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Senior Data Platform Engineer



Software Engineering
Munich, Germany
Posted on Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Luminar Technologies is seeking a Senior Data Engineer to build and scale the data storage and processing pipeline for the world’s best long-range perception solution. You will work closely with the entire software team to make sure our data infrastructure scales to support a global team and continually supplies all parties with actionable data points to accelerate software development and machine learning modeling.

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  • Implementation of large scale data infrastructure and services
  • Quality control of data infrastructure and data service development
  • Management of data pipelines used to train and evaluate machine learning models
  • Automation of data infrastructure
  • Implementation of data transformation and streaming services
  • 24/7 operation and site reliability of data services

Minimum Qualifications

  • 7+ years of industry experience
  • Expert-level C++ programming abilities
  • Experience working with Autonomous and/or ADAS vehicle data
  • Already shipped and operated big data systems in production environments
  • Experience in scalability of data systems
  • Expert knowledge in relational, NoSQL and distributed data stores
  • Hands-on big data software and infrastructure development skills
  • Hands-on experience of data storage and schemes like Avro, Parquet
  • Enjoy working within a dynamic and continuously evolving environment
  • Able to work successfully in cross-functional teams, especially across organizational and geographical boundaries
  • Demonstrate a high degree of software craftsmanship and the ability to own a complex system end to end.

Preferred Qualifications

  • MS in a major STEM discipline, or a related field
  • 10+ years of experience
  • Knowledge of machine learning modeling best practices
  • Experience working with data technologies such Hadoop, Spark, Airflow, Kibana/Elastic
  • Operational experience with on-prem and cloud data systems
  • Very strong coding skills in Java, Python, Scala
  • Experience with large-scale ingestion architectures
  • Hands-on experience in data streaming technologies
  • 3D perception modeling experience
  • Experience in cloud and on-premises data systems
  • High energy personality, with a strong and demonstrable work ethic
  • Demonstrate out-of-box thinking to develop creative solutions to challenging problems

Industry: Autonomous vehicles, automotive, product demonstration

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Functions: Engineering

Luminar is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, service in the military, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. We will make a reasonable accommodation for any qualified applicant with a disability, provided that the individual is otherwise qualified to safely perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation and that the accommodation would not impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Please let us know if you believe you require reasonable accommodation, or if you would like assistance to complete an application or to participate in an interview at the company.