Senior Engineer, Data Engineering

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India Req #2287
Monday, January 29, 2024
If you are looking for a career at a dynamic company with a people-first mindset and a deep culture of growth and autonomy, ACV is the right place for you! Competitive compensation packages and learning and development opportunities, ACV has what you need to advance to the next level in your career. We will continue to raise the bar every day by investing in our people and technology to help our customers succeed. We hire people who share our passion, bring innovative ideas to the table, and enjoy a collaborative atmosphere. 

Who we are: 

ACV is a technology company that has revolutionized how dealers buy and sell cars online. We are transforming the automotive industry. ACV Auctions Inc. (ACV), has applied innovation and user-designed, data driven applications and solutions. We are building the most trusted and efficient digital marketplace with data solutions for sourcing, selling and managing used vehicles with transparency and comprehensive insights that were once unimaginable. We are disruptors of the industry and we want you to join us on our journey. ACV’s network of brands includes ACV Auctions, ACV Transportation, ClearCar, MAX Digital and ACV Capital within its Marketplace Products, as well as, True360 and Data Services. 
ACV Auctions is opening its new India Development Center in Chennai, India, and we’re looking for talented individuals to join our team. As we expand our platform, we’re offering a wide range of exciting opportunities across various roles. At ACV, we put people first and believe in the principles of trust and transparency. If you are looking for an opportunity to work with the best minds in the industry and solve unique business and technology problems? Look no further!  Join us in shaping the future of the automotive marketplace!
At ACV we focus on the Health, Physical, Financial, Social and Emotional Wellness of our Teammates and to support this we offer industry leading benefits and wellness programs.

Who we are looking for:

We are seeking a highly skilled Sr level Engineer in Data Engineering. This role requires a strong foundation in computer science and excellent problem-solving skills. As a senior level data engineer you will be responsible for maintaining and extending our database operations, optimizing SQL queries, and designing scalable data services.   


What you will do:

  • Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience.
  • Maintain and extend (as required) existing database operations solutions for backups, index defragmentation, data retention, etc.
  • Troubleshoot any Web Service or ETL stack (Python, Web APIs) outages during our operational support window.
  • Leverage monitoring tools to ensure high performance and availability; work with operations and engineering to improve as required.
  • Leverage monitoring tools to ensure system performance; work with data operations and engineering to improve as required.
  • Ensure existing HADR (availability groups) solution is functional and meets requirements.
  • Support development, integration, and stage Postgres Database for application development and data science teams.
  • Ensure that new database development meets company standards for readability, reliability, and performance. 
  • Collaborate with software and DevOps engineers to design scalable services, plan feature roll-out, and ensure high reliability and performance of our products.
  • Conduct code reviews, develop high-quality documentation, and build robust test suites.
  • Own the overall performance of products and services within a defined area of focus.
  • Respond-to and troubleshoot highly complex problems quickly, efficiently, and effectively. This may include being part of the emergency after-hours on-call rotation.
  • Mentor junior data engineers.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned


What you will need:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems, or similar
  • 5 years' building & supporting the database-tier of SaaS web applications.
  • Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English.  
  • Expert of understanding of SQL Query optimization Principles
  • ETL workflow implementation (Airflow, Python)
  • Experience working with:
    • Cloud Services (AWS RDS, S3, SQS, SNS)
    • SQL and NoSQL data stores (e.g., Postgres, MySQL, MongoDB)
    • Writing unit and integration testing
    • SQL and data-layer development experience; OLTP schema design
    • Using and integrating with cloud services, specifically: AWS RDS, S3, SQS, SNS.
  • Nice to Have:
    • Experience with Airflow
    • Experience with DBT


Our Values 

Trust & Transparency | People First | Positive Experiences | Calm Persistence | Never Settling


At ACV, we are committed to an inclusive culture in which every individual is welcomed and empowered to celebrate their true selves. We achieve this by fostering a work environment of acceptance and understanding that is free from discrimination. ACV is committed to being an equal opportunity employer regardless of sex, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, national origin, age, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, military status, status as a veteran, or any other protected characteristic. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires reasonable accommodation, please let us know.

Other details

  • Job Family Product & Technology
  • Job Function Data Science
  • Pay Type Salary
Location on Google Maps
  • Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India