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CLOSED – Senior Data Engineer – London

About the role

Watershed is a software platform for running a world-class climate program. We measure our success in the carbon reduction achievements of our customers. We are looking for team members who love product-building, want to work hard at a mission-oriented startup, and will collaborate with us in shaping the culture of a growing team.

We have offices in San Francisco and London and remote team members across the US and Europe. We hope that you’ll be interested in joining us!


The role

Watershed is launching its engineering team in London and looking for the first engineers to help lead the effort. You will join a small but rapidly growing founding team covering all the functional areas from go to market to product to help us find product market fit in Europe, define the engineering culture, and help set the product direction.

Watershed is building the most complete data set on the carbon emissions of the global economy. With the help of our customers, we collect activity and emissions data across global supply chains, which we combine with research data sets and our own forecasts and models.

We are looking for a team member who is excited to help build the data models, tooling, production pipelines, and product interface associated with this carbon dataset. You will be joining as an early member of the team that will help Watershed build for scale. You might be a good fit if you:

  • 4+ yrs of engineering experience
  • Have 0-1 experience, whether that’s with a startup or starting a new team at an existing company
  • Have worked on data intensive applications that consume data from a wide variety of sources.
  • Love shipping product across the spectrum of data products, internal tools, and user-facing apps.

We’re excited for you to bring that experience to Watershed! Your background could include a lot of data science or ML work, as long as you also enjoy production engineering too. Our stack includes Python, Typescript, Node, React, GraphQL, Material, BigQuery, DuckDB, and much more! Some traits that are important to our company culture: customer-obsessed, hard-working, inclusive, and optimistic. We’re looking for owners, so we hope you’ll help us expand this list.

This position will be in person in our London office.



What’s your approach to remote work?

Watershed is hiring team members on all US and EU time zones, and we’re committed to growing a long-term distributed team. We have hub offices in San Francisco and London, and remote team members from Oregon to New Jersey to Ireland. There may be certain jobs that need to be in San Francisco / London or certain locations, and will be specifically noted in the job description or in conversations.

What are Watershed’s return-to-office plans?

We reopened our San Francisco office in June 2021, and treasure the energy and collaboration that comes from working together in person. We’re particularly lucky to have a great rooftop outdoor space, where we can gather for lunch, one-on-one’s, and the occasional outdoor whiteboarding session. We’re also investing deeply to support remote as a first-class hub, with regular Zoom social times, an emphasis on transparency and written artifacts, and periodic offsites to gather everybody in person.

We’re a COVID-cautious company. The office is open to vaccinated team members with regular testing, and we’ll continue to pay close attention to case rates to ensure it’s safe for everybody.

Do I need X years of experience, climate experience, etc.?

No, Watershed is hiring team members with a broad range of prior experience, and we’d love to talk with you regardless of yours. We prioritize mentorship on the job. There maybe certain jobs that will need X years of experience, and will be specifically noted in the job description.

What’s the interview process like?

It starts the same for every candidate: getting to know the team members through 1 to 2 conversations about Watershed, your experience, and your interests. Next steps can vary by role, but usual next steps are a skill or experience screen (e.g. a coding interview for an engineer, a portfolio review for a designer, deeper experience call for other roles) which leads to a (usually virtual) onsite interview after that if the screens go well. We prioritize transparency and lack of surprise throughout the process.


Watershed is on a mission to bend the climate curve. They help companies measure, reduce, and report their carbon emissions with real-time, audit-grade emissions data to power business value creation, regulatory compliance, and global climate impact.

Size: 51-200
Funding Level: Series B
Total Amount Raised: $70 M
Year Founded: 2019

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