Data Engineer

Title

Data Engineer

Location

West Des Moines, Iowa

Job Type

Full-time

Salary Range

About Tractor Zoom

We are committed to helping leaders in agriculture make data-driven decisions when it comes to buying, selling, financing, and insuring heavy equipment. Tailored to each business’ unique needs, the Tractor Zoom solution suite utilizes data and technology to impart equipment insights that are honest, accessible, and actionable. We empower Farm Credit Associations, Farm Service Agencies, banks, equipment dealerships, auctioneers, and farmers, and fuel their growth.

We’re Looking for an ‘A’ Player

We are looking for a driven, curious, and talented Data Engineer to join our growing team and help deliver new data products for our customers. This role will be responsible for scaling our data acquisition and processing pipelines which run our website and fuel our valuation products. They will have significant responsibility over this critical aspect of our business and have technical freedoms to incorporate new methodologies (e.g. AI) to improve processes. They will work with our business development, data, and engineering teams to cement Tractor Zoom as the industry leader in heavy equipment valuations.

Location: West Des Moines, IA (Hybrid - 4 days in office and 1 day remote)

Responsibilities:

  • Develop pipelines to ingest structured, semi, and unstructured data.

  • Develop technology that interfaces with business processes to allow our company to scale.

  • Identify bottlenecks and data quality issues and create solutions.

  • Incorporate AI models built by teammates into our data ingestion processes.

  • Build and maintain data acquisition pipelines using APIs and web scraping tools.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in MIS, Engineering, Computer Science or related field (preferred) or equivalent work experience.

  • 2+ years of programming experience (Python, desired).

  • 2+ years of SQL experience.

  • Strong problem-solving skills with an emphasis on product development.

  • Experience with cloud providers (AWS preferred).

  • Experience with web scraping technologies (e.g. Zyte, scrapy).

  • Hands-on experience automating data pipelines.

  • Orchestrators (e.g. Airflow, Prefect).

  • ETL Tooling (e.g. dbt, Glue).

  • Data Quality Tools (e.g. Great Expectations, Monte Carlo).

  • Unit + integration testing.

  • Familiar with version control (git) and CI/CD (Github Actions preferred).

What will set you apart?

  • Data warehousing and/or modeling experience.

  • Self-starter, be able to work with limited direction and guidance.

  • Strong ability to identify, triage, and communicate issues and engineer solutions.

  • A bias towards action, ability to rapidly prototype, and routinely seek feedback.

  • A desire to work with a small, agile team.

Benefits:

  • 80% Health, Vision and Dental Insurance Covered

  • 401k Program

  • 11+ Paid Holidays

  • Unlimited PTO

  • Competitive Salary

  • Company Stock

  • Performance Based Culture

  • Hybrid - 4 days in office and 1 day remote

Tractor Zoom Culture

We are a small but mighty team of driven, out-of-the-box thinkers that are hungry for information. We are not only passionate about identifying customer pain points but inspired to solve them. Our values unite us and help us work together toward our common goals. We’re a customer first organization knowing they are ultimately the end users of our products and technology.

If you’re interested in making a difference and seeing your efforts directly impact the trajectory of a company. Come join us!

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