About this position

LifeRaft is looking to fill a Senior Data Acquisition Engineer role to help us continue to grow and expand the data sources our customers use to keep their people and assets safe.

Based out of Nova Scotia, Canada, LifeRaft was incorporated in 2014 with a clear objective to advance corporate security. We pride ourselves on our innovative spirit and determination to help solve new challenges developed by the complexities of open source data.

Our SaaS-based threat intelligence platform, called Navigator, is designed to identify, track, and validate issues from open source channels (surface, deep web, and darknet) related to executive safety, fraud prevention, and asset & infrastructure protection.

This individual will play a critical role in building on the already sophisticated open source data collection capabilities we have. You will partner closely with the engineering leadership, Manager, Data Acquisition and core product engineering teams to create new data integrations and further enhance existing ones to continue improving the quality and breadth of data we provide.

 

Why LifeRaft?

We pride ourselves on our innovative spirit and determination to help solve new challenges developed by the complexities of open source data. LifeRaft provides a threat intelligence and investigations platform, Navigator, to corporate security teams around the world, including some of the biggest brands you've probably referenced today! Navigator is designed to identify, track, and validate issues from open source channels (surface, deep web, and darknet) related to executive safety, fraud prevention, and asset & infrastructure protection. Our technology is helping keep these companies, their people, and their operations safe – making a real impact in the world we all live in.

The diversity of our team is integral to our success. We are a team of passionate and supportive individuals and pride ourselves in fostering a collaborative, innovative, and fun culture. We offer our team:

  • Competitive salary & benefits
  • Challenging and focused responsibilities
  • Lifestyle subsidy
  • Remote and in-person options (with dogs!)
  • Hilarious co-workers & great office parties
  • Mediocre office-supplied coffee
  • Real DEI

What You Do as a Senior Data Acquisition Engineer

  • Work closely with the Manager, Data Acquisition and our product engineering teams to create new data source integrations
  • Design and build the next generation data integration platform efficiently and reliably to support different threat detection intelligence use cases
  • Develop and implement new API extraction methods to boost capability and efficiency of engineering teams and activities
  • Continuously analyze and optimize existing data sources to provide a more complete coverage with the lowest latency possible
  • Evaluate and propose new technologies and methodologies as needed to ensure we are aligned with industry best practices
  • Leverage agile practices, encourage collaboration, prioritization, and urgency to develop at a rapid pace

What You Need to Get the Job Done

  • At least 5 years of experience working with Python, Ruby, Go, PHP or similar programming languages with a focus on third party API integrations
  • 5+ years of experience with MySQL with deep understanding of database schema design, analytics, and data modeling
  • Experience with ElasticSearch or other similar technologies is a plus
  • Experience working with structured and unstructured data
  • Experience working with a messaging/event solution such as Kafka or RabbitMQ
  • You are a creative problem solver who works well with others and has a passion for lifelong learning.
  • You love data!
  • Strong presentation and communication skills, with the ability to explain complex concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences


LifeRaft values inclusion and diversity in our workplace. We welcome all qualified applicants regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics, disability, or any other protected characteristic.


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