Full Time Junior Posted 17 days ago

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NFX is a pre-seed and seed venture firm for Founders, by Founders based in San Francisco with $875M in capital to fund Founders. Now we’re building the VC firm we wish existed when we were Founders. A VC firm that runs like a software company.

Venture capital is a “people business”, but we’re certain that software will radically change how innovation is funded and supported in the next 10 years. The Product team builds NFX’s internal deal review software. As the 2nd Data Engineer on the Product team, you will be on the front lines of the deal review and evaluation process, reinventing how VCs make decisions with software, and helping Founders successfully fundraise.

As a member of the Product team, you'll get full access to NFX content, events, conferences just like our Founders. You'll meet some of the most successful people in the startup world and get exposed to the best startup ideas and tactics. And of course, if you ever want to start your own company, you will learn a lot about that from working at NFX.

This is a unique opportunity to innovate how investment decisions are made and to gain unparalleled exposure to how venture capital works from the inside.

Who are you?

You love data but also know when it’s not helpful in decision making. Hours go by when you’re coding and working with data but you also maintain the healthy perspective that data does not provide the answer for many questions.

You move with speed. You move incredibly fast, making decisions and overcoming obstacles with speed.

You have incredible attention to detail. You have an eye for the smallest discrepancies and take note of all of the facts when arriving at a conclusion.

You have an innate curiosity for people and their origin stories. VC will always be a people’s business. Data helps to make it more efficient.

Learning makes you happy. You approach life with a beginner’s mind and with deep curiosity. You are constantly interested in improving your skills, learning from your team, and community. Inside and outside of work, you ask for feedback continuously, listen intently, and are constantly iterating.

To apply, please click https://grnh.se/dfc568023us

The nitty-gritty stuff that you probably have on your LinkedIn but don’t define who you are:

  • 2+ years professional experience working on a data team or backend engineering team.
  • Degree most likely in engineering, math, statistics, economics, business, or data science.
  • Based in the Bay Area or looking to be in the Bay Area -- remote is ok for the right person.

We will not be a good *fit* for you if:

  • You don’t like wearing many hats. We’re a small, nimble team and everyone pitches in to make our team successful.
  • You’re an engineer who hasn't designed databases and worked with large datasets or you’re a data person with no backend engineering experience.
  • You are looking for an investment track role.

This role WILL be a good fit for you if:

  • Strong proficiency with SQL and data analysis, munging, and cleaning
  • 2+ years of backend software development designing databases
  • Rails experience is a plus
  • You approach data engineering as a team sport.
  • You are applying to work or are currently working at a software startup.
  • Have an interest in the startup and VC ecosystems, though VC experience is not a prerequisite to be successful in this role.

If this sounds like you, here’s what you’ll do in a typical week:

  • Identify datasets that assist in reviewing teams and companies and build the data pipelines that integrates with our review pipelines
  • Analyze trends, patterns, and anomalies from our proprietary data set
  • Work with engineers, product managers, and designers of the Product team to build tools that drive efficiencies in the deal review process through categorization, filtering, and ML systems.

To apply, please click https://grnh.se/dfc568023us

Send us:

  • Your LinkedIn link or resume
  • A note on what interests you about being on the team, and why you should be the next NFX member on the Product team.

NFX is a collaborative and close-knit team and we’re taken care of. You should expect:

  • Competitive comp
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 401(k) with employer contribution
  • Flexible Time Off
  • Generous maternity/paternity leave policies
  • Cell phone reimbursement
  • Paid commuter benefits
  • Educational credit
  • Life and supplemental life insurance
  • Short-term and long term disability
  • A team of high-caliber, principled, and fun people
  • An atypical venture culture led by tech founders not financiers
  • A vibrant and modern office right in the heart of the Financial District (5m walk to Montgomery BART and across the street from Salesforce Transit Center when we do return)

To apply, please click https://grnh.se/dfc568023us

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Data Engineer - Reinventing Venture Capital