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Goodwater Data Engineer

Full Time

We are looking for data engineers and scientists who love building products and solving large-scale data problems using machine learning and AI. Our team is creating innovative software solutions for Goodwater and our portfolio companies.

Do these qualities describe you?

  • Curiosity: You notice patterns and phenomena and ask “why?” You’re hungry to learn the broader context and consequences of your work.
  • Quantitative and qualitative thinking: You seek out the best available data and explore it to answer “why?” Your analyses and insights are guided and vetted by your qualitative understanding of consumer behavior and market trends.
  • Humble and collaborative: You have come to realize that the more knowledge you gain, the less you actually know, and that pushes you to continually seek knowledge from others. You are also eager to share your knowledge and insights with others.
  • Entrepreneurial: You’re comfortable with moving fast and adapting to fluid roadmaps and priorities. You aren’t afraid of failure and look for creative solutions to overcome challenges.

If this sounds like you, here are some qualifications we’re looking for:

Required:

  • Experience building large-scale data pipelines
  • Experience implementing machine learning models using TensorFlow, scikit-learn, or other libraries
  • Proficiency in one or more of Java, Python, R
  • Fluency in SQL

Preferred:

  • Experience with time series analysis and forecasting
  • Experience building frontends to interact with your models
  • Experience evaluating investment opportunities, for example at a bank, VC firm, or hedge fund

Interested? Contact Us

Goodwater Data Scientist

Full Time

We are looking for data scientists who love exploring data and uncovering insights. Our team is creating innovative data-driven solutions that are impacting critical business decisions for Goodwater and our portfolio companies.

Do these qualities describe you?

  • Curiosity: You notice patterns and phenomena and ask “why?” You’re hungry to learn the broader context and consequences of your work.
  • Quantitative and qualitative thinking: You seek out the best available data and explore it to answer “why?” Your analyses and insights are guided and vetted by your qualitative understanding of consumer behavior and market trends.
  • Humble and collaborative: You have come to realize that the more knowledge you gain, the less you actually know, and that pushes you to continually seek knowledge from others. You are also eager to share your knowledge and insights with others.
  • Entrepreneurial: You’re comfortable with moving fast and adapting to fluid roadmaps and priorities. You aren’t afraid of failure and look for creative solutions to overcome challenges.

If this sounds like you, here are some qualifications we’re looking for:

Required

  • Experience analyzing large, disparate data sets and identifying trends, patterns, and anomalies
  • Ability to translate business questions into concrete data analyses
  • Ability to interpret and present the results of analyses in the context of their original questions
  • Knowledge of statistics and experience building statistical models
  • Experience implementing machine learning models using TensorFlow, scikit-learn, or other libraries
  • Proficiency in R, Python, or other data analysis tools
  • Fluency in SQL

Preferred

  • Experience analyzing and reporting on product, user, and/or business data at a tech startup
  • Experience evaluating investment opportunities, for example at a bank, VC firm, or hedge fund

 

Goodwater DevOps Engineer

Full Time

We are looking for a lead DevOps engineer. We want to work with engineers who are self-motivated and eager to push themselves to learn more and grow, just as we are.

Do these qualities describe you?

  • Curious: Your drive to become an expert DevOps engineer does not prevent you from being interested in other aspects of the tech stack, the space (investing), or our market (consumer technology). You understand that learning outside your core discipline can translate into better results in your area of expertise.
  • Meticulous: You consider all possible solutions to a problem before you commit to one. You enjoy uncovering the edge cases in any solution to a problem.
  • Values-oriented: You measure success by your ability to create value for internal and external users. You pride yourself in high quality work and strive to make good results repeatable.
  • Results-driven: You’re comfortable moving fast and adapting to fluid roadmaps and priorities. You aren’t afraid of failure and look for creative solutions to overcome challenges.
  • Humble and collaborative: You have come to realize that the more knowledge you gain, the less you actually know, and that pushes you to continually seek knowledge from others. You are also eager to share your knowledge and insights with others.

If this sounds like you, here is what you can expect to accomplish at Goodwater:

  • Set up cutting edge development environments that increase the speed with which Goodwater engineering builds products.
  • Orchestrate rapid continuous deployment of code to production. At Goodwater, we use Kubernetes, a powerful platform for deploying micro-services.
  • Set up and maintain large distributed storage systems like Cassandra and Elasticsearch in production.
  • Develop internal tools to automate highly complex big data tasks.

Here are few qualifications we’re looking for:

Required

  1. Proficiency in a scripting language such as Python or bash.
  2. Willingness to work hard and grow in a fast paced dev team.
  3. A desire to wear multiple hats and learn other technologies.

