Data Engineer

Website Candid Candid

Candid is seeking a driven Data Engineer to build cloud-native, scalable data processing pipelines, and to assist in maintaining and improving Candid’s machine learning applications whilst on a mission to influence social sector change.

Position: Data Engineer
Reporting to: Data Scientist

Location: Flexible (Remote or a hybrid schedule in one of Candid’s offices in New York, NY; Atlanta, GA; Cleveland, OH; Washington D.C.; or Williamsburg, VA)

Position summary

The Data Engineer will work with the Data Science team, along with other programmers and analysts at Candid to build scalable data processing pipelines, improve and maintain our statistical and machine learning models, and create tools to visualize data and model outputs so that internal staff can easily understand and participate in ongoing improvements.




·       Work with other data scientists on an agile team to define and execute data science solutions.

·       Perform data wrangling to extract exploratory insights.

·       Create and maintain data pipeline architecture.

·       Create and maintain continuous integration configurations.

·       Assist with deployments of machine learning applications.

·       Communicate results of any analyses and experiments.

·       Create reporting and data visualization tools.




·       Proficiency with Python for data processing and analysis using NumPy/SciPy/Pandas; experience with NetworkX is a plus.

·       Experience building scalable processing pipelines on AWS; experience with container services, and serverless architectures is a plus.

·       Experience with SQL, NoSQL, Elasticsearch; graph database experience is a plus .

·       Experience creating data visualizations and doing exploratory data analysis.

·       Interest in machine learning and natural language processing (NLP) is a plus.

·       Strong analytic skills related to working with unstructured datasets.

·       Experience performing root cause analysis on internal and external data and processes to answer specific business questions and identify opportunities for improvement.

·       Willingness to perform other duties and special projects as needed.

·       College degree strongly preferred; equivalent experience will also be considered.

·       Sensitivity and respect for racial, gender, sexual orientation, and cultural differences.

·       Champions and represents Candid’s core values: We’re driven, direct, accessible, curious, and inclusive.


See the world. Make it better.

Every year, millions of nonprofits spend trillions of dollars around the world. Candid finds out where that money comes from, where it goes, and why it matters. Through research, collaboration, and training, we connect people who want to change the world to the resources they need to do it. Our data tools on nonprofits, foundations, and grants are the most comprehensive in the world.

Candid’s vision is an ambitious one. But we know that when we make investments in our
talent, it translates to more access and better knowledge for those working for social good around the world.

On February 1, 2019, Foundation Center and GuideStar joined forces to become Candid,
a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

How to apply

Please email your resume and cover letter to [email protected] Please put the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line. Your application will only be considered if all instructions above are met.

We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Due to the high volume of applicants, we typically receive, we regret that we can only contact candidates that we would like to interview.

For more information on positions available at Candid, please visit our website:

Candid is an EO/AA/VET/DISABLED Employer.

We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply.

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