Crux Informatics emerged from stealth in November, 2017, announcing $21 million in Series A funding led by Citi and Goldman Sachs. We have offices in San Francisco and New York City.
The Crux Engineering team is a small group of deeply experienced engineers dedicated to bringing the Crux mission of “making data delightful” to life. They are also pretty remarkable humans that make working together enjoyable. At Crux, you can make a significant and tangible contribution in a greenfield environment, working on all parts of the stack, and helping to set the architectural direction. You’ll have the opportunity to solve many substantial challenges, from crafting scalable code to dealing with managing data at scale.
Being a data engineer at Crux means handling the tough work that makes data more actionable for our clients, and designing the tools that make our clients’ lives easier over time. Data engineers sit on the “data wrangling” side of the pipeline, meaning they handle the hard work of figuring out where certain elements of the dataset live, slicing and dicing data, and repackaging it for distribution.
Our Founder/CEO/CTO, Philip Brittain, previously founded and managed several software start-ups and ran businesses within Bloomberg, Google, and Thomson Reuters. Philip had the idea that there was an opportunity in the market that was not being met. Previously on the supply side of the market, he saw the burden that companies faced in trying to make use of data—and nobody was stepping up to help clients with this problem. So he got serious about it, talking to clients, creating the product and testing it with the market, listening closely to clients about where their pain points are.
These pain points are identifying and integrating new sources of data and processing it to be useful. Crux offers three core product areas to address these issues:
*a network of data sources that allows users to find and procure new content through an online portal;
*a data engineering "concierge" service that leverages our team of data engineers to clean, normalize and transform raw data from those sources into “actionable” formats specific to each client
*an informatics platform -- a “secure and scalable” cloud environment in which our customers can analyze that transformed data, share it with other applications via a suite of APIs, and control who can access it via granular entitlement.
Our interview process begins with an introductory call to help you better understand the opportunity, give us a glimpse into your interests and motivations, and help you decide if Crux is the right place for you to be happy and successful. From there, we will conduct a technical screen - either a take home or interactive coding exercise - so you can show us your skills. The last step is an onsite interview comprised of 3-4 interviews with our engineering team, then a meeting with our CEO.