Interesting Data Gigs # 30: 7 Jobs, 7 Ideas
Get the job you want doing the "right amount" of research
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Hello Data Geeks.
Today, I wanted to test a new format for this email I send every single Saturday.
But first, a quick apology. Yesterday, I was so tired to get the final touches on the email.
I had a pretty intense week at work (good stuff, BTW) but I was very tired.
So, I needed the day to rest and chill with my family. We just went to watch Super Mario Movie, and it was an amazing experience.
I even wrote about it here:
I just watched with my family #SuperMarioBrosMovie and I just cried literally. My 9 years old son asked why I was crying. I just said to him: “Boy, more than 20 years ago, I played thousands of hours that game, and today it’s a movie in the big screen. It’s just joy and… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
— Marcos Ortiz (@marcosluis2186)
Apr 9, 2023
The risk of burnout for content creators out there is very real. Justin Welsh shared a scary story of him about this, and shared a lot of great tips to avoid it:
I've worked myself to the point of burnout twice.
But in 2020, I finally got it under control.
Here are my 8 anti-burnout tips for solopreneurs:
— Justin Welsh (@thejustinwelsh)
Dec 13, 2022
So, I love taking time offside, working out, or watching movies with my family.
Enough from my side.
Let’s get straight to today’s content.
7 Jobs, 7 Ideas
Today I wanted to test a new format for this email. Or perhaps, I will send this ”format” on a new day of the week. We will see.
The core idea behind this format is very simple: to share 7 new open roles in interesting companies, and share one single idea per job to stand out your job application.
BTW, some of you asked me where I can find more Data Engineering roles. I just wrote a post with 11 places to find those roles.
That’s it. So, let’s share today’s roles and their respective ideas.
1. Principal Data Engineer at Murmuration (U.S only)
Make your own research on why the Education System in Public Schools needs a revamp and bring your ideas on how to fight back
2. Data Engineer at Veeva Systems (Pennsylvania, US)
Veeva is one of my favorite businesses of all time. Watch every interview of Peter Gassner (CEO and founder of Veeva Systems) like this one and this one; and see why the company is so efficient and lean. Bring your own ideas about making Data Operations more efficient there.
3. Principal Data Engineer at bp (London, U.K)
4. Senior Staff Analytics Engineer at Shopify (Remote Americas)
Watch this talk called “Rewriting History: Migrating petabytes of data to Apache Iceberg using Trino“ from Marc Laforet (Sr. Data Engineer at Shopify). If you have time, watch the entire playlist here. It’s amazing
5. Staff Data Engineer - Big Data at VISA (Bengaluru East, Karnataka, India)
6. Data Engineer at loveholidays (London, UK - Hybrid)
loveholidays is a big user of Google Cloud Platform, and they are proposing a Data Mesh architecture there.
So, two obligated readings here? this article from Zhamak Dehghani in Martin Fowler’s blog, and this article from Alex Farquhar (the Head of Data Engineering at loveholidays) on the loveholidays tech blog.
Perhaps, you will need the book of Zhamak as well:
If you have followed my journey for a while, you should know I love Rippling. I’ve written about the company twice in this newsletter:
And it’s for a good reason: this company is building something unique here.
So, you will get inside a great team. The big idea here? Read everything you can about the payroll and HR laws in Portugal. I will let you some resources here:
Enough for today.
Love to hear about this new format from you.
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