Data Engineer

About Summer

Greetings and sun salutations! We're Summer, a dedicated team on a mission to make data fun, accessible, and easy to use. Collectively, we have years of experience building data infrastructure in gaming, telecom, and decentralized systems. Now we've come together to build something fresh and exciting for the world of data.

As a company, we're guided by a set of core values that keep us cool, colorful, and full of energy, even during the most sweltering design and development sessions. Our values are:

  • The harder the engineering, the more excited we get.
  • Magic happens when design and engineering are best friends
  • We make room to be creative and explore
  • People first, always.

Enough about us, let's talk about you. We're expanding our team and are looking for sun-sational individuals to collaborate and grow with. If you're hot for data and have an unquenchable thirst for design, we want to hear from you!

Working at Summer

We offer competitive compensation packages and health, dental, and vision benefits with premiums covered 100% for you and 75% for your dependents. We have unlimited time off with a minimum of 15 days per year required, so you can always load up on vitamin sea!

About the Role

At Summer, data engineering is about owning and collaborating on some of the components of our stack we are most proud of. Our primary challenges are augmenting traditional OLAP systems in order to increase performance, manipulating data at time of ingestion for query acceleration, and blurring the lines between OLAP and OLTP. When it comes to ETL, we wouldn't call ourselves streaming fundamentalists, but we certainly have a preference for it over batching.

As a team, we've recently been getting excited about WASM, distributed SQL engines, all the different flavors of columnar data stores, and how we might best be able to leverage that curiosity into a strong Open Source contribution. A perfect candidate for this position likely shares those interests, wants to work in a startup environment building from scratch, and has built data infrastructure at scale before.

If you've never heard of WASM or don't know what a distributed SQL engine is, no problem. So long as you've got a firm understanding of the basics (OLAP vs OLTP, Columnar vs Row), a positive attitude, and a desire to grow, we'd love to chat!

Send us a note at, resumes/CVs, cover letters, LinkedIn urls, github urls, all welcome, none required. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Summer is proud to be an equal opportunity employer (EEO). We provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability (including gender dysphoria and similar gender-related conditions), sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation (including actual or perceived heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, and asexuality), veteran status, military status, domestic violence victim status, reproductive health decision making or any other protected category.