Principal Engineer, Data (Hybrid)


Toronto, Ontario, CA / Onsite/Remote
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Data Science
  • Industry: Enterprise SaaS
  • Post Date: 04/03/2024
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  • Company Address: 835 Howard St, 2nd fl, San Francisco, California 94103, US

About Homebase

The everything app for hourly teams with scheduling, time clocks, payroll, and HR. Unstoppable teams start here.

Job Description

Hi, Future Homie!

As a Homie, you'll be part of an unstoppable team that puts customers first, embraces each day with excitement, and strives for excellence in everything you do. We’re revolutionizing the way small businesses manage their teams and grow their business. What this means for you is a shared passion for innovation and making a difference for the people we serve. So what do you say, will you join us on our mission to empower small businesses?

Principal Engineer, Data is a key leadership role in the data organization. Reporting to the Director of Data, this person will run the technical roadmap and strategy for the data and machine learning platforms. 

As a Homie, you will make an impact by

  • Partnering closely with senior leadership to devise a comprehensive multi-year technical strategy for our data and machine learning (ML) platform.
  • Architecting a robust platform capable of efficiently ingesting data from a wide array of sources, ensuring seamless integration and compatibility.
  • Strengthening the self-service data access model by formulating a strategy for reporting datasets.
  • Guiding the design and implementation of essential platform components geared toward the training, deployment, and monitoring of ML models in production environments.
  • Establishing and enforcing best practices for maintaining data quality, governance, and security standards across the data and machine learning platform.
  • Offering technical mentorship and guidance to the engineers within the team and across engineering, fostering a culture of continuous learning and growth.
  • Providing expert guidance on industry-leading practices, tools, and technologies relevant to data and ML engineering
  • Developing and implementing effective communication strategies to convey technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences, facilitating cross-functional understanding and collaboration.
  • Cultivating partnerships across Engineering, Product Management, Infrastructure, Security, Analytics, and Design teams to address technical and non-technical problems collaboratively.

You are a bar raiser, which means you come with:

  • Over 10 years of software development experience, specializing in data and ML for 7+ years
  • Expertise in architecting, designing, and implementing large-scale data and ML platforms
  • Demonstrated leadership in driving data/ML strategy
  • Strong problem-solving skills with a strategic mindset and attention to detail
  • Effective communicator and collaborator across technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Proficient in Python, SQL, Redshift, Spark, Databricks, DBT, Git, or a similar technical stack
  • Proven track record in establishing processes for quality software development

What We Offer

  • Stock Options - Everyone is an Owner! 
  • Competitive group health benefits  coverage for you and your eligible dependents
  • Group Investments, TFSA as well as an RRSP plan which offers a 4% company match
  • Employer supplemented Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Plans
  • Company-paid holidays and 20 days accrued PTO per year
  • Continued learning and development stipend
  • Paid parental leave after 1-year of service
  • Top-of-the-line equipment and stipend for workspace setup
  • Work from home days, Monday, Thursday, & Friday
  • Meals provided at our vibrant workspaces
  • Team offsites and monthly opportunities to engage with fellow Homies

What to Expect During the Interview Process

  • Meet the Talent Acquisition team, Mavel W.
  • Meet the Hiring Manager, Kanchana P.
  • Participate in two Technical Interviews
  • Meet the Leadership team
  • Professional Reference Checks
  • Background Check + Offer Stage
  • Welcome to the team, Homie! 💜🎉

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Homebase

At Homebase, we take pride in fostering a welcoming space where every Homie of every gender, age, orientation, culture, and walk of life can be their full selves. Diverse perspectives empower us to build the best-in-class platform for small businesses and hourly shift workers. We recognize that experience comes in many forms, so if you think you’re close to what we’re looking for (even if you don’t meet 100% of the qualifications), we encourage you to apply!

About Us

Our mission is to make hourly work easier for local businesses and hourly workers. Homebase currently serves more than 100,000 small (but mighty) businesses with everything they need to manage their hourly teams: employee scheduling, time clocks, payroll, team communication, hiring, onboarding, and compliance. Just don’t call us “Human Capital Management.” We have built tools for the busiest businesses, so owners and employees can spend less time on bullsh*t and more time on what matters. The Homebase team brings small business expertise from Intuit, Square, OpenTable, Yelp, Gusto, and First Data. Homebase is backed by leading venture investors Bain Capital Ventures, Baseline Ventures, Cowboy Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Plus Capital, and GGV Capital.

**Interview Recording Notice:

By participating in interviews with Homebase, you consent to the use of Metaview, a recording and transcription tool, during the interview process. Please be aware that all interviews may be recorded and transcribed for the purpose of evaluating candidates and ensuring the quality of our recruitment process. If you do not consent to being recorded, please inform the Talent Team at the beginning of the call, and appropriate arrangements will be made to accommodate your preference. Your privacy is important to us, and the recorded interviews will only be used for internal evaluation and assessment of candidates.