Staff Engineer - Paris

Kpler is hiring!


Founded in 2014, Kpler is a technology and intelligence company providing transparency solutions in the energy markets. Our software aggregates data from hundreds of sources including radar and satellite imagery as well as logistics, governmental and shipping databases. By connecting the dots across fragmented information landscapes, we bring our clients - mostly oil and gas companies, trading houses, public utilities and shipping companies, financial institutions and hedge funds - unique, real-time understanding of supply and demand in the commodities market.

From a start-up, Kpler has become an international company with seven offices worldwide - Houston, New York, London, Paris, Brussels, Dubai, Singapore - and over 100 employees of various backgrounds, with diversified skill sets and international experiences. This *fast-paced growth *has been achieved only organically, without relying on any venture capital - a unique case in the data industry.

Job Description

What you’ll do

As a Staff Engineer, you’ll play a key role in shaping the trajectory of product development, while ensuring we stay customer-focused. As one of the most senior and core members of the team, you’ll own decision making and problem solving on some of our most challenging problems. You’ll also be a leader on the team, able to mentor and educate more junior members.
Our stack is mostly made up of Python/Scala/PostgreSQL/ElasticSearch.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Shape the architecture of Kpler’s platform
  • Improve our platform’s stability and scalability and work on partitioning issues
  • Put emphasis on tests, code quality and devops aspects
  • Participate in the development and releases of new features
  • Research, architect, implement, and help drive innovative solutions
  • Actively share knowledge and document insights to support continuous team improvement and collaboration
  • Act as a mentor throughout the software development process

Preferred Experience

You could be a good fit if...

  • 7+ years experience in a similar role working with Python and cloud infrastructure (Amazon AWS)
  • Experience with SQL (PostgreSQL or equivalent)
  • Experience with Spark and/or Hadoop
  • Ability to learn quickly and deliver high quality code in a fast-paced, dynamic team environment
  • Business sense to understand dataset and how to improve their use
  • Excellent communication skills to be able to operate in a culturally diverse, global and distributed team

Nice to have:

  • Experience working with distributed team
  • Experience in FinTech/Trading platforms and/or commodities markets
  • Experience in sqlalchemy (or other ORM)
  • Knowledge of Go, Java, Ruby, Rust or C++

Additional Information

  • Contract Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Paris, France (75002)