Preferred

  1. Experience working in a company where moving fast and developing iteratively is the norm.
  2. Experience building services with docker containers.
  3. Familiarity with one or more continuous delivery frameworks such as Chef, Capistrano, Ansible and Kubernetes.

Goodwater Full-Stack Engineer

Full Time

We are looking for passionate developers excited about consumer technology and the startup ecosystem. We want to work with engineers who are self-motivated and eager to push themselves to learn more and grow, just as we are.

Do these qualities describe you?

  1. Curious: Your drive to be an expert does not prevent you from being interested in other aspects of the tech stack, the space (investing) or our market (consumer technology). You understand that learning outside your core discipline can translate into better results in your area of expertise.
  2. Values-oriented: You measure success by your ability to create value for our end users. You pride yourself in high quality work and strive to make good results repeatable.
  3. Results-driven: You’re comfortable with moving fast and adapting to fluid roadmaps and priorities. You aren’t afraid of failure and look for creative solutions to overcome challenges.
  4. Humble and collaborative: You have come to realize that the more knowledge you gain, the less you actually know, and that pushes you to continually seek knowledge from others. You are also eager to share your knowledge and insights with others.

If this sounds like you, here are a few qualifications we’re looking for:

Required:

  1. Excitement about data processing, frontends or communications services.
  2. Proficiency in frontend technology including Javascript, HTML, and CSS and/or backend technology including C++/Java.
  3. Willingness to work hard and grow in a fast paced dev team.
  4. A desire to wear multiple hats and learn other technologies.

Preferred:

  1. Worked in a startup, incubator environment or equivalent course experience where moving fast and developing iteratively is standard.
  2. Familiarity with quality and scalability designs and best practices.
  3. Familiarity with developing web services and/or working with databases.
  4. Proficiency in one or more of Java, Ruby on Rails, Python.

Interested? Contact Us

 

Goodwater Investment Team

Full Time

Are you an expert in consumer tech audience, eCommerce, or services companies? Do you want to expand your expertise further by learning how to identify and invest in the best startup companies in each consumer category? We are looking to grow our investment team with people who love learning about the whole spectrum of consumer tech companies from startup to market leaders and identifying the key patterns of successful companies. Investment team members are empowered to learn everything there is to know about the companies, teams, products, and business models in a specific category from early stage startups to public market giants.

Goodwater’s investment team is passionate about empowering exceptional entrepreneurs by helping to fund and build the the next generation of great consumer companies that change the world. You will have the opportunity to impact the entire spectrum of our investment process, including:

  • Investment thesis development
  • Diligence and primary research
  • Portfolio company support

What makes you a perfect fit for Goodwater’s investment team:

  • You love research: If you are incessantly curious to learn more, this role will fit you well. Investing is all about seeking the truth. You are self-motivated to find creative and structured methods to uncovering insights that will drive our investment decisions.
  • You love products: New apps, websites, or consumer services catch your attention and you are quick to learn more about the ones that have something special to offer and try them out before anyone else.
  • Entrepreneurial: Similar to our portfolio companies, Goodwater is a fast growing venture and requires team members who are builders and like to get their hands dirty.
  • Service oriented: Venture capital is fundamentally a service business and we exist to serve and support our portfolio companies.
  • Consumer technology is second nature to you: 140 character tweets, vertical e-commerce, the disruption of broken industries such as healthcare and finance – our team members live and thrive in the world of apps and internet services that impact the day to day lives of consumers.

An ideal candidate has some or all of the following experiences:

  • Base level of professional experience in an analyst role – 1-2+ years of consulting or investment banking.
  • Exposure to developing investment theses and making investments – 1-3 years at an investment firm, such as a hedge fund, private equity and/or venture capital firm.
  • Experience in a fast-growing consumer startup – 1-2 years in product management, product marketing, or data science.

Interested? Contact Us

Goodwater Product Manager

Full Time

Goodwater’s product mission is to empower exceptional entrepreneurs through the thoughtful integration of research, data, technology, and years of real-world venture experience. As a member of the team, you will work hand-in-hand with Goodwater’s technology and investment teams to develop products that answer the tough questions that will help Goodwater invest in the best consumer tech startups and help our portfolio companies grow and succeed.

Do these qualities describe you?

