Senior Data Engineer, Machine Learning

Flock Freight

Solana Beach, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: IT
  • Post Date: 04/10/2021
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  • Company Address: 240 S Cedros Ave, Suite 200, Solana Beach, CA, 92075, US

About Flock Freight

Flock Freight is a Google Venture funded startup in San Diego using some serious tech to completely disrupt and reimagine the $40 Billion North American LTL freight industry.

A series of cutting-edge optimization algorithms enable Flock Freight to provide a superior shipping experience for thousands of customers. The unique technology developed by Flock Freight increases the speed, efficiency, and safety of moving freight in an industry that is plagued by painful inefficiencies.

Job Description

In the past year, Flock Freight has grown four times in size and has become one of the largest startups in San Diego. We’ve done some of our best work in the midst of a global pandemic and even hired over 75 new team members during the crisis.

Whether we’re logging on from home or from the office, our mission remains the same: To reinvent North America’s $400-billion freight industry by relentlessly eliminating inefficiency and waste through algorithmic pooling. We’re using our proprietary technology to guarantee shared truckload service, the faster, safer, greener — just better — way to ship.  

As the first and only company in the freight-shipping space to earn a B Corp certification, we’re pleased to provide shared truckload service, which reduces our industry’s carbon footprint. Our commitment to do the right thing doesn’t stop at the environment though; we’re tackling initiatives in many areas to build an inherently sustainable business model and a high-performance, high-care culture. 

Our team and our investors are extremely passionate about our pledge to use shipping as a force for good. SoftBank and Volvo Group Venture Capital recently invested millions in our Series C round of funding, joining SignalFire, GLP Capital Partners, and GV (formerly Google Ventures) as investors that believe in our vision of industry transformation.

This pursuit would be nothing without our brilliant people, who obsess over growing our customer base, developing our carrier network, and improving our technology platform.

About the Role

Flock Freight is growing and we’re looking to bring on a Senior Data Engineer to drive the Machine Learning Data Product roadmap of the Infrastructure team. You will build critical products and infrastructure to democratize access to Flock Freight's data and empower the core optimization team composed primarily of Data Scientists and Machine Learning engineers. This person will collaborate closely with the Optimization team and act as a value multiplier by facilitating production-grade data pipelines, base-feature sets, as well as operating feature stores.


  • Build a unified feature store to enable rapid and reliable development by Flock Freight's data scientists and machine learning engineers
  • Write complex SQL queries and tune them for efficiency to quickly transform data into timely and actionable insights
  • Design and implement production-grade data pipelines utilizing big data and distributed streaming technologies like Apache Kafka


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills working cross functionally
  • Deep understanding of data pipelines and data science workflows
  • You’ve built meaningful pieces of infrastructure in a cloud computing environment. Bonus if those were data processing systems or distributed systems
  • Experience building machine learning systems in production such as enabling data analytics at scale
  • Exposure to machine learning workflows - you've developed and deployed your own models - even if these are simple proof of concepts
  • Systems Engineering - you've built meaningful pieces of infrastructure in a cloud computing environment. Bonus if those were data processing systems or distributed systems

Flock Freight is proud to hire, promote, and retain talent from a diverse candidate pool. We value the skills of people from various backgrounds, realizing each individual’s unique perspective makes our team better. Committed to creating an environment that’s fair and inclusive, we fill open positions based on qualifications, merit, and business need.

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.