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BrightDrop - Senior Data Engineer – Delivery Intelligence Group

  • Palo Alto
  • Engineering
  • Full time
  • Added
  • JR-000101346


As a Senior Data Engineer within our Delivery Intelligence Group, you will be responsible for architecting optimal data workflows and associated cloud infrastructure that support BrightDrop’s core analytic products and services. You will work closely with our data scientists, DevOps, and software engineers to automate pipelines that rest data in the BrightDrop Data Lake and enable exploration, visualization, and analysis tools and workflows for machine learning, optimization, and AI applications. The ideal candidate will have experience standing up ETL pipelines to handle massive volumes of data, implementing and maintaining workflow orchestration systems using Spark-based data platforms, and working with time-series and geospatial databases.


  • Architect, implement, and maintain robust data acquisition and ETL pipelines in Azure.

  • Lead data strategy and governance for delivery intelligence and modeling products

  • Use Python and Scala-based tools as well as open source relational and NoSQL databases to access, manipulate, and join external datasets to internal data (e.g., via REST APIs, PySpark)

  • Assist our data scientists in production deployments of machine learning models and analytics products (e.g., dashboards).

  • Generate and deploy feature engineering pipelines to augment data for use in downstream analysis tasks.

  • Work with information security to define and implement data classification, logging, and access control.

Additional Description


  • Bachelors degree (Master’s preferred) or equivalent experience in computer science, data science, engineering, or related quantitative field 

  • 5+ years of industry experience developing, implementing, and maintaining solutions for Big Data or data warehousing systems

  • 3+ years of industry experience working in the Azure cloud environment

  • 2+ years of experience working with Scala and Python-based event-based and/or streaming analytics solutions (e.g., Spark-streaming or Kafka)

  • Basic understanding of machine learning/statistical learning principles

  • Advanced experience working with containerization technologies and orchestration platforms (specifically Docker and Kubernetes).

  • Experience implementing and maintaining data workflow tools at scale (e.g.  Databricks, Airflow, Prefect, Luigi, AWS step functions, etc.)

  • Experience working in teams using agile software development methodologies together with distributed version control systems (e.g., Jira + GitHub/Bitbucket)

  • Understanding of and experience with application of automated testing and CI/CD in functional deployment environments.

  • Self-driven with an interest in on-the-job learning.


  • Experience integrating simulation systems with distributed, data-intensive processing or analytics applications

  • Advanced experience working with relational databases and SQL query authoring


  • Working familiarity with a variety of other database technologies (e.g., geospatial, time-series, and graph databases).

  • Domain knowledge in transportation and energy systems, graph algorithms, convex optimization, and/or reinforcement learning

  • Passion for transportation decarbonization

  • Adherence to clean code principles

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The expected base compensation for this role is: (90,223 - 144,123 USD Annual). Actual base compensation within the identified range will vary based on factors relevant to the position.

Bonus Potential: An incentive pay program offers payouts based on company performance, job level, and individual performance.

Benefits: GM offers a variety of health and wellbeing benefit programs. Benefit options include medical, dental, vision, Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Accounts, retirement savings plan, sickness and accident benefits, life insurance, paid vacation & holidays, tuition assistance programs, employee assistance program, GM vehicle discounts and more.

About GM

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Why Join Us 

We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day – individually and collectively – to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Our Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

Benefits Overview

The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:
• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;
• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;
• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values; 
• Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

Diversity Information

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers.   We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statements

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