our office is laid-back, collaborative, and fun. We're passionate about live events, so we always have concerts or classic sports games playing in the background while we work. We welcome real-time feedback and open communication, so you can always find the team meeting outside on our deck or walking to grab coffee in our Playa Vista neighborhood.

Melissa

Team Operations Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

While there is a strong sense of ownership, no one is possessive and everyone is willing to help you when you hit a speed bump or need guidance along the way. There is a real sense of respect across the team from executives down to the most junior employee.

Alex

Senior QA Engineer

What are some things you learned at the company?

Rival has taught me a ton about business strategy. As an academically-minded engineer, I've always seen business as a place to apply new ideas. But our executive team’s candor has given me a new level of understanding. The context adds a layer of meaning to my work, and it helps me make better technical decisions.

Chad

Staff Engineer

What is your vision for the company?

To bring the magic of tech to the most iconic consumer experiences on the planet - sports and music - and be an agent of change for an industry that badly needs it. Fandom and passion for what we do is in our blood. I want Rival to be a place that lets our people thrive, do their best work and transform the world around them.

Ann

COO

What's something quirky about your company?

We have every flavor of La Croix stocked in the fridge daily and our snack game is ‘100’. Also, we name our development environments after our dog friends, who often roam the office and brighten everyone’s day!

Cait

Product Manager

What are Rival Perks + Benefits

Rival Benefits Overview

Rival respects your whole life. Whether you’ve got kids or you’re a dog parent or you direct musicals (yes we do all that), we know there’s more to you than work. Here are some of the ways we support our squad:

* Medical, Dental & Vision benefits with generous employer contribution
* 401k
* Dog-friendly office in sunny Playa Vista
* Fully subsidized lunch and dinner
* Flexible PTO
* Friendly and focused work environment

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers 85% of expenses.
Vision Benefits
The vision benefits plan covers 85% for annual eye exams with $30 for glasses and contact lenses.
Health Insurance Benefits
Rival's health insurance policy covers up to 85% of premiums for employees and their dependents
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 1 times an employee's annual salary.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Rival provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Employees are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
We live for LIVE and try to catch a game or concert together at least once a quarter
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted regularly
Parking
We offer employees Free on-site garage parking.
Pet Friendly
We love our office pets!
Relocation Assistance
Our relocation assistance plan offers a maximum reimbursement of $15,000.
Professional Development Benefits
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
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