Principal Engineer, Backend

New York, NY

As a Principal Engineer at Enigma, you’ll be an influential leader involved in designing, building, and scaling our line of data storage technology and infrastructure. Our platforms ingests, manages, and processes the services that power the world’s largest public­-data repository, empowering our clients with capabilities that will drive data­-driven decision making by linking both public and private data.

The ideal person will thrive in a role that combines mentorship and engineering prowess. You will be technical leader and mentor helping our dynamic team continue to build Enigma’s line of products for preeminent clients while continuing to innovate on their unique features. As an Engineering leader you will help guide other engineers as they work towards completing these ambitious projects, while serving as a role model on coding standards, tools, platforms and other best practices.

Professional Qualifications:

  • You relish being a coach and leader, delivering consistent and thoughtful feedback.
  • You have a passion for collaboratively solving complex problems.
  • Significant previous hands-­on technical experience, ideally in areas relevant to data storage technology and infrastructure.
  • Well attuned to current technical practices, and pragmatic when making decisions about adoption of tools and technologies.
  • Can demonstrate competence in one or more of {Python, Go, C, C++, Java, JavaScript, Ruby}
  • Has exposure to or experience building scalable distributed systems

Our Story:

Enigma is a rapidly growing enterprise technology company based in the Flatiron neighborhood of New York City. We are Series B funded, partnering with some of the best investors in the world: New Enterprise Associates, Two Sigma Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Crosslink Capital, American Express Ventures, and others.

Founded in 2012, Enigma was started based on the realization that there was tremendous potential in using public data to understand how the world works, but that it was untapped because the data is highly fragmented and disconnected. Enigma set out to change that by building and organizing one of the largest collections of public data in the world, and our big coming out party was winning TechCrunch Disrupts Battlefield in 2013. Our vision has remained steadfast, we want to empower people to interpret, and improve, the world around them. However, we have expanded our ability to realize this vision by combining our massive public data repository with an ecosystem of software and tools designed to link, resolve, enhance and apply data to help global-scale companies take on some of their hardest problems, ranging from preventing money laundering to ensuring patient safety.

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