  • Curiosity: You strive to understand what is best in-class as far as feature development, process and project management. You endeavor to incorporate those learnings into Goodwater’s product development culture.
  • Quantitive and qualitative thinking: You seek to quantify opportunities, set measurable goals and objectively evaluate outcomes. At the same time, you appreciate that a qualitative understanding of consumer behavior and market trends is critical to product success.
  • Thoughtful and aware: You strive for thorough and rigorous analysis. You also recognize that we must make decisions based on imperfect data, while mindful of the limitations of our information.
  • Humble and collaborative: You have come to realize that the more knowledge you gain, the less you actually know, and that pushes you to continually seek knowledge from others. You are also eager to share your knowledge and insights with others.
  • Entrepreneurial: You’re comfortable with moving fast and adapting to fluid roadmaps and priorities. You aren’t afraid of failure and look for creative solutions to overcome challenges.

If this sounds like you, here are some qualifications we’re looking for:

Key Qualifications

  • Ability to design end-user solutions with a thoughtfulness towards evaluating their impact and iteratively improving them.
  • Ability to make decisions, break down problems and generate shared understanding across the team about the why and the what with incomplete information.
  • Strong analytical ability that enables you to break down complex problems and synthesize insights from large amounts of data with a bias toward data-driven decision making.
  • Ability to manage a software development lifecycle and apply best practices to consistently deliver projects on time and at high quality. A genuine passion for operational efficiency through interacting with co-workers.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to clearly define product requirements, and to articulate and convey product strategy and updates within the organization.
  • Self-motivated and proactive, with demonstrated creative and critical thinking capabilities.
  • Organizational skills to manage multiple projects and priorities

Preferred

  • Experience shipping machine learned products.
  • Experience designing intuitive user interfaces for data rich and analytical solutions.
  • Experience conducting user research and analyzing metrics to understand gaps and quantifiably drive product improvements.

Interested? Contact Us

Goodwater Research Analyst

Full Time

Goodwater’s research group’s mission is to empower exceptional entrepreneurs through the thoughtful marriage of research, data, technology, and years of real-world venture experience. As a member of the team, you will work hand-in-hand with Goodwater’s technology and investment teams to identify and answer the tough questions that will help Goodwater invest in the best consumer tech startups and help our portfolio companies grow and succeed.

Do these qualities describe you?

  • Curiosity: You notice patterns and phenomena and ask “why?”
  • Quantitive and qualitative thinking: You seek out the best available data and explore it to answer these kinds of questions. Your analyses and insights are guided and vetted by your qualitative understanding of consumer behavior and market trends.
  • Thoughtful and aware: You strive for thorough and rigorous analysis. You also recognize that we must make decisions based on imperfect data, while mindful of the limitations of our information.
  • Humble and collaborative: You have come to realize that the more knowledge you gain, the less you actually know, and that pushes you to continually seek knowledge from others. You are also eager to share your knowledge and insights with others.
  • Entrepreneurial: You’re comfortable with moving fast and adapting to fluid roadmaps and priorities. You aren’t afraid of failure and look for creative solutions to overcome challenges.

Required Experience & Skills:

  • Research: Experience researching open ended topics, creating frameworks for evaluation and executing with strong attention to detail.
  • Data: Ability to curate, cleanse, compile and analyze disparate sets of data.
  • Financial: Experience looking at basic financial data and company level KPIs.
  • Presentation: Ability to synthesize key findings in writing and powerpoint to bring all team members up to speed on your findings.

Achievements: 1 month, 3 month, going forward:

What you have to achieve:

  • Foundational market research for new potential target investments
    • Product comparisons
    • Market mapping and sizing
    • Competitive Intelligence
  • In depth diligence and primary research for high potential target investments
    • Customer and user interviews
    • Surveys of products and market categories
    • Focus groups and field research
  • Data curation and analysis
    • Compilation of data sets: ingestion, structuring, and cleaning of disparate data sources including company financials, KPIs and valuations.
    • SQL based data pulls to do comparative analysis and benchmarking.
    • Summarize consumer core value proposition through analysis

Interested? Contact Us

About Goodwater Capital

The mission of Goodwater Capital is to empower exceptional entrepreneurs who are changing the world. We are 100% focused on early stage consumer tech, an area that we define simply as apps and services adopted directly by consumers. Goodwater is founded on the belief that we are experiencing an explosion of new consumer-driven opportunities in communications, community, and commerce. We are excited to see great entrepreneurs pioneering powerful new platforms to serve consumers across a broad range of industries including local services, marketplaces, health care, education, financial services, and wearables… just to name a few. Goodwater is focused on Series A and Series B consumer tech investments and our chief investment criteria is simple — a product or service that early customers LOVE. Goodwater was founded in 2014 and manages nearly $400M across two venture capital funds. We are actively investing and building a growing portfolio of exciting consumer audience, commerce, and service companies.