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Lorimer Ventures

Staff Software Engineer, Special Projects



Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2024

About Us

Northbeam is building the world’s most advanced marketing intelligence platform for growth. Our attribution modeling technology and customizable dashboards provide our customers with a unified view of their e-commerce business data. The smartest brands in ecommerce trust Northbeam to accurately attribute their advertising spend, understand the entire customer journey, and make data-driven decisions to grow profitably.

Northbeam’s team and customer base are growing quickly, and it’s essential that we invest in the right people & systems to scale our business. Our business has found incredible product-market fit and continues to grow rapidly. This is a career-defining opportunity for an experienced engineer to accelerate their growth and contribute to a rapidly-scaling company.

The Northbeam team is composed of hard-working and talented individuals focused on collaboration, personal growth, and technical excellence. We would love for you to join us!

Job Description

As a Staff Data Engineer at Northbeam, you will work with a cross functional team of engineers, product managers, and business leaders to build, maintain, and scale the data pipelines which power our product offering.

Marketing attribution for the direct-to-consumer (DTC) space involves creating, maintaining and improving a labyrinth of transformations in a complex network of touchpoints to keep everything running smoothly. The system is powered by data that spans various ad platforms, a variety of order management systems (such as Shopify and Amazon), as well as our own real-time events that we collect as our customer’s customers navigate their online stores.

Curiosity, experience, and a desire to solve customer problems will be the key to success in this role.

About the Role

A Staff Data Engineer at Northbeam has the opportunity both to provide direction for, and to execute on, a large product surface area. Some of your potential responsibilities:

  • Partner with product managers, engineers, leadership to build products to solve high-value customer problems.
  • Expand the functionality of the large-scale number crunching systems which power the core of our marketing attribution algorithms by integrating with various data sources.
  • Build creative solutions to handle data coming from many sources (S3, SFTP, email, and more) of many different types (Parquet, JSON, CSV, Thrift) in an extensible and sustainable manner.
  • Design, implement, document, and scale customer-facing APIs, enabling customers to connect their data to Northbeam faster, decreasing the time to onboard.
  • Design, develop and maintain the data models and transformations that will enable us to accelerate product development on our core ecommerce analytics product.
  • Establish best practices, frameworks, and repeatable processes that enable us to measure the impact of changes to our complex systems.
  • Mentor younger members of the engineering team, promoting organizational growth while maintaining a high bar for excellence and technical curiosity.

About You


  • Expert in Python, SQL, and Linux / UNIX terminals
  • Six to eight years of experience, thrives in a startup stage
  • Solid understanding of the applications for:
    • Database engines – both traditional OLTP and distributed OLAP systems
    • Cloud infrastructure primitives – object stores, message queues, compute
    • Observability tools – logging, metric stores, application performance and error monitoring
  • Experience with building orchestrated batch data processing pipelines, in particular for large-scale (> 1TB) analytics
  • Enthusiasm for collaborating with both technical and non-technical stakeholders

Good to have

  • Prior experience in marketing, ecommerce, ad-tech, or enterprise SaaS.
  • Experience with real-time data processing pipelines.
  • Experience working with external APIs – in particular, building resiliency and observability in the face of API outages, rate limits, and customer faults.
  • Experience with parts of our tech stack – BigQuery (and open source alternatives), Airflow, dbt, Apache Beam.


These are the values we share as the Northbeam team:

  • Growth mindset - we’re always learning and growing
  • Customer focus - we want to make the customer happy with our product
  • Ownership mentality - we think like owners in the business
  • Radical candor - we’re transparent and give direct feedback to one another


  • Equity package
  • Generous base salary
  • Healthcare Benefits (medical, dental, vision)
  • Travel to meet with the team
  • Flexible PTO Policy
  • 12 Company Paid Holidays