Data Engineer (Data Acquisition Manager)

What we do: 
Procurated is a ratings and reviews platform for the public sector. We strive to make public sector procurement more efficient, and in turn, improve the lives of the citizens served.  
We build technology to empower public-sector purchasers and suppliers by improving the efficiency of the $1.5T government procurement industry. Procurated allows public-sector purchasers to review the suppliers they work with, helping other procurement professionals make informed decisions as they select their next supplier. We also work with government suppliers, helping them understand the needs of the public sector and improve their performance. In serving two sides of the marketplace, we simplify and streamline the procurement process.   
We have created an online environment and a workplace (whether in person or remotely) where everyone is set up for success. We are extremely proud of the platform and team we have built so far. We work hard, think big, and solve serious problems but don’t take ourselves too seriously.  
The Opportunity:  
Our data is the blood that makes Procurated flow. You’ll be working hand in glove with our Senior Director of Data Science to manage our data acquisition and strategy behind it. The Data Acquisition Manager is a creative problem-solver who is eager to jump in and make an impact to help us to improve our business. Whether crawling, scraping, or purchasing, you excel in finding and organizing information so that it can flow into the platform. You’re not afraid to get into the weeds to make sure every detail of a project is done right.  
We’re looking for someone who enjoys working independently. We’ll expect you to develop and execute a strategy. We’re looking for a team player who is comfortable as an army of one. As you develop and find success, we’d love to give you the opportunity to develop professionally. Your success is our success. 
What you might do on any given day:  
  • Critically assess business needs to determine what content is needed 
  • Identify data sources that will add value to product and user experience 
  • Acquire data vis. web scraping, paid, or other methods 
  • Transform, classify, and enrich data in a way that can be ingested into our production relational database to feed our product 
  • Organize, simplify, and clean complex data sets 
  • Own and execute data acquisition strategy 
  • Discover and determine the best sources for external data 
  • Manage relationship with data vendors and partners 
About you:  
  • You live anywhere in the US (read about our remote work environment here
  • You’ve been working for 3-5 years 
  • Experience with ad hoc and recurring web scraping with Python 
  • Experience with data manipulation & transformation for load into a relational database 
  • Experience with database architecture, data warehousing, database design for analytics & reporting 
  • Knowledge in ETL concepts – data load, transformations, quality assurance of imported data. Used at least one ETL tool in previous organizations. 
  • Expert SQL knowledge 
Things you might have done before joining the team:  
  • Worked in a start-up environment  
  • Played on a team or been a member of a tight-knit group  
  • Data collection and research with government or a tech-company, 
How we assess our candidates:  
All candidates will be assessed using the qualifications that we have outlined on this job description. We are a ratings and reviews company, so scoring and consistency is extremely important to us. When you apply, we want you to honestly assess your strengths that you bring to the role and the things that you might grow into with time.  
Procurated believes that diversity is critical to our success in delivering great workplace experiences and is committed to creating an inclusive, mutually respectful environment which celebrates diversity of our people. We seek to hire on the basis of merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We’re looking for five-star candidates and can’t wait to bring them onto our team!  
To apply, email Jess at jobs@procurated.com