Data Infrastructure Engineer

  • Sofar Ocean Technologies
  • Remote (San Francisco, CA, USA)
  • Jun 14, 2021
Full time role

Job Description

The Company

At Sofar we connect the world’s oceans. We build the technology to create global awareness of ocean weather, climate, and ocean health. Our unique ocean data provides insights to science and society, and our products make ocean industries more sustainable. As a mission-driven team we combine the best in ocean science and Bay Area innovation to capture the canvas of our oceans and drive the new Blue Economy.

About the role

We're looking for a data engineer to join our team as we scale up our software and data products for the maritime transport industry. We're looking for engineers who are experienced with building resilient pipelines who are also interested in taking a deep dive into weather and ocean systems. The role will focus on building and maintaining data systems for the next generation of forecasting models, supporting our existing infrastructure, and collaborating with ocean scientists and product developers on their data and infrastructure needs.


  • Maintain and improve our weather data ingestion and modeling pipelines
  • Be available on an on-call rotation
  • Help develop strong devops culture
  • Support ocean science team experiments and feature requests
  • Support production system data requirements and feature requests
  • Explore, research, and ingest new data sources
  • Set up, maintain, and train team members in the operation and use of data processing infrastructure

About you

  • 2+ years professional experience working with our tech stack (or similar): AWS, Airflow, Docker, Kubernetes, SQL, Python, and Node.js
  • Skilled at evaluating and exploring new datasets, with strong analytical skills in evaluating data and data access strategies
  • Security minded
  • Patient
  • Bonus for experience with climatological, geospatial, or meteorological datasets/data sources
  • Unfortunately we are not able to support recent boot camp graduates in this role

Employee Conduct

It is the responsibility of every employee to contribute to a positive work environment through cooperative and professional interactions with co-workers, customers, and vendors.

Equal Employment Opportunity

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other factors prohibited by law.

Organization Type


Organization Size



Research & Education, Transportation

Drawdown solutions

Efficient Ocean Shipping