Posted on 
Jun 6, 2024

Senior Data Engineer, Payroll & Tax Technology

New York
Justworks
Justworks
Justworks
Private
1001-5000
HR & Recruiting

Justworks is a technology company that levels the playing field for all small

businesses. Through our software and as a partner, we help our customers take care of their teams, streamline their operations, and navigate the complex aspects of managing a workforce with confidence.

Job Description

Who You Are

Our Tax Technology team is hiring a Senior Data Engineer to help model the complex world of taxation in software that is fast, accurate, and scalable. Payroll is an essential function of any business and the demands of accurately calculating and reporting taxes is a lot to take on. We simplify payroll tax compliance so that our customers can focus on what they do best.

As a Senior Data Engineer, you’ll be focused on a ground up effort to build data pipelines for wage and tax data that will enable us to build the next generation of Justworks products and services. You will take ownership in technical decision making on a mission critical team and be expected to take initiative identifying projects that will enable us to meet business goals. We’re looking for people that have a passion for solving real-world problems and will thrive as an early contributor on a growing team.

Your Success Profile

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What You Will Work On

  • Design, build, and maintain data pipelines and models that power tax computation, withholding, and reporting for Justworks customers
  • Build reliable and resilient data pipelines for shared datasets with a focus towards ensuring that data is correct, complete, and within SLAs for downstream consumers
  • Work collaboratively with operations and application teams to identify and understand their data needs and build self-service solutions for provisioning and moving data between systems.
  • Develop deep subject matter expertise in payroll taxation so that our data stakeholders don’t have to
  • Assist with design and management of our data infrastructure

How You Will Do Your Work

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As a Senior Data Engineer, Tax Technology, how results are achieved is paramount for your success and ultimately result in our success as an organization. In this role, your foundational knowledge, skills, abilities and personal attributes are anchored in the following competencies:

  • Customer focus - builds strong customer relationships and delivers customer-centric solutions.
  • Teamwork and communication - putting our collective best together through documentation, collaboration, relationship-building, listening, empathy, recruiting, and evangelism.
  • Nimble learning - actively learning through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder.
  • Results-driven - consistently achieves results, even under difficult circumstances.
  • Creative thinking - discovering new opportunities and solutions for problems by looking beyond current practices and using innovative thinking.

In addition, all Justworkers focus on aligning their behaviors to our core values known as COGIS. It stands for:

  • Camaraderie - Day to day you can be seen working together toward a higher purpose. You like to have fun. You’re an active listener, treat people respectfully, and have a strong desire to know and help others.
  • Openness - Your default is to be open. You're willing to share information, understand other perspectives, and consider new possibilities. You’re curious, ask open questions, and are receptive to thoughts and feedback from others.
  • Grit - You demonstrate grit by having the courage to commit and persevere. You’re committed, earnest, and dive in to get the job done well with a positive attitude.
  • Integrity - Simply put, do what you say and say what you'll do. You’re honest and forthright, have a strong moral compass, and strive to match your words with your actions while leading by example.
  • Simplicity - Be like Einstein: “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.”

 

Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a Data Engineering role, with a focus on building data pipelines and models.
  • Expertise in programming languages commonly used in the data engineering community such as Python or Scala, and their respective data processing and analytical packages
  • Recognized by your peers as a SQL wizard, you can analyze query plans to optimize queries that use complex joins and window functions.
  • Strong foundational knowledge in and experience with relational databases, data warehouses, and ETL pipelines
  • Drive for perfection will lead you to root out variances preventing reconciliation between systems and continuously strive to improve our data quality
  • Strong principles around user privacy, you think deeply about how to develop secure systems that safeguard our customer’s sensitive data
  • Comfortable with ambiguity; you enjoy figuring out what needs to be done and setting appropriate deadlines and milestones to advance business objectives
  • Thrives in a collaborative environment where the best ideas win and can get behind them to achieve the desired outcome
  • The ability to distill simple solutions out of complicated problems and good judgment to select the right tools for the job

 

Nice-to-Haves

  • Experience building or maintaining data infrastructure
  • Experience in FinTech, banking, accounting, or other similar industries
  • Familiarity with RESTful or Protobuf APIs in a service-oriented environment
  • Familiarly working with GIS data and tools, particularly with address normalization and geocoding
  • Prior professional experience in a Data Science, Analytics, or Business Intelligence role

Technologies Used

  • Python, Snowflake, Apache Airflow, PostgreSQL / MySQL, Helm, Kubernetes, Lambda Function

 

The base wage range for this position based in our New York City Office is targeted at $167,500.00 to$205,000.00 per year.

 

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Who We Are

At Justworks, you’ll enjoy a welcoming and casual environment, great benefits, wellness program offerings, company retreats, and the ability to interact with and learn from leaders in the startup community. We work hard and care about our most prized asset - our people.

We’re helping businesses get off the ground by enabling them to focus on running their business. We solve HR issues. We’re data-driven and never stop iterating. If you’d like to work in a supportive, entrepreneurial environment, are interested in building something meaningful and having fun while doing it, we’d love to hear from you.

We're united by shared goals and shared motivations at Justworks. These are best summed up in our company values, which are reflected in our product and in our team.

Our Values

If this sounds like you, you’ll fit right in.

