Come fly with ForeFlight.

Big Data Analytics Engineer

Houston, TX

At ForeFlight we know you want a rewarding career. To do that, you need challenging projects, a good work environment, and awesome coworkers. We believe in our employees, and we empower them to make a direct impact on our products and messaging. Because we understand what our staff need, we have a low turn-around rate, our employees become brand ambassadors, and we are recognized as a premier leader in the aviation industry.

Job Description

Primary job responsibilities include driving daily projects to integrate data from source systems into centralized repositories to support analysis efforts within ForeFlight. The individual in this role will help define innovative solutions around batch data processing, Big Data, business intelligence, analytics, and deliver data integration solutions through the full lifecycle. The candidate should be able to deliver technical solutions either independently or with the support of peer developers on the team. This role requires refined written and oral communication skills and being able to interact with individuals at all levels of the organization.  The right person for the job will continuously push the frontier by learning and applying new concepts and technologies.

Skills & Requirements

  • Strong SQL skills with experience in MySQL and PostgreSQL.
  • Experience with Big Data pipelining and analytics tools suck as SMACK or Hortonworks
  • Comfortable with Java or Python, or other object-oriented languages like Ruby, C++, or similar.
  • Experienced script writer in python or bash.
  • Experience tinkering and implementing a variety of products, including: REST APIs, web apps, mobile apps, real-time systems, among others.


  • Health and dental benefits.
  • 401(k) with matching.
  • Performance based bonuses.
  • Flight training reimbursement.

About ForeFlight, LLC

ForeFlight produces the best selling iPad and iPhone app for pilots flying personal and business aircraft, corporate flight departments, and aircraft operators. Customers include individual pilots worldwide, Fortune 500 corporate flight departments, state and federal agencies, leading operators, and leading aircraft OEMs. We have been in the App Store since Day 1 (7/10/2008) and are consistently ranked in the top 50 grossing iPad apps in the App Store.

We are known as a leader in aviation and software development because we build exceptional products and hire skilled employees. Over the last decade, we have not only revolutionized the pilot’s flight bag but serve customers across the world and touch all segments of aviation. Our drive for innovation is why we won Aviation Week’s Laureate Award for Best New Product, received Flying Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award four times, and are featured in Apple’s “Dreams” iPhone commercial.

Our recently expanded more than 10,000 sq. ft. office sits near the historic River Oaks neighborhood with panoramic views of the Houston skyline and is within walking distance to local favorites like Torchy’s Tacos. As the nation’s fourth-largest city, Houston is home to arguably one of the world’s best food scenes with over 10,000 restaurants. Lively arts and entertainment districts mean a festival, live concert or local farmers’ market is always just around the corner. Home to over 20 Fortune 500 companies and a robust local economy, Houston is a major corporate center.

Our software development team hails from Trinity University, Rice University, Texas A&M, UT Austin, and Clemson. We score 12 out of 12 on the Joel Test. We love shipping.

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