Who You Are

Our Tax Technology team is hiring a Senior Data Engineer to help model the complex world of taxation in software that is fast, accurate, and scalable. Payroll is an essential function of any business and the demands of accurately calculating and reporting taxes is a lot to take on. We simplify payroll tax compliance so that our customers can focus on what they do best.

As a Senior Data Engineer, you’ll be focused on a ground up effort to build data pipelines for wage and tax data that will enable us to build the next generation of Justworks products and services. You will take ownership in technical decision making on a mission critical team and be expected to take initiative identifying projects that will enable us to meet business goals. We’re looking for people that have a passion for solving real-world problems and will thrive as an early contributor on a growing team.

Your Success Profile

What You Will Work On

  • Design, build, and maintain data pipelines and models that power tax computation, withholding, and reporting for Justworks customers
  • Build reliable and resilient data pipelines for shared datasets with a focus towards ensuring that data is correct, complete, and within SLAs for downstream consumers
  • Work collaboratively with operations and application teams to identify and understand their data needs and build self-service solutions for provisioning and moving data between systems.
  • Develop deep subject matter expertise in payroll taxation so that our data stakeholders don’t have to
  • Assist with design and management of our data infrastructure

How You Will Do Your Work

As a Senior Data Engineer, Tax Technology, how results are achieved is paramount for your success and ultimately result in our success as an organization. In this role, your foundational knowledge, skills, abilities and personal attributes are anchored in the following competencies:

  • Customer focus - builds strong customer relationships and delivers customer-centric solutions.
  • Teamwork and communication - putting our collective best together through documentation, collaboration, relationship-building, listening, empathy, recruiting, and evangelism.
  • Nimble learning - actively learning through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder.
  • Results-driven - consistently achieves results, even under difficult circumstances.
  • Creative thinking - discovering new opportunities and solutions for problems by looking beyond current practices and using innovative thinking.

In addition, all Justworkers focus on aligning their behaviors to our core values known as COGIS. It stands for:

  • Camaraderie - Day to day you can be seen working together toward a higher purpose. You like to have fun. You’re an active listener, treat people respectfully, and have a strong desire to know and help others.
  • Openness - Your default is to be open. You're willing to share information, understand other perspectives, and consider new possibilities. You’re curious, ask open questions, and are receptive to thoughts and feedback from others.
  • Grit - You demonstrate grit by having the courage to commit and persevere. You’re committed, earnest, and dive in to get the job done well with a positive attitude.
  • Integrity - Simply put, do what you say and say what you'll do. You’re honest and forthright, have a strong moral compass, and strive to match your words with your actions while leading by example. 
  • Simplicity - Be like Einstein: “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.”

 

Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a Data Engineering role, with a focus on building data pipelines and models.
  • Expertise in programming languages commonly used in the data engineering community such as Python or Scala, and their respective data processing and analytical packages
  • Recognized by your peers as a SQL wizard, you can analyze query plans to optimize queries that use complex joins and window functions.
  • Strong foundational knowledge in and experience with relational databases, data warehouses, and ETL pipelines
  • Drive for perfection will lead you to root out variances preventing reconciliation between systems and continuously strive to improve our data quality
  • Strong principles around user privacy, you think deeply about how to develop secure systems that safeguard our customer’s sensitive data
  • Comfortable with ambiguity; you enjoy figuring out what needs to be done and setting appropriate deadlines and milestones to advance business objectives
  • Thrives in a collaborative environment where the best ideas win and can get behind them to achieve the desired outcome
  • The ability to distill simple solutions out of complicated problems and good judgment to select the right tools for the job

 

Nice-to-Haves

  • Experience building or maintaining data infrastructure
  • Experience in FinTech, banking, accounting, or other similar industries
  • Familiarity with RESTful or Protobuf APIs in a service-oriented environment
  • Familiarly working with GIS data and tools, particularly with address normalization and geocoding
  • Prior professional experience in a Data Science, Analytics, or Business Intelligence role

Technologies Used

  • Python, Snowflake, Apache Airflow, PostgreSQL / MySQL, Helm, Kubernetes, Lambda Function

 

The base wage range for this position based in our New York City Office is targeted at $167,500.00 to$205,000.00 per year.

 

#LI-AJ1 #LI-Hybrid 

Actual compensation is based on multiple factors that are unique to each candidate, including and not limited to skill set, level of relevant experience, and specific work location.  Salary ranges for positions based in other locations may differ based on the cost of labor in that location. 

For more information about Justworks’ Total Reward Philosophy, including all of the perks and benefits we are proud to offer our team members, please visit Total Rewards @ Justworks

Diversity At Justworks

Justworks is committed to maintaining a workplace where diversity of identity, culture, and life experience is the norm and is celebrated authentically and respected consistently. Diversity in our work, our people, and our product drives creativity and innovation, entrepreneurial leadership and integrity, competitiveness, and collaboration throughout our business and in the market. We depend on our differences to make our team stronger, our workplace more dynamic, and our product accessible to all of our customers.

We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or familial status, disability, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status. Justworks is fully dedicated to providing necessary support to candidates with disabilities who may require reasonable accommodations. We also provide reasonable accommodations to employees based on their sincerely held religious beliefs, as well as for other covered reasons consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws. If you're in need of a reasonable accommodation, please reach out to us at accommodations@justworks.com. Your comfort and success matter to us, and we're here to ensure an inclusive experience.

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